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A Trio of Women Who Have Been Named to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Named to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

The three women appointed to university diversity positions are Sonia DeLuca Fernández at the University of Colorado Boulder, Sibby Anderson-Thompkins at Sewanee: The University of the South, and Kauline Cipriani at Colorado State University.

Five Women Appointed to Diversity Posts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Five Women Appointed to Diversity Posts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The new assistant deans for diversity at MIT are Alana Anderson in the Schwarzman College of Computing, Nandi Bynoe in the School of Engineering, Tracie Jones in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The three women who have been appointed to diversity posts are Belinda ’Otukolo Saltibanat Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Rachael Blansett in a joint effort by Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, and the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, and Dania Matos at the University of California, Berkeley.

A Trio of Women Taking on New Appointments as Diversity Officers in Higher Education

A Trio of Women Taking on New Appointments as Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Jodi Forlizzi will oversee diversity initiatives at the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Jeanne Arnold will be the chief diversity officer at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, and Sylvia R. Carey-Butler has been appointed vice president for institutional equity and diversity at Brown University.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new positions as diversity officers are M. Cristina Alcalde at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Vicki T. Sapp at the State University of New York at Fredonia, Teresa Ramey at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, Kia Lilly Caldwell at Washington University in St. Louis.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new duties in diversity equity, and inclusion are Andrea Guzman at the University of Central Florida, Leah Cox at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Meshea L. Poore of West Virginia University, who was elected president of the Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The three women in new diversity roles are Angela Mosley-Monts at the University of Arkansas. Ivy Banks at the Association of American Universities, and Samira M. Payne at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Lead Diversity Efforts in Higher Education

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Lead Diversity Efforts in Higher Education

Taking on new diversity roles are Kortet Mensah at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina, Luz Randolph at Louisiana State University, Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and Nakeshia N. Williams at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

During the Pandemic, Women Made Gains Both Behind and in Front of the Hollywood Camera

During the Pandemic, Women Made Gains Both Behind and in Front of the Hollywood Camera

In 2020, women make up 47.8 percent of the lead actors in the 185 top-grossing films. Women were 41.3 percent of all actors in these films. Despite progress, women made up just 26 percent of film writers and just 20.5 percent of the directors.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Julie Bernard is the inaugural vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Norwich University in Vermont. Amoaba Gooden vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Kent State University in Ohio, and Charlene Holmes was appointed director of diversity and engagement at Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

Four African American Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Four African American Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The four women in new diversity posts are Anita Fernander at the College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, Amber Benton at the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University, Amber Benton at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and Gretchen Cook-Anderson at IES Abroad.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Posts at Large Universities

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Posts at Large Universities

The three women taking on new roles in diversity equity and inclusion are Kerri Thompson Tillett at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Torsheika Maddox at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Shirley J. Everett at Stanford University in California.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The three women taking on diversity roles at universities are Laura Jack at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, Brandi Elliott at the University of Cincinnati, and Nefertiti Walker at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Four Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Diversity Posts

Four Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Diversity Posts

The four women who have been named to diversity positions are Marietta Vázquez, at the Yale School of Medicine, Damita Davis at the College of Brockport of the State University of New York System, Lorna Hernandez Jarvis at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and Sarah Walker at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Four Women Who Have Been Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Four Women Who Have Been Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The four women named to diversity posts are Harris Akinloye at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, Keesha Burke-Henderson at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia, Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and Constance Porter, at Rice University in Houston.

Five Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new diversity assignments are Jin Feng at Grinnell College in Iowa, Jessica Harris at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Rosta Farzan at the University of Pittsburgh, Precious Porras at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and Marilyn Clark at the University of Kentucky.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Major Universities

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Major Universities

Taking on new roles in diversity equity and inclusion are Valeria J. Martinez at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Elizabeth Tovar at the University of Iowa, and Anju Reejhsinghani at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

New UCLA Initiatives Aims to Increase Women in Computing Education and Technology Careers

New UCLA Initiatives Aims to Increase Women in Computing Education and Technology Careers

Momentum: Accelerating Equity in Computing and Technology will engage in critical research and actions to diversify participation in computing and technology fields. The effort is sorely needed. Women currently hold just 26 percent of computing jobs.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Hired to University Diversity Posts

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Hired to University Diversity Posts

The three women who have been appointed to new diversity positions at major universities are Nicoli Richardson at the University of Southern California, Roe Bubar, at Colorado State University, and Stephanie A. Roth at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. All three women hold juris doctorates.

