Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From College Leadership Posts

Elizabeth McCormack, the dean for academic affairs and senior vice president at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, will be stepping down from her position at the end of the academic year. She was appointed dean in 2017 after serving as a professor of physics at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. Dr. McCormack will take a one-year sabbatical and then return to her faculty post at Bowdoin as a professor of physics.

Professor McCormack is a graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts, where she majored in physics and astronomy. She holds a Ph.D. in physics from Yale University.

Constance M. Carroll, who has served as chancellor of the San Diego Community College District since 2004, announced that she will retire in 2021 when her replacement is ready to take office. Prior to being named chancellor, Dr. Carroll served 11 years as president of San Diego Mesa College, the district’s largest college.

Dr. Carroll holds a bachelor’s degree in humanities from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in classics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Maria Harper-Marinick, the chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District in Arizona, has stepped down from her post. She will remain on administrative leave until the end of her contact on May 4. Dr. Harper-Marinick was appointed chancellor in 2016. She was the first woman and first Latina ever appointed as chancellor to a higher education institution in Arizona.

Dr. Harper-Marinick holds a master’s degree in education and a Ph.D. in educational technology from Arizona State University.

Olivia G. White, vice president for student life and dean of students at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, will retire later this year after more than 27 years at the college. Dr. White came to Hood College in July 1992 and has been the vice president for student life and dean of students since 1994.

Dr. White is a graduate of the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where she majored in biology. She holds a master’s degree in college student personnel from the University of South Carolina and a doctorate in higher education administration and educational leadership from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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