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Two Women Scholars Will Serve as Co-President of Sociologists for Women in Society

Two Women Scholars Will Serve as Co-President of Sociologists for Women in Society

Mary Osirim, a professor of sociology at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and Melanie Heath, an associate professor of social sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, has been named co-president of Sociologists for Women in Society. Founded in 1971, the organization is a nonprofit professional feminist group dedicated to encouraging the development of sociological feminist theory and scholarship.

Thema Bryant-Davis Has Been Named President-Elect of the American Psychological Association

Thema Bryant-Davis Has Been Named President-Elect of the American Psychological Association

Dr. Bryant Davis. professor of psychology and director of the Culture and Trauma Research Lab at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, is the youngest person to be elected president of the association.

Suzanne Keen Will Be the Next President of Scripps College in Claremont, California

Suzanne Keen Will Be the Next President of Scripps College in Claremont, California

Dr. Keen is a distinguished scholar and professor of English literature. Since 2018, she has served as vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She is the former dean of the college at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where she served as chair of the English department. She will become president of Scripps College on July 1, 2022.

A New Home for the Institute of Women's Leadership at Texas Woman's University

A New Home for the Institute of Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University

The institute was originally created and funded by the Texas Legislature in 2015 as the Center for Women in Business. In 2017, the Legislature expanded the mission of the institute to include leadership training for women in the areas of business, public policy, public service, and scholarly research. The university recently opened a new headquarters for the center on campus.

Katherine Zatz Appointed Acting President of the American Public University System

Katherine Zatz Appointed Acting President of the American Public University System

The American Public University System, headquartered in Charlestown, West Virginia, offers more than 200 online degree and certificate programs through American Military University. The system has approximately 110,000 alumni worldwide. From 2017 to 2020, Dr. Zatz was the assistant dean of Petrocelli College at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.

Daria Willis Will Be the Next President of Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland

Daria Willis Will Be the Next President of Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland

Dr. Willis currently serves as president of Everett Community College in Washington. Earlier, Dr. Willis was the provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Onondaga Community College of the State University of New York and dean of academic studies at Lee College in Baytown, Texas.

DeAnnia Clements Is the New President of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta

DeAnnia Clements Is the New President of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta

Clements’ career in technical education began as an adjunct instructor for South Georgia Technical College in 1999. She has held a number of positions at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College since 2010 including dean of professional services and dean of allied health, associate vice president for academic affairs, and vice president for academic affairs.

The American Association of University Women Names Gloria Blackwell As Its New Leader

The American Association of University Women Names Gloria Blackwell As Its New Leader

Blackwell had been serving as the executive vice president and chief program officer for the association. For 17 years, she directed AAUW’s highly esteemed fellowships and grants program which has awarded more than $70 million in funding to women scholars and programs in the U.S. and overseas.

Vanderbilt University's Cynthia Reinhart-King Will Lead the Biomedical Engineering Society

Vanderbilt University’s Cynthia Reinhart-King Will Lead the Biomedical Engineering Society

Professor Reinhart-King, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, is a cellular bioengineer whose seminal work on extracellular matrices has contributed to a breakthrough in understanding tumor formation. The citations of her cellular bioengineering research number in the thousands.

Pamela Cipriano of the University of Virginia Is the New President of the International Council of Nurses

Pamela Cipriano of the University of Virginia Is the New President of the International Council of Nurses

The International Council of Nurses is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations, representing more than 27 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organization for health professionals.

Rebecca Blank Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Northwestern University

Rebecca Blank Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Northwestern University

Dr. Blank became chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. An internationally renowned economist, Dr. Blank is a well-known researcher on poverty and the low-income labor market and has served as an economics expert in three presidential administrations.

Andrea Young Will Be the First Woman to Lead Ripon College in Wisconsin in Its 170-Year History

Andrea Young Will Be the First Woman to Lead Ripon College in Wisconsin in Its 170-Year History

Dr. Young currently serves as vice president for finance and director of strategic initiatives at the college. She oversees the business, financial, and information technology functions of the institution. Prior to her role as vice president for finance, Dr. Young served as the acting dean of faculty for a semester and received promotion and tenure to be an associate professor of mathematics in 2016. 

