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Susanne Cox: From Bookstore Clerk to College President

Susanne Cox: From Bookstore Clerk to College President

Susanne Cox joined the staff at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Morristown in 1990 as a clerk in the college’s bookstore. She is now the college’s president.

Lia Mermonga Is the First Woman to Lead the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Lia Mermonga Is the First Woman to Lead the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Fermilab is a 6,800-acre facility headquartered in Batavia, Illinois. It is the United States’ premier particle physics and accelerator laboratory. Dr. Merminga first came to Fermilab in 1987 as a student in the newly established graduate program in accelerator physics.

A Pair of Women Appointed to University Provost Positions

A Pair of Women Appointed to University Provost Positions

Lesleigh Cushing, Murray W. and Mildred K. Finard Professor in Jewish studies and professor of religion at Colgate Univerity in Hamilton, New York, has been named provost. And, Patricia A. Marshall will be the next provost and vice president of academic affairs at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts.

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo Is the Second Woman to Lead the <em>Journal of the American Medical Association</em>

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo Is the Second Woman to Lead the Journal of the American Medical Association

Dr. Bibbins-Domingo is a professor and chair of the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She also serves as the medical school’s first vice dean for population health and health equity.

Helene D. Gayle Appointed the Eleventh President of Spelman College in Atlanta

Helene D. Gayle Appointed the Eleventh President of Spelman College in Atlanta

Dr. Gayle is currently president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations. Earlier, she was CEO of the international humanitarian organization CARE and spent 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kerry Heyward to Lead Clayton State University in Georgia

Kerry Heyward to Lead Clayton State University in Georgia

Heyward has been serving as university attorney for Georgia State University in Atlanta. She has been on the staff there for 20 years. Earlier, she was an associate at a private law firm specializing in transactional law, estate planning, and tax law.Heyward has been serving as university attorney for Georgia State University in Atlanta. She has been on the staff there for 20 years. Earlier, she was an associate at a private law firm specializing in transactional law, estate planning, and tax law.Heyward has been serving as university attorney for Georgia State University in Atlanta. She has been on the staff there for 20 years. Earlier, she was an associate at a private law firm specializing in transactional law, estate planning, and tax law.

Karen Hofmann Will Be the First Woman President of ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California

Karen Hofmann Will Be the First Woman President of ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California

Following a career in product design, automotive design, and consumer and design research, Hofmann joined the faculty at the college in 2002 first as an instructor, then chair of the product design department beginning in 2010. Hofmann was named provost of ArtCenter College of Design in 2018.

Two State Universities Have Appointed Women to Provost Positions

Two State Universities Have Appointed Women to Provost Positions

Donna K. Arnett was appointed executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina and Amy Thompson was named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Jolene Koester Selected to Serve as Chancellor of the California State University System

Jolene Koester Selected to Serve as Chancellor of the California State University System

When Dr. Koester takes office on May 1, she will be the second woman to lead the university system. Her appointment is expected to last for one year. From 2000 to 2011, Dr. Koester was president of California State University, Northridge.

Janet Gooch Will Be the Next Leader of the University of Illinois Springfield

Janet Gooch Will Be the Next Leader of the University of Illinois Springfield

Dr. Gooch has been executive vice president and provost at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, since 2017. She has been an administrator and member of the faculty at the university since 1995. She is a professor in the department of communication disorders and served as dean of the Health Sciences and Education.

Valerie Sheares Ashby Will Be First Woman President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Valerie Sheares Ashby Will Be First Woman President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Since 2015, Dr. Ashby has been dean of the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. From 2003 to 2105, Dr. Ashby served on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There, she chaired the chemistry department from 2012 to 2015.

Two Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Provosts

Two Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Provosts

Michele Gillespie was named provost at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Marie Chisholm-Burns was appointed executive vice president and provost of Oregon Health & Science University.

Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, Names Its First Woman President in Its 170-Year History

Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, Names Its First Woman President in Its 170-Year History

Dr. Neiduski has been serving as dean of the School of Health Sciences at Elon University in North Carolina. Earlier, she was the chair and program director for the department of occupational therapy at Concordia University Wisconsin and an associate professor of occupational therapy with tenure at Maryville University in St. Louis.

Rachelle Keck Will Be the First Woman President of Grand View University in Iowa

Rachelle Keck Will Be the First Woman President of Grand View University in Iowa

Since 2017, Dr. Keck has been president of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. Earlier in her career in the academic world, she was director of planned giving at the University of Iowa Foundation and executive director for philanthropy and alumni relations at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Sue Ott Rowland Will Be the Next President of Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia

Sue Ott Rowland Will Be the Next President of Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia

Rowlands is a professor of theatre at Northern Kentucky University. From 2014 to 2020, she was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the university. Earlier, she was a professor of theatre and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Provosts

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Provosts

Tricia Serio has been appointed as provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts. Mignon Jacobs is the new vice president of academic affairs and provost at Virginia Union University and Eva M. Fernández was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Rhea Law Has Been Appointed President of the University of South Florida

Rhea Law Has Been Appointed President of the University of South Florida

Rhea Law has been serving as interim president since August 2021. She is the first graduate of the university to serve as president. President Law was one of the founding members of the USF board of trustees, where she spent five years as vice chair and four years as the first and only female chair.

