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Madeline Pumariega Will Be the First Woman President of Miami Dade College

Madeline Pumariega Will Be the First Woman President of Miami Dade College

In her most recent role, Pumariega has been serving as executive vice president and provost at Tallahassee Community College in Florida. Pumariega was appointed as the first woman and first Hispanic chancellor of the Florida College System in 2015.

Marsha Gable Selected as the New Leader of Grossmont College in El Cajon, California

Marsha Gable Selected as the New Leader of Grossmont College in El Cajon, California

Dr. Gable has been serving for the past five years as vice president of student services at Grossmont College. She served for eight months in 2019 and 2020 as interim president of San Diego Miramar College. Earlier, Dr. Gable was dean of counseling services and admissions and records at Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, California.

Karen Carey Is the New Chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast

Karen Carey Is the New Chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast

Dr. Carey has been serving as interim chancellor since June. Previously, she was provost and dean of graduate studies at the university. Earlier in her career, Dr. Carey served in dean positions at California State University, Channel Islands and California State University, Fresno.

Michelle Majewski Is the New President of Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Michelle Majewski Is the New President of Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Dr. Majewski has been serving as acting president since April. She has been employed by the university for nearly 30 years. Dr. Majewski was awarded a three-year contract as the seventeenth president of the university.

Cathy Sandeen Will Be the Next President of California State University, East Bay

Cathy Sandeen Will Be the Next President of California State University, East Bay

Since September 2018, Dr. Sandeen has been serving as chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage. Prior to that role, Dr. Sandeen was chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin Extension. She will become president of California State University, East Bay on January 4.

Stefani Hicswa Will Be the First Woman Chancellor of Montana State University Billings

Stefani Hicswa Will Be the First Woman Chancellor of Montana State University Billings

Dr. Hicswa currently serves as president of Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, a position she has held since 2013. Prior to Northwest College, Hicswa served for seven years as president of Miles Community College in Miles City, Montana. She will become the chancellor of Montana State University Billings on January 11.

California State University, Northridge Names Erika Beck as Its Next President

California State University, Northridge Names Erika Beck as Its Next President

In 2016, Dr. Beck was named the second president of California State University, Channel Islands in Camarillo. Previously, she was provost and executive vice president of Nevada State College in Henderson. Dr. Beck will become president of California State University Northridge on January 11.

Erica Muhl Has Been Chosen as the First Woman President of the Berklee College of Music in Boston

Erica Muhl Has Been Chosen as the First Woman President of the Berklee College of Music in Boston

Dr. Muhl comes to Berklee College after a distinguished 30-year career at the University of Southern California, where she was dean and founding executive director of the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation and the former associate dean of the Thornton School of Music.

Theresa B. Felder Selected as the Tenth President of Harford Community College in Maryland

Theresa B. Felder Selected as the Tenth President of Harford Community College in Maryland

Dr. Felder comes to Harford Community College from Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio, where she most recently served as the senior vice president for student success. Prior to this position, she was the vice president of student affairs and administrative dean for Clark State’s largest branch campus.

Nicola Pitchford Will Be the Next President of Dominican University of California

Nicola Pitchford Will Be the Next President of Dominican University of California

A native of the United Kingdom, Dr. Pitchford came to Dominican University in 2011 after teaching at Fordham University in New York. She currently serves as vice president for academic affairs, dean of the faculty, and as a professor of English.

Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Names Britt Rios-Ellis as Its Next Provost

Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Names Britt Rios-Ellis as Its Next Provost

Dr. Rios-Ellis has been serving as the founding dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services at California State University, Monterey Bay. From 2005-2015, she served as founding director of the California State University, Long Beach Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training.

Michele Shirley Is the New Leader of North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville

Michele Shirley Is the New Leader of North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville

Dr. Shirley has served as vice president of administrative services at North Georgia Technical College since February and previously was the director of administrative services for the college. She has been on the staff at the college for the past 14 years.

Barnali Gupta Will Be the Next Dean of the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University

Barnali Gupta Will Be the Next Dean of the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University

Dr. Gupta currently serves as professor of economics and associate dean for curriculum in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is the first woman to hold the rank of full professor of economics at the university.

The University of Oregon Appoints Carol A. Stabile to Lead its Clark Honors College

The University of Oregon Appoints Carol A. Stabile to Lead its Clark Honors College

Dr. Stabile is a professor of journalism and communication and has been serving as the associate dean for strategic initiatives for the College of Arts and Sciences. From 2008 to 2014, Professor Stabile was the director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon.

Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to Lead the University of Wollongong in Australia

Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to Lead the University of Wollongong in Australia

In 2013, Dr. Patricia Davidson was named the fourth dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. When she begins her new duties on May 1, she will be the first woman and first alumna to serve as vice-chancellor of the University of Wollongong, a public research university about 50 miles south of Sydney, Australia.

The First Woman Dean of the School of Science at MIT

The First Woman Dean of the School of Science at MIT

Nergis Mavalvala, the Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics, has been named the new dean of School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Mavalvala is known for her pioneering work in gravitational-wave detection.

Elizabeth Mauch Named the First Woman President of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas

Elizabeth Mauch Named the First Woman President of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas

Dr. Mauch has been serving as interim president for the past year. Earlier, she was vice president of academic affairs at the college. From 2012 to 2017, Dr. Mauch was dean of the College of Education at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She also served as a professor of mathematics at the university.

Dena McCaffrey Is the First Woman President of Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri

Dena McCaffrey Is the First Woman President of Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri

Dr. McCaffrey has served as dean of career and technical education at the college since 2013. Earlier, she was director of outreach and educational sites at the college. Before coming to Jefferson College, Dr. McCaffrey was associate director of MBA and graduate business programs at Saint Louis University.

