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Former Agnes Scott College President Elizabeth Kiss to Direct the Rhodes Trust

Former Agnes Scott College President Elizabeth Kiss to Direct the Rhodes Trust

Elizabeth Kiss, the former president of Agnes Scott College, was named Warden of Rhodes House at the University of Oxford in England. In this role, she will be the director of the Rhodes Trust which administers the Rhodes Scholarship program. Dr. Kiss will be the first woman to serve in this post.

The Next Provost at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas

The Next Provost at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas

Dr. Alyson A. Gill has been serving as associate provost for instructional innovation at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She also was an associate professor of art history at the university. Earlier, she served for 15 years on the faculty at Arkansas State University. .

The Next President of Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Alabama

The Next President of Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Alabama

For the past 17 years, Screws has served as dean of student affairs for Wallace Community College in Dothan, Alabama. Earlier in her career, she was dean of student services at Sparks Technical College, which later merged with Wallace Community College.

Leocadia Zak Will Be the Next President of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia

Leocadia Zak Will Be the Next President of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia

In 2010, Zak was appointed by President Obama as the director of the United States Trade and Development Agency. She served in that post for seven years. Prior to working for the government, Zak was a partner at the prestigious Boston law firm Mintz, Levin.

The New Chair of the American Art Therapy Association Is Christianne Strang

The New Chair of the American Art Therapy Association Is Christianne Strang

Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, the American Art Therapy Association has about 5,000 members including professional art therapists, students, educational institutions, and related mental health professionals. Dr. Strang is a research instructor in psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Katie Leonard Selected to Be the Next President of Johnson College in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Katie Leonard Selected to Be the Next President of Johnson College in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Leonard joined the staff at the college in 2007 as coordinator of grants and the annual fund. She moved up the ranks to senior vice president of college advancement. In this role she raised $5 million to fund the college’s new Health Science Technology Center. Currently, she serves as executive vice president at the college.

Kelle Stephens Removed From the Presidency of Dixie Applied Technology College in Utah

Kelle Stephens Removed From the Presidency of Dixie Applied Technology College in Utah

According to a published report, President Stephens claims she was blackmailed by a former employee who sent the board and Utah state legislators a “deceptively-edited audio recording” that implied the president was involved in discriminatory behavior.

Sigma Xi Chooses the University of Oregon's Geri Richmond to Lead the Honor Society

Sigma Xi Chooses the University of Oregon’s Geri Richmond to Lead the Honor Society

Sigma Xi was founded in 1886 at Cornell University by a group of engineering students and a junior faculty member. Today, it is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers with nearly 60,000 members in more than 500 chapters around the world.

Anisa Zvonkovic Is the New Chair of the National Council on Family Relations

Anisa Zvonkovic Is the New Chair of the National Council on Family Relations

The National Council on Family Relations is the country’s oldest professional, nonpartisan association focusing on family research, practice, and education. Its membership is multidisciplinary, ranging from university faculty and researchers to therapists, social workers, and K–12 teachers.

Merodie Hancock Selected to Be the Fourth President of Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey

Merodie Hancock Selected to Be the Fourth President of Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey

Since 2013, Dr. Hancock has served as president of Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, New York, a campus of the State University of New York System. Earlier, Dr. Hancock was the vice president of the Global Campus of Central Michigan University.

The Next President of Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Next President of Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Lori Sundberg will become the fifth president of the community college on August 1. Dr. Sundberg currently serves as president of Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. She became president of the college in 2010 after serving as vice president for academic services and vice president for administrative services.

Eden King to Lead the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Eden King to Lead the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Eden King is an associate professor of psychology at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She is a senior associate editor of the Journal of Management and associate editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology.

Sandra Haynes Appointed Chancellor of the Tri-Cities Campus of Washington State University

Sandra Haynes Appointed Chancellor of the Tri-Cities Campus of Washington State University

Sandra Haynes has been serving as deputy provost for academic and student affairs at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. Earlier in her career, Dr Haynes served for 13 years as dean of the College of Professional Studies at Metropolitan State University. She will begin her new job on March 1.

Brown University's Jill Pipher Elected as the Next President of the American Mathematical Society

Brown University’s Jill Pipher Elected as the Next President of the American Mathematical Society

Jill Pipher, the Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor of Mathematics and vice president for research at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, will serve a two-year term as president of the American Mathematical Society, beginning in 2019.

Mary Lynn Boscardin Chosen to Lead the Council for Exceptional Children

Mary Lynn Boscardin Chosen to Lead the Council for Exceptional Children

Mary Lynn Boscardin is a professor of special education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Professor Boscardin will serve as president-elect during 2018 and become president of the council on January 1, 2019.

Alison Morrison-Shetlar to Lead Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina

Alison Morrison-Shetlar to Lead Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina

A native of Scotland, Dr. Morrison-Shetlar currently serves as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. She is also a tenured professor of biology. Professor Morrison-Shetlar joined the faculty at Western Carolina University in 2014. From 2010 to 2014, she was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Elon University in North Carolina.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans at Major Universities

Wendy Fritzen Hensel is the new dean of the College of Law at Georgia State University. Sonia Hirt was appointed dean of the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia and Lisa Rosen-Metsch was named dean of the School of General Studies at Columbia University in New York City.

