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Jamila Taylor Named President of the Institute for Women's Policy Research

Jamila Taylor Named President of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research

“I am eager to set a path for IWPR that builds upon its reputation as a trusted economic and equity think tank, producing ground-breaking research and bold policy solutions that advance gender equality in ways that are meaningful and long-lasting,” says Dr. Taylor.

Nancy Cantor Named President of Hunter College in New York

Nancy Cantor Named President of Hunter College in New York

Dr. Cantor says she is “eager to collaborate with communities across New York City to highlight how higher education can answer the call of what the public needs, now and going forward.”

Shelly Grabe Appointed Provost of Rachel Carson College at University of California Santa Cruz

Shelly Grabe Appointed Provost of Rachel Carson College at University of California Santa Cruz

Shelly Grabe, professor of social psychology, has been selected to lead Rachel Carson College at the University of California Santa Cruz.

Northern Michigan University Appoints Anne Dahlman Provost

Northern Michigan University Appoints Anne Dahlman Provost

Anne Dahlman, interim associate provost and interim dean of global education at Minnesota State University Mankato, has been appointed provost and vice president of academic affairs at Northern Michigan University effective April 1, 2024.

Safiya George Named President of the University of the Virgin Islands

Safiya George Named President of the University of the Virgin Islands

“As a servant leader, I am confident I will be an effective President for the University of the Virgin Islands and will remain humble and grounded with a sincere desire to improve outcomes and the lives of students, faculty, staff, and the community,” says Safiya George, who will assume the role of president of the University of the Virgin Islands this summer.

Bucknell University Appoints Wendy Sternburg as Provost

Bucknell University Appoints Wendy Sternburg as Provost

Wendy Sternberg, vice president for academic affairs and dean of Occidental College, has been named provost of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She will begin her new duties on July 1.

Manya Whitaker Will Be the New Leader of Colorado College

Manya Whitaker Will Be the New Leader of Colorado College

Colorado College executive vice president and chief of staff, Manya Whitaker, has been elevated to interim president effective July 1. Her selection follows the resignation of Colorado College’s first woman of color president, L. Song Richardson.

University of Rochester Appoints Sarah Mangelsdorf to Another Five-Year Term as President

University of Rochester Appoints Sarah Mangelsdorf to Another Five-Year Term as President

Sarah Mangelsdorf has been reappointed president of the University of Rochester. During her first term, the university experienced record undergraduate applications, research expenditures, and fundraising efforts.

Mississippi University for Women Changes Course on Name Change

Mississippi University for Women Changes Course on Name Change

In January, the Mississippi University for Women announced that it was changing its name to Mississippi Brightwell University. Many alumni were upset with the name change because it did not reflect what the university is typically called: The W. So now the university has decided that it will now be called Wynbridge State University of Mississippi.

Meridith Randall Named President of Golden West College in California

Meridith Randall Named President of Golden West College in California

Meridith Randall has been appointed president of Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California. She has served in the role on an interim basis since last year.

Lynne Coy-Organ Is the First Woman President of Husson University

Lynne Coy-Organ Is the First Woman President of Husson University

Lynne Coy-Organ has been named the first woman president of Husson University in Maine. She has served as the university’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs for the past 15 years.

Donna Hedgepath Will Be the First Woman President of Wayland Baptist University

Donna Hedgepath Will Be the First Woman President of Wayland Baptist University

Current provost of Campbellsville University in Kentucky, Donna Hedgepath, has been named president of Wayland Baptist University in Texas, making her the first woman to be selected for the position.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions

The new provosts are Elizabeth Dumont at the University of California, Merced, Marguerite Giguette at Xavier University in New Orleans, and Margaret Brown Marsden at Midwestern State University in Texas.

Monica Christopher Named the Inaugural President of the Dallas Campus of Texas Woman's University

Monica Christopher Named the Inaugural President of the Dallas Campus of Texas Woman’s University

Christopher had served as senior vice president and chief giving and community impact officer at the Communities Foundation of Texas. She joined the organization in 2008 and served on the executive leadership team since 2016.

Angela Olinto Will Be the Next Provost at Columbia University in New York City

Angela Olinto Will Be the Next Provost at Columbia University in New York City

Professor Olinto is currently serving as dean of the Division of the Physical Sciences and the Albert A. Michelson Distinguished Service Professor in the department of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago.

The First Black Women to Serve as President of the American Historical Association

The First Black Women to Serve as President of the American Historical Association

Thavolia Glymph is the Peabody Family Distinguished Professor of History and professor of law at Duke University. She is the past president of the Southern Historical Association.

The First Woman Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy

The First Woman Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy

Yvette Davids, a native of San Antonio, Texas, is the academy’s 65th superintendent and the first woman to serve in the role. Davis was acting commander of Naval Surface Forces for the U.S. Pacific Command, based in San Diego.

Suri Duitch Is the New Leader of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn

Suri Duitch Is the New Leader of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn

Most recently, Dr. Duitch served as the dean and vice president for academic innovation at Tulane University School of Professional Advancement in New Orleans. Before her time at Tulane, Dr. Duitch worked at the Office of Academic Affairs for a decade at the City University of New York.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

Newly appointed to provost positions are Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Anne Dahlman at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, and Diana McGill at Northern Kentucky University.

