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Two Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State-Operated Universities

Two Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State-Operated Universities

Nancy Niemi has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Montserrat Fuentes has been named executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa.

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson Named as the Next Leader of the University of Texas at El Paso

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson Named as the Next Leader of the University of Texas at El Paso

Since May 2017, Dr. Wilson has been Secretary of the United States Air Force. Earlier in her career, she was president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. From 1998 to 2009, Dr. Wilson served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Mexico.

Nancy Brickhouse Selected as the Next Provost of Baylor University in Waco, Texas

Nancy Brickhouse Selected as the Next Provost of Baylor University in Waco, Texas

Dr. Brickhouse has been serving as provost at Saint Louis University in Missouri. Earlier, she served for 27 years at the University of Delaware in several senior administrative roles including deputy provost, interim provost, deputy dean of the College of Education and Human Development, and director of the School of Education.

Deborah Fox Chosen as the Next President of Highlands Community College in Kansas

Deborah Fox Chosen as the Next President of Highlands Community College in Kansas

Fox currently serves as the director of business operations and management for the public school district in Independence, Kansas. Earlier in her career she was vice president for finance and operations at Highlands Community College.

Helen Benjamin Selected to Lead Santa Barbara City College in California

Helen Benjamin Selected to Lead Santa Barbara City College in California

In 1991, Dr. Benjamin was hired by the Contra Costa Community College District, where she served in a variety of positions for the next 27 years, until her retirement in 2016. The last 11 years of her career were spent serving as chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District.

Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak Named Provost at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania

Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak Named Provost at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania

Currently, Mermann-Jozwiak serves as professor of English and women’s and gender studies and as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She will become provost at Bucknell University on June 1.

Javaune Adams-Gaston Elected President of Norfolk State University

Javaune Adams-Gaston Elected President of Norfolk State University

Dr. Adams-Gaston has had a 30 year career in higher education. Currently, she serves as senior vice president and affiliate assistant professor at Ohio State University. Earlier, she served on the faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park and Johns Hopkins Univerity in Baltimore.

Anne Houtman Appointed President of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana

Anne Houtman Appointed President of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana

Currently, Dr. Houtman serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terra Haute, Indiana. Previously, she served as dean of the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering at California State University, Bakersfield.

The College of New Rochelle, a Former Women's College, Announces It Will Close Later This Year

The College of New Rochelle, a Former Women’s College, Announces It Will Close Later This Year

The College of New Rochelle was founded by the Ursuline Sisters in 1904 as the College of St. Angela. It was the first Catholic college for women in New York State. Men were first admitted to graduate programs in 1969. In December 2015, the College of New Rochelle announced that it would transition to full co-education.

Marcheta Evans Will Be the First Woman President of Bloomfield College in New Jersey

Marcheta Evans Will Be the First Woman President of Bloomfield College in New Jersey

Dr. Evans serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Earlier in her career, she served as associate dean and department chair at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Bennett College Loses Accreditation Appeal, But Vows to Fight On

Bennett College Loses Accreditation Appeal, But Vows to Fight On

Despite the fact that Bennett College raised $8 million in a short period, the Appeals Committee of the College Delegate Assembly of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges upheld the decision to revoke the college’s accreditation. The college is challenging that decision in court.

Avis Proctor Named President of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois

Avis Proctor Named President of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois

Currently, Dr. Proctor serves a president of the North Campus of Broward College in Coconut Creek, Florida. She has 25 years of experience working in multicultural environments as an mathematics educator and academic administrator.

Melanie Perreault Appointed Provost at Towson University in Maryland

Melanie Perreault Appointed Provost at Towson University in Maryland

Most recently, Dr. Perreault served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Buffalo State University in New York. She previously served as associate provost and a professor of history at Salisbury University in Maryland. In 2006, Dr. Perreault appeared on the television game show Jeopardy!

Martha Whitehead Appointed to Lead Harvard University's Vast Library System

Martha Whitehead Appointed to Lead Harvard University’s Vast Library System

Currently, Whitehead serves as university librarian and vice provost of digital planning at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. She will serve as Harvard University librarian, vice president for the Harvard Library, and the Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She will assume her new duties in June 2019.

Linda Darling-Hammond Appointed President of the California State Board of Education

Linda Darling-Hammond Appointed President of the California State Board of Education

Dr. Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Emerita at Stanford University. She is a former president of the American Educational Research Association and a member of the National Academy of Education.

Patti Neuhold Has Been Selected as the Next President of the University of Central Oklahoma

Patti Neuhold Has Been Selected as the Next President of the University of Central Oklahoma

Dr. Neuhold currently serves as the university’s vice president for finance and chief financial officer. She has been an administrator at the the university since 2007. Before joining the University of Central Oklahoma, Dr. Nehold served as general manager of operations at Ethan Allen Retail, Inc.

Jenny S. Martinez Appointed the Next Dean of Stanford Law School

Jenny S. Martinez Appointed the Next Dean of Stanford Law School

Professor Martinez joined the Stanford Law School faculty in 2003. Currently, she serves as the Warren Christopher Professor of Practice of International Law and Diplomacy and as a senior fellow of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Professor Martinez will become dean on April 1.

Two Women Scholars Named to Provost Positions at Historically Black Universities

Two Women Scholars Named to Provost Positions at Historically Black Universities

Pam Jackson has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina and Adrienne Cooper has been named provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens.

