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Donna M. Carroll Selected to Lead North Central College in Naperville, Illinois

Donna M. Carroll Selected to Lead North Central College in Naperville, Illinois

Dr. Carroll recently completed a 27-year presidency at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. She is expected to lead North Central College for the coming academic year while a search for a permanent president is conducted.

Carmen Simone Selected to Lead Dakota State College in Bottineau, North Dakota

Carmen Simone Selected to Lead Dakota State College in Bottineau, North Dakota

Founded in 1906 as the North Dakota School of Forestry, Dakota State College at Bottineau is now an affiliate campus of Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. Most recently Dr. Simone served as president of Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff.

Guillermina Gina Núñez-Mchiri Will Be the Next Leader of the Imperial Valley Campus of San Diego State University

Guillermina Gina Núñez-Mchiri Will Be the Next Leader of the Imperial Valley Campus of San Diego State University

Dr. Núñez-Mchiri, a native of Calexico, California, has been serving as an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso. She began as a visiting assistant professor at UTEP, where she eventually gained tenure and became director of Women’s and Gender Studies.

Report Finds Limited Progress in Closing the Gender Gap in Leadership Positions in K-12 Education

Report Finds Limited Progress in Closing the Gender Gap in Leadership Positions in K-12 Education

According to the American Superintendent 2020 Decennial Study, 26.7 percent of district superintendents across the country were women. Today in Utah, 12.2 percent (5 of 41) of superintendents are women, a number that remains unchanged since 2017. Women make up just 29 percent of all high school principals.

Rachel Rebouché Selected to Lead the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia

Rachel Rebouché Selected to Lead the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia

One of the nation’s leading reproductive law scholars and an expert in family law and health law, Professor Rebouché previously served as the law school’s associate dean for research before taking on the role of interim dean in August 2021.

Sian Leah Beilock Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire

Sian Leah Beilock Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire

Since July 2017, Dr. Beilock has been serving as the eighth president of Barnard College in New York City. Earlier, she had been serving as executive vice provost at the University of Chicago. She also was the Stella W. Rowley Professor in the department of psychology. Professor Beilock joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2005.

Jane Bunker Has Been Chosen to Lead the Association of University Presses

Jane Bunker Has Been Chosen to Lead the Association of University Presses

Bunker became the director of the Cornell University Press in March 2020. She is the first woman to serve in this role since the press was founded in 1869. From 2010 to 2020, she was director of Northwestern University Press. She previously served as associate director and editor-in-chief at the State University of New York Press.

Mary Boyd Will Be the Next President of Emmanuel College in Boston

Mary Boyd Will Be the Next President of Emmanuel College in Boston

Since 2017, Dr. Boyd has served as provost at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia. Dr. Boyd served from 2008 to 2013 as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego. She has also served as chair of the department of chemistry at Georgia Southern University and was a faculty fellow for the Center for Ethics and Social Justice at Loyola University Chicago.

For Health Reasons, Rebecca Blank Will Be Unable to Serve as the First Woman President of Northwestern University

For Health Reasons, Rebecca Blank Will Be Unable to Serve as the First Woman President of Northwestern University

Last October, Northwestern University announced that Rebecca Blank had been selected to serve as the seventeenth president of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Now Dr. Blank has announced that she will be unable to serve as the first woman president of the highly ranked university due to the fact that she has been diagnosed with cancer.

Alicia Córdoba is the New President of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Alicia Córdoba is the New President of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dr. Córdoba brings more than two decades of experience in Catholic higher education, both as a faculty member and administrator, to her new role leading Aquinas College. She has been serving as associate vice president and director of the Center for Catholic Studies at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

Michelle Schutt Has Been Selected as the Eleventh President of Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts

Michelle Schutt Has Been Selected as the Eleventh President of Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts

Dr. Schutt has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, holding leadership roles in all facets of education, including student affairs, academic services, and community learning. Most recently she was the vice president of community and learner services at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls.

Alison Buckley Appointed President of the State University of New York Ulster

Alison Buckley Appointed President of the State University of New York Ulster

Dr. Buckley has been serving as vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Connecticut State Community Colleges in New Britain. She previously served as associate vice president for enrollment services at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland. 

Lynn Ortale is the New President of Maria College in Albany, New York

Lynn Ortale is the New President of Maria College in Albany, New York

For the past 13 years, Dr. Ortale has served as vice president for student life at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and has also been an adjunct faculty member in the higher education administration graduate program at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Jayathi Murthy Has Been Appointed the Sixteenth President of Oregon State University

Jayathi Murthy Has Been Appointed the Sixteenth President of Oregon State University

Since 2016, Dr. Murthy has been serving as the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was the first woman to hold that position. She was also a professor in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department.

Baylor University Scholar Heading North to Lead St. Mary's University in Calgary, Alberta

Baylor University Scholar Heading North to Lead St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Alberta

Sinda Vanderpool, who has spent her years as a student and an educator in the United States will be the new president and vice-chancellor of St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Alberta, in Canada. When she takes office on July, 1, she will be the first woman to lead the university.

University of Massachusetts' Joya Misra Elected President of the American Sociological Association

University of Massachusetts’ Joya Misra Elected President of the American Sociological Association

Joya Misra is a professor of sociology and public policy and director of the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Professor Misra will serve as ASA president-elect for one year before ascending to the organization’s leadership role in August 2023.

Dianna Phillips Has Been Selected to Lead Fairmont State University in West Virginia

Dianna Phillips Has Been Selected to Lead Fairmont State University in West Virginia

Dr. Phillips has been serving as vice president of academic affairs and provost at the university. Prior to her tenure at Fairmont State, Phillips served as the president of the Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland. Earlier, she was the chief executive officer of the Community College of the University of the District of Columbia. 

