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Kathryn Foster Appointed President of The College of New Jersey

Kathryn Foster Appointed President of The College of New Jersey

Since 2012, Dr. Foster has served as president of the University of Maine at Farmington. Earlier, she served on the faculty of the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System for 18 years. She will begin her new job on July 1.

Stephanie Adams Will Lead the American Society for Engineering Education

Stephanie Adams Will Lead the American Society for Engineering Education

Stephanie Adams is dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She will serve one year as president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education beginning in June and will become president of the organization in June 2019.

The First Woman President of California State University, Bakersfield

The First Woman President of California State University, Bakersfield

Dr. Lynnette Zelezny currently serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fresno State University in California. She has served in that role since 2014. Dr. Zelezny joined the psychology department faculty at Fresno State in 1988.

The Next President of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota

The Next President of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota

Since 2014, Dr. Annesa Cheek has been serving as vice president of school and community partnerships at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. She has been on the staff at the college since 2006 serving in a number of roles.

Amy Wildermuth Will Be the Next Leader of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Amy Wildermuth Will Be the Next Leader of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Professor Wildermuth currently serves as associate vice president for faculty and academic affairs at the University of Utah. Earlier, she was the university’s chief sustainability officer and a professor in the university’s College of Law. She was a clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jerald Jones Woolfolk Appointed President of Lincoln University in Missouri

Jerald Jones Woolfolk Appointed President of Lincoln University in Missouri

Dr. Woolfolk currently serves as vice president for student affairs and enrollment at the State University of New York Oswego. Earlier, she was vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Mississippi Valley State University.

Nashville State Community College Names Shanna Jackson as Its Next President

Nashville State Community College Names Shanna Jackson as Its Next President

Dr. Jackson has been serving since 2016 as associate vice president at the Williamson campus of Columbia State Community College.

Maud S. Mandel Will Be the Eighteenth President of Williams College in Massachusetts

Maud S. Mandel Will Be the Eighteenth President of Williams College in Massachusetts

Dr. Mandel currently serves as dean of the college and as a professor of Judaic studies and history at Brown University in Providence, Rhode island. She joined the faculty at Brown in 2001 and was promoted to full professor in 2014. She will become preident of Williams College on July 1.

Two African American Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Pennsylvania Colleges

Two African American Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Pennsylvania Colleges

Monica Parrish Trent has been selected to be the next provost at Delaware County Community College in Media, Pennsylvania, and Sarah Willie-LeBreton, a professor of sociology at Swarthmore College in suburban Philadelphia, will be the next provost of the highly rated liberal arts institution.

Marisa Kelly Appointed the Eleventh President of Suffolk University in Boston

Marisa Kelly Appointed the Eleventh President of Suffolk University in Boston

Dr. Kelly has been serving as interim president for the past 20 months. In 2014, she was named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the university. Earlier, she was provost and vice president for educational affairs at Ithaca College in New York.

The First Woman President of Peirce College in Philadelphia

The First Woman President of Peirce College in Philadelphia

Mary Ellen Caro has been serving as vice president of enrollment management at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, New Jersey. She has served on the staff there since 2004. When Dr. Caro takes office, she will be the first woman to serve as president in the 153-year history of Peirce College.

Jan Murphy Appointed Provost at Illinois State University

Jan Murphy Appointed Provost at Illinois State University

Dr. Murphy joined the faculty at Illinois State University in 1986 as an assistant professor of family and consumer science. She was promoted to full professor in 1995. She served as associate provost for 10 years and has been chair of the department of family and consumer sciences.

Jane Wood to Be the Tenth President of Bluffton University in Ohio

Jane Wood to Be the Tenth President of Bluffton University in Ohio

Dr. Jane Wood currently serves as vice president for academic affairs and dean of Mount Marty College, a Benedictine liberal arts educational institution in Yankton, South Dakota. She will become the tenth president of Bluffton University on July 1.

Christine Siegel Appointed Provost at Fairfield University in Connecticut

Christine Siegel Appointed Provost at Fairfield University in Connecticut

Since January 2017, Christine Siegel has served as interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. She joined the faculty at Fairfield University in 2005 as an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions.

The Next Dean of the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State University in Ohio

The Next Dean of the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State University in Ohio

Dr. Christina Bloebaum currently serves as the Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University. She will begin her new job as dean of the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State on August 1.

College of William and Mary Names Its First Woman Leader in its 325-Year History

College of William and Mary Names Its First Woman Leader in its 325-Year History

Currently, Dr. Katherine Rowe is provost and dean of the faculty at Smith College, a private, high-ranking liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts. Earlier, she served on the English department faculty at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania for 16 years.

Reading Area Community College in Pennsylvania Names Its Next President

Reading Area Community College in Pennsylvania Names Its Next President

Dr. Susan Looney joined the staff of Reading Area Community College in 2014 as dean of instruction before being promoted in 2015 to provost and senior vice president of academic affairs.

