Four Women College or University Presidents Announce Their Retirements

Marcia G. Welsh, the thirteenth president of East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, has announced that she will retire at the end of the academic years. She has served as the university’s first woman president for the past eight years. Dr. Welsh earned both her undergraduate degree in physical sciences and a master’s degree in anatomy from Colorado State University. She holds a Ph.D.  in anatomy from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Kaylen Betzig, president of Waukesha County Technical College in Peewauke, Wisconsin, has announced she will retire from the college effective Dec. 31, 2020. She joined the college as vice president of administrative services in 2008, was named executive vice president in 2010 and became president in 2015. Before joining WCTC, Betzig served as vice president of administrative and student support services at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, Wisconsin. Betzig holds a bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Christine Hammond, president of Mid Michigan College, announced that she will retire in June. She has led the college for the past six years. Earlier, Dr. Hammond served as the chief academic officer at North Central Michigan College. President Hammond holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania. She earned a master’s degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Michigan State University.

Carol Taylor, president of Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, plans to retire this coming summer but will stay in her post longer if her successor has not been found. She has led the university for seven years. Earlier, she was the ninth president of Vanguard University in California. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Evangel University and holds a doctorate from Florida State University.

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