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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.

Paula McClain Will Lead the American Political Science Association

Paula McClain Will Lead the American Political Science Association

Paula D. McClain, dean of the Graduate School at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has been named the next president of the American Political Science Association. She will serve as president-elect for the 2018-2019 academic year and then as president for the following year.

Three Women Scholars Honored With Election as Fellows of the Entomological Society of America

Three Women Scholars Honored With Election as Fellows of the Entomological Society of America

The three women honorees are Christina M. Grozinger, Distinguished Professor of entomology at Pennsylvania State University, Ann E. Hajek, professor of entomology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and A. Alma Solis, a research scientist and former associate dean of the College of Math Science and Technology at the University of Texas at Brownsville.

Marion Fedrick Appointed President of Albany State University in Georgia

Marion Fedrick Appointed President of Albany State University in Georgia

Marion Fedrick has served as interim president since January. Before being named interim president, Fedrick had been serving as interim executive vice president at Albany State. Earlier, she was vice chancellor for human resources at the University System of Georgia.

The Next Leader of the School of Engineering at Alfred University in New York

The Next Leader of the School of Engineering at Alfred University in New York

For the past 10 years, Gabrielle Gaustad has been on the faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Most recently, Dr. Gaustad was an associate professor and program coordinator for the master’s degree program of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Kilgore College's First Woman President Has Her Contract Extended for Five Years

Kilgore College’s First Woman President Has Her Contract Extended for Five Years

Dr. Kays was appointed as the educational institution’s ninth president in 2016. She is the first woman to serve as president in the college’s history. In the past, the college had only given its president two-year deals.

Wanda Austin Is the New Leader of the University of Southern California

Wanda Austin Is the New Leader of the University of Southern California

From 2008 to 2016, Dr. Austin was president and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to the application of science and technology relating to the nation’s space program. She was the first woman and the first African American to serve as CEO of the organization since its founding in 1961.

Karrin Wilks to Lead the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City

Karrin Wilks to Lead the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City

Dr. Wilks has been serving as senior vice president and provost at the college since 2014 and has been with the City University of New York for eight years. Earlier, Dr. Wilks was senior vice president at Vermont State Colleges. She will become interim president of the CUNY campus on September 1.

The New President of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn

The New President of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn

A native of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Claudia V. Schrader was appointed president of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Schrader has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic and student success at Bronx Community College.

Rachelle Karstens Appointed the Eleventh President of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa

Rachelle Karstens Appointed the Eleventh President of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa

President Karstens came to Briar Cliff University in May 2017 as chief of staff to the university’s president. When the university’s president resigned two months later, Karstens was named interim president. She has now been appointed to the position on a permanent basis.

Stanford Law School Dean Elizabeth Magill Appointed Provost at the University of Virginia

Stanford Law School Dean Elizabeth Magill Appointed Provost at the University of Virginia

Professor Magill has led Stanford Law School for the past six years. Earlier, she spent 15 years on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law. She is an expert on administrative law and constitutional structure. She will become provost at the University of Virginia in the summer of 2019.

Karen Lawrence Appointed President of the Huntington Library in California

Karen Lawrence Appointed President of the Huntington Library in California

Karen Lawrence, who served as president of Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, for 10 years, has been named president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. She is the former dean of the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine.

Georgia Lorenz Is the New President of Seminole State College of Florida

Georgia Lorenz Is the New President of Seminole State College of Florida

Dr. Lorenz has been serving as vice president of academic affairs at Santa Monica College in California. From 2008 to 2014, she was dean of instructional services at the college. Prior to joining the staff at Santa Monica College, Dr. Lorenz was the associate director of the University of Southern California Center for Urban Education.

Donna H. Oliver Named Provost at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida

Donna H. Oliver Named Provost at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida

Dr. Oliver is the former president of Mississippi Valley State University. Earlier, she served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Edward Waters College and vice president for academic affairs at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She has also been on the faculty at Elon University in North Carolina.

New Report Finds a Gender Gap in the Numeracy Skills of Adults in the United States

New Report Finds a Gender Gap in the Numeracy Skills of Adults in the United States

The U.S. Department of Education reports that there is no gender gap between men and women in literacy rates in the United States. But men hold an edge over women in numeracy skills. Numeracy is defined as “the ability to understand and use mathematical information in a variety of life situations.”

Brown University's Meenakshi Narain to Take Leadership Post With the Large Hadron Collider

Brown University’s Meenakshi Narain to Take Leadership Post With the Large Hadron Collider

Meenakshi Narain, professor of physics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, has been selected to lead the collaboration board for U.S. institutions participating in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland. She is the first woman to hold the position.

Claudine Gay Named Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University

Claudine Gay Named Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University

Dr. Gay is the Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African American Studies and is the founding chair of Harvard’s Inequality in America Initiative. She joined the faculty in 2006 and has served as dean of social science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 2015.

Pamela Thoma to Lead the Women's Studies Program at Washington State University

Pamela Thoma to Lead the Women’s Studies Program at Washington State University

Dr. Thoma joined the faculty at Washington State University in 2007. She is an expert in Asian American literary and cultural studies, feminist media studies, and women’s literature.

Heidi Anderson Appointed the 16th President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Heidi Anderson Appointed the 16th President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Since September 2017, Dr. Anderson has been special advisor to the president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She served as provost and vice president for academic affairs there from 2015 to 2017.

Mary Gallagher Appointed President of Los Angeles City College

Mary Gallagher Appointed President of Los Angeles City College

Dr. Gallagher has served as interim president since January 2018. Previously, she served as vice president of administrative services at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and was acting president of that college for eight months.

The New President of Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts

The New President of Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts

For the past two years, Dr. Salomon-Fernandez has served as president of Cumberland County College in Vineland, New Jersey. Earlier, she held several positions at Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, including interim president.

Carolyn Long to Preside Over the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Carolyn Long to Preside Over the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

For the past seven years, Long has served as president of the West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Beckley. She is the former chair of the West Virginia University Board of Governors. Earlier, she served as superintendent of the Braxton County, West Virginia, school system.

Clemson University's Kathy Headley to Lead the International Literacy Association

Clemson University’s Kathy Headley to Lead the International Literacy Association

Kathy N. Headley, professor of literacy in the College of Education at Clemson University in South Carolina, will serve for one year as vice president and then become president of the board of directors of the association in 2019. She has served on the Clemson University faculty since 1987.

Sally Kornbluth's Tenure as Provost at Duke University Extended for Five Years

Sally Kornbluth’s Tenure as Provost at Duke University Extended for Five Years

Dr. Kornbluth became provost on July 1, 2014. Earlier, she had served as the James B. Duke Professor of pharmacology and cancer biology and the vice dean for basic science at the Duke School of Medicine. She will now serve as provost until at least 2024.