Colette Irwin-Knott to Lead Valparaiso University in Indiana

Colette Irwin-Knott to Lead Valparaiso University in Indiana

Irwin-Knott has been a member of the university’s board of trustees since 2009. She has spent her career in the field of public finance with HJ Umbaugh & Associates in Indianapolis retiring as a partner in 2014. She worked closely with educators throughout Indiana on hundreds of school and library projects involving the issuance of municipal bonds.

Carol A. Moore Is the New Leader of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Carol A. Moore Is the New Leader of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina

In March of this year, Dr. Moore announced her decision to step down as president of Columbia College in South Carolina for family and health reasons. Dr. Moore also has served as interim president of Burlington College in Vermont and is the former president of Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont.

Terry Booth Is the New Leader of Central Carolina Technical College in Sumter, South Carolina

Terry Booth Is the New Leader of Central Carolina Technical College in Sumter, South Carolina

President Booth has been on the staff at the college for the past 30 years. Since 1999, she has been serving as vice president for business affairs where she was responsible for the college’s human resources, information systems, capital projects, physical plant, accounting and budgeting, purchasing, security, auxiliary and internal services.

Anne Harris Named the Fourteenth President of Grinnell College in Iowa

Anne Harris Named the Fourteenth President of Grinnell College in Iowa

Dr. Harris came to Grinnell College in 2019 as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. Earlier she was a professor of art history at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Dr. Harris joined the faculty at DePauw University in 1999. She is the second woman to lead Grinnell College.

The New President of Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, California

The New President of Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, California

Since 2017, Tammeil Gilkerson has served as president of Laney College in Oakland. Earlier, Dr. Gilkerson served as vice president of academic and student affairs at Contra Costa College and as the first diversity, inclusion, and innovation officer for the Contra Costa Community College District.

Two Universities Announce the Appointment of New Provosts

Two Universities Announce the Appointment of New Provosts

April Summitt is the new provost at La Sierra University in Riverside, California. She joined the La Sierra University community in 2013 as the university’s first dean of general education. And Susan M. Collins was named provost at the University of Michigan. She is the Edward M. Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and a professor of economics at the university.

Sophie Zdatny Named Chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges System

Sophie Zdatny Named Chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges System

Zdatny is a practicing attorney who has been with the general counsel’s office of the state system since 2014. She has served as the system’s general counsel since January 2017. She previously practiced employment law with Allan Karlin & Associates in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Kathleen Jagger Is the New President of Newman University in Wichita, Kansas

Kathleen Jagger Is the New President of Newman University in Wichita, Kansas

Dr. Jagger most recently served as acting president at Thomas More University in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. Earlier, she was a professor of microbiology and public health from 1996-2002 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and then was a professor of biology at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

Melody Rose Selected to Lead the Nevada System of Higher Education

Melody Rose Selected to Lead the Nevada System of Higher Education

Dr. Rose most recently served as president of Marylhurst University in Oregon from 2014 to 2019. Earlier in her career, Dr. Rose served as chancellor of the Oregon University System and was vice provost for academic programs and instruction and dean of undergraduate studies at Portland State University in Oregon.

Nicole Pride Will Be the First Woman President of West Virginia State University

Nicole Pride Will Be the First Woman President of West Virginia State University

Dr. Pride had been serving as the vice provost for academic strategy and operations at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Earlier she served as associate vice chancellor for university relations and chief of staff for the chancellor of the university.

Kathleen Harring Is the Thirteenth President of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Kathleen Harring Is the Thirteenth President of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Dr. Harring as served as interim president since last summer. In 2017, she was named provost at the college. Dr. Harring has been on the faculty in the college’s psychology department since 1984.

Two Women Appointed to Lead Colleges of the City University of New York

Two Women Appointed to Lead Colleges of the City University of New York

Berenecea Johnson Eanes was appointed president of York College in Jamaica, New York. She has served as interim president since September 2019. And Christine Mangino was named president of Queensborough Community College in Bayside, New York. She has been serving as provost at Hostos Community College in The Bronx.

Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, Selects its Fourteenth President

Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, Selects its Fourteenth President

Dr. Alisa White is currently president of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. She previously served as vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas at Tyler and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Karen Whitney to Lead the University of Illinois at Springfield

Karen Whitney to Lead the University of Illinois at Springfield

Dr. Whitney is the president emerita of Clarion University in Pennsylvania and recently served as interim chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Before leading Clarion, Dr. Whitney was vice chancellor for student life at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis from 1999 through 2010.

Carol Puryear Appointed President of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro

Carol Puryear Appointed President of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro

Dr. Puryear joined the University of Tennessee System in 1994. In 2012, she was named associate vice chancellor for instruction and special projects for the colleges of applied technology. In 2017, Dr. Puryear was promoted to vice chancellor of economic and community development for the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Lori Varlotta Will Be the First Woman to Lead California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks

Lori Varlotta Will Be the First Woman to Lead California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks

Dr. Varlotta comes to Cal Lutheran having served as president of Hiram College in Ohio since 2014. Earlier, she spent 11 years at Sacramento State University, ultimately serving as senior vice president of planning, enrollment management, and student affairs.

Ohio State University Appoints Kristina Johnson as Its Next President

Ohio State University Appoints Kristina Johnson as Its Next President

Dr. Johnson has been serving as chancellor of the State University of New York System since 2017. Earlier in her career, Dr. Johnson served as under secretary of energy at the U.S. Department of Energy and held academic leadership positions at Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.