Six Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level Positions in the Academic World

Lenora Tubbs Tisdale, the Clement Muehl Professor of Homiletics at Yale Divinity School is retiring. She is the author or editor of 10 books including Making Room at the Table: An Invitation to Multicultural Worship (Westminster John Knox Press, 2000) and Questions Preachers Ask: Essays in Honor of Thomas G. Long (Westminster John Knox Press, 2016).

Professor Tisdale is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned doctorates at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia and the Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.

Carolyn B. Brooks, was named professor emerita of microbiology at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne. She joined the staff at the university in 1981 as a research associate. During her tenure, she served as a department chair, director of 1890 land-grant programs, and dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences.

Dr. Brooks holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tuskegee University in Alabama. She earned a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.

Mary Cronin, associate vice president for human resources at Rice University in Houston, Texas, will retire on June 30. She joined the staff at the university in 2001. Before joining the staff at Rice University, Cronin was director of human resources at Harvard University and earlier she served as assistant dean and director of personnel services for Harvard Law School.

Cronin is a graduate of Radcliffe College of Harvard University and holds an MBA from Boston University.

Ethel Hill Williams, the Reynolds Professor of public affairs and director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska-Omaha is retiring. She has more than 30 years of experience in the field of human resource management.

Dr. Williams is a graduate of Talladega College in Alabama. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Roxanne Lalande was named professor emerita for foreign languages and literatures at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. She served on the faculty of the liberal arts college for 37 years and has been a full professor since 2000.

Professor Lalande is the author of Intruders in the Play World: The Dynamics of Gender in Molière’s Comedies (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1996). She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

Janet Strohl-Morgan, associate director for information and technology at the art museum of Princeton University in New Jersey, announced that she will retire on September 1. She joined the staff at the university in 1998.

Strohl-Morgan holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in liberal studies from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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