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The First Woman Dean of Yale Law School

The First Woman Dean of Yale Law School

Professor Heather Gerken is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale and is the director of the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project. When she takes office on July 1, she will become the 17th person and the first woman to hold the position as dean of Yale Law School.

Margee Ensign Appointed President of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Margee Ensign Appointed President of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

For the past seven years, Dr. Ensign has served as president of the American University of Nigeria in Yola. Before going to Africa, she served as dean of the School of International Studies and associate provost for international initiatives at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

Ithaca College in New York Appoints Shirley M. Collado as Its Next President

Ithaca College in New York Appoints Shirley M. Collado as Its Next President

Dr. Collado currently serves as executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer for the Newark campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey. Before joining the staff at Rutgers University-Newark, Dr. Collado was vice president for student affairs and dean of the college at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Susan M. Donovan Chosen to Lead Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky

Susan M. Donovan Chosen to Lead Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Donovan has been on the staff at Loyola University Maryland for 32 years. In addition to her current role as executive vice president, she has served as dean of students, vice president for student development, dean of residence life, and acting president.

Calumet College of St. Joseph in Indiana Names Its Next President

Calumet College of St. Joseph in Indiana Names Its Next President

Amy McCormack has been serving as senior vice president for finance and administration at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. She will take over as president on July 1.

Altha Stewart Named President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association

Altha Stewart Named President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association

Altha Stewart, an associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, will serve one year as president elect and then lead the association for a year, beginning in May 2018.

Sara Ray Stoelinga Decides Not to Become President of Carroll University in Wisconsin

Sara Ray Stoelinga Decides Not to Become President of Carroll University in Wisconsin

Last fall, Sara Ray Stoelinga was named president of Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Now, she has decided not to take the position and to remain in her faculty post at the University of Chicago. Dr. Stoelinga would have been the first woman president of the 170-year-old Carroll University.

Sharon Davies Named the Next Provost at Spelman College in Atlanta

Sharon Davies Named the Next Provost at Spelman College in Atlanta

In 2015, Professor Davies was named vice provost and chief diversity officer at Ohio State University. She has been on the faculty at the university’s Moritz College of Law for the past 22 years and holds the Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights & Civil Liberties.

Wesleyan College in Georgia Appoints Vivia Fowler as Its Next President

Wesleyan College in Georgia Appoints Vivia Fowler as Its Next President

Since 2007, Dr. Fowler has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Wesleyan College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Fowler is an ordained deacon in The United Methodist Church.

The Next Provost at the University of California, Santa Cruz

The Next Provost at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Marlene Tromp currently serves as vice provost for the West Campus of Arizona State University in Glendale. She also serves as dean of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and as a professor of English and professor of women’s and gender studies at Arizona State.

Four Women Among This Year's 15 Churchill Scholars

Four Women Among This Year’s 15 Churchill Scholars

Churchill Scholars will study for master’s degrees in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England. Of the 15 Churchill Scholarships awarded this year, four went to women. A year ago, nine of the 15 winners of Churchill Scholarships were women.

Meredith Woo Selected as the Thirteenth President of Sweet Briar College

Meredith Woo Selected as the Thirteenth President of Sweet Briar College

Dr. Meredith Woo, a native of South Korea, is the director of the Higher Education Support Program for the Open Society Foundations in London. From 2008 to 2014, Dr. Woo was the Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia.

The Next Provost at Princeton University in New Jersey

The Next Provost at Princeton University in New Jersey

Dr. Deborah Prentice is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs and dean of the faculty at Princeton. Professor Prentice joined the Princeton faculty in 1988. She was promoted to associate professor in 1995 and to full professor in 2000.

Cristle Collins Judd to Be the Next President of Sarah Lawrence College

Cristle Collins Judd to Be the Next President of Sarah Lawrence College

Dr. Judd currently serves as a senior program officer for higher education and scholarship in the humanities at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Earlier, Dr. Judd served for nine years as dean of academic affairs and professor of music at Bowdoin College in Maine.

American University Names Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Its Next President

American University Names Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Its Next President

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama did not wait long to find a new job. Six days after President Obama left office, Burwell was named the 15th president of American University in Washington, D.C.

The New Leader of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

The New Leader of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Barbara G. Lyman has served as the chief academic officer at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania since 2008. She will serve as interim president while a national search is conducted for a permanent president. The search will begin later this year.

Meg Amstutz to Lead the College of Coastal Georgia

Meg Amstutz to Lead the College of Coastal Georgia

The College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick announced that Meg Amstutz will assume the role of interim president on July 1, after current president Greg Aloia retires. Currently, she is a professor of English and associate provost for academic programs at the University of Georgia.

Veronica Garcia Will Be the Next President of Northeast Lakeview College in Texas

Veronica Garcia Will Be the Next President of Northeast Lakeview College in Texas

Dr. Garcia has been serving as vice president of student affairs at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. Earlier, she was district dean of student affairs and enrollment management at Portland Community College.

