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Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Chooses Its First Woman President

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Chooses Its First Woman President

Linda A. Livingstone is a professor of management and dean of the School of Business at George Washington University. When she takes office as president of Baylor University in Waco, texas, on June 1, Dr. Livingstone will be the first woman to lead the university in its 172-year history.

Rachel Lindsey Appointed to Lead Chicago State University

Rachel Lindsey Appointed to Lead Chicago State University

Dr. Lindsey has served as a professor of psychology and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Chicago State University. Earlier in her career, she taught at Northeastern Illinois University and Loyola University of Chicago.

Washington State Community College in Marietta, Ohio, Names Vicky Wood as its Seventh President

Washington State Community College in Marietta, Ohio, Names Vicky Wood as its Seventh President

Dr. Wood currently serves as provost and vice president of academic affairs and student services at Marion Technical College in Marion, Ohio. Earlier, she served as dean of business information technologies and criminal justice at Marion Tech.

The Next President of Cypress College in California

The Next President of Cypress College in California

Dr. JoAnna Schilling, a graduate of Smith College, has been serving as the interim vice president for academic affairs at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California. Earlier, she was vice president for academic affairs at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California.

Mary Holz-Clause Appointed Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Crookston

Mary Holz-Clause Appointed Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Crookston

Dr. Holz-Clause has been serving as a tenured professor and dean of the Huntley College of Agriculture at California State Polytechnic University Pomona. Earlier, she was vice president for economic development at the University of Connecticut.

The Next Dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School

The Next Dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School

Dr. Laurie Zoloth currently serves as the Charles McCormick Deering Professor of Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University. She holds joint appointments in the department of religious studies and in the Feinberg School of Medicine.

Christine Poggi to Head the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University

Christine Poggi to Head the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University

Currently, Dr. Poggi is a professor of art history at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She holds a secondary appointment in Italian studies. She has also served as director of the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Next President of the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston

The Next President of the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston

Paula Milone-Nuzzo currently serves as a professor and dean of the College of Nursing at Pennsylvania State University. She joined the faculty at Penn State in 2003. Earlier in her career, Dr. Milone-Nuzzo was a professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the Yale School of Nursing.

Mary Meehan to Lead Seton Hall University in New Jersey

Mary Meehan to Lead Seton Hall University in New Jersey

Dr. Meehan stepped down as president of Alverno College in Milwaukee in June 2016. She had served in that role for 12 years. Previously, she was executive vice president for administration at Seton Hall University.

The Incoming President of the American Medical Women's Association

The Incoming President of the American Medical Women’s Association

Suzanne Harrison is a professor and director of education in the department of family medicine and rural health in the College of Medicine at Florida State University. She joined the faculty at Florida State in 2005. She will assume the presidency of the American Medical Women’s Association on April 1.

Three Women Named Dean at Major U.S. Law Schools

Three Women Named Dean at Major U.S. Law Schools

Cathy Cox was selected as the next dean of the School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Marcilynn Burke was named dean of the University of Oregon School of Law and Susan Duncan will be the next dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Ellen Smiley Appointed Provost at Grambling State University in Louisiana

Ellen Smiley Appointed Provost at Grambling State University in Louisiana

Ellen Smiley has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Grambling State University on an interim basis since August 2016. Dr. Smiley joined the staff at Grambling State University in 1990 and has served in many administrative positions.

The First Woman Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley

The First Woman Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley

Since 2015, Dr. Christ has served as director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education and interim executive vice chancellor and provost at Berkeley. From 2002 to 2013, Dr. Christ was president of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

A Major Vote of Confidence for the President of Lafayette College

A Major Vote of Confidence for the President of Lafayette College

In 2013, Alison Byerly was named the first woman president of Lafayette College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Easton, Pennsylvania. The board of trustees of Lafayette College has now extended Dr. Byerly’s contract for an additional five years.

Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Names its Next President

Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Names its Next President

When she takes office on July 1, Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader will be the first woman to serve as president of Wright State University. Currently, she is chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology. She is the first woman to serve as chancellor at the university.

Margee Ensign Appointed President of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Margee Ensign Appointed President of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

For the past seven years, Dr. Ensign has served as president of the American University of Nigeria in Yola. Before going to Africa, she served as dean of the School of International Studies and associate provost for international initiatives at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

New Mexico State University Chooses Two Women Finalists for Presidency of Its Campus in Grants

New Mexico State University Chooses Two Women Finalists for Presidency of Its Campus in Grants

Cathie Cline is the associate vice president for general studies at East Arkansas Community College in Forrest City and Karla Volpi is vice president for administrative services and finance at Tohono O’odham Community College in Sells, Arizona.

