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Another All Women's College Is Fading Into History

Another All Women’s College Is Fading Into History

The Sage Colleges in Troy and Albany, New York, have announced a new strategic plan to combine its separate colleges into one, unified coeducational school. Currently the institution describes itself as five separate colleges spread over two campuses, one of which is Russell Sage College, an all women’s school.

A Half Dozen Women Among the 2018 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

A Half Dozen Women Among the 2018 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Each of the 18 new Packard Fellows will receive $875,000 over five years for them to use to pursue their research interests in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, or engineering. This year, one third of the new cohort of Packard Fellows are women

Janet Spriggs Named Seventh President of Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Janet Spriggs Named Seventh President of Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Dr. Spriggs comes to Forsyth from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, North Carolina, where she served as chief operating officer. Earlier, she served as vice president and chief financial officer for the community college.

Laura Olson Elected President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

Laura Olson Elected President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

Dr. Olson is J. Strom Thurmond Professor of Political Science at Clemson University in South Carolina. She focuses her research on contemporary religion, civic engagement, and American politics. For five years, she served as as editor of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Margaret Spellings to Retire as President of the University of North Carolina System in March

Margaret Spellings to Retire as President of the University of North Carolina System in March

Before taking on her presidency, Spellings served as the U.S. Secretary of Education for President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009 and as Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to the White House from 2001 to 2005. She has been president of the University of North Carolina Systems since 2016.

Melinda Treadwell Appointed the Eleventh President of Keene State College in New Hampshire

Melinda Treadwell Appointed the Eleventh President of Keene State College in New Hampshire

Dr. Treadwell has been serving in the role of interim president since July 2017. Before being named interim president, Dr. Treadwell had been serving since 2014 as provost and CEO at Antioch New England University also in Keene, New Hampshire. Previously, she was interim provost at Keene State College.

Duke University's Susan Lozier to Lead the American Geophysical Union

Duke University’s Susan Lozier to Lead the American Geophysical Union

Dr. Lozier has been a Duke faculty member since 1992. She is widely cited for research on large-scale ocean circulation and its links to global climate change. She will begin her two-year term as president-elect of the American Geophysical Union on January 1, 2019, followed by a two-year term as president beginning in 2021.

Patricia Sims Named President of J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College In Alabama

Patricia Sims Named President of J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College In Alabama

Dr. Sims has 25 years of experience in K-12 and higher education. Most recently, she was the dean of the College of Education at Athens State University in Alabama. Before that, she was the director of student services management and dean of instructional and student services at Drake State.

The  First Woman President of New River Community and Technical College in West Virginia

The First Woman President of New River Community and Technical College in West Virginia

In January, Bonny Copenhaver will become the first woman president of New River Community and Technical College in Beaver, West Virginia. She has been serving as vice president of academic affairs and campus administrator at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior, Wisconsin.

President of the College of DuPage Resigns to Become Leader of the Naval Postgraduate School

President of the College of DuPage Resigns to Become Leader of the Naval Postgraduate School

Ann Rondeau, president of the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, has announced she will leave the college at the end of December to become president of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Dr. Rondeau became the College of DuPage’s sixth president in May 2016. She is the first woman to ever hold the position.

Change in Leadership at St. Mary's College in Indiana

Change in Leadership at St. Mary’s College in Indiana

Janice Cervelli, president of St. Mary’s College in Indiana, has recently announced her resignation. The college’s provost, Nancy Nekvasil, will take over as interim president. The college will not begin their search for a permanent president until summer 2019. Therefore, Dr. Nekvasil will serve in her new role as interim president until summer 2020.

Macey Edmondson to Lead the National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals

Macey Edmondson to Lead the National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals

Macey Edmondson is assistant dean for student affairs at the University of Mississippi School of Law. She will serve as president of the National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Elizabeth Dooley Named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Central Florida

Elizabeth Dooley Named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Central Florida

Dr. Dooley has worked for the university since 2015 and most recently served as the interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Before coming to the University of Central Florida, Dr. Dooley spent 25 years at West Virginia University.

Elizabeth Elliott Has Been Selected to Lead the Educational Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi

Elizabeth Elliott Has Been Selected to Lead the Educational Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi

Elizabeth M. Elliott is a professor in the College of Education and director of the Family Resource Center at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Meyers. She has taught at Florida Gulf Coast University since 2001 and has been a member of Kappa Delta Pi since 1995. She will become president of the organization in 2020.

CalTech Professor Frances Arnold Wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

CalTech Professor Frances Arnold Wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Frances H. Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. According to the award citation, she is being honored for “the directed evolution of enzymes.”

Lynne A. Isbell Chosen to Lead the American Society of Primatologists

Lynne A. Isbell Chosen to Lead the American Society of Primatologists

Professor Isbell, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Davis, studies the behavior, ecology, and evolutionary history of primates. She researches primate socio-ecology and any topic that relates to how ecological conditions influence social behavior and organization.

Karen Haynes Announces Her Retirement As President of California State University, San Marcos

Karen Haynes Announces Her Retirement As President of California State University, San Marcos

Dr. Haynes became president of California State University, San Marcos in 2004. At the time, the university only enrolled 7,000 students, but under her leadership she more than doubled that number.

Donna Strickland Is the Third Woman to Earn the Nobel Prize in Physics

Donna Strickland Is the Third Woman to Earn the Nobel Prize in Physics

From 1964 to 2017, no woman was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. But this year, Donna Stickland, an associate professor of physics at the University of Waterloo in Canada is sharing the prize with two men. She is the third woman in the 117-year history of the Nobel Prize in physics to win the award.