Michaele Whelan Will Be the Ninth President of Wheaton College in Norwood, Massachusetts

Michaele Whelan Will Be the Ninth President of Wheaton College in Norwood, Massachusetts

Since 2013, Dr. Whelan has been provost at Emerson College in Boston. Earlier in her career, she was vice provost for academic affairs at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and associate dean of academic planning and innovation in the Schools of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

University of Chicago's Young-Kee Kim Joins the Chain of Presidential Succession of the American Physical Society

University of Chicago’s Young-Kee Kim Joins the Chain of Presidential Succession of the American Physical Society

Dr. Kim is chair of the department of physics at the University of Chicago. She is the Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor in the department and the Enrico Fermi Institute and senior advisor to the provost for global scientific initiatives. In 2024, she will be the ninth scholar from the University of Chicago to become president of the American Physical Society.

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen Is the New President-Elect of SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen Is the New President-Elect of SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen is the Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering, director of the Biophotonics Center, and a professor of biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Mahadevan-Jansen, who joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in 1996, will become president of the society in 2022.

Kindred Murillo Selected to Lead Santa Barbara City College in California

Kindred Murillo Selected to Lead Santa Barbara City College in California

Dr. Murillo has more than 24 years in the California Community College System. Beginning as an adjunct faculty member, she served 11 years as a chief business officer for three districts (Contra Costa, Pasadena Area, Copper Mountain). She was superintendent/president of Lake Tahoe Community College for nine years. She retired earlier this year after nearly four years leading the Southwestern Community College District in Chula Vista, California.

Cathy Cox Has Been Appointed President of Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville

Cathy Cox Has Been Appointed President of Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville

Since 2017, Cox has been serving as dean of Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia. Earlier, she was president of Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia, for 10 years. Cox served two terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and later was the first woman in the state’s history to be elected Secretary of State in Georgia.

University of Kentucky Scholar Named President of the Association for Popular Music Education

University of Kentucky Scholar Named President of the Association for Popular Music Education

Martina Vasil is an associate professor of music education at the University of Kentucky. She teaches undergraduate courses in general music methods and graduate courses in music education research and popular music education. Her primary research interests are popular music education, children’s musical culture, and mentoring practices in music teacher education.

Gloria Thomas Selected as the Next President of HERS

Gloria Thomas Selected as the Next President of HERS

Dr. Thomas comes to HERS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she served as the director of the Carolina Women’s Center. Prior to her time at UNC, Dr. Thomas served as the executive director of the Center for the Education of Women at the University of Michigan.

Pamela Chally Will Be the New Leader of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville

Pamela Chally Will Be the New Leader of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville

Dr. Chally has been with the University of North Florida for 28 years, most recently serving as the interim provost and vice president of academic affairs from 2017 to 2019. She was previously the dean and a professor of nursing in the university’s Brooks College of Health.

Strayer University Appoints Andrea Backman as Its Seventeenth President

Strayer University Appoints Andrea Backman as Its Seventeenth President

Dr. Backman has been serving as acting president since November 2020. Earlier, she was chief employability officer for Strategic Education Inc., the university’s parent firm. Earlier in her career, Dr. Backman was the chief academic officer at Rasmussen College in Minneapolis.

Rhea Law Selected to Lead the University of South Florida

Rhea Law Selected to Lead the University of South Florida

Law is the former chief executive officer and chair of the board of Fowler White Boggs, a Florida law firm. She led the merger of that firm with a national firm, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in 2014. President Law was one of the founding members of the USF board of trustees, where she spent five years as vice chair and four years as the first and only female chair.

The Next President of Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee

The Next President of Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee

Since 2017, Dr. Orinthia T. Montague has been president of Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, New York. She previously served as vice president of student affairs and chief diversity officer, and dean of students, at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota, and as dean of students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Charlotte Morris Appointed the Ninth President of Tuskegee University in Alabama

Charlotte Morris Appointed the Ninth President of Tuskegee University in Alabama

For over three decades, Dr. Morris has served in several roles at Tuskegee University including chief of staff to the president and secretary to the board of trustees. Most recently, Dr. Morris served as the director of the university’s Title III program.

Sheila Edwards Lange Chosen to Be the Next Chancellor of the University of Washington-Tacoma

Sheila Edwards Lange Chosen to Be the Next Chancellor of the University of Washington-Tacoma

Dr. Edwards Lange has been serving as president of Seattle Central College. She was the vice president for minority affairs and diversity for the University of Washington from 2007 to 2015. Dr. Edwards Lange is scheduled to become chancellor at the University of Washington-Tacoma on September 16.

La Jerne Terry Cornish to Lead Ithaca College for the 2021-22 Academic Year

La Jerne Terry Cornish to Lead Ithaca College for the 2021-22 Academic Year

Dr. Cornish has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Ithaca College since 2018. Earlier, she was associate provost for undergraduate studies at Goucher College in Baltimore. She joined the faculty at Goucher in 1998 as an instructor of English.

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.