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Donna M. Carroll Selected to Lead North Central College in Naperville, Illinois

Donna M. Carroll Selected to Lead North Central College in Naperville, Illinois

Dr. Carroll recently completed a 27-year presidency at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. She is expected to lead North Central College for the coming academic year while a search for a permanent president is conducted.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa has named Heidi Manning as its new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Patricia Price was appointed interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Queens College, a campus of the City University of New York and Barbara J. Johnson is the new executive vice president and provost at Talladega College in Alabama.

Carmen Simone Selected to Lead Dakota State College in Bottineau, North Dakota

Carmen Simone Selected to Lead Dakota State College in Bottineau, North Dakota

Founded in 1906 as the North Dakota School of Forestry, Dakota State College at Bottineau is now an affiliate campus of Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. Most recently Dr. Simone served as president of Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff.

Guillermina Gina Núñez-Mchiri Will Be the Next Leader of the Imperial Valley Campus of San Diego State University

Guillermina Gina Núñez-Mchiri Will Be the Next Leader of the Imperial Valley Campus of San Diego State University

Dr. Núñez-Mchiri, a native of Calexico, California, has been serving as an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso. She began as a visiting assistant professor at UTEP, where she eventually gained tenure and became director of Women’s and Gender Studies.

Lisa Diamond Has Been Chosen to Lead the International Academy of Sex Research

Lisa Diamond Has Been Chosen to Lead the International Academy of Sex Research

Lisa Diamond is a distinguished professor of developmental psychology, health psychology, and gender studies at the University of Utah. She has taught at the university since 1999. Her research focuses on sexuality, gender and intimate relationships, and their implications for health and well-being over the life course.

Rachel Rebouché Selected to Lead the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia

Rachel Rebouché Selected to Lead the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia

One of the nation’s leading reproductive law scholars and an expert in family law and health law, Professor Rebouché previously served as the law school’s associate dean for research before taking on the role of interim dean in August 2021.

Sian Leah Beilock Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire

Sian Leah Beilock Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire

Since July 2017, Dr. Beilock has been serving as the eighth president of Barnard College in New York City. Earlier, she had been serving as executive vice provost at the University of Chicago. She also was the Stella W. Rowley Professor in the department of psychology. Professor Beilock joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2005.

Two Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Provost Positions

Two Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Provost Positions

Janice L. Nerger, who has served as dean of the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University for the past 13 years, was named interim provost at university. Lisa Long, who was acting president of Talladega College in Alabama, was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina.

Ada Limón Selected as the Twenty-Fourth Poet Laureate of the United States

Ada Limón Selected as the Twenty-Fourth Poet Laureate of the United States

Ada Limón has taught in the Queens University of Charlotte master of fine arts program since 2014, both in Charlotte and in Latin America. Limón was born in Sonoma, California, in 1976 and is of Mexican ancestry. She earned a master of fine arts degree from New York University. Limón is the author of six poetry collections.

Ann Kurth, Dean of the Yale School of Nursing, Has Been Chosen to Lead the New York Academy of Medicine

Ann Kurth, Dean of the Yale School of Nursing, Has Been Chosen to Lead the New York Academy of Medicine

Ann Kurth, who has served as dean of the Yale School of Nursing for seven years, will step down at the end of the fall semester to assume a new position as president of the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Kurth, an epidemiologist, and clinically trained nurse midwife, will be the first nonphysician to lead the academy in its 175-year history.

Stanford University Scholar Named Chief Economist for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department

Stanford University Scholar Named Chief Economist for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department

Susan Athey, the Economics of Technology Endowed Professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, will remain a member of the faculty on a part-time basis. She will step down as associate director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

Jane Bunker Has Been Chosen to Lead the Association of University Presses

Jane Bunker Has Been Chosen to Lead the Association of University Presses

Bunker became the director of the Cornell University Press in March 2020. She is the first woman to serve in this role since the press was founded in 1869. From 2010 to 2020, she was director of Northwestern University Press. She previously served as associate director and editor-in-chief at the State University of New York Press.

Mary Boyd Will Be the Next President of Emmanuel College in Boston

Mary Boyd Will Be the Next President of Emmanuel College in Boston

Since 2017, Dr. Boyd has served as provost at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia. Dr. Boyd served from 2008 to 2013 as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego. She has also served as chair of the department of chemistry at Georgia Southern University and was a faculty fellow for the Center for Ethics and Social Justice at Loyola University Chicago.

For Health Reasons, Rebecca Blank Will Be Unable to Serve as the First Woman President of Northwestern University

For Health Reasons, Rebecca Blank Will Be Unable to Serve as the First Woman President of Northwestern University

Last October, Northwestern University announced that Rebecca Blank had been selected to serve as the seventeenth president of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Now Dr. Blank has announced that she will be unable to serve as the first woman president of the highly ranked university due to the fact that she has been diagnosed with cancer.

Coppin State University in Baltimore Chooses Pamela Richardson Wilks as Its Next Provost

Coppin State University in Baltimore Chooses Pamela Richardson Wilks as Its Next Provost

Dr. Wilks joins Coppin State University from Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida, where she most recently served as associate provost for academic operations, programs, and institutional planning, research, and effectiveness. Earlier, Dr. Wilks was an administrator and associate professor of English at Shaw Univerity in Ralegh, North Carolina.

