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The First Woman President of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

The First Woman President of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Lori Rice-Spearman has served as interim president since November 2019. She joined TTUHSC in 1987 and served as chair of the department of laboratory sciences and primary care, dean of the School of Health Professions, associate provost, and provost.

The New President of Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

The New President of Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Victoria L. Bastecki-Perez has been selected to serve as the college’s sixth president. She has been serving as interim president so the appointment is effective immediately. Dr. Bastecki-Perez has been on the staff at the college since 1996 and was provost and vice president for academic affairs before being named interim president.

Connie Foster Selected to Lead the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Connie Foster Selected to Lead the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

During her previous tenure at the university, Dr. Foster initially served as a professor of health and human performance, gymnastics coach, and women’s athletic director. She later was appointed athletic director and chair of the health and human performance department. She also served as iterim chancellor for 10 months.

Susan Henking Selected as the Leader of Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Susan Henking Selected as the Leader of Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Dr. Henking has been serving as interim vice president for academic and student affairs and dean of the college. She is the former president of Shimer College in Chicago and earlier was a professor of religious studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.

Governors State University in Illinois Appoints Cheryl Green as Its Sixth President

Governors State University in Illinois Appoints Cheryl Green as Its Sixth President

Last year, Dr. Green was appointed interim chancellor of the University of Wisconson-Whitewater. At that time she was vice chancellor of student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Earlier, Dr. Green served as assistant vice president of student affairs at Tennessee State University.

Doris Cintrón Chosen to Lead Guttman Community College in New York City

Doris Cintrón Chosen to Lead Guttman Community College in New York City

Dr. Cintrón has been serving since 2012 as senior associate provost for academic affairs, assessment and accreditation at The City College of New York. She has served as an administrator at City College since 1994. Dr. Cintrón will become interim president at Guttman Community College on August 1.

Suzanne Rivera Will Be the First Woman to Lead Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

Suzanne Rivera Will Be the First Woman to Lead Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Rivera has been serving as vice president for research and technology management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Prior to her time at CWRU, Dr. Rivera spent seven years at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center working both in the Office of the Dean and Provost and in research leadership roles.

Natalie Harder Appointed the 17th President of Coker University in Hartsville, South Carolina

Natalie Harder Appointed the 17th President of Coker University in Hartsville, South Carolina

Since 2012, Dr. Harder has been serving as chancellor of South Louisiana Community College in Lafayette. Earlier, Dr. Harder served as vice president of institutional advancement at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Virginia, and as executive director of the Erie Community College Foundation in Buffalo, New York.

Ivy Ruth Taylor to Be the First Woman President of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Ivy Ruth Taylor to Be the First Woman President of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Dr. Taylor is the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas. She spent six years as a lecturer in public administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She also worked at a nonprofit affordable housing agency and served multiple terms as a city councilmember prior to her term as mayor.

Susan Gaber Chosen to Be the Fifth Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Susan Gaber Chosen to Be the Fifth Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dr. Gaber currently serves as the first woman president of the University of Toledo in Ohio. She became president in 2015 following six years as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Gaber will become chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on July 1.

Beth Young to Lead Rock Valley College in Illinois

Beth Young to Lead Rock Valley College in Illinois

Young has served as Rock Valley’s chief operating officer since December 2019, and as the college’s chief financial officer since 2016. Before arriving at Rock Valley College, Young was the dean of business affairs at Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois.

The New President of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

The New President of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Dr. Pamela Alderman served most recently as the dean of the Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences, chair of the department of nursing, and professor of nursing at the University of Charleston in West Virginia. She began her new duties on May 11.

Susanna Baxter Will Be the Next President of LaGrange College in Georgia

Susanna Baxter Will Be the Next President of LaGrange College in Georgia

For the past decade, Dr. Baxrer has been serving as president of the Georgia Independent College Association. In 2000, she joined the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association as head of member services and grants, eventually becoming chief operating officer in 2007.

The First Woman President of Carteret Community College in Morehead, North Carolina

The First Woman President of Carteret Community College in Morehead, North Carolina

Since 2016, Dr. Tracy Mancini has been serving as vice president of instruction and student support at Carteret Community College. Earlier, she spent 17 years at Durham Technical Community College, where she was an English instructor, department chair, assistant dean, and dean.

Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut, Names Tracy Epsy as its Eighth President

Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut, Names Tracy Epsy as its Eighth President

Dr. Epsy currently serves as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Pfeiffer University, which operates three campuses in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Misenheimer, North Carolina. She has been on the staff at Pfeiffer University for more than two decades.

Kathleen Cieplak Owens Comes Out of Retirement to Become President of Misericordia University in Pennsylvania

Kathleen Cieplak Owens Comes Out of Retirement to Become President of Misericordia University in Pennsylvania

Dr. Owens is president emerita of Gwynedd Mercy University in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She led the university as president from 2002 to her retirement in 2017. Earlier in her higher education career, Dr. Owens served as vice president of academic affairs at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

Angélica Garcia Selected as the Next President of Berkeley City College in California

Angélica Garcia Selected as the Next President of Berkeley City College in California

Before being named president of Berkeley City College, Dr. Garcia has been serving as the vice president of student services at Skyline College, a community college in San Bruno, California. She will begin her new job on May 7.

