Three Women Scholars Retiring From High-Level Academic Posts

Melissa Vito, the vice president for student affairs, enrollment management, and strategic initiatives at the University of Arizona, has retired. Dr. Vito had been at the university for 40 years, first as a student, then as an administrator. After earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English, she was hired by the Office of Financial Aid to create promotional materials. She has held numerous posts including dean of students and vice president for student affairs.

Dr. Vito holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Arizona and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Northern Arizona.

Barbara Jones, vice president for student affairs at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, is retiring. She joined the staff at the college in 2013. Earlier, Dr. Jones served as president of the division of student affairs at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is the former assistant chancellor for student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Dr. Jones holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Minnesota.

Alice M. Clark, the F.A.P. Distinguished Professor of Pharmacognosy and vice chancellor for university relations at the University of Mississippi, has retired. She joined the university in 1979 as a research associate. In 2001, she was named the inaugural vice chancellor for research and sponsored programs.

Dr. Clark is a graduate of what is now Troy University in Alabama, where she majored in microbiology. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in pharmacognosy from the University of Mississippi.

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