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for Dean of the Business School at the University of Wisconsin

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for Dean of the Business School at the University of Wisconsin

Anne P. Massey is the Dean’s Research Professor and professor of information systems in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington. She also serves as associate vice president for academic affairs for the university.

Ithaca College in New York Appoints Shirley M. Collado as Its Next President

Ithaca College in New York Appoints Shirley M. Collado as Its Next President

Dr. Collado currently serves as executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer for the Newark campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey. Before joining the staff at Rutgers University-Newark, Dr. Collado was vice president for student affairs and dean of the college at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Susan M. Donovan Chosen to Lead Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky

Susan M. Donovan Chosen to Lead Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Donovan has been on the staff at Loyola University Maryland for 32 years. In addition to her current role as executive vice president, she has served as dean of students, vice president for student development, dean of residence life, and acting president.

Calumet College of St. Joseph in Indiana Names Its Next President

Calumet College of St. Joseph in Indiana Names Its Next President

Amy McCormack has been serving as senior vice president for finance and administration at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. She will take over as president on July 1.

Altha Stewart Named President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association

Altha Stewart Named President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association

Altha Stewart, an associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, will serve one year as president elect and then lead the association for a year, beginning in May 2018.

Sharon Davies Named the Next Provost at Spelman College in Atlanta

Sharon Davies Named the Next Provost at Spelman College in Atlanta

In 2015, Professor Davies was named vice provost and chief diversity officer at Ohio State University. She has been on the faculty at the university’s Moritz College of Law for the past 22 years and holds the Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights & Civil Liberties.

Wesleyan College in Georgia Appoints Vivia Fowler as Its Next President

Wesleyan College in Georgia Appoints Vivia Fowler as Its Next President

Since 2007, Dr. Fowler has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Wesleyan College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Fowler is an ordained deacon in The United Methodist Church.

The Next Provost at the University of California, Santa Cruz

The Next Provost at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Marlene Tromp currently serves as vice provost for the West Campus of Arizona State University in Glendale. She also serves as dean of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and as a professor of English and professor of women’s and gender studies at Arizona State.

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for President of Wright State University in Ohio

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for President of Wright State University in Ohio

A search committee at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, has announced a field of three candidates to become the educational institution’s next president. Two of the three finalists are women: Deborah Ford, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and Cheryl Schrader, chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Meredith Woo Selected as the Thirteenth President of Sweet Briar College

Meredith Woo Selected as the Thirteenth President of Sweet Briar College

Dr. Meredith Woo, a native of South Korea, is the director of the Higher Education Support Program for the Open Society Foundations in London. From 2008 to 2014, Dr. Woo was the Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia.

The Next Provost at Princeton University in New Jersey

The Next Provost at Princeton University in New Jersey

Dr. Deborah Prentice is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs and dean of the faculty at Princeton. Professor Prentice joined the Princeton faculty in 1988. She was promoted to associate professor in 1995 and to full professor in 2000.

American University Names Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Its Next President

American University Names Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Its Next President

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama did not wait long to find a new job. Six days after President Obama left office, Burwell was named the 15th president of American University in Washington, D.C.

The New Leader of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

The New Leader of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Barbara G. Lyman has served as the chief academic officer at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania since 2008. She will serve as interim president while a national search is conducted for a permanent president. The search will begin later this year.

Meg Amstutz to Lead the College of Coastal Georgia

Meg Amstutz to Lead the College of Coastal Georgia

The College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick announced that Meg Amstutz will assume the role of interim president on July 1, after current president Greg Aloia retires. Currently, she is a professor of English and associate provost for academic programs at the University of Georgia.

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Veterinary School at the University of Georgia

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Veterinary School at the University of Georgia

All four candidates will visit the veterinary school by February 15 to meet with members of the college community and to make a public presentation. Three of the four candidates are women.

Adia Harvey Wingfield to Lead the Sociologists for Women in Society

Adia Harvey Wingfield to Lead the Sociologists for Women in Society

Adia Harvey Wingfield, a professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, was named president-elect of the Sociologists for Women in Society, an organization dedicated to improving the social position of women through feminist sociological research and writing.

Veronica Garcia Will Be the Next President of Northeast Lakeview College in Texas

Veronica Garcia Will Be the Next President of Northeast Lakeview College in Texas

Dr. Garcia has been serving as vice president of student affairs at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. Earlier, she was district dean of student affairs and enrollment management at Portland Community College.

Teresa Sullivan Announces She Will Leave the Presidency of the University of Virginia in 2018

Teresa Sullivan Announces She Will Leave the Presidency of the University of Virginia in 2018

Teresa A. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, has announced that she will step down from her post after the 2017-18 academic year. Dr. Sullivan has been president of the University of Virginia since 2010. She is the first woman to hold the office.