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Beverly Daniel Tatum Selected to Lead Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts

Beverly Daniel Tatum Selected to Lead Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts

Dr. Tatum served as president of Spelman College in Atlanta from 2002 to 2015. Previously she was a professor of psychology and dean of the college at Mount Holyoke College. Earlier in her career, she taught at Westfield State College in Massachusetts and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Janet Gooch Will Be the Next Leader of the University of Illinois Springfield

Janet Gooch Will Be the Next Leader of the University of Illinois Springfield

Dr. Gooch has been executive vice president and provost at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, since 2017. She has been an administrator and member of the faculty at the university since 1995. She is a professor in the department of communication disorders and served as dean of the Health Sciences and Education.

Valerie Sheares Ashby Will Be First Woman President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Valerie Sheares Ashby Will Be First Woman President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Since 2015, Dr. Ashby has been dean of the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. From 2003 to 2105, Dr. Ashby served on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There, she chaired the chemistry department from 2012 to 2015.

Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, Names Its First Woman President in Its 170-Year History

Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, Names Its First Woman President in Its 170-Year History

Dr. Neiduski has been serving as dean of the School of Health Sciences at Elon University in North Carolina. Earlier, she was the chair and program director for the department of occupational therapy at Concordia University Wisconsin and an associate professor of occupational therapy with tenure at Maryville University in St. Louis.

Rachelle Keck Will Be the First Woman President of Grand View University in Iowa

Rachelle Keck Will Be the First Woman President of Grand View University in Iowa

Since 2017, Dr. Keck has been president of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. Earlier in her career in the academic world, she was director of planned giving at the University of Iowa Foundation and executive director for philanthropy and alumni relations at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Sue Ott Rowland Will Be the Next President of Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia

Sue Ott Rowland Will Be the Next President of Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia

Rowlands is a professor of theatre at Northern Kentucky University. From 2014 to 2020, she was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the university. Earlier, she was a professor of theatre and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Provosts

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Provosts

Tricia Serio has been appointed as provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts. Mignon Jacobs is the new vice president of academic affairs and provost at Virginia Union University and Eva M. Fernández was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Rhea Law Has Been Appointed President of the University of South Florida

Rhea Law Has Been Appointed President of the University of South Florida

Rhea Law has been serving as interim president since August 2021. She is the first graduate of the university to serve as president. President Law was one of the founding members of the USF board of trustees, where she spent five years as vice chair and four years as the first and only female chair.

Kathy Schwaig Is the New President of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Kathy Schwaig Is the New President of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Dr. Schwaig has been serving as interim president for the past eight months. Earlier, she was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs from 2019 to 2021. Prior to being named provost, she was dean of the Michael J. Coles College of Business at the university.

Diane Recinos Is Promoted to the Presidency of Berkeley College

Diane Recinos Is Promoted to the Presidency of Berkeley College

During her 30-year career at the college, Dr. Recinos has held positions in campus operations, admissions, marketing, student development and campus life, disability services, career services, academic advisement, the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

The three women who will be assuming the role of provost at their academic institutions are Abby Parill-Baker at the University of Memphis, Laurie K. McCauley at the University of Michigan, and Melanie Stein at Ithaca College in New York.

Robyn E. Hannigan Has Been Appointed President of Ursinus College in Pennsylvania

Robyn E. Hannigan Has Been Appointed President of Ursinus College in Pennsylvania

Since 2019, Dr. Hannigan has been named provost at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Earlier, she was a faculty member and the founding dean of the School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Frederick Community College in Maryland Has Chosen Annessa Cheek as Its Next President

Frederick Community College in Maryland Has Chosen Annessa Cheek as Its Next President

Dr. Cheek has served as president of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota since 2018. From 2014 to 2018, she was vice president of school and community partnerships at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. She had been on the staff at that college since 2006.

