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Gadsden State Community College in Alabama Chooses Kathy L. Murphy as Its Next President

Gadsden State Community College in Alabama Chooses Kathy L. Murphy as Its Next President

Dr. Murphy currently serves as superintendent of Hoover City Schools. Prior to her service in Hoover City Schools, she was superintendent of Monroe County Schools. She was also a professor at the University of West Georgia and Judson College.

Theresa B. Felder Selected as the Tenth President of Harford Community College in Maryland

Theresa B. Felder Selected as the Tenth President of Harford Community College in Maryland

Dr. Felder comes to Harford Community College from Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio, where she most recently served as the senior vice president for student success. Prior to this position, she was the vice president of student affairs and administrative dean for Clark State’s largest branch campus.

Maria Lumpkin Is the New Leader of Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Maria Lumpkin Is the New Leader of Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina

For the second time this year, Maria A. Lumpkin was named interim president of Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She served as interim president for several months earlier this year before Irving Pressley McPhail took office as the university’s twelfth president on July 15. Dr. McPhail died on October 14, from complications relating to the COVID-19 virus.

Yale University's Louise Glück Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature

Yale University’s Louise Glück Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature

Louise Glück, an adjunct professor of English at Yale University, is the first American woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature since Toni Morrison in 1993. Overall, 16 women have won the Nobel Prize in literature.

Nicola Pitchford Will Be the Next President of Dominican University of California

Nicola Pitchford Will Be the Next President of Dominican University of California

A native of the United Kingdom, Dr. Pitchford came to Dominican University in 2011 after teaching at Fordham University in New York. She currently serves as vice president for academic affairs, dean of the faculty, and as a professor of English.

Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Names Britt Rios-Ellis as Its Next Provost

Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Names Britt Rios-Ellis as Its Next Provost

Dr. Rios-Ellis has been serving as the founding dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services at California State University, Monterey Bay. From 2005-2015, she served as founding director of the California State University, Long Beach Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training.

Cynthia Nances Named Chair-Elect of the the American Bar Foundation Fellows

Cynthia Nances Named Chair-Elect of the the American Bar Foundation Fellows

The foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization with a mission to expand knowledge and advance justice through innovative, interdisciplinary, and rigorous empirical research on law, legal processes, and legal institutions. Professor Nance holds an endowed chair and is the former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law

Michele Shirley Is the New Leader of North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville

Michele Shirley Is the New Leader of North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville

Dr. Shirley has served as vice president of administrative services at North Georgia Technical College since February and previously was the director of administrative services for the college. She has been on the staff at the college for the past 14 years.

Barnali Gupta Will Be the Next Dean of the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University

Barnali Gupta Will Be the Next Dean of the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University

Dr. Gupta currently serves as professor of economics and associate dean for curriculum in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is the first woman to hold the rank of full professor of economics at the university.

The University of Oregon Appoints Carol A. Stabile to Lead its Clark Honors College

The University of Oregon Appoints Carol A. Stabile to Lead its Clark Honors College

Dr. Stabile is a professor of journalism and communication and has been serving as the associate dean for strategic initiatives for the College of Arts and Sciences. From 2008 to 2014, Professor Stabile was the director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon.

DoVeanna Fulton Is the New Provost at Norfolk State University in Virginia

DoVeanna Fulton Is the New Provost at Norfolk State University in Virginia

For the past eight years, Dr. Fulton has served as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of history, humanities, and languages at the University of Houston–Downtown. Earlier, she taught at the University of Alabama.

The University of Arkansas Appoints Two Women to Dean Positions

The University of Arkansas Appoints Two Women to Dean Positions

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has announced that Kim Needy will serve as dean of the College of Engineering and Patricia Koski will be the dean of the Graduate School and International Education. Dr. Needy will be the first woman to lead the university’s College of Engineering.

A Trio of African American Women Who Have Been Appointed University Deans

A Trio of African American Women Who Have Been Appointed University Deans

Stephanie Dance-Barnes was appointed dean of the College of Science and Health at DePaul University in Chicago. Stacy Gee Hollins was named dean of the School of Business at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis and Isi Ero-Tolliver is the new interim dean of the School of Science at Hampton University in Virginia.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Reappoints Antonia M. Villarruel as Dean

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Reappoints Antonia M. Villarruel as Dean

Among Dean Villarruel’s accomplishments are a near-doubling of National Institutes of Health funding, to $15.3 million in fiscal year 2019 from $7.8 million in fiscal year 2015; the launch of a Doctor of Nursing Practice program; and the creation of strategic global initiatives in regions including Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

After Ousting President, Lincoln University Now Gives a New Five-Year Contract to Brenda Allen

After Ousting President, Lincoln University Now Gives a New Five-Year Contract to Brenda Allen

Less than three months ago, the board of trustees of Lincoln University voted to oust Brenda Allan as the institution’s president. After a lawsuit, the board has now given President Allen a new five-year contract.

Parneshia Jones Appointed Director of Northwestern University Press

Parneshia Jones Appointed Director of Northwestern University Press

Parneshia Jones joined the Northwestern University Press in 2003 as marketing assistant and served in several progressively more responsible positions. Most recently, she served as editorial director for trade and engagement.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Names the Next Dean of Its Graduate School

University of Massachusetts Amherst Names the Next Dean of Its Graduate School

Jacqueline Urla is chair and professor of anthropology in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a linguistic and political anthropologist who has conducted long-term ethnographic research on Basque language and cultural politics.

