Two Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State Universities

Anupma Prakash was appointed provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. She joined the faculty at the university in 2002 and currently is a professor of geophysics. She has also been serving as interim dean of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics at the university. Professor Prakash is also the director of the Alaska Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Professor Prakash holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology from Lucknow University in India. She earned a Ph.D. in earth sciences from the India Institute of Technology.

Sue A. Carter was named provost of Rachel Carson College, the environmental studies unit of the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Carter joined the faculty at the university in 1995 and currently serves as the Narinder Kapany Professor in Entrepreneurship and as a professor of physics. She has also been serving as associate dean of the Division of Graduate Studies and as director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development. Dr. Carter is a graduate of Kalamazoo College in Michigan and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

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