Four Women Selected to Serve as Deans

Lucy Flesch has been selected to serve as Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. For the past five years, Dr. Flesch has been the senior associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Science. She joined the Purdue faculty in the department of earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences in 2005 and has been a full professor since 2016.

Professor Flesch is a graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin, where she majored in physics. She holds a master’s degree in mineral physics and a Ph.D. in geophysics from Stony Brook University in New York.

Elizabeth Gray was appointed the founding dean of the Medical College of Georgia Southeast Campus in Savannah. The campus, which is slated to open in the fall of 2024, will be the third four-year campus of the state’s only public medical school. Dr. Gray is the former director of the clinical sciences and clerkship curriculum for the School of Allopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dr. Gray earned her medical degree and an MBA at Texas Tech University. She completed her residency in internal medicine at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Julie Hixson-Wallace was named dean of the College of Pharmacy at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. She has been a professor of pharmacy practice at the university since 2007 and previously served as associate dean for faculty affairs and accreditation.

Dr. Hixon-Wallace holds a pharmacy doctorate from the Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta.

Tony Jean Dickerson was appointed dean of the School of Education at Martin University in Indianapolis. Previously Dr. Dickerson served as the lead faculty member for the Teachers Prep Program at the university.

Dr. Dickerson holds a bachelor’s degree in special education and elementary education from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. She earned a master’s degree in education, curriculum, and instruction from the University of Central Missouri and a doctorate degree in educational leadership from the University of Kansas.

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