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Daphne Rudicell Robinson Will Be the Last President of Judson College in Alabama

Daphne Rudicell Robinson Will Be the Last President of Judson College in Alabama

Daphne Rudicell Robinson is the 24th president of Judson College in Marion, Alabama. When she took office on July 19, she became the first woman to lead the women’s college. Her tenure will be short-lived. The college plans to close its doors on July 31.

Daisy Cocco De Filippis Appointed President of Hostos Community College in New York

Daisy Cocco De Filippis Appointed President of Hostos Community College in New York

Dr. Cocco De Filippis returned to Hostos Community College in 2020 as interim president after a 12-year tenure as president of Naugatuck Valley Community College in Connecticut. From 2002 to 2008, she served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Hostos Community College.

Mary Gutierrez Named Chancellor of the Taos Campus of the University of New Mexico

Mary Gutierrez Named Chancellor of the Taos Campus of the University of New Mexico

Dr. Gutierrez has been serving as vice president of instruction at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California. She also was an instructor in educational leadership at San Francisco State University. Earlier, Dr. Gitierrez was dean of language arts and as acting president at Skyline College in San Bruno, California, and associate dean at Cascadia College in Bothel, Washington.

LaTonia Collins Smith Is the New Leader of Harris-Stowe State University in St Louis

LaTonia Collins Smith Is the New Leader of Harris-Stowe State University in St Louis

Dr. Collins Smith is serving as interim president. She had been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Collins Smith began her career in higher education at Harris-Stowe State University in 2010 as a project coordinator in the Office of Counseling Services.

Kristin Esterberg Appointed Chancellor of the University of Washington-Bothell

Kristin Esterberg Appointed Chancellor of the University of Washington-Bothell

Dr. Esterberg has been serving as president of the State University of New York at Potsdam. Prior to her term as SUNY Potsdam president, which began in 2014, Dr. Esterberg served as provost and academic vice president at Salem State University in Massachusetts and as deputy provost at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She will take on her new duties on October 1.

Patty Pfeiffer to Lead Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, North Carolina

Patty Pfeiffer to Lead Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, North Carolina

Dr. Pfeiffer has been serving as the college’s vice president for academic and student services. She has been employed at the college since November 1994 when she joined the faculty as a nursing instructor. Dr. Pfeiffer has also served as nursing department chair, Allied Health and Public Services Division dean, chief of staff, and vice president of institutional effectiveness and innovation.

Teresa MacCartney Appointed Acting Chancellor of the University System of Georgia

Teresa MacCartney Appointed Acting Chancellor of the University System of Georgia

Since 2019, MacCartney has served as executive vice chancellor for administration. In this role, she managed the university system’s day-to-day management of departments that include cybersecurity, leadership and institutional development, economic development, legal affairs, organizational effectiveness, human resources, real estate and facilities, internal audits, and safety and security.

Muriel B. Mickles is the New Leader of Danville Community College in Virginia

Muriel B. Mickles is the New Leader of Danville Community College in Virginia

Dr. Mickles had been serving as vice president of academics, students, and workforce development at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg. She will serve as interim president of Danville Community College while a search for a permanent president is conducted.

Syracuse University in New York Has Selected Gretchen Ritter as Its Next Provost

Syracuse University in New York Has Selected Gretchen Ritter as Its Next Provost

Since 2019, Dr. Ritter has been serving as executive dean and vice provost for the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State University. In 2013, Dr. Ritter was appointed the 21st dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She was the first woman to hold the position.

Melissa Nobles Appointed Chancellor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Melissa Nobles Appointed Chancellor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The provost and chancellor are the Institute’s two most senior academic appointments; both report to the president of MIT. The chancellor oversees matters including admissions, teaching and learning, residential life, student support, and efforts to prevent sexual harassment and misconduct. Dr. Nobles has been serving as dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT.

