Four Women Who Have Announced Their Retirements From Higher Education Posts

Cheryl Larabee retires this month after being involved with the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University for many decades. She began her career at the university as a lecturer. Then, during an 18-year career in the banking industry, Larabee served as a guest lecturer at the university. In 2006 she joined the college full time as a development director. Larabee was later promoted to associate vice president of university advancement. In 2012, she returned to the classroom as a lecturer.

Larabee earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Moorhead State University in Minnesota and an MBA at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

Teshia Levy-Grant, dean of equity and inclusion at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, is leaving her post in academia to become senior vice president of diversity and inclusion at Webster Bank in Waterbury, Connecticut. She has served as dean at Wesleyan University since 2015.

Levy-Grant holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in counseling from Central Connecticut State University.

On June 5, Susan Jaffe will step down as dean of the School of Dance at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. Jaffe, who became the school’s fourth dean in 2012, will become artistic director of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre effective July 1.

Jaffe was a principal dancer for 22 years with the American Bllet Theater where, after retiring from the stage, she joined the faculty of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School.

Alfreda Brown, vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Kent State University in Ohio, has announced that she will retire on May 31. Dr. Brown has served in this role since 2009. The university has named its annual Diversity Trailblazer Award in her honor.

Dr. Brown is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan University in Rochester, New York. She holds a master’s degree from the Rochester Insitute of Technology and an educational doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.

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