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Barbara A. Bichelmeyer to Lead the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer to Lead the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer was named interim chancellor the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2015, Dr. Bichelmeyer was appointed provost and executive vice chancellor at the university. Earlier, she taught for nearly two decades at Indiana University.

The New President of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

The New President of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Jennifer Greer, associate provost for administration at the University of Alabama. Dr. Greer has been a member of the association since 1993 and was sworn in as president earlier this month at the association’s annual convention in Chicago.

University of Utah Dean Stepping Down to Take Major Humanities Post at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

University of Utah Dean Stepping Down to Take Major Humanities Post at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Dianne S. Harris, dean of the College of Humanities and a professor of history at the University of Utah since 2015, will be leaving the university to take on the duties as senior program officer in higher education and scholarships in the humanities at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York City.

Michelle Howard-Vital Named to Lead Florida Memorial University

Michelle Howard-Vital Named to Lead Florida Memorial University

In 2016, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital was chosen to serve as executive vice president and provost at Florida Memorial University. From 2007 to 2014, she was president of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania.

Meredith College Fights Highway Improvement Project Adjacent to Its Campus

Meredith College Fights Highway Improvement Project Adjacent to Its Campus

Meredith College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Raleigh, North Carolina, is fighting a highway improvement proposal that would use approximately one-fifth of the college’s total acreage. This would limit the college’s ability to expand in the future.

Karen Whitney to Lead the 14-Campus Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Karen Whitney to Lead the 14-Campus Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Since 2010, Dr. Whitney has served as president of Clarion University, a campus of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. She had previously announced that she would leave the presidency of Clarion at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.

Barbara Kline Pope Named the Next Director of the Johns Hopkins University Press

Barbara Kline Pope Named the Next Director of the Johns Hopkins University Press

The Johns Hopkins University Press, established in 1878, fields the largest journal publishing operation of any university press in the United States with more than 85 journals in a wide range of disciplines. The press also publishes about 150 new books each year.

Gail Baker Is the New Provost at the University of San Diego

Gail Baker Is the New Provost at the University of San Diego

Since 2006 Dr. Baker had been serving as dean of the College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Earlier, she was a professor in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida.

The New President of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

The New President of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Jacqueline Holland is an assistant professor of family and consumer sciences at Morgan State University in Baltimore. She was installed as president at the association’s 108th annual conference in Dallas.

The New President of the Penn Valley Campus of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City

The New President of the Penn Valley Campus of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City

Since 2009, Tyjuan Lee has served as vice president for student affairs at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland. Earlier, Dr. Lee was associate vice president for enrollment management and student services at Tidewater Community College in Virginia.

The Next Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University

The Next Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University

Ranjana Khanna, a noted feminist scholar, is a professor of English, literature, and gender, sexuality, and feminist studies at Duke University. She joined the university’s faculty in 2000 after teaching at the University of Washington and the University of Utah.

Melinda Treadwell to Lead Keene State College in New Hampshire

Melinda Treadwell to Lead Keene State College in New Hampshire

Since 2014, Dr. Treadwell has been serving as provost and CEO at Antioch New England University also in Keene, New Hampshire. Previously, she was interim provost at Keene State College and vice president for academic affairs.

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins Appointed President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins Appointed President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Dr. Dawkins has been serving as interim president since last August. Dr. Dawkins became provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bennett College in December 2015 after serving a similar role at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

University of Hawaii Sociologist Elected to Lead the American Society of Criminology

University of Hawaii Sociologist Elected to Lead the American Society of Criminology

Meda Chesney-Lind, a professor and chair of the women’s studies department at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, was named president-elect of the American Society of Criminology. The society has nearly 4,000 members in 63 countries around the world.

Kimberly Beatty Named Chancellor of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City

Kimberly Beatty Named Chancellor of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City

Dr. Beatty has been serving as vice chancellor for instructional services and chief academic officer at Houston Community College. Previously, she served as associate vice chancellor for student success at Tarrant Count College in Fort Worth, Texas.

Paulette Dillard to Lead Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Paulette Dillard to Lead Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Dr. Dillard has served as a department chair, dean, and vice president of academic affairs at the university. She will serve as interim president while a nationwide search is underway to find the next permanent president of the university.

Lyn Brodersen Cochran Appointed President of Scott Community College in Iowa

Lyn Brodersen Cochran Appointed President of Scott Community College in Iowa

Dr. Brodersen Cochran has been serving as an administrator for the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Services. She also lectured at Drake University and Iowa State University.

The First Woman President of Eureka College in Illinois

The First Woman President of Eureka College in Illinois

Jamel Santa Cruze Wright has been serving as interim president of the college since July 2016. Dr. Wright first came to Eureka College in 2014 as chief diversity officer and vice president for strategic and diversity initiatives.