Joyce P. Jacobsen Will Be the  First Woman President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Joyce P. Jacobsen Will Be the First Woman President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Currently, Dr. Jacobsen serves as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. In addition to her administrative positions, Dr. Jacobsen serves as the Andrews Professor of Economics at Wesleyan.

Eleven Women From Foreign Nations But Studying in the United States Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Eleven Women From Foreign Nations But Studying in the United States Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

There are 16 international Rhodes Scholars who are attending or have recently graduated from American colleges and universities. Out of the 16 international scholars at American educational institutions who have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships, 11 are women.

Two Women Scholars Appointed as Co-Editors of the <em>American Journal of Political Science</em>

Two Women Scholars Appointed as Co-Editors of the American Journal of Political Science

Kathleen Dolan and Jennifer L. Lawless have been named co-editors of the American Journal of Political Science, the flagship journal of the Midwest Political Science Association. They will lead the editorial team, consisting of four associate editors and a 56-member editorial board, for a four-year term beginning in June 2019.

Alisa Plant Appointed Director of Louisiana State University Press

Alisa Plant Appointed Director of Louisiana State University Press

Most recently, Dr. Plant served as editor-in-chief of the University of Nebraska Press, a position she has held since 2015. Under her leadership, the press increased its annual output of titles by 35 percent.

Philomena Mantella Will Be the First Woman President of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan

Philomena Mantella Will Be the First Woman President of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan

Currently, Dr. Mantella serves as the senior vice president and chief executive officer of the Lifelong Learning Network at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been an administrator at Northeastern since 2001.

Nadine Aubry Named Provost of Tufts University in Massachusetts

Nadine Aubry Named Provost of Tufts University in Massachusetts

Currently, Dr. Aubry serves as a University Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. Prior to coming to Northeastern, she served as head of the department of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

University of the Pacific President Pamela Eibeck Announces Plans to Retire

University of the Pacific President Pamela Eibeck Announces Plans to Retire

Dr. Eibeck was named Pacific University’s 24th president in 2009. During her tenure, she integrated the university’s three campuses to operate as one, oversaw a 63 percent growth in graduate school enrollment, and nearly tripled the endowment to over $450 million.

Hilary Link Will Be the Next President of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania

Hilary Link Will Be the Next President of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania

Since 2013, Dr. Link has served as dean of Temple University Rome. As the senior Temple University administrator in Rome, she is responsible for all aspects of the Rome campus, which enrolls more than 600 students in graduate and undergraduate programs.

Maria Cancian Elected President of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management

Maria Cancian Elected President of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management

Recently, Cancian was named dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She has been serving as a professor at the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Cecilia McCormick Named President of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania

Cecilia McCormick Named President of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania

Currently, McCormick serves as vice provost for academic strategy and special programs at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Earlier in her career, she was chief of staff to the senior vice president for finance and administration and chief operating officer at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Carol Folt Announces She Is Stepping Down as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carol Folt Announces She Is Stepping Down as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The resignation announcement was made while the University of North Carolina System’s board of governors was in an emergency session meeting on “issues related to UNC-Chapel Hill’s leadership,” according to board chair Harry L. Smith Jr. The board was not notified in advance of Chancellor Folt’s decision.

Erica Harden Named President of Oconee Fall Line Technical College in Sandersville, Georgia

Erica Harden Named President of Oconee Fall Line Technical College in Sandersville, Georgia

Erica Harden began her career at the college in 1990 as director of public relations and marketing and has since held roles as director of admissions, executive director of student affairs, and vice president of academic and student affairs. Most recently, she has served as executive vice president.

Patricia Kunz Howard Is the New Leader of the Emergency Nurses Association

Patricia Kunz Howard Is the New Leader of the Emergency Nurses Association

Patricia Kunz Howard, the University of Kentucky HealthCare enterprise director for emergency services, has been named president of the Emergency Nurses Association. She is the first person in the history of the association to be elected president twice.

Kimberly Ballard-Washington Selected to Lead Savannah State University in Georgia

Kimberly Ballard-Washington Selected to Lead Savannah State University in Georgia

Ballard-Washington currently serves as associate vice chancellor for legal affairs for the University System of Georgia. Ballard-Washington will become interim president on July 1 upon the retirement of Cheryl Davenport Dozier. Dr. Dozier had led Savannah State University since 2011.

Stacia Haynie Appointed Provost and Executive Vice President at Louisiana State University

Stacia Haynie Appointed Provost and Executive Vice President at Louisiana State University

Dr. Haynie has been serving as interim provost. Earlier, Dr. Haynie was dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and is the J.W. Annison Jr. Family Alumni Professor in the department of political science. She joined the faculty at Louisiana State University in 1990.

Coppin State University President Maria Thompson to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Coppin State University President Maria Thompson to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Maria Thompson,the first woman president of Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland, has announced she will retire at the end of the academic year after overcoming recent health challenges. She became president of Coppin State University in 2015.

Kelli Armstrong Will Be the Eighth President of Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island

Kelli Armstrong Will Be the Eighth President of Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island

Dr. Armstrong currently serves as vice president for planning and assessment at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. When she takes office in July, Dr. Armstrong will be the first leader of Salve Regina University who is not a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy.