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The First Woman to Lead the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island

The First Woman to Lead the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island

Rear Adminral Shoshana Chatfield served as a helicopter pilot in the Western Pacific, Afghanistan, and the Arabian Gulf. From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Chatfield was an assistant professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Most recently, she was commander of U.S. Naval Forces in the Marianas Islands in the northern Pacific Ocean.

Daria J. Willis Selected as the Next President of Everett Community College in Washington State

Daria J. Willis Selected as the Next President of Everett Community College in Washington State

Dr. Willis has been serving as as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. Earlier in her career, Dr. Willis was as an assistant professor of history, faculty senate president, department chair, and dean of academic studies at Lee College in Baytown, Texas.

Eleven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Eleven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Lepaine Sharp-McHenry, Jennifer D. Greer, Sian Mooney, Bonnie Rush, Elizabeth Skomp, Kimberly Lawless, Andra Basu, Coleen Pugh, Adrea Lawrence, Deborah Rifenbary, and Zoe Woodell Locklear.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Educational Institutions

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Educational Institutions

Here is a large group of women who recently have been appointed to dean positions at educational institutions across the United States.

Nine Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Nine Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Nine college and universities across the United States have recently announced the appointments of women to dean positions. The women deans are Kelley Bidle, Laura Vosejpka, Lynn Cooley, Susan Hubbard, Nicola Boothe Perry, Penny Hammrich, Kimberly Gaiters, Teresa Garrett, and Ann Goodman.

The First Woman Master of Jesus College at the University of Cambridge in England

The First Woman Master of Jesus College at the University of Cambridge in England

Sonita Alleyne was recently appointed as master of Jesus College at the University of Cambridge in England. The title of master is the equivalent of dean in the United States. Alleyne will be the first woman and the first Black person to lead the college, which was established in 1496.

Seven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women Scholars to Dean Positions

Seven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women Scholars to Dean Positions

The women appointed to dean posts are Susan Parish at Virginia Commonwealth University, Claire Stewart at the University of Nebraska, Laris Genin at Wichita State, Gretchen Ritter at Ohio State, Rachel Nardo at Utah State, Barbara Rasco at the University of Wyoming, and Tamar Szabó Gendler at Yale University.

Women Are Appointed to Lead Three Community Colleges

Women Are Appointed to Lead Three Community Colleges

Nancee Sorenson was selected as the next chancellor of Louisiana State University-Eunice. Carlee Drummer will be the next president of Columbia-Green Community College in Hudson, New York, and Shannon L. Kennedy was appointed president of Rappahannock Community College in Glenns, Virginia.

Eight Colleges and Universities Appoint Women to Positions as Deans

Eight Colleges and Universities Appoint Women to Positions as Deans

Thew new deans are Laura Belmonte at Virginia Tech, Anita Welch at Wayne State, Allison Danell at East Carolina University, Karinna M. Vernaza at Gannon University, Carol M. Musil at Case Western Reserve University, Leslie Wolf at Georgia State, Nicole Curvin at Middlebury College in Vermont, and Amy Radford-Popp at Olivet College in Michigan.

Women Appointed to Lead Three Community Colleges in the Western United States

Women Appointed to Lead Three Community Colleges in the Western United States

The three women who were appointed community college presidents are Angelica Suarez at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, Monica Torres at Dona Ana Community College at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, and Kim Hoffmans at Ventura Colllege in California.

Four Women Scholars Named to Provost Positions at Prestigious Colleges and Universities

Four Women Scholars Named to Provost Positions at Prestigious Colleges and Universities

The four women appointed to provost positions are Emily A. Carter at the University of California, Los Angeles, Mitzi Montoya at Washington State University, Linda Strong-Leak at Berea College in Kentucky, and Julie Sandell at Suffolk University in Boston.

Colleges and Universities Appoint 10 Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint 10 Women to Dean Positions

The 10 new deans at colleges and universities across the United States are Jennifer Collins, Laura Auricchio, Gwyneth Price, Amy Lauren Fairchild, Raka Ray, Diana Martinelli, Karen Muncaster, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Lori Messinger, and Lisa Dutton.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

The twelve women appointed to dean posts at major universities are: Amy Falkner, Grace Kuo, Amy Hungerford, Lynn Boyd, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Haifa Abou Samra, Pamela F. Cipriano, Susan McIntosh, Kristi Palmer, Jane Aiken, Safiya George, and Allison Brashear.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Mary Ann Krough at South Dakota State University, Priscilla Elsass at Clark University in Massachusetts, Nicola Boothe Perry at Florida A&M University, Ana Gaillat at Vermont Technical College, Peggy Shannon at San Diego State University, Sarah Whiting at Harvard University, and Lise Youngblade at Colorado State University

A Change in Leadership at Bennington College in Vermont

A Change in Leadership at Bennington College in Vermont

Mariko Silver, president of Bennington College in Vermont, will step down from her post on July 1 to become president of the Henry Luce Foundation in New York City. The board of trustees at Bennington College has named Isabel Roche, provost and dean of the college, as interim president.

Nine New Women Deans at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

Nine New Women Deans at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

The nine women deans are: Claire Garcia at Colorado College, Rachel Kyte at Tufts, Susan Catron at the University of California, Davis, Laura Vandeburgh at the University of Oregon, Susan Lozier at Georgia Tech, Gennifer Weisenfeld at Duke, Stephanie Gray at Montana State University, Nicole Pennington at Ohio University, and Wendi S. Williams at Mills College in Oakland.