Karen Schuster Webb Named President of Union Institute and University in Cincinnati

Karen Schuster Webb Named President of Union Institute and University in Cincinnati

Dr. Webb has been serving as Midwest Campus president and senior adviser for academic innovation to the chancellor of the Antioch University System. Before joining Antioch University, she was the founding dean of the California School of Education of the Alliant International University System.

Two Women Among the Four Finalists to Lead the Billings Campus of Montana State University

Two Women Among the Four Finalists to Lead the Billings Campus of Montana State University

Carmen Simone is president of Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado and Susan Elrod is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Three Women Among the Four Finalists to Be the Next President of the University of Maine

Three Women Among the Four Finalists to Be the Next President of the University of Maine

Susan Hunter, the first woman president of the University of Maine, will be retiring on June 30. The university has selected a field of four finalists to replace Dr. Hunter. Three of the four finalists are women: Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Sally Reis, and Nancy Targett.

Lori Carrell Appointed Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Rochester

Lori Carrell Appointed Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Rochester

Lori Carrell has been serving as interim chancellor since last August. Prior to joining the staff at the University of Minnesota Rochester in 2014, Dr. Carrell was the director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Two Women Biologists Appointed to Positions as Provosts

Two Women Biologists Appointed to Positions as Provosts

Vanya Quinones was named provost at Pace University in New York, effective July 1 and Melissa P. Taverner is the new provost and dean of the faculty at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. Both women hold degrees in biology.

Columbia University Scholar Appointed President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Columbia University Scholar Appointed President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Elizabeth Alexander, a professor at Columbia University who was selected to write a poem and read it at President Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, has been appointed president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York.

Adela de la Torre Will Be the First Woman President of San Diego State University

Adela de la Torre Will Be the First Woman President of San Diego State University

Currently, Dr. De la Torre serves as vice chancellor for student affairs and campus diversity at the University of California, Davis. Earlier in her career, Dr. De la Torre was director of the Mexican American Studies and Research Center at the University of Arizona. She will begin her new job this coming June.

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Karen Abrams Named the Next Dean of Duke Law School

Professor Abrams, who will become dean of Duke Law School on July 1, is the vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of law at the University of Virginia. She joined the faculty there in 2005. From 2002, to 2005, Professor Abrams taught at the New York University School of Law.

Bentley University in Massachusetts Selects Alison Davis-Blake to Be Its Next Leader

Bentley University in Massachusetts Selects Alison Davis-Blake to Be Its Next Leader

Dr. Davis-Blake is the former dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and the former dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She will become president of Bentley University on July 1.

Jane Hulon Will Be the Eighth President of Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi

Jane Hulon Will Be the Eighth President of Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi

Dr. Hulon currently serves as vice president of the Wesson campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Over the past decade, she has served as vice president of instructional services, academic dean of instruction, and director of planning and research. She will become president on July 1.

The Next President of the State University of New York-Oneonta

The Next President of the State University of New York-Oneonta

Since 2011, Dr. Barbara Jean Morris has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fort Lewis College in Durnago, Colorado. Earlier, she worked for 16 years at the College of the Redlands in California, where she served as professor of government and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Lorraine Sterritt to Be the First Woman President of Saint Michael's College in Vermont

Lorraine Sterritt to Be the First Woman President of Saint Michael’s College in Vermont

Since June 2014, Dr. Sterritt has served as president of Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Earlier, she served as dean for administration and as a professor of French literature at Harvard College. A native of Ireland, Dr. Sterritt holds a Ph.D. in French from Princeton University.

Two Women Are Among the Finalists to Direct the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin

Two Women Are Among the Finalists to Direct the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has announced a field of four finalists to be the next director of the Waisman Center. The center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases. Two of the finalists are women.

Ruth V. Watkins Selected as the Next President of the University of Utah

Ruth V. Watkins Selected as the Next President of the University of Utah

When she takes office this spring, Dr. Watkins will be the first woman to serve as the permanent president of the University of Utah in its 168-year history. Since 2013, Dr. Watkins has served as the senior vice president for academic affairs at the university after a 20-year career at the University of Illinois.

Marion Fedrick to Lead Albany State University in Georgia

Marion Fedrick to Lead Albany State University in Georgia

Marion Fedrick has been serving as interim executive vice president at Albany State since October. Earlier, she was vice chancellor for human resources at the University System of Georgia.

Former Agnes Scott College President Elizabeth Kiss to Direct the Rhodes Trust

Former Agnes Scott College President Elizabeth Kiss to Direct the Rhodes Trust

Elizabeth Kiss, the former president of Agnes Scott College, was named Warden of Rhodes House at the University of Oxford in England. In this role, she will be the director of the Rhodes Trust which administers the Rhodes Scholarship program. Dr. Kiss will be the first woman to serve in this post.

The Next Provost at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas

The Next Provost at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas

Dr. Alyson A. Gill has been serving as associate provost for instructional innovation at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She also was an associate professor of art history at the university. Earlier, she served for 15 years on the faculty at Arkansas State University.

The Next President of Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Alabama

The Next President of Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Alabama

For the past 17 years, Screws has served as dean of student affairs for Wallace Community College in Dothan, Alabama. Earlier in her career, she was dean of student services at Sparks Technical College, which later merged with Wallace Community College.