Marsha Kelliher Appointed President of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa

Marsha Kelliher Appointed President of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa

Since 2017, Kelliher was served as president of Walsh College in Troy Michigan. Earlier, she was dean of Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. When she takes office on June 1, Kelliher will become the first woman to serve as president of Simpson College since its founding in 1860.

Baylor University's Trena Wilkerson is the New Leader of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Baylor University’s Trena Wilkerson is the New Leader of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The council, which has more than 30,000 members, is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and publishes books for educators, as well as journals, including the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 and Mathematics Teacher Educator.

The First Woman to Serve as President of Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington

The First Woman to Serve as President of Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington

Sara Thompson Tweedy currently serves as the vice president of student access, involvement, and success at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York. She has held leadership positions at the State University of New York system over the past nine years.

Kristin Sobolik Is the New Chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Kristin Sobolik Is the New Chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Dr. Sobolik has served as interim chancellor since last September. Before being named interim chancellor last fall, Dr. Sobolik served as provost and executive vice chancellor at the St. Louis campus since 2017. In 2013, she was appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Daisy Cocco De Filippis to Lead Hostos Community College in The Bronx, New York

Daisy Cocco De Filippis to Lead Hostos Community College in The Bronx, New York

Since 2008, Dr. De Filippis has been the president of Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, Connecticut. From 2002 to 2008, she served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Hostos Community College.

Robin Garrell Named President of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Robin Garrell Named President of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

For the past nine years, Dr. Garrell has served as vice provost of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at UCLA in 1991 and serves as professor of chemistry and professor of bioengineering.

Gilda Barbarino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts

Gilda Barbarino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts

A respected researcher in the study of sickle cell disease, Dr. Barabino became dean of the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York in 2013. She also serves as the Daniel and Frances Berg Professor at City College.

The Next President of Stony Book University of the State University of New York System

The Next President of Stony Book University of the State University of New York System

Maurie McInnis is a cultural historian and since 2016 has served as executive vice president and provost at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she spent nearly 20 years at the University of Virginia, rising to the post of vice provost for academic affairs. She will become president of Stony Brook University on July 1.

Michelle Marks Appointed as the Next Chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver

Michelle Marks Appointed as the Next Chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver

Since 2002, Dr. Marks has served in various roles at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, currently as vice president for academic innovation and new ventures. She has also served as vice provost for academic affairs, associate provost for graduate education, and professor of management in the university’s School of Business.

Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson Will Be the First Woman President of Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage

Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson Will Be the First Woman President of Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage

Davidson is well known to Alaskans, having served as commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services and then lieutenant governor. She previously served as senior director of legal and intergovernmental affairs for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.

Monica Green Will Be the Fourth President of Norco College in California

Monica Green Will Be the Fourth President of Norco College in California

Dr. Green has been serving as interim president of Norco College since July 1, 2019. Prior to this role, she was vice president of planning and development at Riverside City College. From 2009 to 2018, Dr. Green served as the dean and later vice president of the Student Services division at Norco College.

Na'ilah Suad Nasir Elected to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Na’ilah Suad Nasir Elected to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Since 2017, Dr. Nasir has been president of the Spencer Foundation, which has been a leading funder of education research since 1971. Earlier, she held the Birgeneau Chair in Educational Disparities and was vice-chancellor of equity and inclusion at the University of California, Berkeley.

Marcia White Appointed to Lead the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York

Marcia White Appointed to Lead the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York

Marcia White, who is a graduate of the college, has served on the college’s board of trustees for 18 years. From 2005 to 2016, White was the president of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Her appointment as interim president is expected to last from 12 to 18 months.

Christina McIntyre of Virginia Tech to Lead the National Collegiate Honors Council

Christina McIntyre of Virginia Tech to Lead the National Collegiate Honors Council

The organization’s mission is to support and strengthen the community of educational institutions, professionals, and students who partake in collegiate honors education worldwide. McIntyre will serve a year as vice president and a year as president-elect, before becoming president of the Council in 2022.

Maria Arvelo Lumpkin Is the New Leader of St. Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Maria Arvelo Lumpkin Is the New Leader of St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina

In October 2019, Dr. Lumpkin was named chief operating officer at Saint Augustine’s University. Previously, she served as the special assistant to the president, and as the inaugural executive director of student retention and the center for scholar communities at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.

Lori White Will Be the First Woman to Lead DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana

Lori White Will Be the First Woman to Lead DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana

Dr. White has been serving as vice chancellor for student affairs at Washington University in St. Louis. Earlier, she worked as vice president for student affairs and clinical professor of education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Dr. White will become president of DePauw University on July 1.

Karin Edwards Will Be the Next President of Clark College in Vancouver, Washington

Karin Edwards Will Be the Next President of Clark College in Vancouver, Washington

Since July 2014, Dr. Edwards has served as president of Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus. Dr. Edwards has served in administrative roles at community colleges for the past 38 years. She will become president of Clark College this coming summer.

Bobbie Knight Is the New President of Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama

Bobbie Knight Is the New President of Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama

She has been serving as interim president since August 2019. President Knight is the former vice president of the Birmingham division of Alabama Power and the former chair of the Birmingham Airport Authority.