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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 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.
Dr. L. Joy Gates Black has been serving as vice chancellor for academic affairs at Tarrant County College District in Fort Worth, Texas. She joined the staff at Tarrant County College in 2010. Earlier, Dr. Gates Black served in administrative roles at community colleges in Texas, California, and Massachusetts.
The college, in Lakewood, Washington, enrolls about 3,700 students. Women make up 64 percent of the student body. Dr. Loveday has been on the staff at the college since 2002 and has been serving as interim president since June 2016.
Lauren Robel is executive vice president and provost at Indiana University in Bloomington. Also, she is the Val Nolan Professor of Law in the university’s law school.
Fourteen women have established the Inspiring Women in Lifetime Leadership (I WILL) initiative at Virginia Tech. The group, made up of alumnae, faculty, staff and other friends of the university, seeks to develop educational leadership opportunities for women at the university and beyond.
Dr. Bradley currently serves as the Bradley-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, head of the residential Branford College, and faculty director of the Global Health Leadership Institute at Yale University. She will become president of Vassar College on July 1.
Pam Benoit is the current executive vice president and provost at Ohio University. She joined the staff at Ohio University in 2009. Previously, she served as vice provost of advanced studies and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri.
Dr. Christine Pharr will become president of Mount Mary University on July 1, upon the retirement of Ellen Schwalbach who has led the educational institution since 2008. Dr. Pharr currently serves as vice president for alumnae and donor relations at the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska.
The New Chair of the Board of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Nancy B. Moody is the first woman president of Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee. She has served in this role since 2009. Earlier in her career, Dr. Moody was the first woman to serve as president of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee.
The board of trustees of Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, New Jersey, has named Barbara Gaba as the educational institution’s next president. Dr. Gaba has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey.
One Woman Among Finalists for Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia
Sara McLaughlin Mitchell is a professor of political science at the University of Iowa. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from Michigan State University.
Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib has been serving as vice chancellor for workforce development and technical education at Delgado Community College in Slidell, Louisiana. She will become chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College on January 2.
Since July 2015, Dr. Tydings has served as president of Chattanooga Community College. Before taking over as president of Chattanooga Community College, Dr. Tydings was president of Athens Technical College in Georgia from 2003 to 2015.
Since 2010, Dr. Hamilton has been vice president for academic affairs at Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tennessee. She has been a faculty member at the college since 1991. Dr. Hamilton will become president of Jackson State Community College on January 10.
Since 2009, Dr. Hass has been serving as president of Austin College in Sherman, Texas. She also serves as chair of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. She will become the first woman president in the 168-year history of Rhodes College on July 1.
Cynthia Warrick will serve as interim president beginning on January 3. She is not considered to be a candidate for the position on a permanent basis. In the past, Dr. Warrick has served as interim president at Grambling State University in Louisiana and South Carolina State University.
When she takes office on July 1, Dr. Starr will be first woman president of the highly ranked liberal arts college in Claremont, California. She currently serves as dean of the College of Arts and Science at New York University.
Marsha Kelliher has been serving as dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Earlier, she was dean of the School of Management and Business at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
Linda Greenhouse is the Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She is the first woman to serve as president in the 273-year history of the American Philosophical Society.
Sara Ray Stoelinga currently serves as the Sara Liston Spurlark Director of the Urban Education Institute at the University of Chicago. Dr. Stoelinga also serves as a professor in the Urban Teacher Education Program at the university. She will become president of Carroll University in July 2017.
Dr. Babington will become interim president on January 1 and is expected to serve until the end of the academic year. Since 2014, she has served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the university. She previously served on the faculty at Northeastern University in Boston.
The two women finalists are Jennifer Evans-Cowley, a professor of city and regional planning and vice provost for capital planning and regional campuses at Ohio State University, and Latha Ramchand, a professor of finance and the dean of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.
Since 2014, Michelle Behr has been serving as provost, senior vice president for academic affairs, and dean of the college at Birmingham Southern College in Alabama. Earlier, she was dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
Since July, Dr. Davenport has been serving as the interim president of the University of Cincinnati. In July 2013, she was appointed senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Cincinnati. She will begin her new duties at the University of Tennessee on March 1.