A Trio of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Katharine H. Cole is the new dean of undergraduate affairs at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She will also hold the title of vice provost. Dean Cole was associate provost and dean of academic services at the University of Tampa. Earlier, Dr. Cole was associate dean of undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Dr. Cole is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where she majored in biological sciences. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Ph.D. in pathology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Marsha Horton was named interim dean of the College of Education, Health, and Policy at Delaware State University. She was dean and associate professor in the School of Education, Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Virginia Union University in Richmond. Earlier, Dr. Horton was an associate professor at Wilmington University in Delaware.

Dr. Horton is a magna cum laude graduate of Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Illinois.

Marilyn Helms, a professor of supply chain management at Dalton State College in Georgia, was named dean of the college’s Wright School of Business. She joined the faculty at the college in 2000. Earlier, she taught at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

Dr. Helms holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business administration, all from the University of Memphis.


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