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Emily Barnes Chosen to Lead Cleary University in Howell, Michigan

Emily Barnes Chosen to Lead Cleary University in Howell, Michigan

Dr. Barnes has been serving as provost and chief academic officer at the university since July 2019. She is the first woman to serve as provost at the university. Earlier, she was dean of instruction and learning resources at the university.

Katrina VanderWoude Appointed President of Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Katrina VanderWoude Appointed President of Los Angeles Trade Technical College

In 2018, Dr. Vanderwoude was named the 12th permanent president of Contra Costa College in San Pablo, California, north of Oakland. Previously, she was vice president for academic affairs at Grossmont College in El Cajon, California. Earlier, she was vice provost at Rochester College in Michigan.

The Next Provost at the University of Chicago

The Next Provost at the University of Chicago

Dr. Ka Yee C. Lee is a professor of chemistry and has been serving as vice provost for research. She joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1998 as an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and was appointed full professor in 2008.

The New President of Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale

The New President of Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale

Dr. Kress has 30 years of community college experience. Most recently, she served as the president of Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. Earlier, she spent 20 years at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida.

Sally Pratt Is the New Chair of the Board of the Council of Graduate Schools

Sally Pratt Is the New Chair of the Board of the Council of Graduate Schools

Sally Pratt is a professor and vice provost for graduate programs at the University of Southern California. She has served on the faculty there for 40 years. A professor of Slavic languages and literatures, she came to the university in 1980 as the Russian language program coordinator.

Elizabeth Spiller to Be the Next Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at the University of Nebraska

Elizabeth Spiller to Be the Next Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at the University of Nebraska

Since 2017, Dr. Spiller has served as dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Davis. Earlier, Professor Spiller served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech. She will begin her new job at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in March.

Two Women Named Finalists for Dean at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Two Women Named Finalists for Dean at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs has announced a pool of four finalists for the position of dean of the university’s College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Two of the four finalists are women.

Anne Dorrance to Lead the Wooster Campus of Ohio State University

Anne Dorrance to Lead the Wooster Campus of Ohio State University

Dr. Dorrance has been a faculty member in the department of plant pathology in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and based in Wooster since fall 1997. She currently serves as a professor in the department and was the director of the college’s Center for Soybean Research.

Three Women Named Finalists for President of Clark College in Vancouver, Washington

Three Women Named Finalists for President of Clark College in Vancouver, Washington

Clark College is a state-operated educational institution in Vancouver, Washington, with enrollments of nearly 10,000 students who are mostly in associate degree programs. The college recently announced a field of four finalists for president of the college. Three of the four candidates are women.

Laurie Stenberg Nichols Named President of Black Hills State University in South Dakota

Laurie Stenberg Nichols Named President of Black Hills State University in South Dakota

Dr. Nichols has been serving as interim president since July. Earlier, she served for three years as the first woman president of the University of Wyoming. From 2009 to 2016 she served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at South Dakota State University.

Fontbonne University in St. Louis Appoints Nancy Blattner as Its Next President

Fontbonne University in St. Louis Appoints Nancy Blattner as Its Next President

Since 2009, Dr. Blattner has served as president of Caldwell University in New Jersey. Prior to that role, she was vice president and dean for academic affairs at Fontbonne University. Dr. Blattner will become president of Fontbonne University in July.

Nicole Stanton Will Be the Next Provost at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut

Nicole Stanton Will Be the Next Provost at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut

Stanton joined Wesleyan in 2007 as an associate professor of dance. She served as chair of the department for two three-year terms and is currently serving as dean of the Arts and Humanities. Earlier in her career, she taught at Ohio State University.

Leslie Ward Appointed President of the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier

Leslie Ward Appointed President of the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier

Leslie Ward has been serving as interim president of the college since July of this year. She will officially assume the duties of president on July 1, 2020. She holds a master of fine arts degree in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MBA from Harvard University.

Penn State Brandywine Chooses Marilyn Wells as Its Next Chancellor

Penn State Brandywine Chooses Marilyn Wells as Its Next Chancellor

Dr. Wells has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Before joining Minnesota State University, Wells served as vice provost and graduate dean of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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.