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Cornell University's Huili Grace Xing to Lead the Superior Energy-Efficient Materials and Devices Center

Cornell University’s Huili Grace Xing to Lead the Superior Energy-Efficient Materials and Devices Center

Fourteen universities in partnership with the Semiconductor Research Corporation will explore both fundamental new science and novel engineering technologies, with the aim of driving the semiconductor industry in the next 3-15 years, while also training the next generation of scientists and engineers to work across disciplines.

Patrena Benton Elliott Is the New President of Halifax Community College

Patrena Benton Elliott Is the New President of Halifax Community College

Dr. Elliott had been serving as vice president of instruction and student support services at Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina. Previously, she was dean of the Graduate College at Hampton University in Virginia.

Diane Chase Appointed Provost at the University of Houston

Diane Chase Appointed Provost at the University of Houston

Dr. Chase joins the University of Houston from Claremont Graduate University in California, where she served since 2019 as vice president for academic innovation, student success, and strategic initiatives. Earlier, Dr. Chase served as vice provost for academic program quality at the University of Central Florida before moving to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2016 as executive vice president and provost.

Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Has Selected Ritu Raju as Its New President

Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Has Selected Ritu Raju as Its New President

Dr. Raju most recently served as vice president for academic affairs at Tarrant County College’s Northeast Campus in Hurst, Texas, a position she’s held since 2020. Prior to that, she served as dean for advanced manufacturing at Houston Community College in Houston, Texas.

Columbia University Names Nemat Shafik as Its First Woman President

Columbia University Names Nemat Shafik as Its First Woman President

Dr. Shafik has led the London School of Economics and Political Science since 2017. Earlier, she was the first female permanent secretary of the Department for International Development for the United Kingdom. Dr. Shafik began her career at the World Bank, becoming the bank’s youngest-ever vice president at the age of 36.

Karen Petersen Will Be the Thirteenth President and Second Woman to Lead Hendrix College in Arkansas

Karen Petersen Will Be the Thirteenth President and Second Woman to Lead Hendrix College in Arkansas

Dr. Petersen currently serves as a professor of political science and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. Earlier, Dr. Petersen served for nearly 16 years at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. In addition to being a faculty member, she served in three progressively responsible leadership roles culminating with her tenure as dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

Ellen Granberg Will Be the First Woman President of George Washington University

Ellen Granberg Will Be the First Woman President of George Washington University

Dr. Granberg is a sociologist who currently serves as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Before coming to RIT in 2018, she was a professor of sociology, department chair, associate provost for faculty affairs, and senior associate provost at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Loyola University of Chicago's Eva Wojcik Is the New Leader of the College of American Pathologists Foundation

Loyola University of Chicago’s Eva Wojcik Is the New Leader of the College of American Pathologists Foundation

Dr. Wojcik is the Helen M. and Raymond M. Galvin Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Urology at Loyola Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Maywood, Illinois.

Brenda Jackson Is the New Leader of Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, North Carolina

Brenda Jackson Is the New Leader of Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, North Carolina

Jackson retired at the end of the last academic year after seven years as executive vice president of the college.

MIT Scholar to Lead the Advanced Research Projects Agency at the U.S. Department of Energy

MIT Scholar to Lead the Advanced Research Projects Agency at the U.S. Department of Energy

Evelyn Wang, the Ford Professor of Engineering and head of the department of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is stepping down as department head and will take a temporary leave as a faculty member at MIT while she serves in this public service role.

Cathy Monteroso Is the First Woman to Lead West Liberty University in West Virginia

Cathy Monteroso Is the First Woman to Lead West Liberty University in West Virginia

Dr. Monteroso has been at West Liberty University for 13 years, serving first as a member of faculty, then dean of the College of Education and Human Performance and for the past year as interim provost and vice president of academic affairs.

Hillary Rodham Clinton to Teach at Columbia University

Hillary Rodham Clinton to Teach at Columbia University

Hillary Rodham Clinton, former First Lady of the United States, former U.S. senator from the State of New York, former U.S. Secretary of State, and the only woman to win a major nomination for President of the United States, is joining Columbia University in New York City as professor of practice at the School of International and Public Affairs and presidential fellow at Columbia World Projects.

