Colleges and Universities Appoint Eight Women to Dean Positions

Sabita Manian is the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lynchburg University in Virginia. She is a professor of international relations and security studies at the university and has been serving as associate dean of the School of Social Sciences. She joined the faculty at the university in 2001.

Dr. Manian is a graduate of St. Xavier’s College in Calcutta, India. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in international relations from Tulane University in New Orleans.

Dorothy E. Mosby will serve as the dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, effective June 1. She most recently completed a two-year term as interim dean of faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, where she has been a faculty member since 2003 in the department of Spanish. She is the author of Quince Duncan. Writing Afro-Costa Rican and Caribbean Identity (University of Alabama Press, 2014).

Dr. Mosby is a graduate of Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. She earned a master’s degree in Spanish and a doctoral degree in romance languages from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Lisa Carter was appointed dean of libraries and university librarian at the University of Michigan. Since 2018, she has been serving as vice provost for libraries and university librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Earlier, she was the associate director of special collections and area studies at Ohio State University Libraries.

Carter is a graduate of Michigan State University. She received a master’s degree in information and library studies from the University of Michigan.

Catherine Heyman will serve as the founding dean of the School of Optometry at High Point University in North Carolina. It will be North Carolina’s only School of Optometry. She is the former associate dean of student affairs at Marshall B. Ketchum University’s Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton.

Dr. Heyman is a graduate of San Diego State University. She holds a doctor of optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry.

Alma Littles has been named interim dean of the Florida State University College of Medicine. She has been serving as the senior associate dean for medical education and academic affairs. Earlier, Dr. Littles was the founding chair of the department of family medicine and rural health at the College of Medicine.

Dr. Littles is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a medical doctorate at the University of Florida.

Mary Powell has been named the founding dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Immaculata University in East Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania. Dr. Powell came to Immaculata during the fall 2022 semester to teach graduate-level nursing students.

Dr. Powell holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from what is now Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Kate Mamiseishvili was appointed dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. She has served as the interim dean of the college for the past seven months. Earlier, she was interim vice provost for academic affairs and associate dean for academic and student affairs in the College of Education and Health Professions.

Dr. Mamiseishvili is a graduate of Akaki Tsereteli State University in the Republic of Georgia. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Missouri.

Rebecca Bichel has been appointed to the position of dean of libraries and information resources at the University of North Dakota, effective April 17. She has been serving as the dean of libraries at the University of Texas at Arlington. Earlier, Bichel served as associate dean for public services at Florida State University Libraries from 2005 to 2012.

Bichel holds two bachelor’s degrees from Valdosta State University in Georgia. She earned a master of library and information science degree from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

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