Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Jackie Rees Ulmer will be the next dean of the College of Business at Ohio University. She will begin her new duties on February 1. Dr. Rees Ulmer has been serving as the Union Pacific Professor of Information Systems and associate dean for professional masters programs in the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University. Before joining Iowa State, she was previously an associate professor in the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Dr. Rees Ulmer holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in decision and information systems from the University of Florida.

Amy Waer was appointed dean of the Texas A&M University College of Medicine. She has served as interim dean since September 2019. Earlier, she was executive dean for education and academic programs for the College of Medicine.

Dr. Waer joined Texas A&M after several decades of surgical experience and medical education expertise with the University of Arizona Health Sciences College of Medicine. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Arizona.

Robin Carter was named dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Sacramento State University in California. She has served as interim dean since July 2019. Dr. Carter joined the faculty at Sacramento State in the late 1980s as a professor of social work. She also served as director of the graduate program, project manager of a child welfare-training grant, and associate dean of the college. Dr. Carter was the university’s inaugural interim executive director of diversity and inclusion and served as interim vice provost for faculty affairs.

Dr. Carter holds a master of social work degree from Sacramento State University. She earned a doctorate in public administration from the University of Southern California.

Lynda Coon was appointed interim library dean at the University of Arkansas. She will retain her duties as dean of the Honors College at the university. Professor Coon joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas in 1990 and was promoted to full professor of history in 2011.

Dr. Coon is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia.

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