Darcy Medica to Lead the Schuykill Campus of Pennsylvania State University

Darcy Medica to Lead the Schuykill Campus of Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Medica will serve as interim preident of the 800-student campus beginning on August 1. She joined the faculty at Penn State-Schuylkill in 2003 and has been serving as director of academic affairs and associate professor of biology.

Shaw University President Steps Down to Take Post as Chief Operating Officer at Howard University

Shaw University President Steps Down to Take Post as Chief Operating Officer at Howard University

Tashni-Ann Dubroy has reigned her position as the 17th president of historically Black Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, after only two years in office. She will become executive vice president and chief operating officer at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The First Woman President of Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina

The First Woman President of Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina

Since 2014, Dr. Roslyn Artis has served as president of Florida Memorial College in Miami Gardens. When she takes office on September 1, she will be the first woman to serve as president of Benedict College in its 147-year history.

Larissa Ruiz Baia Appointed Interim President of Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, New Hampshire

Larissa Ruiz Baia Appointed Interim President of Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, New Hampshire

Since 2012, Dr. Baia has served as vice president for student services and enrollment management at the college. Earlier, she was associate vice president for enrollment management at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire.

Lori Kloos to Lead St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota

Lori Kloos to Lead St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota

Since 2000, Kloos has served as vice president of administration and chief financial officer at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. She is expected to serve as interim president for one year while a search is undertaken to find a permanent president for the college.

The New Leader of the Moab Campus of Utah State University

The New Leader of the Moab Campus of Utah State University

Dr. Lianna Etchberger joined the faculty at the Uintah Basin campus of Utah State University as a an adjunct lecturer in 1995. She was promoted to a full tenured professorship in biology in 2015. She will be the executive director of the Moab campus and lead all Utah State University operations in the Southwest region of the state.

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons, who served as the 18th president of Brown University, the Ivy League educational institution in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012, has been named the interim president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Kelly M. Quintanilla Selected to Lead Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Kelly M. Quintanilla Selected to Lead Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Dr. Quintanilla has served as interim president since January 2017. Since joining the faculty in 1994, she has served as a professor of communication, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, chair of the department of communication and theatre, and provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Another Women's College Decides to Become Co-Educational

Another Women’s College Decides to Become Co-Educational

The University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, announced that men will be eligible for admission to all of the university’s undergraduate programs, effective for students entering in the fall of 2018.

Princeton's Tracy K. Smith Named the Next Poet Laureate of the United States

Princeton’s Tracy K. Smith Named the Next Poet Laureate of the United States

Tracy Smith is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University, and director of the university’s Program in Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts. She joined the faculty at Princeton in 2005.

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Since 2009, Dr. Blake has been serving as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. When she takes office on August 1, she will become the first woman to serve as president of the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Drew Faust Will Step Down as President of Harvard University Next June

Drew Faust Will Step Down as President of Harvard University Next June

Dr. Faust became the first woman president of Harvard University in July 2007. At the time of her appointment, she was serving as the founding dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Earlier, she served for 25 years on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.

Princeton University Press Names Its Next Director

Princeton University Press Names Its Next Director

Since 2008, Christie Henry has been serving as editorial director for sciences, social sciences, and reference at the University of Chicago Press. She joined the University of Chicago Press in 1993 as an editorial assistant.

Rebecca Wyke Appointed President of the University of Maine at Augusta

Rebecca Wyke Appointed President of the University of Maine at Augusta

Since 2008, Dr. Wyke has been serving as vice chancellor for finance and administration for the University of Maine System. She had served as interim president of the Augusta campus for six months in 2015. Dr. Wyke is the former commissioner of the Department of Administration and Finance for the state of Maine.

The Next Executive Director of the Modern Language Association

The Next Executive Director of the Modern Language Association

Dr. Paula M. Krebs will resign her positions as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts in order to take on her new duties at the Modern Language Association on August 1. The association has more than 24,000 members in 100 countries around the world.

Florida International University Scholar Appointed to Lead an African University

Florida International University Scholar Appointed to Lead an African University

Ophelia Weeks, who served for more than 30 years on the faculty at Florida International University in Miami, was appointed the fourteenth president of the University of Liberia in Africa. When she takes office, she will be only the second woman to lead the university since its founding in 1951.

The First Woman President of New River Community College in Virginia

The First Woman President of New River Community College in Virginia

Dr. Huber has been a member of the staff at the community college since 1988. Most recently, she has served as vice president for instruction and student services. When she takes office as president on July 1, she will be the first woman to serve as the leader of New River Community College.