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Rachelle Karstens Appointed the Eleventh President of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa

Rachelle Karstens Appointed the Eleventh President of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa

President Karstens came to Briar Cliff University in May 2017 as chief of staff to the university’s president. When the university’s president resigned two months later, Karstens was named interim president. She has now been appointed to the position on a permanent basis.

Karen Lawrence Appointed President of the Huntington Library in California

Karen Lawrence Appointed President of the Huntington Library in California

Karen Lawrence, who served as president of Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, for 10 years, has been named president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. She is the former dean of the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine.

Donna H. Oliver Named Provost at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida

Donna H. Oliver Named Provost at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida

Dr. Oliver is the former president of Mississippi Valley State University. Earlier, she served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Edward Waters College and vice president for academic affairs at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She has also been on the faculty at Elon University in North Carolina.

Brown University's Meenakshi Narain to Take Leadership Post With the Large Hadron Collider

Brown University’s Meenakshi Narain to Take Leadership Post With the Large Hadron Collider

Meenakshi Narain, professor of physics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, has been selected to lead the collaboration board for U.S. institutions participating in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland. She is the first woman to hold the position.

Claudine Gay Named Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University

Claudine Gay Named Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University

Dr. Gay is the Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African American Studies and is the founding chair of Harvard’s Inequality in America Initiative. She joined the faculty in 2006 and has served as dean of social science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 2015.

Heidi Anderson Appointed the 16th President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Heidi Anderson Appointed the 16th President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Since September 2017, Dr. Anderson has been special advisor to the president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She served as provost and vice president for academic affairs there from 2015 to 2017.

Mary Gallagher Appointed President of Los Angeles City College

Mary Gallagher Appointed President of Los Angeles City College

Dr. Gallagher has served as interim president since January 2018. Previously, she served as vice president of administrative services at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and was acting president of that college for eight months.

The New President of Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts

The New President of Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts

For the past two years, Dr. Salomon-Fernandez has served as president of Cumberland County College in Vineland, New Jersey. Earlier, she held several positions at Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, including interim president.

The New Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville

The New Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Since 2013, Dr. Nancy J. Cable has been serving as president of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. Earlier in her career, Dr. Cable was vice president and senior adviser to the president at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and dean of admission and financial aid at Davidson College in North Carolina.

Ann E. Cudd Selected to Be the Next Provost at the University of Pittsburgh

Ann E. Cudd Selected to Be the Next Provost at the University of Pittsburgh

Since 2015, Dr. Cudd has served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University. Earlier, she was vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas. Dr. Cudd came to the University of Kansas in 1988 and was named a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in 2012.

Shepherd University Extends Contract of President Mary J.C. Hendrix

Shepherd University Extends Contract of President Mary J.C. Hendrix

The board of governors of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, has extended the contract of President Mary J.C. Hendrix for an additional five years. She became the 16th president of the university in 2013. At that time, Dr. Hendrix was the first graduate of the university to be named president in the institution’s 144-year history.

Elizabeth Meade Appointed President of Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Meade Appointed President of Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Dr. Meade has been serving as interim president since former president Carmen Twillie Ambar left last summer to become president of Oberlin College in Ohio. Prior to becoming interim president in July 2017, Dr. Meade served as provost for five years.

Jinliu Wang Appointed Interim President at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute

Jinliu Wang Appointed Interim President at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute

Last fall, Dr. Wang was named interim provost for the State University of New York System. Earlier, she has served as vice chancellor for research and economic development. Previously, Dr. Wang was assistant director for engineering at the National Science Foundation.

A Change in Leadership at Keuka College in New York State

A Change in Leadership at Keuka College in New York State

When the president of the college stepped down due to a death in his family, the board of trustees of Keuka College named Amy Storey as interim president. Story has been serving since 2013 as vice president for advancement and external affairs and chief advancement officer at the college.

Tanya Millner-Harlee to Lead Manchester Community College in Connecticut

Tanya Millner-Harlee to Lead Manchester Community College in Connecticut

Tanya Millner-Harlee is the interim Campus CEO of Manchester Community College in Connecticut. She is a professor of English and has been serving as interim dean of academic affairs at the college. She will serve while a search is conducted for an individual to fill the position on a permanent basis.

Joanne Passaro Named the Sixth President of Metropolitan College of New York

Joanne Passaro Named the Sixth President of Metropolitan College of New York

Since 2007, Dr. Passaro has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Earlier in her career, she served for seven years in a number of positions at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Wilma Mishoe Named the Eleventh President of Delaware State University

Wilma Mishoe Named the Eleventh President of Delaware State University

Dr. Mishoe has been serving in the post on an interim basis since January. Previously, she was chair of the university’s board of trustees, the first women to hold the post in the university’s history.

Gene Glickman Chosen to be the First Woman President of Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts

Gene Glickman Chosen to be the First Woman President of Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts

For the past decade, Dr. Glickman has served as president of Manchester Community College in Connecticut. Previously, she was vice president for teaching, learning, and student development at Elgin Community College in Illinois.