A Change in Leadership at Norwich University in Vermont

A Change in Leadership at Norwich University in Vermont

Karen Gaines was named acting president of Norwich University in Vermont, the nation’s oldest private military academy. Women make up just 28 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Megan Nagel Is the New Chancellor of the Greater Allegheny Campus of Pennsylvania State University

Megan Nagel Is the New Chancellor of the Greater Allegheny Campus of Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Nagel joined Penn State Greater Allegheny in 2010 as an assistant professor of chemistry. She earned tenure and was promoted to associate professor of chemistry in 2018. Dr. Nagel has served as interim chancellor since June 2022.

Michelle Hanlon to Oversee International Effort on Law Governing Space Solar Power

Michelle Hanlon to Oversee International Effort on Law Governing Space Solar Power

The International Academy of Astronautics has named University of Mississippi law professor Michelle Hanlon to its permanent committee on space solar power. The IAA formed the Permanent Committee on Space Solar Power to advise on ways of harnessing and delivering sunlight-powered energy from outer space to markets on Earth.

Connie Walton Is the New Leader of Grambling State University in Louisiana

Connie Walton Is the New Leader of Grambling State University in Louisiana

Dr. Walton has been serving as the institution’s provost and vice president for academic affairs and has worked at Grambling for over 30 years. Dr. Walton has been a professor of chemistry at the university. Her research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of molecules that exhibit liquid crystalline behavior and polymer synthesis. She holds two U.S. patents.

The First Woman President of Chowan University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina

The First Woman President of Chowan University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina

Dr. Thomas has been serving as the executive vice president at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia. She began her service there in 2017 as vice president of enrollment management and institutional advancement.

Mississippi University for Women Announces a Name Change

Mississippi University for Women Announces a Name Change

Nora Miller, president of the Mississippi University for Women, announced that pending approval from the state, the university will be known as Mississippi Brightwell University as of July 1. As evidence of the university’s continued commitment to women’s education, the university also announced the establishment of the Women’s College at Mississippi University for Women.

Claudia V. Schrader Is the New Leader of York College of the City University of New York

Claudia V. Schrader Is the New Leader of York College of the City University of New York

A longtime member of the CUNY family, Dr. Schrader has served as president of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn New York, since September 2018. She has held leadership roles in three CUNY schools and worked has more than 20 years in the system.

Laurie Bernotsky Will Be the Next President of West Chester University in Pennsylvania

Laurie Bernotsky Will Be the Next President of West Chester University in Pennsylvania

Dr. Bernotsky has been serving as acting president of PennWest University on loan from her post as executive vice president and provost at West Chester University. Prior to becoming executive vice president and provost, Dr. Bernotsky served as West Chester University’s associate provost and dean of the Graduate School.

Two Women Named to Provost Positions at Universities

Two Women Named to Provost Positions at Universities

Oakland City University in Indiana has named Cathy Robb its next provost and vice president of academic affairs and Monique Guillory was appointed provost and chief academic and enrollment officer at Dillard University in New Orleans, effective April 1, 2024.

Claudine Gay Resigns as President of Harvard University

Claudine Gay Resigns as President of Harvard University

Dr. Gay had served as president of Harvard University for only six months. She was the first African American and the second woman to lead Harvard in its nearly 400-year history.

Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg Will Be the Eleventh President of the University of Tampa

Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg Will Be the Eleventh President of the University of Tampa

Dr. Dahlberg is currently provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Texas Christian University. Prior to joining TCU in 2019, Dr. Dahlberg served as dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University. She will become president of the University of Tampa on June 1.

Jennifer Rosato Perea Named Director of Accreditation and Legal Education for the American Bar Association

Jennifer Rosato Perea Named Director of Accreditation and Legal Education for the American Bar Association

A longtime advocate of student engagement and professionalism, Rosato Perea is one of only a small number of Latina law school deans in the nation, and she would become the first Latina to serve as head of ABA legal education.

Amber Donnelli Will Be the Next Leader of Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada

Amber Donnelli Will Be the Next Leader of Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada

Since My 2023, Dr. Donnelli has been serving as the dean of Health Science and Human Services for Great Basin College. She will become interim president in July

Adiam Tsegai Is the New President of Erie Community College in Buffalo

Adiam Tsegai Is the New President of Erie Community College in Buffalo

Dr. Tsegai previously served as the college’s Officer-in-Charge since 2022 and provost and vice president for academic affairs, a position she was appointed to in mid-2021. She joined SUNY Erie as the dean of engineering and technologies in 2018.

Kimberly van Noort Has Been Named the Ninth Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Kimberly van Noort Has Been Named the Ninth Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Dr. Van Noort has served as interim chancellor of UNC Asheville since January 1. She served as senior vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer at the UNC System Office since October 2018 and as vice president for academic programs, faculty, and research from 2016 to 2018.

The New President of the American College of Sports Medicine

The New President of the American College of Sports Medicine

Stella L. Volpe is department head and professor of the department of human nutrition, foods, and exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. Dr. Volpe’s research focuses on obesity and diabetes prevention using nutrition and exercise interventions, mineral supplementation, and by altering the environment to result in greater physical activity and healthy eating.