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Peggy Valentine Appointed to Lead Fayetteville State University in North Carolina

Peggy Valentine Appointed to Lead Fayetteville State University in North Carolina

Dr. Valentine has been serving as dean of the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. Her research focuses on homeless and minority health issues. Dr. Valentine is the founding editor-in-chief for the Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity.

Patricia Hsieh Selected as the Next President of Hartnell College in Salinas, California

Patricia Hsieh Selected as the Next President of Hartnell College in Salinas, California

Dr. Hsieh has spent the last 14 years as president of San Diego Miramar College, one of three institutions that make up the San Diego Community College District. Earlier in her career, she held executive posts at Sacramento City College, San Bernardino Valley College and Moorpark College, all in California.

Sandra Fowler-Hill Is the New Leader of Clark College in Vancouver, Washington

Sandra Fowler-Hill Is the New Leader of Clark College in Vancouver, Washington

Sandra Fowler-Hill has been named interim president of Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. Last year, Dr. Fowler-Hill retired as president of the Rock Creek campus of Portland Community College in Oregon. Earlier in her career, Dr. Fowler-Hill served for 19 years in various leadership roles at Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington.

Cheryl Evans Jones Appointed Acting President of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia

Cheryl Evans Jones Appointed Acting President of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia

Dr. Jones first joined the Paine College faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor of psychology. She later went on to become an associate professor and earned tenure. In 2014, she served as Paine’s acting provost and vice president for academic affairs.

The First Woman to Lead George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia

The First Woman to Lead George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia

Anne Holton served as Virginia Secretary of Education from 2014 to 2016. She has been a visiting professor in both the Schar School of Policy and Government and the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University since May 2017. Holton is the wife and the daughter of former governors of Virginia.

Wanda Brown Takes Over as President of the American Library Association

Wanda Brown Takes Over as President of the American Library Association

Wanda Brown, the director of library services at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, is the new president of the American Library Association. Founded in 1853, the ALA is the largest library association in the world with more than 57,000 members.

Leslie Ward Appointed to Lead the Vermont College of Fine Arts

Leslie Ward Appointed to Lead the Vermont College of Fine Arts

President Ward has had an extensive career in management consulting and strategic planning. She holds a master of fine arts degree in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MBA from Harvard University.

President Emerita Nancy Oliver Gray Returns to Lead Hollins University as Interim President

President Emerita Nancy Oliver Gray Returns to Lead Hollins University as Interim President

Gray served as the 11th president of Hollins University for 12 years before her retirement in 2017. Now she will return after her successor, Pareena Lawrence, announced that she was stepping down after only two years “to pursue her long-standing interest in international education and development.”

Suzanne Walsh Will Be the Next President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Suzanne Walsh Will Be the Next President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Currently, Walsh serves as the founder and manager of Discerning SEWlutions, a consulting firm in Seattle. Earlier in her career she held various leadership roles with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation for Education, the Heinz Endowments, and Cuyahoga Community College.

Susan Cates Named Chief Executive Officer of the Association of College and University Educators

Susan Cates Named Chief Executive Officer of the Association of College and University Educators

Most recently Cates served as a strategic advisor to both public and private universities and systems, in addition to educational companies. Earlier in her career she served as president of executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Sandra Barnes to Lead the Natchez Campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi

Sandra Barnes to Lead the Natchez Campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi

Dr. Barnes currently serves as the chair and professor in the department of chemistry and physics at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. She has also served in other capacities at Alcorn State including research assistant professor for the Center for Biotechnology and Genomics.

St. Louis Community College Appoints Women to Lead Two Campuses

St. Louis Community College Appoints Women to Lead Two Campuses

Julie Fickas was appointed president and chief academic officer at the Forest Park campus of St. Louis Community College and Feleccia Moore-Davis was appointed president and chief academic officer at the Meramec campus.

Kathleen Harring Selected to Lead Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Kathleen Harring Selected to Lead Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Since April 2017, Dr. Harring has served as provost of Muhlenberg College. Previously she held other roles at the college including vice president and dean of institutional effectiveness and planning, dean of institutional assessment and academic planning, and chair of the psychology department.

The First Woman President of the Tulsa Campus of Oklahoma State University

The First Woman President of the Tulsa Campus of Oklahoma State University

Dr. Pamela Fry has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the Tulsa campus since 2016. She also serves as vice provost and associate vice president of undergraduate education at the flagship campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Earlier, Dr. Fry was dean of the university’s College of Education for six years.

Martha Ann Todd Selected to Take the Helm of Columbus Technical College in Georgia

Martha Ann Todd Selected to Take the Helm of Columbus Technical College in Georgia

Todd has had a career in education spanning 40 years. Recently, she served as deputy commissioner of adult and technical education for the Technical College System of Georgia. She took office as interim president on July 1 and will serve until a permanent president is appointed.

Josee Larochelle to Lead the State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Josee Larochelle to Lead the State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Josee Larochelle was named officer-in-charge at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. The title is equivalent to interim president. Larochelle currently serves as vice president for administration and finance at the university. She has been at SUNY Plattsburgh since July 2017.

