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Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Dr. Simmons has been serving as interim president of the university since July. She served as the 18th president of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012. Before becoming president of Brown University, Dr. Simmons was president of Smith College, the highly rated liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Denise Bannan to Once Again Serve as President of the Owosso Campus of Baker College in Michigan

Denise Bannan to Once Again Serve as President of the Owosso Campus of Baker College in Michigan

Since 2008, Dr. Bannan has been serving as provost for Baker College and will continue to serve in that role. Dr. Bannan previously served as president of the Owosso campus from 1995 to 2008.

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Students at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Students at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has announced a field of four finalists for the position of dean at students at the flagship state university. All four candidates will visit campus by November 1 for interviews and public forums. Three of the four finalists are women.

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for President of the University of New Mexico

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for President of the University of New Mexico

Dr. Anny Morrobel-Sosa was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs for Lehman College of the City University of New York and Garnett S. Stokes is provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Connie Ledoux Book to Be the First Woman President of Elon University in North Carolina

Connie Ledoux Book to Be the First Woman President of Elon University in North Carolina

Dr. Book is no stranger to Elon University. She joined the faculty in 1999 as an assistant professor of communications. Dr. Book left Elon in 2015 to become the first woman provost at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

Bonnie Rush Is Leading the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University

Bonnie Rush Is Leading the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University

Dr. Rush, a professor of internal equine medicine and specializes in equine respiratory disease, is serving as interim dean. She joined the faculty at the veterinary school in 1993 and served as head of the clinical sciences department from 2006 to 2017.

Karen Scolforo Selected as the Next President of Castleton University in Vermont

Karen Scolforo Selected as the Next President of Castleton University in Vermont

Karen M. Scolforo has been serving as the ninth president of Central Penn College in Summerdale, Pennsylvania. Dr. Scolforo has served as president there since 2013. From 2009 to 2013, Dr. Scolforo served as executive director of Fortis College in Jacksonville, Florida.

The First Woman President of Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington

The First Woman President of Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington

Dr. Woods has been serving as provost at Jackson College in Jackson, Michigan. She has been at the college for the past eight years. Previously, Dr. Woods was director of student success at Lansing Community College in Michigan.

Janet Dudley-Eshbach Is Stepping Down as President of Salisbury University in Maryland

Janet Dudley-Eshbach Is Stepping Down as President of Salisbury University in Maryland

Dr. Dudley-Eshbach was named president of Salisbury University in 2000. She is the first woman to hold the position and the longest-serving woman president in the history of the University of Maryland System. She will take a one year sabbatical and return to the university as full-time faculty member.

One Woman Among the Five Finalists for President of Fairmont State University in West Virginia

One Woman Among the Five Finalists for President of Fairmont State University in West Virginia

Mirta M. Martin is the former president of Fort Hays State University in Kansas. From 2009 to 2014, she was a professor of management and dean of the Reginald F. Lewis School of Business at Virginia State University.

Two Women Announce They Are Stepping Down as College Presidents

Two Women Announce They Are Stepping Down as College Presidents

Cynthia A. Zane, president of Hilbert College in Hamburg, New York, and Anna D. Weitz, president of Reading Area Community College in Pennsylvania, have both announced that they will step down from their posts at the end of the current academic year.

Two University Leaders Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Two University Leaders Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Kay Norton, president of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, announced that she will retire at the end of the current academic year and Mary K. Grant, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, will become president of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston.

The New Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan

The New Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan

Anna Kirkland, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, was appointed director of the institute, which is interdisciplinary and inclusive of the creative and performing arts as well as the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences.

Mary Ryan Appointed the Inaugural Director of the Campus Compact for the Great Plains

Mary Ryan Appointed the Inaugural Director of the Campus Compact for the Great Plains

The Campus Compact for the Great Plains is a new organization that is a coalition of a group of colleges and universities in Nebraska, Kansas, and South Dakota that seek to advance the public purposes of higher education. Ryan has spent the last 26 years as an administrator at the University of Kansas.

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for President of Castleton University in Vermont

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for President of Castleton University in Vermont

Castleton University has announced a field of four finalists to become the next president of the educational institution. Among the four are Anne Huot, the former president of Keene State College in New Hampshire, and Karen M. Scolforo, the ninth president of Central Penn College in Summerdale, Pennsylvania.

Angela Barlow Is the New Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Central Arkansas

Angela Barlow Is the New Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Central Arkansas

Dr. Barlow had been serving as director of the mathematics and science education doctoral program at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. Earlier in her career, Dr. Barlow held faculty posts at the University of Mississippi and the University of West Georgia.

Beryl McEwen to Serve as Provost at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro

Beryl McEwen to Serve as Provost at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro

Dr. McEwen has been serving as dean of the College of Business at the university since 2014. Earlier, she was vice provost for strategic planning and institutional effectiveness. Dr. McEwen joined the faculty at the university in 1995.