Karen Riley Chosen as the Next President of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania

Karen Riley Chosen as the Next President of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania

Dr. Riley has been provost and chief academic officer at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, since 2021. Before joining Regis University. she was dean of the College of Education at the University of Denver from 2014 to 2021. She will become president of Slippery Rock University on July 1.

Florida State's Emily DuVal Named President-Elect of the Animal Behavior Society

Florida State’s Emily DuVal Named President-Elect of the Animal Behavior Society

Dr. DuVal is an animal ecology and evolution expert who specializes in the evolution of complex social behavior in wild birds, such as their courtship and mating processes. Her lab studies cooperation and mate choice of lance-tailed manakins in the tropical forests of Panama as well as nuthatches in the longleaf forest of the Tallahassee area.

Tracy Morris Selected as the Eleventh President of Illinois Valley Community College

Tracy Morris Selected as the Eleventh President of Illinois Valley Community College

Dr. Morris currently is the compliance officer at Joliet Junior College in Illinois. Prior to joining Joliet Junior College in 2018, she was vice president of student services at Illinois Central College. Earlier, she was on the staff at Illinois Valley Community College for 13 years.

Mirta Martin Is the New Leader of Ferrum College in Virginia

Mirta Martin Is the New Leader of Ferrum College in Virginia

Dr. Martin, a native of Havana, Cuba, was president of Fairmont State University in West Virginia from 2018 to 2022. She was president of Fort Hays State University in Kansas from 2014 to 2016. Prior to Fort Hays, Dr. Martin served as the dean of Virginia State University’s Reginald F. Lewis School of Business from 2009 to 2014.

Naydeen González-De Jesús Will Be the Thirteenth President of San Antonio College in Texas

Naydeen González-De Jesús Will Be the Thirteenth President of San Antonio College in Texas

Dr. González-De Jesús has been serving the executive vice president of student success at Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin. Prior to her position at Milwaukee Area Technical College, Dr. Gonzalez-De Jesus served as the public diplomacy officer for the U.S. embassy in Argentina.

Sabrina Ezzell Appointed Chancellor of the Gallup Campus of the University of New Mexico

Sabrina Ezzell Appointed Chancellor of the Gallup Campus of the University of New Mexico

Dr. Ezzell has served as interim chancellor since July 2022. Prior to her appointment as interim chancellor, she was an associate professor and chair of the education, health, and human services department. She began her academic career in 2003 as a clinical instructor in the nursing program at the University of New Mexico-Gallup after a career as a registered nurse.

Towson University in Maryland Names Melanie Perreault as Its Next Leader

Towson University in Maryland Names Melanie Perreault as Its Next Leader

Dr. Perreault has served as Towson University’s chief academic officer since February 2019. She had been provost of Buffalo State College in New York. Earlier in her career, Dr. Perreault was department chair, a full professor of history, and associate provost at Salisbury University in Maryland.

Pamela Monaco Will Be the Next President of Ocean County College in Toms River, New Jersey

Pamela Monaco Will Be the Next President of Ocean County College in Toms River, New Jersey

Dr. Monaco currently serves as vice president of academic and student affairs at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago, Illinois. From 2014 to 2018, she was dean of graduate and continuing studies at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Earlier, she was vice president for professional studies and chief academic officer at Southwestern College in Wichita, Kansas.

Anne McCall Appointed the Thirteenth President of the College of Wooster in Ohio

Anne McCall Appointed the Thirteenth President of the College of Wooster in Ohio

Dr. McCall has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. Prior to coming to Xavier in 2016, Dr. McCall was dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University in New York.

The College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska, Names Its Next President

The College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska, Names Its Next President

For the past three years, Glynis Fitzgerald has served as senior vice president and provost at Alvernia University, a private Catholic institution in Reading, Pennsylvania. Earlier, Dr. Fitzgerald served as associate vice president of academic affairs and dean for the school of graduate studies at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.

Leela Prasad Selected to Lead the American Academy of Religion

Leela Prasad Selected to Lead the American Academy of Religion

Dr. Prasas will serve as vice president, president-elect, and then president of the academy. She will be the fourth Asian American woman and the third faculty member from Duke’s department of religious studies to lead the American Academy of Religion in its 113-year history.

