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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.

Kristin Clark Appointed Chancellor of the West Hills Community College District in California

Kristin Clark Appointed Chancellor of the West Hills Community College District in California

Dr. Clark has served as president of West Hills College Lemoore since January 2016. Earlier, she was vice president of student services at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. She will begin her new job on July 1.

Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania Appoints Felicia Ganther as Its Next President

Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania Appoints Felicia Ganther as Its Next President

Since 2012, Dr. Ganther has been serving as associate vice chancellor for student affairs at Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona. Earlier she was the executive director of the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. She will become president of Bucks County Community College on Julu 1.

New College of Florida Appoints Patricia Okker as its Next President

New College of Florida Appoints Patricia Okker as its Next President

Dr. Okker has served as dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri since 2017. She joined the University of Missouri as an assistant professor of English in 1990. From 2005 to 2011, Professor Okker chaired the English department at the university.

Sonya Christian Appointed Chancellor of the Kern Community College District in California

Sonya Christian Appointed Chancellor of the Kern Community College District in California

Sonya Christian has been president of Bakersfield College in California since 2013. Earlier, she served in a variety of senior administrative roles at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, including executive vice president and chief academic officer and vice president for academic and student affairs.

Rebecca Johnson Is the First Woman to Lead Oregon State University

Rebecca Johnson Is the First Woman to Lead Oregon State University

Dr. Johnson has served as vice president of OSU-Cascades since 2009 and has been on the university’s faculty since 1984. She will be the leader of the state’s largest university for approximately a year or until a permanent president is in office.

Pamela Whitten Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana University

Pamela Whitten Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana University

Dr. Whitten has served as president of Kennesaw State University in Georgia since 2018. From 2014 to 2018, she was provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the University of Georgia. Earlier in her career, Dr. Whitten was dean of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.

The First Woman to Be Named President of a Public Research University in Oklahoma

The First Woman to Be Named President of a Public Research University in Oklahoma

Kayse Shrum has been serving as president of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, Oklahoma, since 2013. She joined the faculty at the medical school in 2002. Earlier, she was a practicing pediatrician in rural Oklahoma.

Lynn Priddy Is the New President of Claremont Lincoln University in California

Lynn Priddy Is the New President of Claremont Lincoln University in California

Dr. Priddy has served on the university’s board of directors for the past two years. She was the interim vice president of academic affairs for the institution from February 2019 to December 2020. Earlier, Dr. Priddy served as provost at National American University, a private for-profit online university headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin, Names its Next President

Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin, Names its Next President

In her 26 year career at the college, Dr. Jeannie Worden has served in a variety of roles including vice president of student services, vice president of human resources and college advancement, executive director of the NTC Foundation, and currently as executive vice president.

Stephanie Erdmann Selected as Leader of Great Falls College in Montana

Stephanie Erdmann Selected as Leader of Great Falls College in Montana

Dr. Erdmann currently serves as the vice president of academic affairs and Rice Lake Campus administrator for Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, a position she has held since 2018. Dr. Erdmann first joined the college in 2015 as a divisional dean in the business program.

Kayse Shrum Will Be the First Woman President of Oklahoma State University

Kayse Shrum Will Be the First Woman President of Oklahoma State University

Dr. Shrum has served as president of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa since 2013. A the time of her appointment, she was the youngest and first woman president and dean of a medical school in the state of Oklahoma.

Dipti Itchhaporia Is the New President of the American College of Cardiology

Dipti Itchhaporia Is the New President of the American College of Cardiology

Itchhaporia is an interventional cardiologist who holds the Eric and Sheila Samson Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Health and is the director of disease management for the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute in Newport Beach, California. She is an associate professor of medicine at the University of California, Irvine.

Joanne Li Selected to Lead the University of Nebraska-Omaha

Joanne Li Selected to Lead the University of Nebraska-Omaha

Dr. Li is currently the dean, professor of finance, and holds the Ryder Eminent Scholar Chair in Business in the College of Business at Florida International University in Miami. After her appointment as the priority candidate, she must undergo a 30-day public vetting period before her appointment as chancellor can be made official.

Patricia Ramsey Will Be the First Woman President of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York

Patricia Ramsey Will Be the First Woman President of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York

Dr. Ramsey, whose appointment is effective May 1, comes to CUNY from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in Washington, D.C., where she spent the past year as a senior executive fellow. A biologist by training, Dr. Ramsey previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

Ramapo College of New Jersey Names Cynthia R. Jebb as Its Fifth President

Ramapo College of New Jersey Names Cynthia R. Jebb as Its Fifth President

Dr. Jebb has been serving as dean of the academic board and professor of comparative politics at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She is retiring as a brigadier general in the United States Army after 39 years of service.

Cynthia Anthony Appointed President of Lawson State Community College in Alabama

Cynthia Anthony Appointed President of Lawson State Community College in Alabama

Dr. Anthony has been serving as interim president at the college since September 2020. Prior to her appointment as interim president, Dr. Anthony was interim vice chancellor for student success for the Alabama Community College System.