Michelle Howard-Vital Named to Lead Florida Memorial University

Michelle Howard-Vital Named to Lead Florida Memorial University

In 2016, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital was chosen to serve as executive vice president and provost at Florida Memorial University. From 2007 to 2014, she was president of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania.

Karen Whitney to Lead the 14-Campus Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Karen Whitney to Lead the 14-Campus Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Since 2010, Dr. Whitney has served as president of Clarion University, a campus of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. She had previously announced that she would leave the presidency of Clarion at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.

The New President of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

The New President of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Jacqueline Holland is an assistant professor of family and consumer sciences at Morgan State University in Baltimore. She was installed as president at the association’s 108th annual conference in Dallas.

The New President of the Penn Valley Campus of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City

The New President of the Penn Valley Campus of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City

Since 2009, Tyjuan Lee has served as vice president for student affairs at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland. Earlier, Dr. Lee was associate vice president for enrollment management and student services at Tidewater Community College in Virginia.

Melinda Treadwell to Lead Keene State College in New Hampshire

Melinda Treadwell to Lead Keene State College in New Hampshire

Since 2014, Dr. Treadwell has been serving as provost and CEO at Antioch New England University also in Keene, New Hampshire. Previously, she was interim provost at Keene State College and vice president for academic affairs.

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins Appointed President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins Appointed President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Dr. Dawkins has been serving as interim president since last August. Dr. Dawkins became provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bennett College in December 2015 after serving a similar role at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

Kimberly Beatty Named Chancellor of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City

Kimberly Beatty Named Chancellor of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City

Dr. Beatty has been serving as vice chancellor for instructional services and chief academic officer at Houston Community College. Previously, she served as associate vice chancellor for student success at Tarrant Count College in Fort Worth, Texas.

Paulette Dillard to Lead Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Paulette Dillard to Lead Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Dr. Dillard has served as a department chair, dean, and vice president of academic affairs at the university. She will serve as interim president while a nationwide search is underway to find the next permanent president of the university.

Lyn Brodersen Cochran Appointed President of Scott Community College in Iowa

Lyn Brodersen Cochran Appointed President of Scott Community College in Iowa

Dr. Brodersen Cochran has been serving as an administrator for the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Services. She also lectured at Drake University and Iowa State University.

The First Woman President of Eureka College in Illinois

The First Woman President of Eureka College in Illinois

Jamel Santa Cruze Wright has been serving as interim president of the college since July 2016. Dr. Wright first came to Eureka College in 2014 as chief diversity officer and vice president for strategic and diversity initiatives.

Darcy Medica to Lead the Schuykill Campus of Pennsylvania State University

Darcy Medica to Lead the Schuykill Campus of Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Medica will serve as interim preident of the 800-student campus beginning on August 1. She joined the faculty at Penn State-Schuylkill in 2003 and has been serving as director of academic affairs and associate professor of biology.

Shaw University President Steps Down to Take Post as Chief Operating Officer at Howard University

Shaw University President Steps Down to Take Post as Chief Operating Officer at Howard University

Tashni-Ann Dubroy has reigned her position as the 17th president of historically Black Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, after only two years in office. She will become executive vice president and chief operating officer at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The First Woman President of Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina

The First Woman President of Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina

Since 2014, Dr. Roslyn Artis has served as president of Florida Memorial College in Miami Gardens. When she takes office on September 1, she will be the first woman to serve as president of Benedict College in its 147-year history.

Larissa Ruiz Baia Appointed Interim President of Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, New Hampshire

Larissa Ruiz Baia Appointed Interim President of Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, New Hampshire

Since 2012, Dr. Baia has served as vice president for student services and enrollment management at the college. Earlier, she was associate vice president for enrollment management at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire.

Lori Kloos to Lead St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota

Lori Kloos to Lead St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota

Since 2000, Kloos has served as vice president of administration and chief financial officer at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. She is expected to serve as interim president for one year while a search is undertaken to find a permanent president for the college.

The New Leader of the Moab Campus of Utah State University

The New Leader of the Moab Campus of Utah State University

Dr. Lianna Etchberger joined the faculty at the Uintah Basin campus of Utah State University as a an adjunct lecturer in 1995. She was promoted to a full tenured professorship in biology in 2015. She will be the executive director of the Moab campus and lead all Utah State University operations in the Southwest region of the state.

Kelly M. Quintanilla Selected to Lead Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Kelly M. Quintanilla Selected to Lead Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Dr. Quintanilla has served as interim president since January 2017. Since joining the faculty in 1994, she has served as a professor of communication, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, chair of the department of communication and theatre, and provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Since 2009, Dr. Blake has been serving as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. When she takes office on August 1, she will become the first woman to serve as president of the University of Houston-Clear Lake.