Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Executive Posts in Higher Education

Susie Stalcup has announced her plans to retire as vice chancellor for development and alumni relations at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She has held this post for the past 11 years. Prior to coming to Vanderbilt, Stalcup served as vice president for development at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.

A certified financial planner, Stalcup attended Wheaton College and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma.

Evelynn Ellis, vice president of institutional diversity and equity at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, has announced she will retire on July 1. She joined the staff at Dartmouth 12 years ago. Earlier she was senior director of the Office of Graduate Educational Equity Programs at Pennsylvania State University. Before beginning her career in higher education, Ellis trained as a classical musician, specializing in late classical and early Romantic chamber music.

Ellis studied music as an undergraduate at Alabama Lutheran College and Concordia College in Bronxville, New York. She earned a master’s degree in music performance, clarinet, from Penn State.

Mary Kay Helling, who has served in South Dakota State University’s Office of Academic Affairs since 2003, has announced her retirement, effective June 21. Dr. Helling has served as assistant vice president for academic affairs and recently as vice provost. She was the head of the former Department of Human Development, Consumer and Family Sciences from 1992 to 2003.

Dr. Helling earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at South Dakota State University. She holds a doctorate from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Karen Scolforo, president of Castleton State University in Vermont, announced that she plans to step down May 31 after three years with the university. Earlier, she was president of Central Penn College in Summerdale, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Scolforo is a summa cum laude graduate of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. She holds a master’s degree in writing and literature from Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire, a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Southern New Hampshire University, and an educational doctorate from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

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