Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Susan Gennaro, dean of the School of Nurinist at Boston College since 2008, has announced she will step down as dean at the end of the 2020-21 academic year. She will remain on the nursing school’s faculty. Professor Gennaro’s research focuses on perinatal nursing and improving outcomes for preterm babies and their mothers. She is editor of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.

Dr. Gennaro is a graduate of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. She holds a master’s degree from Pace Univerity in New York and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Jutta-Annette Page, executive director of the Barry Art Museum on the campus of Old Dominion University n Norfolk, Virginia, announced that she is stepping down on October 1. She became the inaugural executive director in 2017. Earlier, she was senior curator of glass and decorative arts at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Dr. Page holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in visual communication and art from Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen in Germany. She earned a second master’s degree in jewelry, metalsmithing, and industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a third mater’s degree and Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture from Brown University.

Stephanie Smith will step down as chief curator of the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University on October 1. Smith has served as chief curator since the fall of 2016. Earlier, she was the chief curator of the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada, and the former chief curator of the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art.

Smith is a graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, vice provost for academics at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, will step down to return full time to the faculty in the School of Education and Social Policy, where she is the Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy. She joined the faculty at the university in 1999 and was named vice provost in 2017.

Professor Chase-Lansdale is a graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in social relations. She holds a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Michigan.

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