Debra Elmegreen to Lead the International Astronomical Union

Debra Elmegreen to Lead the International Astronomical Union

Debra M. Elmegreen is a professor of astronomy and the holder of the Maria Mitchell Chair in the department of physics and astronomy at Vassar College in Poughkeppsie, New York. She has taught at the highly rated liberal arts college since 1985.

Lisa Freeman Becomes First Woman President of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb

Lisa Freeman Becomes First Woman President of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb

Lisa C. Freeman has been appointed as the thirteenth and first woman president of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She had been serving as acting president since July 2017. Before coming to Northern Illinois University in 2010, she served on the staff at Kansas State University for 16 years.

New Census Data Shows a Persisting and Large Gender Gap in Median Income in the United States

New Census Data Shows a Persisting and Large Gender Gap in Median Income in the United States

The median income of households headed by a single woman in the United States in 2017 was $41,703. These households made up nearly 19 percent of all family households in the United States. In contrast, for households headed by a single man in 2017, the median income figure was $60,843.

Kristin Woolever Announces She Will Retire as Chancellor of Penn State Brandywine

Kristin Woolever Announces She Will Retire as Chancellor of Penn State Brandywine

Dr. Woolever has held the position since February 2014. Before coming to Penn State, Dr. Woolever was the president of Prescott College in Arizona. Prior to that, she was dean and director of the campus at the University of New Hampshire-Manchester and director of the Centre for Creative Change at Antioch University in Seattle. She will retire on July 31, 2019.

Dartmouth College in New Hampshire Hires a Woman Football Coach

Dartmouth College in New Hampshire Hires a Woman Football Coach

Callie Brownson has been named the offensive quality control coach for the Dartmouth College football team. With this appointment, she becomes the first full-time, woman football coach at the Division I level.

Nora Miller Named the Fifteenth President of the Mississippi University for Women

Nora Miller Named the Fifteenth President of the Mississippi University for Women

President Miller has worked for the university for 17 years. Most recently, she served as the chief financial officer and has been acting president since March 2018. Before being named senior vice president for administration and chief financial officer, Miller served as vice president for finance and administration for the university for 11 years.

Kim Carter Elected President of the Society of Research Administrators International

Kim Carter Elected President of the Society of Research Administrators International

Carter is the executive director of the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration at the University of Kentucky and associate director of the University of Kentucky Research Foundation. Her term as president of the 5,000-member global society will start this October.

Paulette Dillard Appointed the Eighteenth President of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Paulette Dillard Appointed the Eighteenth President of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Dr. Dillard had been serving as interim president of Shaw University since June 2017. Previously, she was the vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the university. Dr. Dillard is a trained medical technologist certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology.

University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft to Step Down After 19 Years at the Helm

University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft to Step Down After 19 Years at the Helm

Since Dr. Genshaft became president in 2000, the university has seen enrollment increase by 40 percent. Graduation rates and research grant levels have tripled and the university’s endowment grew from $254 million to $480 million.

The New Leader of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock

The New Leader of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock

Regina Favors has been serving as president and CEO of Pinnacle Business Solutions, a subsidiary of Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield. Previously, she had worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and has taught as an adjunct professor at Arkansas Baptist College.

Anneliese Singh Elected President of the Society of Counseling Psychology

Anneliese Singh Elected President of the Society of Counseling Psychology

Dr. Singh is the associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College of Education at the University of Georgia. Additionally, she is a professor of counseling in the human services department. Dr. Singh will begin her term as president in January.

Monica Torres Chosen to Lead Doña Ana Community College in New Mexico

Monica Torres Chosen to Lead Doña Ana Community College in New Mexico

Most recently, Dr. Torres was chief administrative officer of the community college and has also been a professor in the English department at New Mexico State University. She holds a Ph.D. in American studies with an emphasis in cultural studies from the University of New Mexico.

Feng Youmei Is the  First Woman Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University

Feng Youmei Is the First Woman Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University

Duke Kunshan University was founded six years ago. After only holding graduate classes for four years, the university enrolled its first cohort of undergraduate students in August. Feng Youmei, who has been a visiting scholar at Ohio State University in the past, is the first woman to lead Duke Kushan University.

Mary Romero Takes Over as President of the American Sociological Association

Mary Romero Takes Over as President of the American Sociological Association

Dr. Romero is a professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. She joined the faculty at Arizona State University in 1995. Previously, she taught at the University of Oregon, San Francisco State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Beth Boehm Is the New Provost at the University of Louisville in Kentucky

Beth Boehm Is the New Provost at the University of Louisville in Kentucky

Dr. Boehm has been a faculty member of the English department at Louisville since 1987 and has been interim provost since May 2018. She was the inaugural permanent dean of the School of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies at the university.

Ten Women Scholars With Ties to Academia Elected Fellows of the American Chemical Society

Ten Women Scholars With Ties to Academia Elected Fellows of the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society has announced the 2018 class of ACS Fellows. Twenty-one women were recognized with this prestigious honor. Ten of these women are affiliated with higher education in the United States.

Ann E. Harrison to Be the Next Dean of Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

Ann E. Harrison to Be the Next Dean of Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

Currently, Dr. Harrison is the William H. Wurster Professor of Multinational Management and professor of business economics and public policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the faculty at Wharton in 2012, Dr. Harrison was director of development policy at the World Bank.