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Southern Methodist University in Dallas Names Its Next Provost

Southern Methodist University in Dallas Names Its Next Provost

Dr. Elizabeth Loboa is aa biomedical engineer. She is currently vice chancellor for strategic partnerships and dean and Ketchum Professor of the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. Earlier, she taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.

Emily Barnes Chosen to Lead Cleary University in Howell, Michigan

Emily Barnes Chosen to Lead Cleary University in Howell, Michigan

Dr. Barnes has been serving as provost and chief academic officer at the university since July 2019. She is the first woman to serve as provost at the university. Earlier, she was dean of instruction and learning resources at the university.

Katrina VanderWoude Appointed President of Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Katrina VanderWoude Appointed President of Los Angeles Trade Technical College

In 2018, Dr. Vanderwoude was named the 12th permanent president of Contra Costa College in San Pablo, California, north of Oakland. Previously, she was vice president for academic affairs at Grossmont College in El Cajon, California. Earlier, she was vice provost at Rochester College in Michigan.

The Inaugural Director of the Nursing School at Grove City College in Pennsylvania

The Inaugural Director of the Nursing School at Grove City College in Pennsylvania

Dr. Janey Roach comes to Grove City College from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Schools of Nursing where she was the director of faculty affairs at Shadyside School of Nursing. She previously served on the faculty of UPMC’s St. Margaret Hospital School of Nursing.

Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Phoebe A. Haddon became chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden in July 2014. From 2009 to 2014, she was dean of the Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland. Chancellor Haddon will continue to fulfill all her duties at Rutgers University-Camden while serving as board chair.

Connie Walton Appointed Provost at Grambling State University in Louisiana

Connie Walton Appointed Provost at Grambling State University in Louisiana

Dr. Walton is a professor of chemistry at the university. Her research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of molecules that exhibit liquid crystalline behavior and polymer synthesis. She holds two U.S. patents. Dr. Walton has served as interim provost since May 2019.

The Next Provost at the University of Chicago

The Next Provost at the University of Chicago

Dr. Ka Yee C. Lee is a professor of chemistry and has been serving as vice provost for research. She joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1998 as an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and was appointed full professor in 2008.

The New President of Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale

The New President of Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale

Dr. Kress has 30 years of community college experience. Most recently, she served as the president of Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. Earlier, she spent 20 years at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida.

Sally Pratt Is the New Chair of the Board of the Council of Graduate Schools

Sally Pratt Is the New Chair of the Board of the Council of Graduate Schools

Sally Pratt is a professor and vice provost for graduate programs at the University of Southern California. She has served on the faculty there for 40 years. A professor of Slavic languages and literatures, she came to the university in 1980 as the Russian language program coordinator.

Elizabeth Spiller to Be the Next Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at the University of Nebraska

Elizabeth Spiller to Be the Next Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at the University of Nebraska

Since 2017, Dr. Spiller has served as dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Davis. Earlier, Professor Spiller served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech. She will begin her new job at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in March.

Susan Darlington Named President of the Formerly All-Male Deep Springs College in California

Susan Darlington Named President of the Formerly All-Male Deep Springs College in California

The college admitted women in 2018 for the first time since its founding in 1917. The two-year college has a total of only about 30 students. This year women make up 54 percent of the student body. Dr. Darlingtonis currently a professor of anthropology and Asian studies and dean of the School of Critical Social Inquiry at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Louisiana State's Susanne Brenner Named President of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Louisiana State’s Susanne Brenner Named President of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Susanne C. Brenner is a Boyd Professor of the Louisiana State University System. She holds a joint appointment with the department of mathematics and Center for Computation and Technology (CCT). At CCT she is also the associate director for academic affairs.

Anne Dorrance to Lead the Wooster Campus of Ohio State University

Anne Dorrance to Lead the Wooster Campus of Ohio State University

Dr. Dorrance has been a faculty member in the department of plant pathology in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and based in Wooster since fall 1997. She currently serves as a professor in the department and was the director of the college’s Center for Soybean Research.

Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Extends Tenure of Interim President Kathleen Harring

Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Extends Tenure of Interim President Kathleen Harring

Kathleen Harring was appointed interim president of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania this past June. Now the board of trustees has extended this appointment for the next two years. Before being appointed interim president, Dr. Harring was provost at the college. She has served on the psychology department faculty since 1984.

Laurie Stenberg Nichols Named President of Black Hills State University in South Dakota

Laurie Stenberg Nichols Named President of Black Hills State University in South Dakota

Dr. Nichols has been serving as interim president since July. Earlier, she served for three years as the first woman president of the University of Wyoming. From 2009 to 2016 she served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at South Dakota State University.

Fontbonne University in St. Louis Appoints Nancy Blattner as Its Next President

Fontbonne University in St. Louis Appoints Nancy Blattner as Its Next President

Since 2009, Dr. Blattner has served as president of Caldwell University in New Jersey. Prior to that role, she was vice president and dean for academic affairs at Fontbonne University. Dr. Blattner will become president of Fontbonne University in July.

Nicole Stanton Will Be the Next Provost at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut

Nicole Stanton Will Be the Next Provost at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut

Stanton joined Wesleyan in 2007 as an associate professor of dance. She served as chair of the department for two three-year terms and is currently serving as dean of the Arts and Humanities. Earlier in her career, she taught at Ohio State University.

