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Christina Drale Is the New Leader of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Christina Drale Is the New Leader of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Drale has served as interim executive vice chancellor and provost of the campus since October 2018. A member of the university’s administration since 2006, Dr. Drale was associate vice chancellor for faculty relations and administration before being named interim provost last year.

Wendy Hensel is the New Provost at Georgia State University in Atlanta

Wendy Hensel is the New Provost at Georgia State University in Atlanta

She has served in the post on an interim basis since July 1. Prior to serving as interim provost, Hensel served as interim and full dean of the College of Law from 2017 to 2019, as well as the first associate dean for research and faculty development from 2012-2017.

Three African American Women University Presidents Announce Their Retirements

Three African American Women University Presidents Announce Their Retirements

WIlma Mishoe, president of Delaware State University, and Lucille H. Mauge, who until recently was interim president of Calrk Atlanta University, will retire at the end of 2019. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, president of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, will retire at the end of the current academic year.

Nancee Sorenson Is the New Chancellor of Louisiana State University Eunice

Nancee Sorenson Is the New Chancellor of Louisiana State University Eunice

Since 2015, Dr. Sorenson has served as president of Hillsborough Community College, Brandon Campus, in Florida. Earlier, she held several administrative posts and was acting president at Pima Community College in Tuscon, Arizona.

The New Editor-in-Chief of Washington State University Press

The New Editor-in-Chief of Washington State University Press

Linda Bathgate comes to Washington State University Press after working for the University Press of Florida in Gainesville where she was deputy director and editor‐in‐chief. Earlier in her career, she served on the editorial staff at several publishing companies, including Routledge/Taylor & Francis and John Wiley & Sons.

The New Director of the School of Education at the University of Rhode Island

The New Director of the School of Education at the University of Rhode Island

Dr. Danielle Dennis had been serving as an associate professor of literacy studies and co-coordinator of the Urban Teacher Residency Partnership Program at the University of South Florida. She holds a Ph.D. in language and literacy education from the University of Tennessee.

Linda Strong-Leek Is the New Provost at Berea College in Kentucky

Linda Strong-Leek Is the New Provost at Berea College in Kentucky

Since 2015, Dr. Strong-Leek had been serving as vice president for diversity and inclusion at the college. Earlier in 2012, she was named associate vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Strong-Leek is also a professor of women’s and gender studies.

Beverly Rogers Named the Seventeenth President of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois

Beverly Rogers Named the Seventeenth President of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois

Dr. Rogers has been serving as acting president for the past two months. Since 2017, she has served as provost and vice president of academic affairs. Previously, Dr. Rodgers was dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and professor of anthropology at Ottawa University in Kansas.

LaTonia Collins Smith Serving as Provost at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

LaTonia Collins Smith Serving as Provost at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

Dr. Collins Smith began her career in higher education at Harris-Stowe State University in 2010 as an academic counselor. She has served as executive director of the Center for Career Engagement and since 2016 she has been assistant provost.

Kathryn Cottingham Appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal <em>Ecology </em>

Kathryn Cottingham Appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Ecology

Dr. Cottingham is the Dartmouth Professor in the Arts & Sciences, a professor in the department of biological sciences and in the Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society Graduate Program at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen Elected to the Presidential Track of SPIE

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen Elected to the Presidential Track of SPIE

Dr. Mahadevan-Jansen currently serves as the Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering and director of the Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She will become president of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics in 2022.

Kathie Stromile Golden Is the New Provost of Mississippi Valley State University

Kathie Stromile Golden Is the New Provost of Mississippi Valley State University

Most recently, Dr. Golden served as director of international programs and special assistant to the President’s Office at MVSU. Prior to that, she served as MVSU’s associate vice president for academic affairs.

Three Former Deans Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Arizona Board of Regents

Three Former Deans Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Arizona Board of Regents

Three women scholars claimed that they were discriminated against because of their gender and were paid significantly less than some of their male colleagues.

Mary Francis Named Director of the University of Pennsylvania Press

Mary Francis Named Director of the University of Pennsylvania Press

Since 2015, Francis has served as the editorial director of the University of Michigan Press. Before that she spent more than 16 years at the University of California Press, serving as the executive editor for music, cinema, and media studies.

Paige Comstock Cunningham Is the New Leader of Taylor University in Upland, Indiana

Paige Comstock Cunningham Is the New Leader of Taylor University in Upland, Indiana

Dr. Cunningham is currently the executive director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. She has been a member of the board of trustees at Taylor University for 17 years and is stepping down as board chair to become interim president for the coming academic year.

Chaudron Gille Is the New Provost at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega

Chaudron Gille Is the New Provost at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega

Dr. Gille has served as interim provost since November 2018. Before joining the staff at the University of North Georgia, Dr. Gille was a professor of French at Gainesville State College, which merged with the University of North Georgia in 2012.

Cynthia Lightfoot Is Now Serving as Chancellor of Pennsylvania State University Brandywine

Cynthia Lightfoot Is Now Serving as Chancellor of Pennsylvania State University Brandywine

Dr. Lightfoot first joined the Pennsylvania State University Brandywine community in 1998 as an associate professor of human development and family studies. She was named director of academic affairs at the branch campus of Penn State in July 2014.

Deena Gonzalez Named Provost and Senior Vice President at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington

Deena Gonzalez Named Provost and Senior Vice President at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington

Since 2001, Dr. Gonzalez has held various academic and administrative roles at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. These included chair of the department of Chicana/o studies, director of faculty development, and associate provost of faculty affairs.

Carol Johnson-Dean Will Be the New Leader of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Carol Johnson-Dean Will Be the New Leader of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Dr. Johnson-Dean has been serving as executive director of the Memphis chapter of New Leaders, a nonprofit organization that develops educators’ leadership skills. Earlier, she led the public school systems in Memphis, Boston, and Minneapolis.

The New Leader of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas

The New Leader of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas

From 2012 to 2017, Dr. Elizabeth Mauch was dean of the College of Education at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She also served as a professor of mathematics at the university. After leaving Bloomsburg University, Dr. Mauch served as a Fulbright Scholar at the Lodz University of Technology in Poland.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Provosts

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Provosts

Marion Crain was appointed interim provost at Washington University in St. Louis and Angela M. Salas is the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Framingham State University in Massachusetts.

Berenecea Johnson Eanes Is the New Leader of York College of the City University of New York

Berenecea Johnson Eanes Is the New Leader of York College of the City University of New York

Dr. Eanes has been serving as vice president for the Division of Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton. She has been on the staff at CalState, Fullerton for the past seven years.

Beth Kegley Elected President of the American Society of Animal Science

Beth Kegley Elected President of the American Society of Animal Science

Dr. Kegley serves as a professor in the department of animal science at the University of Arkansas. Her research focuses on the impact of nutrition on immune response, disease resistance, and performance of cattle.

Wendy Rheault Is the New President of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Wendy Rheault Is the New President of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Wendy Rheault has served on the faculty at the university for 38 years. She has been interim president since January. From 2014 to 2018, Dr. Rheault served as provost. From 2003 to 2014, she was dean of the College of Health Professions.

Bobbi Knight Chosen to Lead Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama

Bobbi Knight Chosen to Lead Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama

Knight has served on the college’s board of trustees and is the former vice president of the Birmingham division of Alabama Power. She has been serving as chair of the Birmingham Airport Authority. She will begin her duties as interim president on September 1.

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.