Alicia Córdoba is the New President of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Alicia Córdoba is the New President of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dr. Córdoba brings more than two decades of experience in Catholic higher education, both as a faculty member and administrator, to her new role leading Aquinas College. She has been serving as associate vice president and director of the Center for Catholic Studies at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

Amy Dittmar Will Be the Next Provost at Rice University in Houston

Amy Dittmar Will Be the Next Provost at Rice University in Houston

Dr. Dittmar has been serving as senior vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs and professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan. Earlier, she was senior associate dean for graduate programs at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Michelle Schutt Has Been Selected as the Eleventh President of Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts

Michelle Schutt Has Been Selected as the Eleventh President of Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts

Dr. Schutt has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, holding leadership roles in all facets of education, including student affairs, academic services, and community learning. Most recently she was the vice president of community and learner services at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls.

Alison Buckley Appointed President of the State University of New York Ulster

Alison Buckley Appointed President of the State University of New York Ulster

Dr. Buckley has been serving as vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Connecticut State Community Colleges in New Britain. She previously served as associate vice president for enrollment services at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland. 

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

Michelle Mattson was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Lori Hunt was appointed provost at the Community Colleges of Spokane in Washington and Tammi Vacha-Haase will be the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Lynn Ortale is the New President of Maria College in Albany, New York

Lynn Ortale is the New President of Maria College in Albany, New York

For the past 13 years, Dr. Ortale has served as vice president for student life at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and has also been an adjunct faculty member in the higher education administration graduate program at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Jayathi Murthy Has Been Appointed the Sixteenth President of Oregon State University

Jayathi Murthy Has Been Appointed the Sixteenth President of Oregon State University

Since 2016, Dr. Murthy has been serving as the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was the first woman to hold that position. She was also a professor in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department.

Baylor University Scholar Heading North to Lead St. Mary's University in Calgary, Alberta

Baylor University Scholar Heading North to Lead St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Alberta

Sinda Vanderpool, who has spent her years as a student and an educator in the United States will be the new president and vice-chancellor of St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Alberta, in Canada. When she takes office on July, 1, she will be the first woman to lead the university.

University of Massachusetts' Joya Misra Elected President of the American Sociological Association

University of Massachusetts’ Joya Misra Elected President of the American Sociological Association

Joya Misra is a professor of sociology and public policy and director of the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Professor Misra will serve as ASA president-elect for one year before ascending to the organization’s leadership role in August 2023.

Dianna Phillips Has Been Selected to Lead Fairmont State University in West Virginia

Dianna Phillips Has Been Selected to Lead Fairmont State University in West Virginia

Dr. Phillips has been serving as vice president of academic affairs and provost at the university. Prior to her tenure at Fairmont State, Phillips served as the president of the Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland. Earlier, she was the chief executive officer of the Community College of the University of the District of Columbia. 

Sehar Awan Will Be the Next President of Mission College in Santa Clara, California

Sehar Awan Will Be the Next President of Mission College in Santa Clara, California

Since 2019, Dr. Awan has been an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Dr. Awan previously was the vice president of administrative services at San Diego City College and was the acting vice president at San Jose City College.

The New President of Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake, Minnesota

The New President of Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake, Minnesota

Helen Zaikina-Montgomery came to the college in 2019 as the director of assessment and institutional research. She was appointed interim president in May 2021. She previously taught at Grand Canyon University and Nevada State College.

Liz Russell Appointed President of Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor

Liz Russell Appointed President of Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor

President Russell has served in various leadership positions since joining the college in 1994, most recently as vice president of academic affairs. Earlier, she was dean of student affairs, dean of student success, associate dean of enrollment management, and director of admissions.

Vanessa Beasley Will Be the First Woman President of Trinity University in San Antonio

Vanessa Beasley Will Be the First Woman President of Trinity University in San Antonio

Since 2018, Dr. Beasley has served as vice provost for academic affairs at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She was an associate professor of communication studies at the university and held an affiliate position in political science.

Two State Universities Appoint Women to Provost Positions

Two State Universities Appoint Women to Provost Positions

Jeanette Mendez was appointed provost and senior vice president at Oklahoma State University. She has been serving as interim provost since January 2021. Diana Hess, dean of the School of Eucation, is the new interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

New Women Leaders for Two Regional Campuses of Pennsylvania State University

New Women Leaders for Two Regional Campuses of Pennsylvania State University

Elizabeth J. Wright, an associate professor of English and associate dean was appointed chancellor of the Hazleton campus of Pennsylvania State University. Megan Nagel will serve as interim chancellor and chief academic officer for the coming academic year at Penn State Great Allegheny in McKeesport.

Rochelle Ford Selected as the Next President of Dillard University in New Orleans

Rochelle Ford Selected as the Next President of Dillard University in New Orleans

Since 2018, Dr. Ford has been serving as dean of School of Communications at Elon University in North Carolina. Before becoming dean at Elon, she was a professor of public relations in the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York.

Christian Hardigree Chosen to Lead the St. Petersburg Campus of the University of South Florida

Christian Hardigree Chosen to Lead the St. Petersburg Campus of the University of South Florida

Professor Hardigree most recently served as the founding dean of the School of Hospitality at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. Earlier, Professor Hardigree served as the founding director of the Institute for Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

Two Women Selected to Lead Regional Campuses of the University of Connecticut

Two Women Selected to Lead Regional Campuses of the University of Connecticut

Fumiko Hoeft was appointed interim director of the Waterbury campus of the University of Connecticut and Jennifer Orlikoff will the next director of the university’s Stamford campus, effective July 1.

Three Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Provosts

Three Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Provosts

The three women appointed to provost positions are Neslihan Alp at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Andrea Kent at the University of South Alabama, and Anne D’Alleva at the University of Connecticut.