Suzanne Morse Moomaw to Serve as Director of the University of Virginia Press

Suzanne Morse Moomaw to Serve as Director of the University of Virginia Press

Dr. Moomaw is an associate professor of urban and environmental planning in the university’s School of Architecture and director of the Community Design Research Center. She will begin her duties as director of the University of Virginia Press in January.

The University of Kansas Has Appointed Barbara Bichelmeyer as Its Next Provost

The University of Kansas Has Appointed Barbara Bichelmeyer as Its Next Provost

Dr. Bichelmeyer is currently a professor of management and the provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she also served as interim chancellor. Prior to that, she held numerous leadership roles at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Barbara Wold Named the Director of the Institute for Translational Research at the CalTech

Barbara Wold Named the Director of the Institute for Translational Research at the CalTech

The institute, established earlier this year, aims to help CalTech scientists and engineers transform their breakthroughs into advances in human health and enhance resources for every step in translational science, from basic discovery through clinical collaboration and the introduction of new treatments.

Leslie Ward Appointed President of the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier

Leslie Ward Appointed President of the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier

Leslie Ward has been serving as interim president of the college since July of this year. She will officially assume the duties of president on July 1, 2020. She holds a master of fine arts degree in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MBA from Harvard University.

Penn State Brandywine Chooses Marilyn Wells as Its Next Chancellor

Penn State Brandywine Chooses Marilyn Wells as Its Next Chancellor

Dr. Wells has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Before joining Minnesota State University, Wells served as vice provost and graduate dean of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Katherine Clay Bassard Will Be the Next Provost at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee

Katherine Clay Bassard Will Be the Next Provost at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee

Dr. Bassard currently serves as a professor of English and interim senior associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. Earlier, she was senior vice provost for faculty affairs at VCU.

Katherine Frank Named the First Woman Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stout

Katherine Frank Named the First Woman Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stout

Dr. Frank has been serving as vice president of academic innovation and professor of English at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. From 2016 to this past summer. Dr. Frank was provost and vice president of academic and student life.

Three American Educational Institutions Name Women to Provost Positions

Three American Educational Institutions Name Women to Provost Positions

Lourdes María Alvarez is the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Mary L. Coffey was named provost and dean of faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, and Margaret Fitzgerald was named interim provost at North Dakota State University.

Rowena M. Tomaneng Will Be the Next President of San José City College in California

Rowena M. Tomaneng Will Be the Next President of San José City College in California

A first-generation immigrant from the Philippines, Dr. Tomaneng has been an educator in the California Community College system for nearly 25 years, serving most recently as president of Berkeley City College. Dr. Tomaneng will begin her presidency of San José City College on January 6.

Alison Morrison-Shetlar Chosen as the First Woman President of the University of Lynchburg in Virginia

Alison Morrison-Shetlar Chosen as the First Woman President of the University of Lynchburg in Virginia

In 2014, Dr. Morrison-Shetlar became the provost at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Earlier in her career, she served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Elon University in North Carolina, vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida, and director of faculty development at Georgia Southern University.

Montcalm Community College in Sidney, Michigan, Selects Its Next President

Montcalm Community College in Sidney, Michigan, Selects Its Next President

Dr. Stacy Young currently serves as dean of the School of Business and School of Advanced Technology at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac. She joined the staff at the college in 2005 and was named dean in 2013.

Adrien L. Bennings Will Be the Sixth President of Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan

Adrien L. Bennings Will Be the Sixth President of Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan

Dr. Bennings has been serving as vice president for finance and administration at Clovis Community College in Clovis, New Mexico. From 2015 to 2018, she served as the director of the Small Business Development Center at Texas Tech University.

A Trio of Women Appointed to University Provost Positions

A Trio of Women Appointed to University Provost Positions

Patricia Prelock was appointed provost at the University of Vermont. Meera Komarraju was appointed provost at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Sheila Smith McKoy was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Holy Names University in Oakland, California.

Central New Mexico Community College Appoints Tracy Hartzler as Its Next President

Central New Mexico Community College Appoints Tracy Hartzler as Its Next President

Hartzler is currently the college’s vice president for finance and operations. She first joined the staff at the college in 2015. Hartzler is expected to take over for Katharine Winograd, who has led the Albuquerque community college for the past 12 years sometime in early 2020.

Rachel Crosen Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Rachel Crosen Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Since 2016, Dr. Crosen has served as dean of the College of Social Science at Michigan State University. She is also a Michigan State University Foundation Professor of economics. Earlier in her career, Professor Crosen served as dean of the School of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Carmen Simone Appointed the Sixth President of Western Nebraska Community College

Carmen Simone Appointed the Sixth President of Western Nebraska Community College

Dr. Simone is the current and founding vice president and dean at the University of South Dakota Community College for Sioux Falls. Earlier, Dr. Simone served as president of Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado for five years.

Leila Hamdan Chosen to Lead the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

Leila Hamdan Chosen to Lead the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

Dr. Hamdan is an associate professor of coastal sciences and interim associate director of the School of Ocean Science and Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi. She will become president of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation in 2021.

Suzanne Blum Malley Will Be the Next Provost at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Suzanne Blum Malley Will Be the Next Provost at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Dr. Blum Malley currently serves as senior associate provost and a member of the English department faculty at Columbia College in Chicago. She joined the faculty at the college in 1995 as an assistant professor of English. Dr. Blum Malley will begin her new duties in January.