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for Chancellor of the Tri-Cities Campus of Washington State University

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for Chancellor of the Tri-Cities Campus of Washington State University

Washington State University has announced a field of four candidate to become chancellor of the Tri-Cities campus in Richmond. One of the four finalists is a woman: Sandra Haynes, deputy provost for academic and student affairs at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado.

Marieke Van Puymbroeck Is the New Leader of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association

Marieke Van Puymbroeck Is the New Leader of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association

Marieke Van Puymbroeck is a professor of recreational therapy at Clemson University in South Carolina. She will serve a one-year term as president of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, a group founded in 1984 that has about 2,200 members.

The New Dean of the Graduate School of Princeton University

The New Dean of the Graduate School of Princeton University

Sarah-Jane Leslie is the Class of 1943 Professor of Philosophy, the vice dean for faculty development in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, the director of the Program in Linguistics, and the founding director of the Program in Cognitive Science at Princeton University.

Melissa Gonzalez to Lead the Southeast College of the Houston Community College System

Melissa Gonzalez to Lead the Southeast College of the Houston Community College System

Dr. Gonzalez has been serving as vice chancellor and chief of staff to the Chancellor of Houston Community College. She came to the college in 2015 after serving as vice chancellor for workforce and economic development at Lone State College in The Woodlands, Texas.

Two Women Are Finalists to Lead the Machias Campus of the University of Maine

Two Women Are Finalists to Lead the Machias Campus of the University of Maine

The University of Maine has announced a field of four finalists for the position of vice president for academic affairs and head of the Machias campus. Two are women: Elizabeth Mauch a professor of mathematics at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania and Heather Lattimer, former associate dean of education at the University of San Diego.

Deborah Curtis Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana State University

Deborah Curtis Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana State University

Since 2012, Dr. Curtis has been serving as provost at the University of Central Missouri in Warrenburg. Earlier she served on the faculty of Illinois State University for 26 years and also was dean of the College of Education.

Garnett Stokes Will Be the First Woman President of the University of New Mexico

Garnett Stokes Will Be the First Woman President of the University of New Mexico

Since February 2015, Dr. Stokes has been serving as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Before joining the administration at the University of Missouri she was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Florida State University.

Mildred Garcia to Lead the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Mildred Garcia to Lead the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Since 2012, Dr. Garcia has been president of California State University, Fullerton. Previously, she was president of California State University, Dominguez Hills and CEO of Berkeley College, which operates campuses in the New York City metropolitan area.

Tisa Mason Appointed the Tenth President of Fort Hays State University in Kansas

Tisa Mason Appointed the Tenth President of Fort Hays State University in Kansas

Dr. Mason has been serving as president of Valley City State University, a 1,500-student educational institution west of Fargo, North Dakota. She is a former vice president for student affairs at Fort Hays State University. Dr. Mason has also served as dean of student life at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Wilma Mishoe Will Lead Delaware State University in Transition Period

Wilma Mishoe Will Lead Delaware State University in Transition Period

Dr. Mishoe, who now chairs the board of trustees at Delaware State, is the former dean of the Office of Instruction at Delaware Technical & Community College. Her father Luna Mishoe was the president of what is now Delaware State University from 1960 to 1987.

Former Skidmore College President Jamienne Studley Named CEO of Accrediting Agency

Former Skidmore College President Jamienne Studley Named CEO of Accrediting Agency

The Western Senior College and University Commission is a regional accrediting agency serving a diverse membership of public and private higher education institutions throughout California, Hawaii, and the Pacific.

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia

Patsy Eubanks Owens is a professor of landscape architecture and environmental design at the University of California, Davis and Sonia Hirt is dean and professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Wendy Wintersteen to be the First Woman President of Iowa State University

Wendy Wintersteen to be the First Woman President of Iowa State University

Dr. Wintersteen first joined the faculty at Iowa State in 1979. In 1989, she left briefly to serve as director of the National Pesticide Education Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Since 2006, she has served as dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State.

The First Woman President of Pratt Institute in New York

The First Woman President of Pratt Institute in New York

Since 2015, Frances Bronet has been senior vice president and provost at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Previously, she served as a distinguished professor and dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon.

Laura Monks Named President of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville

Laura Monks Named President of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville

Since March 2016, Monks has been assistant director of the Shelbyville campus. Earlier, Monks had a 23-year career at Motlow State Community College in Tullahoma, Tennessee, including stints as dean of students and director of athletics.

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Dr. Simmons has been serving as interim president of the university since July. She served as the 18th president of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012. Before becoming president of Brown University, Dr. Simmons was president of Smith College, the highly rated liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Denise Bannan to Once Again Serve as President of the Owosso Campus of Baker College in Michigan

Denise Bannan to Once Again Serve as President of the Owosso Campus of Baker College in Michigan

Since 2008, Dr. Bannan has been serving as provost for Baker College and will continue to serve in that role. Dr. Bannan previously served as president of the Owosso campus from 1995 to 2008.

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Students at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Students at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has announced a field of four finalists for the position of dean at students at the flagship state university. All four candidates will visit campus by November 1 for interviews and public forums. Three of the four finalists are women.