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Colette Irwin-Knott to Lead Valparaiso University in Indiana

Colette Irwin-Knott to Lead Valparaiso University in Indiana

Irwin-Knott has been a member of the university’s board of trustees since 2009. She has spent her career in the field of public finance with HJ Umbaugh & Associates in Indianapolis retiring as a partner in 2014. She worked closely with educators throughout Indiana on hundreds of school and library projects involving the issuance of municipal bonds.

Creighton University in Omaha Announces the Appointment of Its Next Provost

Creighton University in Omaha Announces the Appointment of Its Next Provost

Since 2014, Dr. Mardell Wilson, A registered dietitian and licensed dietitian nutritionist, has been dean of the Edward and Margaret Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University. Earlier, she spent 17 years as a faculty member and administrator at Illinois State Unversity.

Carol A. Moore Is the New Leader of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Carol A. Moore Is the New Leader of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina

In March of this year, Dr. Moore announced her decision to step down as president of Columbia College in South Carolina for family and health reasons. Dr. Moore also has served as interim president of Burlington College in Vermont and is the former president of Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont.

Terry Booth Is the New Leader of Central Carolina Technical College in Sumter, South Carolina

Terry Booth Is the New Leader of Central Carolina Technical College in Sumter, South Carolina

President Booth has been on the staff at the college for the past 30 years. Since 1999, she has been serving as vice president for business affairs where she was responsible for the college’s human resources, information systems, capital projects, physical plant, accounting and budgeting, purchasing, security, auxiliary and internal services.

Jill M. Baren is the New Provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Jill M. Baren is the New Provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Dr. Baren comes to the University of the Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania where she has been serving as a professor of emergency medicine, pediatrics, and medical ethics at the Perelman School of Medicine. She was chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Penn from 2011 to 2017, where she was the first woman to hold the position.

Cheri Canon Is the New President of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments

Cheri Canon Is the New President of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments

Cheri L. Canon holds the Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She is the second woman to serve as president of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, a nonprofit that aims to advance the art and science of radiology.

Anne Harris Named the Fourteenth President of Grinnell College in Iowa

Anne Harris Named the Fourteenth President of Grinnell College in Iowa

Dr. Harris came to Grinnell College in 2019 as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. Earlier she was a professor of art history at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Dr. Harris joined the faculty at DePauw University in 1999. She is the second woman to lead Grinnell College.

The New President of Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, California

The New President of Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, California

Since 2017, Tammeil Gilkerson has served as president of Laney College in Oakland. Earlier, Dr. Gilkerson served as vice president of academic and student affairs at Contra Costa College and as the first diversity, inclusion, and innovation officer for the Contra Costa Community College District.

Two Universities Announce the Appointment of New Provosts

Two Universities Announce the Appointment of New Provosts

April Summitt is the new provost at La Sierra University in Riverside, California. She joined the La Sierra University community in 2013 as the university’s first dean of general education. And Susan M. Collins was named provost at the University of Michigan. She is the Edward M. Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and a professor of economics at the university.

Sophie Zdatny Named Chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges System

Sophie Zdatny Named Chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges System

Zdatny is a practicing attorney who has been with the general counsel’s office of the state system since 2014. She has served as the system’s general counsel since January 2017. She previously practiced employment law with Allan Karlin & Associates in Morgantown, West Virginia.

M. Susie Whittington Chosen to Lead the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

M. Susie Whittington Chosen to Lead the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Dr. Whittington is professor of agriscience education in the department of agricultural communication, education, and Leadership at Ohio State University. Before joining the faculty at Ohio State in 2000, she taught at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Idaho.

Three Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Colleges and Universities

Karen An-Hwei Lee was named provost and professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois. Katia Passerini was appointed provost and executive vice president at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, and Mary Pedersen was appointed provost and executive vice president at Colorado State University.

Ashley Moerke Chosen to Lead the Society of Freshwater Science

Ashley Moerke Chosen to Lead the Society of Freshwater Science

Dr. Moerke serves as a professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Before joining the faculty at Lake Superior State University in 2004, Dr. Moerke was a scientist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Kathleen Jagger Is the New President of Newman University in Wichita, Kansas

Kathleen Jagger Is the New President of Newman University in Wichita, Kansas

Dr. Jagger most recently served as acting president at Thomas More University in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. Earlier, she was a professor of microbiology and public health from 1996-2002 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and then was a professor of biology at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

Melody Rose Selected to Lead the Nevada System of Higher Education

Melody Rose Selected to Lead the Nevada System of Higher Education

Dr. Rose most recently served as president of Marylhurst University in Oregon from 2014 to 2019. Earlier in her career, Dr. Rose served as chancellor of the Oregon University System and was vice provost for academic programs and instruction and dean of undergraduate studies at Portland State University in Oregon.

Nicole Pride Will Be the First Woman President of West Virginia State University

Nicole Pride Will Be the First Woman President of West Virginia State University

Dr. Pride had been serving as the vice provost for academic strategy and operations at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Earlier she served as associate vice chancellor for university relations and chief of staff for the chancellor of the university.

