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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.

DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna Will Be the Next  President of Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York

DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna Will Be the Next President of Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York

Dr. Burt-Nanna has been serving as vice president of student and academic affairs for South Central College, which has campuses in Faribault and North Mankato, Minnesota. Earlier, she served in various faculty and administrative roles at Baker College in Muskegon, Michigan.

University of New Mexico Scholar Named Chair-Elect of the Council of Graduate Schools

University of New Mexico Scholar Named Chair-Elect of the Council of Graduate Schools

Julie Coonrod is a professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering and dean of graduate studies at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Coonrod will serve as chair-elect during 2021 and become chair of the Council of Graduate Schools on January 1, 2022. 

Susan Poser Appointed President of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York

Susan Poser Appointed President of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York

Dr. Poser has, for the past five years, served as the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois Chicago. Previously, she was dean of the College of Law at the University of Nebraska.

Julia Jasken Appointed President of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland

Julia Jasken Appointed President of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland

Dr. Julia Jasken has been a professor of English at McDaniel College since 2003. For the past eight years, she has assumed increasing responsibility in administrative positions, most recently serving in her current role as the college’s executive vice president and provost.

Vernell Bennett-Fairs Named the Thirteenth President of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Vernell Bennett-Fairs Named the Thirteenth President of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Since 2016, Dr. Bennett-Fairs has been serving as vice president for student affairs at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. Earlier, she was vice president for student affairs at Kentucky State University.

Marielena DeSanctis Appointed President of the Community College of Denver

Marielena DeSanctis Appointed President of the Community College of Denver

Dr. Desanctis has been serving as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs and student services at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to joining Broward College in 2014, Dr. DeSanctis served as the executive director of curriculum for Broward County Public Schools.

Margaret Annunziata Will Be the Next President of Isothermal Community College in North Carolina

Margaret Annunziata Will Be the Next President of Isothermal Community College in North Carolina

Dr. Annunziata is currently vice president for academic affairs at Davidson County Community College in Thomasville, North Carolina. She previously served as director of student success and institutional assessment at Davidson County Community College.

Montserrat Fuentes Will Be the Next President of St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas

Montserrat Fuentes Will Be the Next President of St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas

Dr. Fuentes has been serving as professor of statistics and executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa. Earlier, she served on the faculty at North Carolina State University and was dean of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Shannon Jesme to Lead Northland Community and Technical College in Minnesota

Shannon Jesme to Lead Northland Community and Technical College in Minnesota

Dr. Jesme has worked at Northland Community and Technical College since 2008. From 2010 to 2015, she was director of finance and chief financial officer. In 2015 she was promoted to vice president of administrative services/CFO.

Cloud County Community College Names Amber Knoettgen as Its Ninth President

Cloud County Community College Names Amber Knoettgen as Its Ninth President

Knoettgen has been serving as interim president since May. She came to Cloud County Community College in July 2016 as the director of advisement and retention. In November 2017, Knoettgen was named vice president for administrative services.

The New Chancellor of the Anderson Campus of Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana

The New Chancellor of the Anderson Campus of Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana

Before being named interim chancellor of the Anderson campus this past summer, Dr. Anderson was vice chancellor for academic affairs at the Muncie campus of Ivy Tech. She has been with Ivy Tech for more than 12 years.

Madeline Pumariega Will Be the First Woman President of Miami Dade College

Madeline Pumariega Will Be the First Woman President of Miami Dade College

In her most recent role, Pumariega has been serving as executive vice president and provost at Tallahassee Community College in Florida. Pumariega was appointed as the first woman and first Hispanic chancellor of the Florida College System in 2015.

Marsha Gable Selected as the New Leader of Grossmont College in El Cajon, California

Marsha Gable Selected as the New Leader of Grossmont College in El Cajon, California

Dr. Gable has been serving for the past five years as vice president of student services at Grossmont College. She served for eight months in 2019 and 2020 as interim president of San Diego Miramar College. Earlier, Dr. Gable was dean of counseling services and admissions and records at Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, California.

Karen Carey Is the New Chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast

Karen Carey Is the New Chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast

Dr. Carey has been serving as interim chancellor since June. Previously, she was provost and dean of graduate studies at the university. Earlier in her career, Dr. Carey served in dean positions at California State University, Channel Islands and California State University, Fresno.

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

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

Dr. Majewski has been serving as acting president since April. She has been employed by the university for nearly 30 years. Dr. Majewski was awarded a three-year contract as the seventeenth president of the university.

Cathy Sandeen Will Be the Next President of California State University, East Bay

Cathy Sandeen Will Be the Next President of California State University, East Bay

Since September 2018, Dr. Sandeen has been serving as chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage. Prior to that role, Dr. Sandeen was chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin Extension. She will become president of California State University, East Bay on January 4.

Stefani Hicswa Will Be the First Woman Chancellor of Montana State University Billings

Stefani Hicswa Will Be the First Woman Chancellor of Montana State University Billings

Dr. Hicswa currently serves as president of Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, a position she has held since 2013. Prior to Northwest College, Hicswa served for seven years as president of Miles Community College in Miles City, Montana. She will become the chancellor of Montana State University Billings on January 11.

California State University, Northridge Names Erika Beck as Its Next President

California State University, Northridge Names Erika Beck as Its Next President

In 2016, Dr. Beck was named the second president of California State University, Channel Islands in Camarillo. Previously, she was provost and executive vice president of Nevada State College in Henderson. Dr. Beck will become president of California State University Northridge on January 11.

Erica Muhl Has Been Chosen as the First Woman President of the Berklee College of Music in Boston

Erica Muhl Has Been Chosen as the First Woman President of the Berklee College of Music in Boston

Dr. Muhl comes to Berklee College after a distinguished 30-year career at the University of Southern California, where she was dean and founding executive director of the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation and the former associate dean of the Thornton School of Music.

Theresa B. Felder Selected as the Tenth President of Harford Community College in Maryland

Theresa B. Felder Selected as the Tenth President of Harford Community College in Maryland

Dr. Felder comes to Harford Community College from Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio, where she most recently served as the senior vice president for student success. Prior to this position, she was the vice president of student affairs and administrative dean for Clark State’s largest branch campus.

Nicola Pitchford Will Be the Next President of Dominican University of California

Nicola Pitchford Will Be the Next President of Dominican University of California

A native of the United Kingdom, Dr. Pitchford came to Dominican University in 2011 after teaching at Fordham University in New York. She currently serves as vice president for academic affairs, dean of the faculty, and as a professor of English.

Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Names Britt Rios-Ellis as Its Next Provost

Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Names Britt Rios-Ellis as Its Next Provost

Dr. Rios-Ellis has been serving as the founding dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services at California State University, Monterey Bay. From 2005-2015, she served as founding director of the California State University, Long Beach Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training.