Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Positions

University of Delaware Provost Robin Morgan has announced plans to retire later this year. A professor of animal and food sciences at the university for over 35 years, Dr.Morgan was named the university’s 11th provost in 2018. She is the first woman to hold the post in a permanent capacity.

Dr. Morgan earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. in biology from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Claire Max, director of the University of California Observatories and the Bachmann professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is retiring. Dr. Max joined the faculty at the university in 1999 and was named interm director of the University of California Observatories in 2014.

Professor Max is a graduate of Harvard University. She earned a Ph.D. in astrophysical sciences and plasma physics from Princeton University.

Anne Margulies, vice president and chief information officer at Harvard University has stepped down from her post. She first joined the staff at the university as assistant provost and executive director for information systems. After serving as chief information officer for the Commonwealth Massachusetts, she returned to Harvard University in 2010.

Margulies was the founding chair of the OCWConsortium, an international organization comprising 300 universities around the world working together to share educational materials. Her career started in systems support and marketing at AT&T.

Madlyn Hanes, senior vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor at Pennsylvania State University, has announced that she will retire on August 1 after a 33-year career at the university. Dr. Hanes has served as the academic and administrative leader of Penn State’s 20 Commonwealth Campuses since 2010. She has been with Penn State since 1988.

Dr. Hanes earned a bachelor’s degree in English education, a master’s degree in speech-language pathology, and Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction, with a specialization in language and literacy development, from the University of Florida.

After serving for nine years as vice president for student affairs at the University of Notre Dame, Erin Hoffmann Harding has stepped down to join the education practice at McKinsey & Co. Prior to her appointment in student affairs, Hoffmann Harding established and served as the first leader of Notre Dame’s Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research.

Hoffmann Harding earned her bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. She holds a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School.

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