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Three American Educational Institutions Name Women to Provost Positions

Three American Educational Institutions Name Women to Provost Positions

Lourdes María Alvarez is the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Mary L. Coffey was named provost and dean of faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, and Margaret Fitzgerald was named interim provost at North Dakota State University.

Rowena M. Tomaneng Will Be the Next President of San José City College in California

Rowena M. Tomaneng Will Be the Next President of San José City College in California

A first-generation immigrant from the Philippines, Dr. Tomaneng has been an educator in the California Community College system for nearly 25 years, serving most recently as president of Berkeley City College. Dr. Tomaneng will begin her presidency of San José City College on January 6.

Alison Morrison-Shetlar Chosen as the First Woman President of the University of Lynchburg in Virginia

Alison Morrison-Shetlar Chosen as the First Woman President of the University of Lynchburg in Virginia

In 2014, Dr. Morrison-Shetlar became the provost at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Earlier in her career, she served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Elon University in North Carolina, vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida, and director of faculty development at Georgia Southern University.

Montcalm Community College in Sidney, Michigan, Selects Its Next President

Montcalm Community College in Sidney, Michigan, Selects Its Next President

Dr. Stacy Young currently serves as dean of the School of Business and School of Advanced Technology at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac. She joined the staff at the college in 2005 and was named dean in 2013.

Adrien L. Bennings Will Be the Sixth President of Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan

Adrien L. Bennings Will Be the Sixth President of Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan

Dr. Bennings has been serving as vice president for finance and administration at Clovis Community College in Clovis, New Mexico. From 2015 to 2018, she served as the director of the Small Business Development Center at Texas Tech University.

Central New Mexico Community College Appoints Tracy Hartzler as Its Next President

Central New Mexico Community College Appoints Tracy Hartzler as Its Next President

Hartzler is currently the college’s vice president for finance and operations. She first joined the staff at the college in 2015. Hartzler is expected to take over for Katharine Winograd, who has led the Albuquerque community college for the past 12 years sometime in early 2020.

Leila Hamdan Chosen to Lead the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

Leila Hamdan Chosen to Lead the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

Dr. Hamdan is an associate professor of coastal sciences and interim associate director of the School of Ocean Science and Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi. She will become president of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation in 2021.

Suzanne Blum Malley Will Be the Next Provost at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Suzanne Blum Malley Will Be the Next Provost at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Dr. Blum Malley currently serves as senior associate provost and a member of the English department faculty at Columbia College in Chicago. She joined the faculty at the college in 1995 as an assistant professor of English. Dr. Blum Malley will begin her new duties in January.

Addressing the Lack of Women in Leadership Positions in Academic Pediatrics

Addressing the Lack of Women in Leadership Positions in Academic Pediatrics

in 2017, women were 35 percent of all physicians in the United States but 63 percent of all pediatricians. Women made up 57 percent of all medical school faculty in pediatrics but were just 35 percent of all full professors in pediatrics and 26 percent of pediatric department chairs.

Boise State University Scholar Named President-Elect of Respiratory Care Society

Boise State University Scholar Named President-Elect of Respiratory Care Society

Samantha Davis, clinical assistant professor in the department of respiratory care at Boise State University in Idaho, has been elected president-elect of the Idaho Society for Respiratory Care for the year 2020. Davis will serve one year as president-elect and then will serve the Idaho Society for Respiratory Care as president for the year 2021.

The Next President of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio

The Next President of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio

A native of Australia, Susan Edwards has served as provost at Wright State University since 2018. Prior to coming to Wright State, Dr. Edwards served as vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of biology at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Allana Hamilton Appointed Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the Tennessee Board of Regents

Allana Hamilton Appointed Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the Tennessee Board of Regents

Dr. Hamilton has been president of Jackson State Community College in Tennessee for nearly three years. Before becoming president of Jackson State Community College in January 2017, Dr. Hamilton was vice president for academic affairs at Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tennessee.

Ohio University's Aimee Edmondson to Lead the American Journalism Historians Association

Ohio University’s Aimee Edmondson to Lead the American Journalism Historians Association

Aimee Edmondson, associate professor of journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, is on the leadership track that will result in her being elected president of the American Journalism Historians Association at next fall’s annual conference in Memphis.

Cheryl Evans Jones Named the 17th President of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia

Cheryl Evans Jones Named the 17th President of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia

Dr. Jones first joined the Paine College faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor of psychology. In 2014, she served as Paine’s acting provost and vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Jones has been serving as acting president of Paine College since July.

University of Arkansas at Monticello Picks Peggy Doss as Its Next Chancellor

University of Arkansas at Monticello Picks Peggy Doss as Its Next Chancellor

Peggy Doss has been selected at the next chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She will take office on January 1. Dr. Doss currently serves as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Earlier, she served for 10 years as dean of the university’s College of Education.

Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Names its First Woman President

Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Names its First Woman President

Jill A. Murray has been serving as the college’s executive vice president and chief innovation officer. From 2008-2012, she operated as the college’s vice president of academic affairs. She will become the college ninth – and first woman – president on July 1, 2020.