Sehar Awan Will Be the Next President of Mission College in Santa Clara, California

Sehar Awan Will Be the Next President of Mission College in Santa Clara, California

Since 2019, Dr. Awan has been an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Dr. Awan previously was the vice president of administrative services at San Diego City College and was the acting vice president at San Jose City College.

The New President of Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake, Minnesota

The New President of Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake, Minnesota

Helen Zaikina-Montgomery came to the college in 2019 as the director of assessment and institutional research. She was appointed interim president in May 2021. She previously taught at Grand Canyon University and Nevada State College.

Liz Russell Appointed President of Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor

Liz Russell Appointed President of Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor

President Russell has served in various leadership positions since joining the college in 1994, most recently as vice president of academic affairs. Earlier, she was dean of student affairs, dean of student success, associate dean of enrollment management, and director of admissions.

Vanessa Beasley Will Be the First Woman President of Trinity University in San Antonio

Vanessa Beasley Will Be the First Woman President of Trinity University in San Antonio

Since 2018, Dr. Beasley has served as vice provost for academic affairs at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She was an associate professor of communication studies at the university and held an affiliate position in political science.

New Women Leaders for Two Regional Campuses of Pennsylvania State University

New Women Leaders for Two Regional Campuses of Pennsylvania State University

Elizabeth J. Wright, an associate professor of English and associate dean was appointed chancellor of the Hazleton campus of Pennsylvania State University. Megan Nagel will serve as interim chancellor and chief academic officer for the coming academic year at Penn State Great Allegheny in McKeesport.

Rochelle Ford Selected as the Next President of Dillard University in New Orleans

Rochelle Ford Selected as the Next President of Dillard University in New Orleans

Since 2018, Dr. Ford has been serving as dean of School of Communications at Elon University in North Carolina. Before becoming dean at Elon, she was a professor of public relations in the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York.

Christian Hardigree Chosen to Lead the St. Petersburg Campus of the University of South Florida

Christian Hardigree Chosen to Lead the St. Petersburg Campus of the University of South Florida

Professor Hardigree most recently served as the founding dean of the School of Hospitality at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. Earlier, Professor Hardigree served as the founding director of the Institute for Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

Two Women Selected to Lead Regional Campuses of the University of Connecticut

Two Women Selected to Lead Regional Campuses of the University of Connecticut

Fumiko Hoeft was appointed interim director of the Waterbury campus of the University of Connecticut and Jennifer Orlikoff will the next director of the university’s Stamford campus, effective July 1.

San Diego Mesa College in California Selects Ashanti Hands as Its Next President

San Diego Mesa College in California Selects Ashanti Hands as Its Next President

Since 2016, Dr. Hands has served as vice president of student services at Mesa College. She joined the college in 2008 where she has held positions as dean of student affairs, acting dean of student development and matriculation, and acting vice president of student services.

Jennifer Mnookin Appointed Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jennifer Mnookin Appointed Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Since 2015, Dr. Mnookin has been dean of the School of Law and Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at UCLA in 2005. Earlier, she was a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law.

The University of Southern Maine in Portland Names Its Next President

The University of Southern Maine in Portland Names Its Next President

Since 2017, Dr. Edmondson has been the chancellor and chief academic officer of Penn State Greater Allegheny. Earlier, she was a tenured professor and associate dean in the College of Education and later associate vice president and associate dean for undergraduate education.

Torie Jackson Has Been Selected to Lead West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Torie Jackson Has Been Selected to Lead West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Most recently she has been chief operating officer, executive vice president for institutional advancement, and president and CEO of the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Foundation. She also holds a faculty post as an associate professor of communication.

Lovell Pugh-Bassett Wll Be the Next President of Camden County College in New Jersey

Lovell Pugh-Bassett Wll Be the Next President of Camden County College in New Jersey

Dr. Pugh-Bassett has served as the vice president of institutional effectiveness, advancement, and strategic initiatives at Camden County College since August of 2019. Earlier, she was program coordinator for the math/science Upward Bound program at Temple University and then program director for Upward Bound at Philadelphia Community College.

Julie Chen Has Been Named Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell

Julie Chen Has Been Named Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell

Dr. Chen has been serving as vice chancellor for research and innovation and has been a member of the faculty since 1997, after spending six years as an assistant professor at Boston University. She was appointed vice provost for research in 2009 and was promoted to vice chancellor in 2016.

Cleveland State Community College in Tennessee Chooses Its Next President

Cleveland State Community College in Tennessee Chooses Its Next President

Since 2017, Dr. Ty Stone has served as the sixth president of Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York. Earlier, the Air Force veteran was vice president for strategic initiatives at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.

Tracy Brundage Appointed President of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia

Tracy Brundage Appointed President of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia

Since 2018, Dr. Brundage has served as the eleventh president of Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania. Earlier, she was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Keystone. Before coming to Keystone, Dr. Brundage served as vice president of workforce development at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.

Texas A&M University Has Announced the Leader of Its New Campus in Fort Worth

Texas A&M University Has Announced the Leader of Its New Campus in Fort Worth

Kim McCuistion is currently dean of the Fort Worth campus of Tarleton State University. She joined Tarleton in 2018 as chief of staff after 11 years with Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Laura Bloomberg Named the Eighth President of Cleveland State University in Ohio

Laura Bloomberg Named the Eighth President of Cleveland State University in Ohio

Dr. Bloomberg became provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Cleveland State on September 1, 2021. She previously served eight years as dean and as associate dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.