A Quartet of Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at Major Universities

Ann Lampkin-Williams was appointed to a two-year term as interim dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She has been serving, and will continue to do so, as special counsel to the chancellor for inclusion and strategic projects and interim director of the Center for Disparity and Equity Solutions.

Dr. Lampkin-Williams holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Indiana University. She earned a Ph.D. from Clark Atlanta University.

Cynthia F. Young was named as the next dean of the College of Science at Clemson University. She has been serving as vice provost for faculty excellence and professor of mathematics at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She joined the UCF faculty in 1997.

Professor Young is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, where she majored in secondary mathematics education. She holds a master’s degree in mathematical science from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Young earned a second master’s degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Washington.

Lisa Huffman was appointed dean of the College of Professional Education at Texas Woman’s University. She has been serving as dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. Dr. Huffman is the former chair of the department of educational psychology at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Dr. Huffman is a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Karen Diaz was named interim dean of libraries at West Virginia University. A search for a permanent dean is not expected to take place until the fall of 2018. Diaz has been serving as associate dean of libraries. She joined the staff at West Virginia University in January 2016. Earlier, she was the director of teaching and learning for the Ohio State University Libraries.

Diaz is a graduate of the University of New Orleans, where she majored in English literature. She holds a master of library and information science degree from Louisiana State University.

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