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Donde Plowman Named Chancellor of the University of Tennessee

Donde Plowman Named Chancellor of the University of Tennessee

Currently Dr. Plowman serves as executive vice chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Earlier in her career, Dr. Plowman served as a professor of management at the University of Tennessee and was head of the university’s management department from 2008 to 2010.

Audrey Bilger Will Be the First Women President of Reed College in Portland, Oregon

Audrey Bilger Will Be the First Women President of Reed College in Portland, Oregon

Currently, Dr. Bilger serves as vice president for academic affairs, dean of the college, and professor of English at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Earlier in her career, she spent 22 years at Claremont McKenna College.

Women Appointed to Lead Three Community Colleges in the Western United States

Women Appointed to Lead Three Community Colleges in the Western United States

The three women who were appointed community college presidents are Angelica Suarez at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, Monica Torres at Dona Ana Community College at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, and Kim Hoffmans at Ventura Colllege in California.

Kimberly Dale Appointed President of Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs

Kimberly Dale Appointed President of Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs

Currently, Dr. Dale serves as executive vice president of Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff. Earlier in her career she served as dean of instruction at the Larimer and Westminster campuses of Front Range Community College in Colorado.

Amy Rosonet LeBert Chosen to Lead the Council of State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Presidents

Amy Rosonet LeBert Chosen to Lead the Council of State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Presidents

Amy Rosonet LeBert will serve as president-elect for 2019 before transitioning to president in 2020. She is a clinical instructor and director of the Speech Pathology Clinic at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has taught at the School of Speech & Hearing Sciences at the university for the past 11 years.

Jacqueline Gill is the First Woman President of Danville Community College in Virginia

Jacqueline Gill is the First Woman President of Danville Community College in Virginia

Currently, Dr. Gill serves as president of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri. Before that, she served as vice president of academic affairs and community and industry education at Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas.

Rebecca Rowley Named President of Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico

Rebecca Rowley Named President of Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico

Since 2011, Dr. Rowley has served as president of Clovis Community College in New Mexico. Earlier, she was executive vice president of academics and student services and an English faculty member at Clovis Community College.

Kelli Brown Appointed Chancellor of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina

Kelli Brown Appointed Chancellor of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina

Currently, Dr. Brown is provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville. Previously, she served as interim president of Valdosta State University in Georgia.

Five Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Colleges and Universities

The new provosts are Peggy Agouris at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Maryanne Reed at West Virginia University, Danielle Wilken at Goodwin College in Hartford, Connecticut, Patricia Prelock at the University of Vermont, and Lesia L. Crumpton-Young at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Appoints Its Next Leader

Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Appoints Its Next Leader

Currently, Janet Steinmayer serves as president of Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut. Earlier in her career, Steinmayer served as CEO of Centerplate, Inc. and as senior vice president of external affairs and general counsel for Trans World Airlines.

Anne Skleder Will Be the First Woman President of Brenau University in Georgia

Anne Skleder Will Be the First Woman President of Brenau University in Georgia

Currently, Anne Skleder serves as senior vice president, provost, and professor of psychology at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. When Dr. Skleder begins her new role on July 1, 2019, she will the first woman to lead Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.

Marlene Tromp Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Boise State University in Idaho

Marlene Tromp Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Boise State University in Idaho

Since 2017, Dr. Tromp has served as campus provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to that, she served as dean of Arizona State University’s New Interdisciplinary College of Arts and Sciences.

Sara Young Jackson Named Chancellor of Pepperdine University

Sara Young Jackson Named Chancellor of Pepperdine University

Sara Young Jackson has held numerous leadership roles at Pepperdine over the past 40 years. Most recently, Jackson has served as vice chancellor, a role she has held since 2004. In this role, she promotes and advances the progress of the university through major-gift fundraising.

A Change in Leadership at Bennington College in Vermont

A Change in Leadership at Bennington College in Vermont

Mariko Silver, president of Bennington College in Vermont, will step down from her post on July 1 to become president of the Henry Luce Foundation in New York City. The board of trustees at Bennington College has named Isabel Roche, provost and dean of the college, as interim president.

Larissa Littleton-Steib Named Chancellor of Delgado Community College in New Orleans

Larissa Littleton-Steib Named Chancellor of Delgado Community College in New Orleans

Since 2016, Dr. Littleton-Steib has served as chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College in Louisiana. Earlier in her career, she served in various roles at Delgado Community College including vice chancellor of workforce development and dean of technical education.

Jann Luciana Joseph Will Be the Next President of Georgia Gwinnett College

Jann Luciana Joseph Will Be the Next President of Georgia Gwinnett College

Currently, Dr. Joseph serves as interim chancellor of Indiana University South Bend. She was executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the South Bend campus before she was asked to step into her current role. Earlier in her career, she served as dean of the College of Education at Eastern Michigan University.

Rebecca Wyke Appointed President of the University of Maine at Augusta

Rebecca Wyke Appointed President of the University of Maine at Augusta

Since 2017, Dr. Wyke has been serving as interim president of the Augusta campus. Earlier, she was vice chancellor for finance and administration for the University of Maine System. Prior to joining the University of Maine System, Dr. Wyke was the commissioner of the Department of Administration and Finance for the state of Maine.