Harriet B. Nembhard Will Be the Next President of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California

Harriet B. Nembhard Will Be the Next President of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California

A nationally respected leader in the field of industrial and operations engineering, Dr.Nembhard currently serves as dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa. Before coming to Iowa in 2020, Dr. Nembhard was the Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering and head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University.

Claudine Gay Appointed the Thirtieth President of Harvard University

Claudine Gay Appointed the Thirtieth President of Harvard University

When she takes office on July 1, she will be the first African American and the second woman to lead the university since its founding nearly 400 years ago. Since 2018, Dr. Gay has served as the Edgerley Family Dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She first joined the Harvard faculty in 2006.

The University of Louisville Names Kim Schatzel as It Next President

The University of Louisville Names Kim Schatzel as It Next President

Since 2016, Dr. Schatzel has served as president of Towson University, one of 12 universities that are part of the University System of Maryland. She also is a professor of marketing. Professor Schatzel previously served as provost of Eastern Michigan University and dean of the College of Business at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Amy Parsons Will Be the Next President of Colorado State University

Amy Parsons Will Be the Next President of Colorado State University

Since 2020, Parsons has run Mozzafiato, an e-commerce firm that sells Italian luxury brands imported to the United States. Parsons served in executive roles at Colorado State University – as legal counsel from 2004-2009; as vice president for university operations from 2009-2015; and as executive vice chancellor from 2015-2020.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Provost Positions at State Universities

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Provost Positions at State Universities

Allyson L. Watson will assume the role of interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Florida A&M University. Anne D’Alleva was appointed provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Connecticut and Barbara E. Wolfe will be the new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Rhode Island.

Fumiko Hoeft Named Director of the Waterbury Campus of the University of Connecticut

Fumiko Hoeft Named Director of the Waterbury Campus of the University of Connecticut

Dr. Hoeft joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut in 2018 as a professor of psychological sciences. She has also served as the director of the Brain Imaging Research Center. Earlier, Dr. Hoeft taught at the Weill Institute for Neurosciences at the University of California, San Francisco.

Cheryl Nixon Will Be the First Woman to Lead Berea College in Kentucky

Cheryl Nixon Will Be the First Woman to Lead Berea College in Kentucky

Dr. Nixon, an expert in the history of the novel, is currently the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Prior to that, she was the associate provost, English department chair, and graduate program director at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández Is the Inaugural Executive Director of the Mills Institute

Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández Is the Inaugural Executive Director of the Mills Institute

Launched with $30 million in funding, the Mills Institute in Oakland, California, is charged with preserving and advancing the legacy of Mills College, which was founded in 1852 and merged with Northeastern University in July after a period of financial instability.

Karen Lee Is the New Chancellor of Honolulu Community College in Hawai'i

Karen Lee Is the New Chancellor of Honolulu Community College in Hawai’i

Dr. Lee began her 21-year career at the University of Hawai’i in 2001 at the Mānoa campus as the undergraduate coordinator at the Shidler College of Business. She then served in the University of Hawai’i System as associate vice president and executive director of Hawaiʻi P–20 Partnerships for Education, associate vice president for student affairs, and executive assistant to the president.

Kristina Johnson Leaving Presidency of Ohio State University After Less Than Three Years

Kristina Johnson Leaving Presidency of Ohio State University After Less Than Three Years

Kristina Johnson, president of Ohio State University, announced that she will step down at the end of the academic year. Dr. Johnson who became the sixteenth president of the university on September 1, 2020, will avee the second shortest tenure of any president in school history. She had signed a five-year contract in 2020.

Jennifer Rexford Named Provost at Princeton University

Jennifer Rexford Named Provost at Princeton University

Dr. Rexford is the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor in Engineering and a professor and chair in the department of computer science at the university. She joined Princeton’s faculty as a full professor in 2005.

Jinliu Wang Appointed President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts

Jinliu Wang Appointed President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts

Dr. Wang has been serving as executive vice president for research, innovation, and knowledge enterprise at Ohio State University. Earlier she was senior vice chancellor for research and economic development for the State University of New York System and interim president of SUNY Polytechnic Institute.