Suzanne Harrison is a professor and director of education in the department of family medicine and rural health in the College of Medicine at Florida State University. She joined the faculty t Florida State in 2005. She will assume the presidency of the American Medical Women’s Association on April 1.
Cathy Cox was selected as the next dean of the School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Marcilynn Burke was named dean of the University of Oregon School of Law and Susan Duncan will be the next dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law.
Ellen Smiley has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Grambling State University on an interim basis since August 2016. Dr. Smiley joined the staff at Grambling State University in 1990 and has served in many administrative positions.
Since 2015, Dr. Christ has served as director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education and interim executive vice chancellor and provost at Berkeley. From 2002 to 2013, Dr. Christ was president of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
In 2013, Alison Byerly was named the first woman president of Lafayette College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Easton, Pennsylvania. The board of trustees of Lafayette College has now extended Dr. Byerly’s contract for an additional five years.
When she takes office on July 1, Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader will be the first woman to serve as president of Wright State University. Currently, she is chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology. She is the first woman to serve as chancellor at the university.
For the past seven years, Dr. Ensign has served as president of the American University of Nigeria in Yola. Before going to Africa, she served as dean of the School of International Studies and associate provost for international initiatives at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
Cathie Cline is the associate vice president for general studies at East Arkansas Community College in Forrest City and Karla Volpi is vice president for administrative services and finance at Tohono O’odham Community College in Sells, Arizona.
Anne P. Massey is the Dean’s Research Professor and professor of information systems in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington. She also serves as associate vice president for academic affairs for the university.
Dr. Collado currently serves as executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer for the Newark campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey. Before joining the staff at Rutgers University-Newark, Dr. Collado was vice president for student affairs and dean of the college at Middlebury College in Vermont.
Dr. Donovan has been on the staff at Loyola University Maryland for 32 years. In addition to her current role as executive vice president, she has served as dean of students, vice president for student development, dean of residence life, and acting president.
Amy McCormack has been serving as senior vice president for finance and administration at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. She will take over as president on July 1.
Altha Stewart, an associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, will serve one year as president elect and then lead the association for a year, beginning in May 2018.
In 2015, Professor Davies was named vice provost and chief diversity officer at Ohio State University. She has been on the faculty at the university’s Moritz College of Law for the past 22 years and holds the Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights & Civil Liberties.
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.
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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.