Rebecca Wyke Appointed President of the University of Maine at Augusta

Rebecca Wyke Appointed President of the University of Maine at Augusta

Since 2017, Dr. Wyke has been serving as interim president of the Augusta campus. Earlier, she was vice chancellor for finance and administration for the University of Maine System. Prior to joining the University of Maine System, Dr. Wyke was the commissioner of the Department of Administration and Finance for the state of Maine.

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

The new deans are Verna L. Williams at the University of Cincinnati, Melanie Stein at Ithaca College in New York, Denise Rush as Boston Architectural College, Alexis Abramson at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Janis Terpenney at the University of Tennessee, and Beth McNeil at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Simmons University in Boston Launches a Leadership Institute For Women

Simmons University in Boston Launches a Leadership Institute For Women

The new institute will continue the university’s success in developing empowered women leaders. Susan MacKenty Brady has been named the managing director of the leadership institute.

Carol Folt Will Be the Next President of the University of Southern California

Carol Folt Will Be the Next President of the University of Southern California

Dr. Folt left the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this past January after taking the bold and controversial step of removing the pedestal for a Confederate monument from a main entrance to the campus. She became chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in July 2013.

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson Named as the Next Leader of the University of Texas at El Paso

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson Named as the Next Leader of the University of Texas at El Paso

Since May 2017, Dr. Wilson has been Secretary of the United States Air Force. Earlier in her career, she was president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. From 1998 to 2009, Dr. Wilson served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Mexico.

Deborah Fox Chosen as the Next President of Highlands Community College in Kansas

Deborah Fox Chosen as the Next President of Highlands Community College in Kansas

Fox currently serves as the director of business operations and management for the public school district in Independence, Kansas. Earlier in her career she was vice president for finance and operations at Highlands Community College.

Two Women Scholars Among the Five Finalists for President of Boise State University in Idaho

Two Women Scholars Among the Five Finalists for President of Boise State University in Idaho

Susan E. Borrego is currently chancellor and a professor in the School of Education and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Flint and Marlene Tromp is provost, executive vice chancellor, and a professor of literature and critical race and ethnicity studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Carol Folt Announces She Is Stepping Down as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carol Folt Announces She Is Stepping Down as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The resignation announcement was made while the University of North Carolina System’s board of governors was in an emergency session meeting on “issues related to UNC-Chapel Hill’s leadership,” according to board chair Harry L. Smith Jr. The board was not notified in advance of Chancellor Folt’s decision.

Kimberly Ballard-Washington Selected to Lead Savannah State University in Georgia

Kimberly Ballard-Washington Selected to Lead Savannah State University in Georgia

Ballard-Washington currently serves as associate vice chancellor for legal affairs for the University System of Georgia. Ballard-Washington will become interim president on July 1 upon the retirement of Cheryl Davenport Dozier. Dr. Dozier had led Savannah State University since 2011.

Kelli Armstrong Will Be the Eighth President of Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island

Kelli Armstrong Will Be the Eighth President of Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island

Dr. Armstrong currently serves as vice president for planning and assessment at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. When she takes office in July, Dr. Armstrong will be the first leader of Salve Regina University who is not a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy.

Joan Neff Is the New Leader of the West Virginia Institute of Technology

Joan Neff Is the New Leader of the West Virginia Institute of Technology

Dr. Neff was appointed provost at the university campus this past spring and she will continue to serve in that role. Before coming to the West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Dr. Neff had been serving as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

Shirley Ann Jackson to Remain as President at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Until at Least June 2022

Shirley Ann Jackson to Remain as President at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Until at Least June 2022

Dr. Jackson was chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1995 to 1999. She then left government service to take over as the 18th president of RPI in 1999. Dr. Jackson usually ranks at or near the top in rankings of the highest-paid college presidents in the country.

A Change in Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

A Change in Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Beverly A. Kopper, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has announced that she will step down after the university raised allegations of sexual misconduct against her husband. Cheryl Green, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, was named interim chancellor.

The New Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

The New Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

Karrie Gibson Dixon has been serving as interim chancellor since April 2018. Before coming to Elizabeth City State University in 2017, Dr. Dixon was a senior administrator for the University of North Carolina System. Most recently, she was vice president for academic and student affairs.

A Strong Vote of Confidence for Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith

A Strong Vote of Confidence for Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith, who took office as the 15th president of highly rated Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania on July 1, 2015, has had her contract extended through 2025. Before becoming president of Swarthmore College, Dr. Smith was dean of the college and the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton University.

Nine Faculty Members Named Women's Leadership Fellows at the University of Georgia

Nine Faculty Members Named Women’s Leadership Fellows at the University of Georgia

Throughout the year-long program, the fellows will attend monthly meetings to learn from senior administrators on campus as well as visiting speakers from academia, business, and other fields. Additionally, the program features a concluding weekend retreat for a more in-depth study of leadership.

Melinda Treadwell Appointed the Eleventh President of Keene State College in New Hampshire

Melinda Treadwell Appointed the Eleventh President of Keene State College in New Hampshire

Dr. Treadwell has been serving in the role of interim president since July 2017. Before being named interim president, Dr. Treadwell had been serving since 2014 as provost and CEO at Antioch New England University also in Keene, New Hampshire. Previously, she was interim provost at Keene State College.

Patricia Sims Named President of J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College In Alabama

Patricia Sims Named President of J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College In Alabama

Dr. Sims has 25 years of experience in K-12 and higher education. Most recently, she was the dean of the College of Education at Athens State University in Alabama. Before that, she was the director of student services management and dean of instructional and student services at Drake State.

Vanderbilt Leaders Collaborate to Address Key Issues Facing Women Staff

Vanderbilt Leaders Collaborate to Address Key Issues Facing Women Staff

Administrative leaders at Vanderbilt University have partnered together to establish a collaborative approach to study and address key issues facing women on the university’s staff.