The First Woman to Lead the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island

The First Woman to Lead the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island

Rear Adminral Shoshana Chatfield served as a helicopter pilot in the Western Pacific, Afghanistan, and the Arabian Gulf. From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Chatfield was an assistant professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Most recently, she was commander of U.S. Naval Forces in the Mariana Islands in the northern Pacific Ocean.

Daria J. Willis Selected as the Next President of Everett Community College in Washington State

Daria J. Willis Selected as the Next President of Everett Community College in Washington State

Dr. Willis has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. Earlier in her career, Dr. Willis was an assistant professor of history, faculty senate president, department chair, and dean of academic studies at Lee College in Baytown, Texas.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions at State Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions at State Universities

The three women scholars appointed to provost posts are Beth Fisher Ingram at Northern Illinois University, Carol Kim at the University at Albany of the State University of New York System, and Diana Rogers-Adkinson at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania

Joy Fehr Will Be the Next President of La Sierra University in Riverside, California

Joy Fehr Will Be the Next President of La Sierra University in Riverside, California

Currently, Dr. Fehr serves as provost of La Sierra University, a position she has held since 2015. Before coming to La Sierra, she served as vice president for academic administration at Burman University in Alberta, Canada.

Another Women's College Is Considering the Transformation to Co-Education

Another Women’s College Is Considering the Transformation to Co-Education

Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is one of the oldest women’s colleges in the United States. The college announced recently that it is considering adding co-educational undergraduate programs as a way to expand enrollment. Now, there are just over 900 women enrolled in the undergraduate college.

Heidi Popham Selected as the New President of Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Heidi Popham Selected as the New President of Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Dr. Popham has worked for Georgia Northwestern Technical College for the past 23 years. Originally, she was hired as the executive assistant to the president. From there, she went on to serve as director of institutional effectiveness, vice president of institutional effectiveness, and most recently, executive vice president.

Julie White Named President of Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in Washington State

Julie White Named President of Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in Washington State

Currently, Dr. White serves as senior vice president of student engagement and learning support at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. She has conducted extensive research on strategies to reduce sexual assault on college campuses.

Susan Fritz Will Be the First Woman to Lead the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Susan Fritz Will Be the First Woman to Lead the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Fritz began her career in higher education in 1989 as an instructor in the university’s department of agricultural leadership, education, and communications. In 2011, Dr. Fritz joined the central administration of the university as associate vice president for academic affairs. She was named interim provost in 2014 and was later promoted to the senior position on a permanent basis.

Laurie Stenberg Nichols to Lead Black Hills State University in South Dakota

Laurie Stenberg Nichols to Lead Black Hills State University in South Dakota

Dr. Nichols has served as the first woman president of the University of Wyoming for the past three years. From 2009 to 2016 she served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at South Dakota State University. She is expected to serve as interim president of Black Hills State University for the next year.

Lynn Mahoney Will Be the First Woman President of San Francisco State University

Lynn Mahoney Will Be the First Woman President of San Francisco State University

Currently, Dr. Mahoney serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. Previously she served in various roles at California State University, Long Beach including associate vice president for undergraduate studies and interim vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies.

LaKeesha Walrond Will Be the First Woman President of New York Theological Seminary

LaKeesha Walrond Will Be the First Woman President of New York Theological Seminary

Dr. Walrond has served as the executive pastor of the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York, for over 10 years. When she assumes the presidency of the New York Theological Seminary on June 3, 2019, she will be the first woman to lead the educational institution.

The First Woman Master of Jesus College at the University of Cambridge in England

The First Woman Master of Jesus College at the University of Cambridge in England

Sonita Alleyne was recently appointed as master of Jesus College at the University of Cambridge in England. The title of master is the equivalent of dean in the United States. Alleyne will be the first woman and the first Black person to lead the college, which was established in 1496.

Cynthia Larive Named Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Cynthia Larive Named Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Larive currently serves as provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of California, Riverside, a position she has held since 2017. She has been a member of the UC Riverside community since 2005. Dr. Larive will begin her tenure as chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz on July 1.

Debra Tucci Named Director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Debra Tucci Named Director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Currently, Dr. Tucci is a professor of surgery and director of the cochlear implant program in the Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina. She has been a member of the Duke faculty since 1993, when she co-founded the Duke Hearing Center.

Amy Storey Appointed President of Keuka College in New York

Amy Storey Appointed President of Keuka College in New York

Amy Storey has been serving as interim president of Keuka College since July 2018. Prior to her interim appointment, she had been serving as the college’s vice president for advancement and external affairs since 2013. Earlier, she was a development officer for the University of Rochester.

Women Are Appointed to Lead Three Community Colleges

Women Are Appointed to Lead Three Community Colleges

Nancee Sorenson was selected as the next chancellor of Louisiana State University-Eunice. Carlee Drummer will be the next president of Columbia-Green Community College in Hudson, New York, and Shannon L. Kennedy was appointed president of Rappahannock Community College in Glenns, Virginia.

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.