Three Women Scholars Announce They Will Step Down From Dean Positions at the End of the Academic Year

Margaret Raymond, who has led the University of Wisconsin Law School since 2011, announced Friday that she will step down as dean at the end of the academic year and return to the faculty. Before becoming the Fred W. and Vi Miller Dean, Raymond taught from 1995 to 2011 at the University of Iowa, where she was named the William G. Hammond Professor of Law.

A graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, Dean Raymond earned a juris doctorate at Columbia University School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Law Review and graduated first in her class.

Betty Kirby, dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University, announced that she will retire at the end of the academic year. Before being named dean, Dr. Kirby was senior associate dean of the college and director of professional education.

Dr. Kirby is a graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She holds a master’s degree in reading and an educational doctorate from Central Michigan Unversity.

Mary Elizabeth Moore, dean of the School of Theology at Boston University, announced that she will step down at the end of the academic year. Dr. Moore, an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, came to Boston University from Emory University, 11 years ago. There she was a religion professor and director of its Women, Theology, and Ministry program.

Dr. Moore holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She earned a second master’s degree and a doctorate from the Claremont School of Theology in California.

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