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Leila Hamdan Chosen to Lead the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

Leila Hamdan Chosen to Lead the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

Dr. Hamdan is an associate professor of coastal sciences and interim associate director of the School of Ocean Science and Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi. She will become president of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation in 2021.

Suzanne Blum Malley Will Be the Next Provost at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Suzanne Blum Malley Will Be the Next Provost at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Dr. Blum Malley currently serves as senior associate provost and a member of the English department faculty at Columbia College in Chicago. She joined the faculty at the college in 1995 as an assistant professor of English. Dr. Blum Malley will begin her new duties in January.

Boise State University Scholar Named President-Elect of Respiratory Care Society

Boise State University Scholar Named President-Elect of Respiratory Care Society

Samantha Davis, clinical assistant professor in the department of respiratory care at Boise State University in Idaho, has been elected president-elect of the Idaho Society for Respiratory Care for the year 2020. Davis will serve one year as president-elect and then will serve the Idaho Society for Respiratory Care as president for the year 2021.

The Next President of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio

The Next President of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio

A native of Australia, Susan Edwards has served as provost at Wright State University since 2018. Prior to coming to Wright State, Dr. Edwards served as vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of biology at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Allana Hamilton Appointed Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the Tennessee Board of Regents

Allana Hamilton Appointed Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the Tennessee Board of Regents

Dr. Hamilton has been president of Jackson State Community College in Tennessee for nearly three years. Before becoming president of Jackson State Community College in January 2017, Dr. Hamilton was vice president for academic affairs at Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tennessee.

Alysia Starkey Named the Leader of Kansas State University Polytechnic in Salina

Alysia Starkey Named the Leader of Kansas State University Polytechnic in Salina

Dr. Starkey joined the faculty at the Kansas State Polytechnic Campus in 2002. Before being named interim CEO and dean in 2018 she had been serving as a full professor and as associate dean for academics at the Polytechnic Campus.

Leah Barrett Appointed the First Woman President of Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska

Leah Barrett Appointed the First Woman President of Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska

Since 2016 Dr. Barrett has been serving as vice president for student affairs for the Northern Wyoming Community College District in Sheridan. Earlier, she was associate vice president for enrollment management and student affairs for the College at Brockport of the State University of New York System.

Ohio University's Aimee Edmondson to Lead the American Journalism Historians Association

Ohio University’s Aimee Edmondson to Lead the American Journalism Historians Association

Aimee Edmondson, associate professor of journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, is on the leadership track that will result in her being elected president of the American Journalism Historians Association at next fall’s annual conference in Memphis.

Cheryl Evans Jones Named the 17th President of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia

Cheryl Evans Jones Named the 17th President of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia

Dr. Jones first joined the Paine College faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor of psychology. In 2014, she served as Paine’s acting provost and vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Jones has been serving as acting president of Paine College since July.

University of Arkansas at Monticello Picks Peggy Doss as Its Next Chancellor

University of Arkansas at Monticello Picks Peggy Doss as Its Next Chancellor

Peggy Doss has been selected at the next chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She will take office on January 1. Dr. Doss currently serves as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Earlier, she served for 10 years as dean of the university’s College of Education.

Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Names its First Woman President

Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Names its First Woman President

Jill A. Murray has been serving as the college’s executive vice president and chief innovation officer. From 2008-2012, she operated as the college’s vice president of academic affairs. She will become the college ninth – and first woman – president on July 1, 2020.

Michelle Knight-Manuel is Named Executive Editor of the <em>Teachers College Record</em>

Michelle Knight-Manuel is Named Executive Editor of the Teachers College Record

Professor Knight-Manuel is the thirteenth scholar to serve as editor in the journal’s 119-year history. Dr. Knight-Manuel’s research focuses on college readiness and access, immigrant youth’s civic strengths, and culturally relevant teacher preparation and professional development.

Dean at Illinois State University is the New Head of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans

Dean at Illinois State University is the New Head of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans

Jean M. Miller, dean of the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University since 2015, will serve as president of the organization for three years. Dean Miller has been an active member of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans for 11 years.

Ann Bain Is the New Provost at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Ann Bain Is the New Provost at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Bain joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1987 as an assistant professor of nursing. She served as chair of the department of nursing for 16 years, until she was named interim dean of the College of Sciences in 2013.

Karen Viskupic Named President of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Karen Viskupic Named President of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Karen Viskupic is an assistant research professor of geosciences at Boise State University in Idaho. She works with geoscience faculty on curriculum development and assessment, advises all undergraduate geoscience students, and works on several campus-wide initiatives to improve undergraduate and graduate STEM student success. 