Teresa Sullivan Announces She Will Leave the Presidency of the University of Virginia in 2018

Teresa Sullivan Announces She Will Leave the Presidency of the University of Virginia in 2018

Teresa A. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, has announced that she will step down from her post after the 2017-18 academic year. Dr. Sullivan has been president of the University of Virginia since 2010. She is the first woman to hold the office.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Leadership Posts at Major Journals

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Leadership Posts at Major Journals

Laura Sands, professor of gerentology in the department of human development at Virginia Tech, has been named editor-in-chief of the new journal Innovation in Aging. Korina Jocson, associate professor of education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was named editor of Equity & Excellence in Education, the official journal of the university’s College of Education.

The Next President of Delaware County Community College in Pennsylvania

The Next President of Delaware County Community College in Pennsylvania

Dr. L. Joy Gates Black has been serving as vice chancellor for academic affairs at Tarrant County College District in Fort Worth, Texas. She joined the staff at Tarrant County College in 2010. Earlier, Dr. Gates Black served in administrative roles at community colleges in Texas, California, and Massachusetts.

Barbara Mikulski Joins the Faculty at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore

Barbara Mikulski Joins the Faculty at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore

Barbara A. Mikulski holds the record as longest-tenured senator from the state of Maryland and served in the U.S. Congress longer than any woman in U.S. history. She was named a professor of public policy and adviser to the president of Johns Hopkins University.

Joyce Loveday Appointed President of Clover Park Technical College

Joyce Loveday Appointed President of Clover Park Technical College

The college, in Lakewood, Washington, enrolls about 3,700 students. Women make up 64 percent of the student body. Dr. Loveday has been on the staff at the college since 2002 and has been serving as interim president since June 2016.

Two Women Stepping Down as Deans in the Ivy League

Two Women Stepping Down as Deans in the Ivy League

T. Kyle Vanderlick, dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Yale University, will step down at the end of the calendar year to return to teaching and Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School, announced that she will step down as dean at the end of the current academic year.

Elizabeth Howe Bradley Named the Eleventh President of Vassar College

Elizabeth Howe Bradley Named the Eleventh President of Vassar College

Dr. Bradley currently serves as the Bradley-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, head of the residential Branford College, and faculty director of the Global Health Leadership Institute at Yale University. She will become president of Vassar College on July 1.

Molly Corbett Broad to Step Down From the Presidency of the American Council on Education

Molly Corbett Broad to Step Down From the Presidency of the American Council on Education

Molly Corbett Broad became the 12th president of the American Council on Education in 2008. She is the first woman to serve in the post since the organization’s founding in 1918. She will step down as president on October 31.

The Next Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

The Next Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Tricia R. Serio currently serves as a professor and chair of the department of molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Serio, who holds a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, will begin her new duties at the University of Massachusetts in August.

Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Names Its Next President

Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Names Its Next President

Dr. Christine Pharr will become president of Mount Mary University on July 1, upon the retirement of Ellen Schwalbach who has led the educational institution since 2008. Dr. Pharr currently serves as vice president for alumnae and donor relations at the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska.

The New Chair of the Board of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

The New Chair of the Board of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Nancy B. Moody is the first woman president of Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee. She has served in this role since 2009. Earlier in her career, Dr. Moody was the first woman to serve as president of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee.

The Next President of Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey

The Next President of Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey

The board of trustees of Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, New Jersey, has named Barbara Gaba as the educational institution’s next president. Dr. Gaba has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey.

The New Chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College

The New Chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College

Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib has been serving as vice chancellor for workforce development and technical education at Delgado Community College in Slidell, Louisiana. She will become chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College on January 2.

Flora Tydings Named Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents

Flora Tydings Named Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents

Since July 2015, Dr. Tydings has served as president of Chattanooga Community College. Before taking over as president of Chattanooga Community College, Dr. Tydings was president of Athens Technical College in Georgia from 2003 to 2015.

Alanna Hamilton to Lead Jackson State Community College in Tennessee

Alanna Hamilton to Lead Jackson State Community College in Tennessee

Since 2010, Dr. Hamilton has been vice president for academic affairs at Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tennessee. She has been a faculty member at the college since 1991. Dr. Hamilton will become president of Jackson State Community College on January 10.

Marjorie Hass to Be the First Woman President of Rhodes College in Memphis

Marjorie Hass to Be the First Woman President of Rhodes College in Memphis

Since 2009, Dr. Hass has been serving as president of Austin College in Sherman, Texas. She also serves as chair of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. She will become the first woman president in the 168-year history of Rhodes College on July 1.

Two Women Presidents of Philadelphia Educational Institutions Get Contract Extensions

Two Women Presidents of Philadelphia Educational Institutions Get Contract Extensions

Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, had her contract extended through June 30, 2022. She will be the longest-serving president in the university’s history. Carol Jean Vale, president of Chestnut Hill College in Philadelaphia, was appointed to a sixth five-year term.