Kathleen Harring Is the Thirteenth President of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Kathleen Harring Is the Thirteenth President of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Dr. Harring as served as interim president since last summer. In 2017, she was named provost at the college. Dr. Harring has been on the faculty in the college’s psychology department since 1984.

Mary Croughan Is the New Provost at the University of California, Davis

Mary Croughan Is the New Provost at the University of California, Davis

Dr. Croughan has been serving as a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. From 1987 to 2010, Dr. Croughan served as a faculty member in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Two Women Appointed to Lead Colleges of the City University of New York

Two Women Appointed to Lead Colleges of the City University of New York

Berenecea Johnson Eanes was appointed president of York College in Jamaica, New York. She has served as interim president since September 2019. And Christine Mangino was named president of Queensborough Community College in Bayside, New York. She has been serving as provost at Hostos Community College in The Bronx.

Sonja Feist-Price Appointed Provost at the University of Michigan-Flint

Sonja Feist-Price Appointed Provost at the University of Michigan-Flint

Professor Feist-Price currently serves as the vice president for institutional diversity and professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Counselor Education in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. She will begin her new job on August 1.

Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, Selects its Fourteenth President

Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, Selects its Fourteenth President

Dr. Alisa White is currently president of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. She previously served as vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas at Tyler and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Karen Whitney to Lead the University of Illinois at Springfield

Karen Whitney to Lead the University of Illinois at Springfield

Dr. Whitney is the president emerita of Clarion University in Pennsylvania and recently served as interim chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Before leading Clarion, Dr. Whitney was vice chancellor for student life at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis from 1999 through 2010.

Carol Puryear Appointed President of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro

Carol Puryear Appointed President of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro

Dr. Puryear joined the University of Tennessee System in 1994. In 2012, she was named associate vice chancellor for instruction and special projects for the colleges of applied technology. In 2017, Dr. Puryear was promoted to vice chancellor of economic and community development for the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Lori Varlotta Will Be the First Woman to Lead California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks

Lori Varlotta Will Be the First Woman to Lead California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks

Dr. Varlotta comes to Cal Lutheran having served as president of Hiram College in Ohio since 2014. Earlier, she spent 11 years at Sacramento State University, ultimately serving as senior vice president of planning, enrollment management, and student affairs.

The First Woman to Lead the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City

The First Woman to Lead the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City

The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City has selected Shuly Rubin Schwartz to be its eighth chancellor. When she takes office on July 1, she will be the first woman to lead the seminary in its 134-year history. She has been serving as provost at the seminary.

Lori Kletzer Appointed Provost at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Lori Kletzer Appointed Provost at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Kletzer initially joined the faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1992. From 2010 to July 2017, Dr. Kletzer was provost and dean of faculty at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Ohio State University Appoints Kristina Johnson as Its Next President

Ohio State University Appoints Kristina Johnson as Its Next President

Dr. Johnson has been serving as chancellor of the State University of New York System since 2017. Earlier in her career, Dr. Johnson served as under secretary of energy at the U.S. Department of Energy and held academic leadership positions at Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Laura Walker Named the Eleventh President of Bennington College in Vermont

Laura Walker Named the Eleventh President of Bennington College in Vermont

Walker served as president and CEO of New York Public Radio for 23 years. In the academic world, Walker currently serves on The President’s Council at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Yale School of Management’s Center for Customer Insights. 

Three Women in Higher Education Appointed to Provost Positions

Three Women in Higher Education Appointed to Provost Positions

Anne Alexander will serve as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Wyoming. Saundra F. DeLauder was named provost and vice president of academic affairs at Delaware State University and Molly Smith will be the inaugural provost at Thomas More University in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.

Purchase College in New York Announces Its Next President

Purchase College in New York Announces Its Next President

The State University of New York Board of Trustees announced today that Dr. Milagros Peña will become the sixth president of Purchase College. Since 2015, Dr. Peña has been serving as dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside.

The First Woman President of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

The First Woman President of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Lori Rice-Spearman has served as interim president since November 2019. She joined TTUHSC in 1987 and served as chair of the department of laboratory sciences and primary care, dean of the School of Health Professions, associate provost, and provost.

Three Women Apppointed to Provost Posts at Campuses of California State University

Three Women Apppointed to Provost Posts at Campuses of California State University

Katherine Kantardjieff was named provost at California State University, Monterey Bay. Jenn Capps has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Humboldt State University in Arcata and Carolyn Thomas has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Fullerton.

The New President of Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

The New President of Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Victoria L. Bastecki-Perez has been selected to serve as the college’s sixth president. She has been serving as interim president so the appointment is effective immediately. Dr. Bastecki-Perez has been on the staff at the college since 1996 and was provost and vice president for academic affairs before being named interim president.

Connie Foster Selected to Lead the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Connie Foster Selected to Lead the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

During her previous tenure at the university, Dr. Foster initially served as a professor of health and human performance, gymnastics coach, and women’s athletic director. She later was appointed athletic director and chair of the health and human performance department. She also served as interim chancellor for 10 months.

Susan Henking Selected as the Leader of Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Susan Henking Selected as the Leader of Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Dr. Henking has been serving as interim vice president for academic and student affairs and dean of the college. She is the former president of Shimer College in Chicago and earlier was a professor of religious studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.