A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Daisy Domínguez Singh has been appointed dean of libraries at the University of Maine, effective October 11. She has been serving as interim associate dean and chief librarian at the City College of New York Libraries. She joined the City College of New York Libraries in 2006 as a reference librarian.

Domínguez Singh received a master’s degree in library science from Long Island University and a master’s degree in history from the City College of New York.

LaShundia Carson is the new dean of the School of Education and Psychology at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. She has been on the faculty at the university for 16 years. Dr. Carson serves as the director of a program that prepares student teachers for various teaching tasks, legal issues in education, professional knowledge, and professional practices in elementary and secondary education.

Dr. Carson received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Alcorn State University. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees in early childhood education from Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Deborah Perron Tollefsen has been named vice provost and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Memphis. Dr. Tollefsen joined the department of philosophy at the university in 2002. She served as the department’s director of graduate studies from 2005 to 2008 and as department chair from 2008 to 2013. In 2015, she became associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and remained in that position until August 2021.

Dr. Tollefsen received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. She holds a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Ohio State University.

DeMethra LaSha Bradley is the new vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Scripps College in Claremont, California. She was the acting vice president for student affairs and dean of students, assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students, and chair of the case management and campus response teams at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Dr. Bradley is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she majored in Black studies. She earned a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from the University of Vermont.

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