Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

Gail Norris, vice president and general counsel for the University of Rochester, has announced she will retire at the conclusion of this academic year. She began her career at the university in 2005 as a senior legal counsel focusing primarily in the areas of research, licensing, and business transactions. She went on to serve as director of the College Office of Technology Transfer and vice provost of technology transfer before she was promoted to her current position in 2012.

Norris is a graduate of Syracuse University in New York where she majored in business and communications. She holds a juris doctorate from the Albany Law School.

Kimberly Gold, president of Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina, has announced she will step down from her position on June 30, 2019. Gold first took the helm of college in January 2017, after serving as the executive vice president and chief academic officer at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, North Carolina. Following her resignation as president, she will take the position of vice president of programs and chief academic officer with the North Carolina Community College system.

Dr. Gold is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds an MBA from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, and a doctorate in education from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Eunice John, professor of pediatrics, chief of pediatric nephrology, and medical director of pediatric transplant at the University of Illinois at Chicago, recently retired after a 42-year career. In the 1980s, she was the first Chicago physician to start long-term peritoneal dialysis and to use the double lumen catheter for hemodialysis in children. In 2002, she was a part of the team to perform the first pediatric living-donor bowel transplant. Throughout her career, she has received 15 teaching and mentoring awards, more than 15 service awards, and five patient care awards.

Dr. John is a graduate of Christian Medical College in Vellore, India.

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