JuliAnn Mazachek Selected to Be the Next President of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas

JuliAnn Mazachek Selected to Be the Next President of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas

Dr. Mazachek has been serving as vice president for academic affairs, chief academic officer, and associate professor at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. She joined the faculty there in 1992. Since 2002, she has also served as president and CEO of the Washburn University Foundation.

Barbara Bellefeuille Has Been Named the Eighth President of Bethel University in Mishawaka, Indiana

Barbara Bellefeuille Has Been Named the Eighth President of Bethel University in Mishawaka, Indiana

Dr. Bellefeuille has served as interim president of the university since June 1, 2021. She is the first female to serve in the university’s highest leadership role. Dr. Bellefeuille has served at Bethel University since 2012, spending almost nine years as vice president for academic services.

Julie H. Sullivan Will Be the First Woman President of Santa Clara University in California

Julie H. Sullivan Will Be the First Woman President of Santa Clara University in California

For the past nine years, Julie Sullivan has been president of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. There she was the first layperson and first woman to serve as president. Prior to joining the University of St. Thomas, Dr. Sullivan was executive vice president and provost at the University of San Diego

Cathy Young Will Be the Next President of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia

Cathy Young Will Be the Next President of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia

Cathy Young currently serves as executive director and senior vice president of Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Massachusetts. Earlier, she was a tenured professor of dance at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. She will begin her new job on July 1.

Grading the Schools With the Largest Athletic Programs on Their Gender Diversity in Leadership Posts

Grading the Schools With the Largest Athletic Programs on Their Gender Diversity in Leadership Posts

The latest report on the status of women and racial and ethnic minorities in leadership positions at the 130 educational institutions in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCCA has been released by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida. These are generally the schools with the nation’s largest athletic programs.

La Jerne Terry Cornish Appointed the Tenth President of Ithaca College in New York

La Jerne Terry Cornish Appointed the Tenth President of Ithaca College in New York

Dr. Cornish has been serving as interim president since August 30, 2021. From 2018 to 2021, Dr. Cornish served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the college. Earlier, she was associate provost for undergraduate studies at Goucher College in Baltimore.

Eastern Washington University Selects Shari McMahan as Its Next President

Eastern Washington University Selects Shari McMahan as Its Next President

Dr. McMahan is currently the provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, San Bernardino. She is the first woman provost in that university’s history. Dr. McMahan also has an academic appointment as a full professor in the College of Natural Sciences, Department of Health Science and Human Ecology at the university.

LaTonia Collins Smith Is the New President of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

LaTonia Collins Smith Is the New President of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

Dr. Colllins Smith has been serving as interim president since last summer. Before being named interim president, Dr. Collins Smith had been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the university. She has been on the staff at the uni varsity since 2010.

Lena Tran Appointed President of Columbia College in Sonora, California

Lena Tran Appointed President of Columbia College in Sonora, California

Dr. Tran comes to Columbia College from San Jose City College, where she has served as vice president of strategic partnerships and workforce innovation for more than four years. Previously, at Evergreen College in San Jose, she was dean of business and workforce development.

Ohio Northern University in Ada Names Melissa Baumann as Its Twelfth President

Ohio Northern University in Ada Names Melissa Baumann as Its Twelfth President

Dr. Baumann has been serving as provost and chief academic officer at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Earlier, she was an assistant provost and head of the Honors College at Auburn University in Alabama, where she was a professor of mechanical engineering. When she takes office in July, she will be the first woman to lead Ohio Northern University.

Fordham University in New York Appoints Its First Woman President in Its 181-Year History

Fordham University in New York Appoints Its First Woman President in Its 181-Year History

Tania Tetlow has served as president of Loyola New Orleans since August 2018. Prior to being named president of Loyola, she was senior vice president and chief of staff at Tulane University from 2015 to 2018. She is a former federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Stacey Robertson to Lead Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania

Stacey Robertson to Lead Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania

For the past five years, Dr. Robertson has been serving as a professor of history and provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Geneseo. Earlier, she served as dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington.

