Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their High-Level Posts at Universities

Terry Murphy, deputy provost for academic affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. is stepping down from her post. She will take a one-year sabbatical and then return to the university as a professor of American studies. Dr. Murphy joined the university’s faculty in 1992 and eventually served as chair of the department of American studies.

Dr. Murphy earned a bachelor’s degree in American studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees in American studies from Yale University.

Cynthia Wilbanks, the University of Michigan’s longest-serving executive officer, will retire at the end of the calendar year. She has been the university’s vice president for government relations for the past 22 years. A veteran of government affairs, Wilbanks joined the staff at the university in 1995. Earlier, she was president of statewide child advocacy nonprofit organization, Michigan’s Children.

Wilbanks earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a secondary teaching certificate from the University of Michigan.

Dana Canedy, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes at the Columbia University School of Journalism since 2017, is leaving the university to take a position as senior vice president and publisher at Simon and Schuster. Before coming to Columbia University, Canedy worked at The New York Times from 1996 to 2017, rising to the post of special adviser to the chief executive officer and executive editor. Earlier, she was a business reporter and served as Florida bureau chief.

Canedy is a native of Indianapolis and grew up in Kentucky. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kentucky.

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