Academic Study Examines the Best Way to Increase Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

Academic Study Examines the Best Way to Increase Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

A new working paper of the European Corporate Governance Institute, written by scholars at Washington University, the University of Alabama, and Northwestern University, finds that shareholder influence is more effective in diversifying boards of directors than mandates by governments or financial organizations.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Maysa Akbar of Yale University was named chief diversity officer for the American Psychological Association. Lorie Johnson-Osho is the new director of faculty diversity and development at the Univerity of Pittsburgh and Eboni Britt was named executive director of strategic communications in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Syracuse University.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

The three women who have been appointed to serve as diversity officers are Linda Strong-Leek at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, Enobong “Anna” Branch at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Shaniqua Crawford at the University of Oklahoma.

Survey Finds Women Are Making Progress in Enrollments at High-Ranking Business Schools

Survey Finds Women Are Making Progress in Enrollments at High-Ranking Business Schools

The website Poets & Quants recently released its survey of women at the nation’s highest-ranked business schools. it found that that women made up 49 percent of the students in the entering class at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. This was the largest percentage of women among the top business schools.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

The six women named to diversity posts are Robin R. Means Coleman at Northwestern University, Lisa Guerrero at Washington State University, Jasmine A. Lee at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Andreá Williams at Ohio State University, Yolanda Caldwell at the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York, and Tiffany Hayden at the University of Kentucky.

New Study Aims to Determine How to Boost the Number of Women Academics in Management Information Systems

New Study Aims to Determine How to Boost the Number of Women Academics in Management Information Systems

The researchers will collect data identifying barriers to women’s advancement in academic careers in management information systems, including promotions and tenure. They will also craft policies to recognize women’s contributions to the field of information systems and conduct training on recognizing gender bias in the discipline.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

At some colleges and universities, a hiring freeze has been enacted due to the pandemic. But with the world’s new focus on racism and social justice, the hiring of diversity and inclusion officers at colleges and universities remains at a brisk pace.

Has Yale University's Diversity Initiative Been Successful in Adding Women to Its Faculty?

Has Yale University’s Diversity Initiative Been Successful in Adding Women to Its Faculty?

Over the past five years, Yale has invested $50 million in increasing the diversity of its faculty. During that time period the percentage of women oin the Yale faculty increased from 39 percent to 41 percent.

Study Finds That Adding Women to Corporate Boards Leads to a Decline in Market Value

Study Finds That Adding Women to Corporate Boards Leads to a Decline in Market Value

A new study by two women scholars at the INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau, France, finds that when U.S. corporations put a woman on their board of directors, they tend to show a decline in market value over the next two years. The appointments are seen as “diversity hires” by investors and not in the interest of maximizing share value.

For the First Time in History, Women Make Up the Majority of First-Year Law Students at the University of Alabama

For the First Time in History, Women Make Up the Majority of First-Year Law Students at the University of Alabama

This historic milestone at the University of Alabama mirrors a national trend. According to the American Bar Association, women have outnumbered men in law school classrooms across the country since 2016.

CUNY Announces New Policies Aimed at Increasing Engagement With Women-Owned Businesses

CUNY Announces New Policies Aimed at Increasing Engagement With Women-Owned Businesses

A recent conference offered insight to minority- and women-owned businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses on how to conduct business with CUNY and to provide a forum for networking with CUNY decision-makers.

University of Central Florida Sent the Only All-Women Team to a Cybersecurity Competition in Las Vegas

University of Central Florida Sent the Only All-Women Team to a Cybersecurity Competition in Las Vegas

The University of Central Florida advanced from a field of 21 teams and competed as one of six finalists at the Las Vegas event. The competition pitted college teams against each other in industry-specific cyber-attack scenarios in a video game-like setting.

University of Notre Dame Launches New Program to Increase Women's Participation on Nonprofit Boards

University of Notre Dame Launches New Program to Increase Women’s Participation on Nonprofit Boards

The BRITE (Board Readiness Initiative to Empower) Women Project at the University of Notre Dame seeks to equip women with the skills they need to provide transformational nonprofit board leadership that benefits their communities.

New Exhibit Honors the 50th Anniversary of Coeducation  at Yale College

New Exhibit Honors the 50th Anniversary of Coeducation at Yale College

On December 22, 1783, Yale President Ezra Stiles interviewed 12-year-old Lucinda Foote and was impressed with her intellect. According to his diary, Stiles “found her well fitted to be admitted into the Freshman Class, if it were not for her sex.”

George Washington University Establishes the Center for Women in Engineering

George Washington University Establishes the Center for Women in Engineering

The new center aims to increase the number of women students and faculty in engineering and support women in the discipline by hosting events and providing professional development opportunities. Rachelle Heller, a professor of computer science, will serve as the center’s inaugural director.

University of Pennsylvania Forms Student Group for Women in Architecture

University of Pennsylvania Forms Student Group for Women in Architecture

The group aims to increase the visibility and voices of women in architecture, bring awareness to the gender disparity in the profession, and empower female architects to grow, succeed, and become leaders in the industry.