Two Women Appointed to Lead Branch Campuses of Major State Universities

Two Women Appointed to Lead Branch Campuses of Major State Universities

Robin Lightner will serve as dean of Blue Ash College, a regional campus of the University of Cincinnati and Alysia Starkey was promoted to interim dean and CEO of the Polytechnic Campus of Kansas State University in Salina.

Kathleen Jagger to Lead Thomas More College in Kentucky

Kathleen Jagger to Lead Thomas More College in Kentucky

Since 2015, Dr. Jagger has served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of Thomas More College. Previously, she was a professor of biology and held several administrative posts at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

Cathy Sandeen Named Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage

Cathy Sandeen Named Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage

Dr. Sandeen has been serving as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin Extension. Earlier, she held leadership positions at University of California campuses at Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco. She will begin her new job on September 15.

Pamela Whitten Chosen as the Next Leader of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Pamela Whitten Chosen as the Next Leader of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Since 2014, Dr. Whitten has been provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Georgia. Earlier, she was dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University.

Katrina VanderWoude Selected as the Next President of Contra Costa College in California

Katrina VanderWoude Selected as the Next President of Contra Costa College in California

Katrina VanderWoude has been serving as vice president for academic affairs at Grossmont College in El Cajon, California. Earlier, she was vice provost at Rochester College in Michigan. Dr. VanderWoude will begin her new job on August 6.

Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson Appointed President of Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson Appointed President of Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Since 2012, Dr. Pehrsson has been serving as dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University. Earlier, she served on the faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Oregon State University and Sam Houston State University in Texas.

Keystone College in Pennsylvania Names Tracy Brundage as Its Eleventh President

Keystone College in Pennsylvania Names Tracy Brundage as Its Eleventh President

Since August 2017, Dr. Brundage has served as Keystone College’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. Before coming to Keystone, Dr. Brundage served as vice president of workforce development at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.

Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Names its Next President

Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Names its Next President

Since 2015, Dr. Barbara K. Altmann has been serving as provost at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Earlier, Dr. Altmann was a professor of French and senior vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Oregon.

An Ambitious Fundraising Effort Launched by the Women of Dartmouth College

An Ambitious Fundraising Effort Launched by the Women of Dartmouth College

As part of the college’s $3 billion Call to Lead fundraising program, Dartmouth is seeking 100 women to contribute $1 million each. n addition, women will seek to raise $25 million to renovate Dartmouth Hall, which houses the college’s teacher-scholar education program.

Chicago State University Chooses Zaldwaynaka Scott as Its Next President

Chicago State University Chooses Zaldwaynaka Scott as Its Next President

Scott is an attorney for the Foley & Lardner law firm, which has offices in 21 major U.S. cities including Chicago. A former federal prosecutor, Scott served on the board of trustees of Chicago State University from 2009 to 2013 and has taught courses as an adjunct professor at several law schools.

Vita Rabinowitz to Lead the City University of New York

Vita Rabinowitz to Lead the City University of New York

Prior to being named as executive vice chancellor and provost at CUNY in 2015, Dr. Rabinowitz served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Hunter College, a CUNY campus on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Martha Burger Will Be the First Woman President of Oklahoma City University

Martha Burger Will Be the First Woman President of Oklahoma City University

Burger is the former senior vice president of human and corporate resources at Chesapeake Energy Corporation and is the co-founder of Amethyst Investments. She has served on the university’s board of trustees since 2008 and had chaired the audit and finance committees.

Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, Chooses Irma Becerra as Its Next President

Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, Chooses Irma Becerra as Its Next President

Irma Becerra was born in Cuba and was raised in Puerto Rico. For the past four years, she has served as provost and chief academic officer at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. Earlier she served on the faculty of Florida International University in Miami for nearly 30 years.

Lily McNair Will Be the First Woman President of Tuskegee University in Alabama

Lily McNair Will Be the First Woman President of Tuskegee University in Alabama

Dr. McNair has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wagner College on Staten Island in New York City. Before becoming provost in 2011, Dr. McNair was associate provost for research and a professor of psychology at Spelman College in Atlanta.

Sheila Gestring Promoted to the Presidency of the University of South Dakota

Sheila Gestring Promoted to the Presidency of the University of South Dakota

Sheila Gestring currently serves as vice president of finance and chief financial officer at the University of South Dakota. She joined the finance staff at the university in 2006 and was named chief financial officer in 2010. She recently led a successful $250 million fundraising campaign.

Teresa Leyba-Ruiz Appointed President of Glendale Community College in Arizona

Teresa Leyba-Ruiz Appointed President of Glendale Community College in Arizona

Dr. Ruiz has been serving as interim president for the past 18 months. Earlier, she served in a number of other posts at the college including interim dean of instruction, associate vice president for academic and student affairs, and vice president of student affairs.

The First Woman to Lead the West Plains Campus of Missouri State University

The First Woman to Lead the West Plains Campus of Missouri State University

Dr. Lawler was an adjunct faculty member at Missouri State University from 1984 to 2002. She joined the staff at Ozarks Technical Community College in 1997 and rose to the rank of provost and vice chancellor for academic and student affairs.