Four Women Retiring From Their Posts at State Universities

Julie Honnold, an associate professor in the department of sociology in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, has retired. Dr. Honnold came to Virginia Commonwealth in 1974. Her primary research activities have been conducted as a methodologist and data analyst with the Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory, which assists faculty in carrying out their research objectives.

Dr. Honnold holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Denver.

Margaret Dunn, dean of the Boonshoft School of Medicine, has retired after nearly 40 years of service to Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Prior to assuming the position of dean in 2015, Dr. Dunn served as executive associate dean, associate dean for faculty and clinical affairs, and surgery clerkship director. She joined the Wright State University School of Medicine as a faculty member in the department of surgery in 1982. She was the first woman on the surgery faculty.

Dr. Dunn is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. She earned her medical degree. from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She also earned an MBA from Wright State.

Debra Spring, dean of the School of Nursing at Alcorn State University in Mississippi has retired. Dr. Spring has served as dean of the School of Nursing for five years. Before coming to Alcorn State, Dr. Spring worked at Hinds Community College in Mississippi for 35 years, where she served as a faculty member for 25 years and assistant dean of nursing for 10 years.

Dr. Spring holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. She earned a Ph.D. in nursing at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Sheila Schultz, strategies and resources director in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, has retired after 31 years of service at Ohio University. She has worked in the provost’s office since 2006. Earlier, she served in the College of Health Sciences and the College of Communication.

Schultz is a graduate of Ohio University, where she majored in health services administration.

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