Kathy Schwaig Is the New President of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Kathy Schwaig Is the New President of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Dr. Schwaig has been serving as interim president for the past eight months. Earlier, she was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs from 2019 to 2021. Prior to being named provost, she was dean of the Michael J. Coles College of Business at the university.

Diane Recinos Is Promoted to the Presidency of Berkeley College

Diane Recinos Is Promoted to the Presidency of Berkeley College

During her 30-year career at the college, Dr. Recinos has held positions in campus operations, admissions, marketing, student development and campus life, disability services, career services, academic advisement, the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

The three women who will be assuming the role of provost at their academic institutions are Abby Parill-Baker at the University of Memphis, Laurie K. McCauley at the University of Michigan, and Melanie Stein at Ithaca College in New York.

Robyn E. Hannigan Has Been Appointed President of Ursinus College in Pennsylvania

Robyn E. Hannigan Has Been Appointed President of Ursinus College in Pennsylvania

Since 2019, Dr. Hannigan has been named provost at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Earlier, she was a faculty member and the founding dean of the School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Frederick Community College in Maryland Has Chosen Annessa Cheek as Its Next President

Frederick Community College in Maryland Has Chosen Annessa Cheek as Its Next President

Dr. Cheek has served as president of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota since 2018. From 2014 to 2018, she was vice president of school and community partnerships at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. She had been on the staff at that college since 2006.

JuliAnn Mazachek Selected to Be the Next President of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas

JuliAnn Mazachek Selected to Be the Next President of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas

Dr. Mazachek has been serving as vice president for academic affairs, chief academic officer, and associate professor at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. She joined the faculty there in 1992. Since 2002, she has also served as president and CEO of the Washburn University Foundation.

Barbara Bellefeuille Has Been Named the Eighth President of Bethel University in Mishawaka, Indiana

Barbara Bellefeuille Has Been Named the Eighth President of Bethel University in Mishawaka, Indiana

Dr. Bellefeuille has served as interim president of the university since June 1, 2021. She is the first female to serve in the university’s highest leadership role. Dr. Bellefeuille has served at Bethel University since 2012, spending almost nine years as vice president for academic services.

Three Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State Universities

Three Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State Universities

Marsha A. Pollard has been appointed provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Dorothy Campbell was appointed interim provost and chief academic officer at New Mexico State University and Vini Nathan has been named interim provost and vice president of academic affairs at Auburn University in Alabama.

Julie H. Sullivan Will Be the First Woman President of Santa Clara University in California

Julie H. Sullivan Will Be the First Woman President of Santa Clara University in California

For the past nine years, Julie Sullivan has been president of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. There she was the first layperson and first woman to serve as president. Prior to joining the University of St. Thomas, Dr. Sullivan was executive vice president and provost at the University of San Diego

Cathy Young Will Be the Next President of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia

Cathy Young Will Be the Next President of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia

Cathy Young currently serves as executive director and senior vice president of Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Massachusetts. Earlier, she was a tenured professor of dance at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. She will begin her new job on July 1.

Grading the Schools With the Largest Athletic Programs on Their Gender Diversity in Leadership Posts

Grading the Schools With the Largest Athletic Programs on Their Gender Diversity in Leadership Posts

The latest report on the status of women and racial and ethnic minorities in leadership positions at the 130 educational institutions in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCCA has been released by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida. These are generally the schools with the nation’s largest athletic programs.

La Jerne Terry Cornish Appointed the Tenth President of Ithaca College in New York

La Jerne Terry Cornish Appointed the Tenth President of Ithaca College in New York

Dr. Cornish has been serving as interim president since August 30, 2021. From 2018 to 2021, Dr. Cornish served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the college. Earlier, she was associate provost for undergraduate studies at Goucher College in Baltimore.

Pat Pitney Appointed President of the University of Alaska System

Pat Pitney Appointed President of the University of Alaska System

President Pitney has served in the role on an interim basis for the past two years. Before being named interim president, Pitney was the state’s director of the Division of Legislative Finance. She was the former vice chancellor of administration for the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Eastern Washington University Selects Shari McMahan as Its Next President

Eastern Washington University Selects Shari McMahan as Its Next President

Dr. McMahan is currently the provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, San Bernardino. She is the first woman provost in that university’s history. Dr. McMahan also has an academic appointment as a full professor in the College of Natural Sciences, Department of Health Science and Human Ecology at the university.

LaTonia Collins Smith Is the New President of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

LaTonia Collins Smith Is the New President of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

Dr. Colllins Smith has been serving as interim president since last summer. Before being named interim president, Dr. Collins Smith had been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the university. She has been on the staff at the uni varsity since 2010.

Lena Tran Appointed President of Columbia College in Sonora, California

Lena Tran Appointed President of Columbia College in Sonora, California

Dr. Tran comes to Columbia College from San Jose City College, where she has served as vice president of strategic partnerships and workforce innovation for more than four years. Previously, at Evergreen College in San Jose, she was dean of business and workforce development.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Provosts

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Provosts

The three women appointed to provost positions are Wendy F. Hensel at the City University of New York, Kimberly Battle-Walters Denu at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and Kirsten Fleming at the University of Northern Colorado.

University of Michigan Provost Susan Collins to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

University of Michigan Provost Susan Collins to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Dr. Collins currently is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and the Edward M. Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and professor of economics at the University of Michigan. Previously, she was a professor – and for a decade was the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean – at the university’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.