Dean at Illinois State University is the New Head of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans

Dean at Illinois State University is the New Head of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans

Jean M. Miller, dean of the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University since 2015, will serve as president of the organization for three years. Dean Miller has been an active member of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans for 11 years.

Ann Bain Is the New Provost at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Ann Bain Is the New Provost at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Bain joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1987 as an assistant professor of nursing. She served as chair of the department of nursing for 16 years, until she was named interim dean of the College of Sciences in 2013.

Karen Viskupic Named President of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Karen Viskupic Named President of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Karen Viskupic is an assistant research professor of geosciences at Boise State University in Idaho. She works with geoscience faculty on curriculum development and assessment, advises all undergraduate geoscience students, and works on several campus-wide initiatives to improve undergraduate and graduate STEM student success. 

Hamilton College's Shelley Haley Elected to Lead the Society for Classical Studies

Hamilton College’s Shelley Haley Elected to Lead the Society for Classical Studies

Dr. Haley is the Edward North Chair of Classics and professor of Classics and Africana Studies at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She will serve for a year as president-elect of the society during 2020 and become president in January 2021.

Ginny Favede Named the Thirteenth President of Wheeling University in West Virginia

Ginny Favede Named the Thirteenth President of Wheeling University in West Virginia

Favede has been serving as executive director of the Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council, a not-for-profit association of more than 500 contractors. She is a former county commissioner in West Virginia and has served as chair of the board of trustees of Wheeling University since July. She will step down from that position.

Martha Ann Todd Appointed President of Columbus Technical College in Georgia

Martha Ann Todd Appointed President of Columbus Technical College in Georgia

Todd has been serving as interim president of Columbus Technical College since July 1. Earlier, she served as deputy commissioner of adult and technical education for the Technical College System of Georgia.

Regina Stanback Stroud Appointed Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District in California

Regina Stanback Stroud Appointed Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District in California

Dr. Stanback Stroud has more than 35 years of experience as an educator and leader. She served most recently as president of Skyline College in San Bruno, California. She served in that role from 2010 to 2019.

Teresa Sullivan to Serve as Provost at Michigan State University

Teresa Sullivan to Serve as Provost at Michigan State University

Teresa Sullivan is the former president of the University of Virginia. Earlier in her career, she was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan.

Shelley White Will Be the Next President of Haywood Community College in North Carolina

Shelley White Will Be the Next President of Haywood Community College in North Carolina

Currently, Dr. White is vice president for economic and workforce development and continuing education at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in North Carolina. She has been on the staff there for 18 years. She will begni her new job on January 1.

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at American Universities

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at American Universities

The women appointed to dean posts are Marlyn Delva at Columbia University, Mary Huff at Bellarmine University, Takita Felder Sumter at Winthrop University, Camilla P. Benbow at Vanderbilt University, Jerri A. Haynes at Tennessee State University and Cassandra B. Jeter-Bailey at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

The New Editor-in-Chief of Washington State University Press

The New Editor-in-Chief of Washington State University Press

Linda Bathgate comes to Washington State University Press after working for the University Press of Florida in Gainesville where she was deputy director and editor‐in‐chief. Earlier in her career, she served on the editorial staff at several publishing companies, including Routledge/Taylor & Francis and John Wiley & Sons.

The New Director of the School of Education at the University of Rhode Island

The New Director of the School of Education at the University of Rhode Island

Dr. Danielle Dennis had been serving as an associate professor of literacy studies and co-coordinator of the Urban Teacher Residency Partnership Program at the University of South Florida. She holds a Ph.D. in language and literacy education from the University of Tennessee.

Linda Strong-Leek Is the New Provost at Berea College in Kentucky

Linda Strong-Leek Is the New Provost at Berea College in Kentucky

Since 2015, Dr. Strong-Leek had been serving as vice president for diversity and inclusion at the college. Earlier in 2012, she was named associate vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Strong-Leek is also a professor of women’s and gender studies.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Major Universities

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Major Universities

The new deans are Jennifer Tour Chayes at the University of California, Berkeley, Celia R. Hooper at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Maryam Alavi at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Amy Waer at Texas A&M University, Elizabeth Dinkins at Bellarmine University in Louisville, and Janie Pope at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Beverly Rogers Named the Seventeenth President of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois

Beverly Rogers Named the Seventeenth President of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois

Dr. Rogers has been serving as acting president for the past two months. Since 2017, she has served as provost and vice president of academic affairs. Previously, Dr. Rodgers was dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and professor of anthropology at Ottawa University in Kansas.

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Taja-Nia Henderson has been named dean of the Graduate School at Rutgers University. Nancy Allbritton has been named dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Washington and Jeannine Dingus-Eason was named dean of education at Rhode Island College.

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.

Paige Comstock Cunningham Is the New Leader of Taylor University in Upland, Indiana

Paige Comstock Cunningham Is the New Leader of Taylor University in Upland, Indiana

Dr. Cunningham is currently the executive director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. She has been a member of the board of trustees at Taylor University for 17 years and is stepping down as board chair to become interim president for the coming academic year.

Two Scholarly Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Two Scholarly Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Dominique Ayesha Robinson has been named dean of the Chapel at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, and Gretchen Galbraith was appointed dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the State University of New York at Potsdam.