Three Women Announce They Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Positions

Beth E. Foley, dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University, will be stepping down as dean on December 31. She has served as dean for the past decade. Dr. Foley joined the faculty at Utah State University in 1993 as an associate professor in the department of communicative disorders and deaf education.

Dr. Foley earned bachelorʼs, masterʼs, and doctoral degrees in communication disorders from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Adrienne D. Davis, vice provost for faculty affairs and diversity and the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, is stepping down May 31 from her position in the provost’s office. She will continue to serve on the faculty. Dr. Davis also serves as the inaugural director of the university’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity which was formally launched this fall.

Professor Davis is a graduate of Yale University and earned a juris doctorate at Yale Law School.

Lisa A. Tedesco, dean of the Laney Graduate School and vice provost for academic affairs — graduate studies at Emory University in Atlanta, has announced that she will step down at the end of the academic year. Dr. Tedesco arrived at Emory in 2006 as a professor in what is now the department of behavioral, social and health education sciences in Rollins School of Public Health.

Dr. Tedesco is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in educational psychology from the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System.

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