Alicia Harvey-Smith Selected as the New President of Pittsburgh Technical College

Alicia Harvey-Smith Selected as the New President of Pittsburgh Technical College

Currently, Dr. Harvey-Smith serves as the executive vice chancellor at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas. Earlier in her career she served as president of River Valley Community College in Claremont, New Hampshire, and as vice president of student affairs at Baltimore City Community College.

Joyce McConnell Appointed President of Colorado State University in Fort Collins

Joyce McConnell Appointed President of Colorado State University in Fort Collins

Currently, Professor McConnell serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at West Virginia University; a role she has held since 2014. In addition to her administrative role, she serves as the Thomas R. Goodwin Professor of Law at the university. She will become president of Colorado State University on July 1.

Catherine Koverola Named President of Two University of Pittsburgh Campuses

Catherine Koverola Named President of Two University of Pittsburgh Campuses

Currently, Dr. Koverola serves as the inaugural provost and senior adviser at the African Leadership University in Mauritius, Africa. In June she will become president of both the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville.

Barbara Mistick Appointed President of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Barbara Mistick Appointed President of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Dr. Mistick has served as the president of Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania since 2011. During her tenure there, she transitioned the college to a full co-educational institution. Earlier in her career, Dr. Mistick served as president of the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Carolyn Long Returns As President of the West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Carolyn Long Returns As President of the West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Carolyn Long has been serving as interim chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission since July 2018. Earlier she was the president of of West Virginia University Institute of technology from 2011 to 2018.

Joy Connolly Elected President of the American Council of Learned Societies

Joy Connolly Elected President of the American Council of Learned Societies

Currently, Dr. Connolly serves as interim president and distinguished professor of classics at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Previously, she served as provost and senior vice president of the Graduate Center.

Ellen Neufeldt Appointed President of California State University, San Marcos

Ellen Neufeldt Appointed President of California State University, San Marcos

Currently, Dr. Neufeldt serves as the founding vice president for student engagement and enrollment services at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Earlier in her career, she served as vice president for student affairs at Salisbury University in Maryland and as assistant vice president of student development at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.

Eight Women Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Eight Women Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

The American Academy of Arts and Letters recently inducted 11 individuals into the 250-member honorary society. New members are elected only upon the death of other members. Of the 11 new members, eight are women.

Mary Beth Walker Named Provost at California State University, Northridge

Mary Beth Walker Named Provost at California State University, Northridge

Dr. Walker currently serves as interim president of Georgia Gwinnett College and as associate provost for strategic initiatives and innovation at Georgia State University. She will begin her new duties at California State University, Northridge in July.

Patricia Rogers Named President of Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota

Patricia Rogers Named President of Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota

Dr. Rogers has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Winona State University in Minnesota since 2013. From 2007 to 2013, Dr. Rogers served as the founding dean of the Health Sciences and Human Ecology and the School of Graduate Studies at Bemidji State University in Minnesota. She will become president in July.

Susan Elrod Will Be the Next Chancellor of Indiana University South Bend

Susan Elrod Will Be the Next Chancellor of Indiana University South Bend

Currently, Dr. Elrod serves as the provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is the former dean of science and mathematics at Fresno State University and director of the Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Carmen Walters Named President of Tougaloo College in Mississippi

Carmen Walters Named President of Tougaloo College in Mississippi

For the past six years, Dr. Walter has served as an administrator at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, most recently as the executive vice president of enrollment management, student success, and institutional relations. Prior to that, she served in various administrative roles at Delgado Community College in New Orleans for 18 years.

Carol Folt Will Be the Next President of the University of Southern California

Carol Folt Will Be the Next President of the University of Southern California

Dr. Folt left the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this past January after taking the bold and controversial step of removing the pedestal for a Confederate monument from a main entrance to the campus. She became chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in July 2013.

Nancy Williams Elected President of the American Kinesiology Association

Nancy Williams Elected President of the American Kinesiology Association

Dr. Williams currently serves as a professor and head of the department of kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University. She first joined the Penn State faculty as an assistant professor in 1997. She was promoted to associate professor in 2003, full professor in 2009, and department head in 2012.

Kimberlee Messina Will Be the Next President of Spokane Falls Community College in Washington

Kimberlee Messina Will Be the Next President of Spokane Falls Community College in Washington

Currently, Dr. Messina serves as the interim vice president of instruction at Clovis Community College in California. She previously served for five years at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California, as the vice president of instruction and institutional research and as interim president.

MariaTeresa Tersigni-Tarrant to Lead the American Board of Forensic Anthropology

MariaTeresa Tersigni-Tarrant to Lead the American Board of Forensic Anthropology

Dr. Tersigni-Tarrant serves as an associate professor of anatomy in the Center for Anatomical Science and Education and the department of surgery, and as an adjunct professor of pathology at Saint Louis University.

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.