New Online Digital Library Aims to Boost Resources for Women Leaders in Academic Medicine

New Online Digital Library Aims to Boost Resources for Women Leaders in Academic Medicine

The books and talks available on the new Women’s Leadership Resource Library address topics like building confidence, embracing vulnerability, knowing your worth, responding in crisis, and the soft skills needed to become an effective leader.

Summer Johnson McGee Appointed President of Salem Academy and College in North Carolina

Summer Johnson McGee Appointed President of Salem Academy and College in North Carolina

Dr. McGee is the founding and current dean of the School of Health Sciences at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut. Before joining the University of New Haven, Dr. McGee served on the faculty of Loyola University Chicago, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and Albany Medical College.

Prescott College in Arizona Names Barbara Morris as Its New President

Prescott College in Arizona Names Barbara Morris as Its New President

Barbara Morris currently serves as associate vice provost and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs for the State University System of New York. Prior to her current role at SUNY, Dr. Morris served as president of SUNY Oneonta. Earlier, she spent 15 years on the faculty at the University of Redlands in California.

Kimberly Ballard-Washington Is the New President of Savannah State University in Georgia

Kimberly Ballard-Washington Is the New President of Savannah State University in Georgia

Kimberly Ballard-Washington has served as interim president since July 2019. Earlier, she was associate vice chancellor for legal affairs for the University System of Georgia and is the former associate director of legal affairs for the flagship campus of the University of Georgia in Athens.

Contra Costa Community College in California Appoints Tia Robinson-Cooper as President

Contra Costa Community College in California Appoints Tia Robinson-Cooper as President

Dr. Robinson most recently served as the provost and vice-president of academic affairs/chief academic officer at Inver Hills Community College, a campus of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Dione Somerville is the New President of Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio

Dione Somerville is the New President of Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio

Dr. Somerville has held leadership positions at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Lorain County Community College, Iowa State University, Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, and most recently Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa, where she was executive vice president.

Dana Nichols Selected to Lead Georgia Highlands College

Dana Nichols Selected to Lead Georgia Highlands College

Dr. Nichols has served as provost and chief academic officer at the college since 2018. Earlier, she was vice president for academic affairs at Chattanooga State Community College and was an associate professor of both English and Spanish at Gainesville State College, which is now a campus of the University of North Georgia.

Danielle Wilken Appointed President of the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut

Danielle Wilken Appointed President of the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut

The University of Bridgeport was recently acquired by Goodwin University in East Hartford, Connecticut. The Bridgeport campus will retain its name and will have independent leadership. With more than 20 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Wilken has been serving as provost and dean of faculty at Goodwin University.

Professor Anna Harvey to Lead the Social Science Research Council

Professor Anna Harvey to Lead the Social Science Research Council

Professor Harvey is a professor of politics at New York University. She also serves as the founding director of the Public Safety Lab a community-engaged research initiative that draws on the dual lenses of social science and data science to provide insight into mass incarceration and recommendations for improvement of the criminal justice system.

Linda Thompson Will Be the Twenty-First President of Westfield State University in Massachusetts

Linda Thompson Will Be the Twenty-First President of Westfield State University in Massachusetts

Dr. Thompson has served as dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston since 2017 and previously held a similar position at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Earlier, she served as provost and vice-chancellor at North Carolina A&T State University and dean of nursing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

Arapahoe Community College in Litttleton, Colorado, Has Selected Its Next Leader

Arapahoe Community College in Litttleton, Colorado, Has Selected Its Next Leader

Dr. Stephanie Fujii has been serving as vice president of academic affairs at Scottsdale Community College within the Maricopa Community College District in Arizona, a position she has held since 2016. Dr. Fujii will begin her new job on July 12.

Amy C. Novak Named the Fourteenth President of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa

Amy C. Novak Named the Fourteenth President of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa

Since 2013, Dr. Novak has been president of Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota. Before being appointed president, she was provost from 2007 to 2013 and vice president for enrollment management from 2004 to 2007.

Christine Holt Selected to Be the Next Chancellor of the University of Arkansas, Hope-Texarkana

Christine Holt Selected to Be the Next Chancellor of the University of Arkansas, Hope-Texarkana

Dr. Holt currently serves as chief of staff for the University of Missouri System. She previously served as associate provost at the University of Missouri at Columbia and dean of academic administration at Northern Virginia Community College.

Brenda Thames Will Be the Next President of El Camino Community College in California

Brenda Thames Will Be the Next President of El Camino Community College in California

Dr. Thames has spent more than two decades working for community colleges throughout the state, in instruction, student services. and administration. Most recently she has been serving as president of the Coalinga campus of West Hills College.

Lafayette College in Easton Pennsylvania Appoints Nicole Hurd as Its Eighteenth President

Lafayette College in Easton Pennsylvania Appoints Nicole Hurd as Its Eighteenth President

Dr. Hurd has been serving as chief executive officer of College Advising Corps, which she launched in 2005.  CAC has helped more than 525,000 low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students enroll in higher education by placing more than 800 recent college graduates as near-peer advisers in 795 high schools across America.

Terri Goss Kinzy Named the Twentieth President of Illinois State University

Terri Goss Kinzy Named the Twentieth President of Illinois State University

Dr. Kinzy has been serving as a professor of biology and vice president for research and innovation at Western Michigan University. Earlier, she served as vice president of research and professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She will begin her new job on July 1.

Denise Whisenhunt Appointed President of Grossmont College in California

Denise Whisenhunt Appointed President of Grossmont College in California

Whisenhunt has been serving as vice president of student services at San Diego City College. She served as interim president of the college in 2016 and 2017. Whisenhunt has been on the staff at the college since 2001.

Maria Gallo Appointed Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Maria Gallo Appointed Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Since July 2016, Dr. Gallo has been serving as president of Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Earlier, she was dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and chair of the department of agronomy at the University of Florida.

Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona Selects Its Next Leader

Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona Selects Its Next Leader

Since 2016, Dr. Marsha Daniel has served as vice president of economic development for South Central College that has campuses in Faribault and North Mankato, Minnesota. She has been on the staff at South Central College since 2007.

Jennifer Pollack Is the New Leader of the American Physiological Society

Jennifer Pollack Is the New Leader of the American Physiological Society

Dr. Pollack professor in the Division of Nephrology in the department of medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also serves as co-director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences Predoctoral Training Program.

Lisa Jones Appointed President of Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely

Lisa Jones Appointed President of Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely

In her most recent role, Dr. Lisa Jones served as vice president of student development at the Cedar Valley campus of Dallas College, a Hispanic-serving and predominately Black institution in Lancaster, Texas. Earlier, Dr. Jones served as vice president of student affairs at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan.

Krista Newkirk Will Be the First Woman President of the University of Redlands in California

Krista Newkirk Will Be the First Woman President of the University of Redlands in California

Krista Newkirk has been serving as president of Converse College, an educational institution for women in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The college is now becoming co-educational. Prior to being named the tenth president of Converse College in 2016, Newkirk spent 13 years at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Sandra Kiddoo Selcted to Lead Northland Community and Technical College in Minnesota

Sandra Kiddoo Selcted to Lead Northland Community and Technical College in Minnesota

The board of trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named Sandra Kiddoo to serve as the next president of Northland Community and Technical College. The appointment will become effective July 1, 2021. Northland Community and Technical College operates branches in Thief River Falls and East Grand Forks, Minnesota. The college enrolls just […]

University of Iowa Names Barbara J. Wilson as its Next President

University of Iowa Names Barbara J. Wilson as its Next President

Since 2016, Dr. Wilson has served as executive vice president and vice president for academic affairs for the University of Illinois System. Earlier at the University of Illinois, she served as the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and as head of the department of communication.

Two Women Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions in Higher Education

Two Women Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions in Higher Education

Rosa Rivera-Hainaj has been selected as provost at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, and Catherine Koshland was named interim executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Berkeley. Both appointments are effective in July.