Mautra Jones Appointed the Eleventh President of Oklahoma City Community College

Mautra Jones Appointed the Eleventh President of Oklahoma City Community College

Dr. Jones has been serving as vice president of institutional advancement and external affairs at Langston University. She is the site administrator for the university’s Oklahoma City campus, as well as the executive director of the Langston University Foundation. She will become president of Oklahoma City Community College on March 1.

Andrea Burrows of the University of Wyoming Elected President of the Association for Science Teacher Education

Andrea Burrows of the University of Wyoming Elected President of the Association for Science Teacher Education

Dr. Burrows has been associated with ASTE for 14 years including serving as the leader of the professional development committee and the conference planning committee as well as being an associate editor of the Journal of Science Teacher Education.

Loretta Higgins Is the New President of Barnham Graduate School and Seminary College in Katy, Texas

Loretta Higgins Is the New President of Barnham Graduate School and Seminary College in Katy, Texas

Established in 2012, the mission of Barnham Graduate School and Seminary College is to provide high-quality, affordable education to those wishing to obtain an education in the areas of religious, dispute resolution, or not-for-profit management. Before being named president, Dr. Higgins was dean of specialized studies overseeing the development of continuing education programs at the educational institution. 

E. Elizabeth Magill to Serve as the Ninth President of the University of Pennsylvania

E. Elizabeth Magill to Serve as the Ninth President of the University of Pennsylvania

Professor Magill has been serving since 2019 as executive vice president and provost at the University of Virginia. Earlier, she was the Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and dean of Stanford Law School. Previously, she spent 15 years on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law. She is an expert on administrative law and constitutional structure.

Jennifer Evans-Crowley Named President of the University of Texas at Arlington

Jennifer Evans-Crowley Named President of the University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Evans-Crowley has been serving as provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of North Texas. Earlier, she was a member of the faculty at Ohio State University. She served there as vice provost for capital planning and regional campuses, associate dean for academic affairs and administration in the College of Engineering, and department chair and professor in the department of city and regional planning.

Yoshiko Harden Is the New Interim President of Seattle Central College in Washington State

Yoshiko Harden Is the New Interim President of Seattle Central College in Washington State

Dr. Harden served as vice president for student services at Seattle Central College from 2016 to 2021, overseeing areas such as student development, enrollment and registration, and the Guided Pathways initiative. Prior to Seattle Central, she served as vice president for diversity at Bellevue College, and as director of multicultural services and student development at Highline College.

Rosemary Allen Will Be the First Woman to Lead Georgetown College in Kentucky in Its 193-Year History

Rosemary Allen Will Be the First Woman to Lead Georgetown College in Kentucky in Its 193-Year History

Since 2004, Dr. Allen has served as provost and dean of Georgetown College. She is the first woman to serve in these roles at the college. Dr. Allen is also a professor of English. She was the founder and chair of Georgetown’s Honors Program from 2001-2004. Dr. Allen also has been the chair of the department of English and the division of humanities.

Angela K. Wilson Is the New President of the American Chemical Society

Angela K. Wilson Is the New President of the American Chemical Society

Angela K. Wilson is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Michigan State University. She is a prominent scholar in the fields of theoretical and computational chemistry. Before joining the faculty at Michigan State, Dr. Wilson was the director of the Chemistry Division at the National Science Foundation from 2016 to 2018.

Bárbara Medina Named the New Leader of Northern New Mexico College in Espanola

Bárbara Medina Named the New Leader of Northern New Mexico College in Espanola

Dr. Medina is an educational consultant based in Albuquerque and Denver. Earlier, she served as director of English language acquisition programs for the Denver public schools and was assistant commissioner for innovation and transformation for the Colorado Department of Education.

Framingham State University in Massachusetts Appoints Nancy Niemi as Its Eighth President

Framingham State University in Massachusetts Appoints Nancy Niemi as Its Eighth President

Dr. Niemi has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne. Earlier, she was professor and chair of the education department at the University of New Haven in Connecticut.