Three Women Who Have Retired from High-Level Positions at State Universities

Elizabeth Titus has retired as dean of the library and has been named dean emerita at New Mexico Mexico State University. Professor Titus joined the faculty at New Mexico State in 2000 and was the first woman to be named dean of the library.

Dr. Titus earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Michigan State University-Oakland. She holds a master of library science degree from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in urban planning from Wayne State University in Detroit, and a Ph.D. in political science from Northern Illinois University.

Dianne Debeixedon has retired from her position as an associate professor of art at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She joined the faculty at the university in 1974 and taught for 46 years. She taught and specialized in metalsmithing.

Professor Debeixedon is a graduate of Southern Illinois University. She earned a master of fine arts degree in metalsmithing and jewelry from the University of Georgia.

Sue Keiser has stepped down from her post as assistant to the chancellor at the University of Mississippi. She joined the staff of then-Chancellor Robert Khayat in 1998. “I was the quarterback, but she was the offensive coordinator,” Dr. Khayat said.

Keiser continued in her role under subsequent leaders including current chancellor Glenn F. Boyce. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Mississippi.

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