Jennifer Rawlinson Elected to Lead the American Veterinary Dental College

Jennifer Rawlinson Elected to Lead the American Veterinary Dental College

Over the last seven years, Dr. Rawlinson built and led the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University. Her team provides comprehensive dental, oral and maxillofacial evaluations for dogs, cats, horses, pigs, livestock, llamas, and alpacas.

Christen Crouch to Be the Next Dean of Graduate Studies at Bard College in New York

Christen Crouch to Be the Next Dean of Graduate Studies at Bard College in New York

Dr. Crouch has been an associate professor of history and director of American studies at Bard College since 2014. Her research focuses on the histories of the early modern Atlantic, comparative slavery, American material culture, and Native American and Indigenous studies.

Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to Lead the University of Wollongong in Australia

Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to Lead the University of Wollongong in Australia

In 2013, Dr. Patricia Davidson was named the fourth dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. When she begins her new duties on May 1, she will be the first woman and first alumna to serve as vice-chancellor of the University of Wollongong, a public research university about 50 miles south of Sydney, Australia.

Anne Williamson to Direct the School of Public Affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Anne Williamson to Direct the School of Public Affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Williamson joins the University of Arkansas at Little Rock from the University of Missouri–Kansas City, where she served as the Victor and Caroline Schutte/Missouri Professor of Urban Affairs and director of the L.P. Cookingham Institute of Urban Affairs. Earlier, she taught at the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Alabama.

Medical School Professor Selected to Lead the Hawaiʻi Department of Health

Medical School Professor Selected to Lead the Hawaiʻi Department of Health

Elizabeth “Libby” Char, an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the John A. Burns School of Medicine of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, has been chosen by Hawai’i; Governor David Ige to serve as interim director of the Hawaiʻi Department of Health.

The College of Medicine at Ohio State University Selects Its New Dean

The College of Medicine at Ohio State University Selects Its New Dean

Carol Bradford has been serving as the executive vice dean of academic affairs at the University of Michigan medical school and chief academic officer at Michigan Medicine for four years. Prior to that, she was chair of the department of otolaryngology at the medical school.

University of Pittsburgh's Sharon Alvarez to Lead the Academy of Management

University of Pittsburgh’s Sharon Alvarez to Lead the Academy of Management

Sharon Alvarez is the Thomas W. Olofson Chair in Entrepreneurship and professor of business administration at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She will serve a five-year term in leadership posts, culminating as president of the Academy of Management.

Tracy Langkilde Appointed Dean of the College of Science at Pennsylvania State University

Tracy Langkilde Appointed Dean of the College of Science at Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Langkilde joined the Penn State faculty as an assistant professor of biology in 2007. She was named the head of the department in 2016. As department head, she oversees 100+ faculty, 15 administrative staff, 120 postdoctoral and graduate students, and more than 10,000 undergraduates.

The Next Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

The Next Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Lindsey A. Criswell, professor of medicine and vice chancellor of research at the University of California, San Francisco, will become the leader of the institute in 2021. The agency is one of 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health.

The First Woman Dean of the School of Science at MIT

The First Woman Dean of the School of Science at MIT

Nergis Mavalvala, the Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics, has been named the new dean of School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Mavalvala is known for her pioneering work in gravitational-wave detection.

Jacqueline Bixler Named Director of the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech

Jacqueline Bixler Named Director of the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech

Professor Bixler, who served as chair of the department of modern and classical languages and literatures from 2012 to 2018, is an internationally recognized scholar of contemporary Latin American theatre, with a focus on Mexican performance art.

Elizabeth Mauch Named the First Woman President of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas

Elizabeth Mauch Named the First Woman President of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas

Dr. Mauch has been serving as interim president for the past year. Earlier, she was vice president of academic affairs at the college. From 2012 to 2017, Dr. Mauch was dean of the College of Education at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She also served as a professor of mathematics at the university.

Northwestern University Appoints Kathleen Hagerty as Its First Woman Provost

Northwestern University Appoints Kathleen Hagerty as Its First Woman Provost

Dr. Hagerty has been serving as an interim provost since April. Earlier, she was interim dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and senior associate dean of faculty and research. Dr. Hagerty, who holds the First Chicago Professorship in Finance, has been on the faculty at the university for more than 30 years.

The First Woman Editor in Chief of the <em>Latin American Research Review</em>

The First Woman Editor in Chief of the Latin American Research Review

Carmen Martínez-Novo, professor at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, was named the new editor in chief of the Latin American Research Review. She joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 2019 after teaching at the University of Kentucky.

Dena McCaffrey Is the First Woman President of Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri

Dena McCaffrey Is the First Woman President of Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri

Dr. McCaffrey has served as dean of career and technical education at the college since 2013. Earlier, she was director of outreach and educational sites at the college. Before coming to Jefferson College, Dr. McCaffrey was associate director of MBA and graduate business programs at Saint Louis University.

Brenda Allen Is Back at the Helm of Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

Brenda Allen Is Back at the Helm of Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

On July 10, the board of trustees of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania voted not to renew the contract of the university’s president Brenda Allen. President Allen sued and the courts agreed that the vote not to renew her contract was illegal. Now the board has agreed to keep her as president.

Three State Universities Appoint Women to Provost Positions

Three State Universities Appoint Women to Provost Positions

Laurie Marie Lauzon Clabo was appointed interim provost at Wayne State University in Detroit. LaTonia Collins-Smith was appointed provost and vice president of academic affairs at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, and Ann McClellan was appointed interim provost at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.

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.