Hamilton College's Shelley Haley Elected to Lead the Society for Classical Studies

Hamilton College’s Shelley Haley Elected to Lead the Society for Classical Studies

Dr. Haley is the Edward North Chair of Classics and professor of Classics and Africana Studies at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She will serve for a year as president-elect of the society during 2020 and become president in January 2021.

Ginny Favede Named the Thirteenth President of Wheeling University in West Virginia

Ginny Favede Named the Thirteenth President of Wheeling University in West Virginia

Favede has been serving as executive director of the Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council, a not-for-profit association of more than 500 contractors. She is a former county commissioner in West Virginia and has served as chair of the board of trustees of Wheeling University since July. She will step down from that position.

Julia Greer Is the New Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology

Julia Greer Is the New Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology

Dr. Greer’s research is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on creating 3-D micro- and nano-architected materials using 3-D lithography, nanofabrication, and additive manufacturing techniques. She joined the faculty at CalTech in 2007 and was promoted to full professor in 2013.

Educator Laurie Smith To Lead the Women's Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor

Educator Laurie Smith To Lead the Women’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor

Laurie Smith, a former adjunct faculty member and researcher at Mississippi State University, was executive director of the State Workforce Investment Board and senior education policy advisor to Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. Dr. Smith formerly served as the executive director of the State Early Childhood Advisory Council.

Martha Ann Todd Appointed President of Columbus Technical College in Georgia

Martha Ann Todd Appointed President of Columbus Technical College in Georgia

Todd has been serving as interim president of Columbus Technical College since July 1. Earlier, she served as deputy commissioner of adult and technical education for the Technical College System of Georgia.

Regina Stanback Stroud Appointed Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District in California

Regina Stanback Stroud Appointed Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District in California

Dr. Stanback Stroud has more than 35 years of experience as an educator and leader. She served most recently as president of Skyline College in San Bruno, California. She served in that role from 2010 to 2019.

Angela Dearinger Is the New Commissioner of Public Health in Kentucky

Angela Dearinger Is the New Commissioner of Public Health in Kentucky

Dr. Dearinger is assistant dean of accreditation with the Graduate Medical Education office and an associate professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She will remain a member of the university faculty during her service to the state.

Katrin Wesner-Harts Is the New President of the American College Health Association

Katrin Wesner-Harts Is the New President of the American College Health Association

Katrin Wesner-Harts is the director of the Abrons Student Health Center at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Prior to joining the staff at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2007, Dr. Wesner-Harts spent 18 years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Sandra Doran Elevated to the Presidency of Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Sandra Doran Elevated to the Presidency of Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Before coming to Salem College in 2018 to serve as interim president, Doran served as national program director of the New England Board of Higher Education and as entrepreneur-in-residence at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Teresa Sullivan to Serve as Provost at Michigan State University

Teresa Sullivan to Serve as Provost at Michigan State University

Teresa Sullivan is the former president of the University of Virginia. Earlier in her career, she was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan.

Shelley White Will Be the Next President of Haywood Community College in North Carolina

Shelley White Will Be the Next President of Haywood Community College in North Carolina

Currently, Dr. White is vice president for economic and workforce development and continuing education at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in North Carolina. She has been on the staff there for 18 years. She will begni her new job on January 1.

Janet Napolitano Announces She Will Step Down as President of the University of California in 2020

Janet Napolitano Announces She Will Step Down as President of the University of California in 2020

Napolitano is the first woman to lead the University of California System. Earlier, she was appointed secretary of Homeland Security at the beginning of the Obama administration. At the time she was serving in her second term as governor of Arizona. Previously, she had served as attorney general of Arizona and as the U.S. Attorney for Arizona.

Nancy Brown Appointed to Serve as the Next Dean of Yale Medical School

Nancy Brown Appointed to Serve as the Next Dean of Yale Medical School

Brown is currently the Hugh Jackson Morgan Professor and chair of the department of medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She will become dean of Yale Medical School on February 1, 2020.

Marquette University in Milwaukee Announces Directors for Its New Institute for Women’s Leadership

Marquette University in Milwaukee Announces Directors for Its New Institute for Women’s Leadership

Andrea Schneider, professor at Marquette University Law School, has been named the first director of the institute. Jean Grow, professor of strategic communication in the Diederich College of Communication, and Jennica Webster, associate professor of management in the College of Business Administration, will serve as co-directors of the institute.

Helen Griffith to Lead the Highly Successful Charter School at the University of California, San Diego

Helen Griffith to Lead the Highly Successful Charter School at the University of California, San Diego

Since 2012, Dr. Griffith has been serving as the founding executive director and CEO of е3 Civic High, a public charter high school located in the San Diego Central Public Library. The Preuss School of the University of California, San Diego caters to low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college.

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.