M. Katherine Banks Chosen to Lead the Flagship Campus of Texas A&M University

M. Katherine Banks Chosen to Lead the Flagship Campus of Texas A&M University

Dr. Banks currently is dean of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M. She also is vice chancellor of engineering and national laboratories for the A&M System — a title she will retain. Before coming to Texas A&M in 2012, she was chair of the department of civil engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Christine Johnson McPhail Is the New President of Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Christine Johnson McPhail Is the New President of Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Dr. McPhail has been serving as a professor of practice at the John E. Roueche Center for Community College Leadership at Kansas State University. Earlier, she was director of the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program at Morgan State University in Baltimore and president of Cypress College in California.

Florida State University's Karen Oehme to Serve as Chair of the Academic Resilience Consortium

Florida State University’s Karen Oehme to Serve as Chair of the Academic Resilience Consortium

The consortium is an association of over 600 faculty, staff, and higher education students dedicated to understanding and promoting student resilience. Its members include representatives from more than 360 schools in 45 U.S. states and 17 countries, supporting one another in the effort to improve programming and pedagogy and remove systemic barriers to student success.

St. Lawrence University in New York Names Kathryn Morris as Its Nineteenth President

St. Lawrence University in New York Names Kathryn Morris as Its Nineteenth President

For the past eight years, Dr. Morris has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Earlier, Dr. Morris served as a professor of psychology and was chair of that department at Butler. Her areas of expertise include social psychology, the psychology of gender, methodology, and statistics.

Betty Rosa Named Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York

Betty Rosa Named Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York

Dr. Rosa has served on the board of regents since 2008 and became the board’s chancellor in 2016. She resigned as chancellor in August to fill in as interim commissioner of education. Dr. Rosa holds two master’s degrees from the City University of New York and a master’s degree and a doctorate from Harvard University.

Deborah Archer Elected President of the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union

Deborah Archer Elected President of the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union

Deborah Archer is a tenured professor of clinical law and director of the Civil Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law, and co-faculty director of the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at NYU Law. She will be the first African American woman to lead the ACLU in its 101-year history.

Vanderbilt University's Vanessa Beasley to Lead the Rhetoric Society of America

Vanderbilt University’s Vanessa Beasley to Lead the Rhetoric Society of America

Dr. Beasley is an associate professor of communication and associate provost and dean of residential faculty at Vanderbilt University. Before joining the faculty at Vanderbilt in 2008, Professor Beasley taught at Texas A&M University, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and the University of Georgia.

Tiffany Hunter is the New Provost at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio

Tiffany Hunter is the New Provost at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio

Prior to coming to Clark State Community College in 2019, Dr. Hunter served at Florida State College-Jacksonville as the dean of education and human services and as a faculty member for more than seven years. Earlier, she worked for Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Wake Forest University Appoints Susan R. Wente as Its Fourteenth - and First Woman - President

Wake Forest University Appoints Susan R. Wente as Its Fourteenth – and First Woman – President

Currently, Dr. Wente serves as provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She has been on the Vanderbilt faculty since 2002. Dr. Wente began her teaching career at Washington University’s School of Medicine.

Colleen Hanycz Will Be the First Woman President of Xavier University in Cincinnati

Colleen Hanycz Will Be the First Woman President of Xavier University in Cincinnati

Since 2015, Dr. Hanycz has been serving as the first woman president of La Salle University in Philadephia. From 2008 to 2015, she was head of Brescia University College, a women’s college in London, Ontario, that is affiliated with the Catholic Church.

The New President of American River College in Sacramento, California

The New President of American River College in Sacramento, California

Since 2014, Dixon has served in administrative roles for the Los Rios College District, most recently as associate vice chancellor of educational services and student success. Prior to joining the Los Rios colleges, Dixon was assistant director of diversity and multicultural student services at Portland State University in Oregon.

Judith Gay Will Be the First Leader of the New Erie County Community College in Pennsylvania

Judith Gay Will Be the First Leader of the New Erie County Community College in Pennsylvania

Dr. Gay has been serving as vice president for strategic initiatives and chief of staff for the Community College of Philadelphia and was interim president during the 2013-14 academic year. Dr. Gay had planned to retire at the end of January.

Michelle Majewski Is the Seventeenth President of Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Michelle Majewski Is the Seventeenth President of Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Dr. Majewski has been serving as acting president since April 2000. She has been associated with the university for more than three decades as a full-time faculty member, chair, dean, and professor emerita. Dr. Majewski will serve as president through June 30, 2023.

University of Utah Leader to Become President of Strada Impact in April

University of Utah Leader to Become President of Strada Impact in April

Ruth V. Watkins, president of the University of Utah since 2018, announced that she has accepted a position as president of Strada Impact, where she will drive Strada Education Network’s national research, philanthropy, policy, and thought leadership with the goal of improving students’ access to college, degree completion and career connections.

The First Woman Dean of the Business School at Benedict College in South Carolina

The First Woman Dean of the Business School at Benedict College in South Carolina

Tracey H. Dunn has been serving as interim dean for the past three years. She has served on the faculty at Benedict College for 18 years. Previously, she worked in the corporate sector for IBM and AT&T.