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Tina Holland to Retire as President of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in Baton Rouge

Tina Holland to Retire as President of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in Baton Rouge

Dr. Holland was appointed as the fourth president of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in 2014. She will retire next summer after a period of significant growth for the university.

Martha Pollack Stepping Down From Presidency of Cornell University on June 30

Martha Pollack Stepping Down From Presidency of Cornell University on June 30

With the announcement coming only seven weeks before she leaves the presidency, some observers speculated that she is leaving under pressure as a result of how she dealt with protests over Israel’s conduct in Gaza. But in a statement to the university community, President Pollack said: “This decision is mine and mine alone.”

Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney Announces Retirement

Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney Announces Retirement

In 2014, Dr. Berger-Sweeney became the first African American and first woman president of Trinity College since its founding in 1823. Over the past decade, the college has experienced growth in enrollment and graduation rates, hired more diverse faculty, and improved campus infrastructure.

Colorado Mountain College President Carrie Besnette Hauser Announces Resignation

Colorado Mountain College President Carrie Besnette Hauser Announces Resignation

“Serving as president and CEO of Colorado Mountain College has been one of the greatest joys of my life. Helping individuals from all backgrounds pursue their dreams while contributing to the economic vitality of our region and state has been incredibly fulfilling,” said Dr. Hauser.

Thomas College President Laurie Lachance Announces Retirement

Thomas College President Laurie Lachance Announces Retirement

Laurie Lachance became first woman president of Thomas College in Waterville, Maine in 2012. Under her leadership, the college has expanded its campus and increased its academic offerings.

Wisconsin Technical College System President Morna Foy Announces Retirement

Wisconsin Technical College System President Morna Foy Announces Retirement

For more than a decade, Dr. Morna Foy has served as president of the Wisconsin Technical College System, a consortium of 16 technical colleges throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Florida Southern College President Anne Kerr Announces Her Retirement

Florida Southern College President Anne Kerr Announces Her Retirement

“It has been an honor and great blessing to serve as president of what I consider to be the finest small college in the nation,” said Dr. Anne Kerr, who will retire from her presidency at the end of this academic year.

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.

Liz Magill Resigns as President at the University of Pennsylvania

Liz Magill Resigns as President at the University of Pennsylvania

After giving testimony before Congress, where she refused to say whether calling for the genocide of Jews was contrary to the university’s code of conduct and resulting criticism from all sides of the political spectrum and most importantly some of Penn’s biggest donors, Liz Magill has resigned as president of the University of Pennsylvania.

Robbyn Wacker Leaving the Presidency of State Cloud State University in Minnesota

Robbyn Wacker Leaving the Presidency of State Cloud State University in Minnesota

Dr. Wacker was appointed as the twenty-fourth president of St. Cloud State University in 2018, becoming the first woman to be the educational institution’s permanent president. Earlier, she was a tenured professor of gerontology at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, where she aslo served as provost.

Linda Bell to Step Down as Provost at Barnard College

Linda Bell to Step Down as Provost at Barnard College

Linda A. Bell, provost and dean of faculty at Barnard College in New York City, announced that she will step down at the end of the current academic year. She has served in these roles for more than a decade. After a sabbatical, Dr. Bell will return to Barnard as a faculty member in the department of economics.

Two Women Presidents Announce Their Retirements

Two Women Presidents Announce Their Retirements

Charlotte P. Morris, the ninth president of Tuskegee University in Alabama, has announced that she will retire at the end of the current academic year and Milwaukee Area Technical College President Vicki J. Martin, will retire from the college effective June 30, 2024.

Mary Eileen O’Brien to Retire From Presidency of Dominican University in Orangetown, New York

Mary Eileen O’Brien to Retire From Presidency of Dominican University in Orangetown, New York

In 1977, she joined the staff at what was then Dominican College. She was named president in 1979 and served until 1987 when she left to lead the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt for six years. In 1997, she was chosen to serve again as president of the college and has remained in the position ever since.

Two Women College Presidents Announce Their Retirements

Two Women College Presidents Announce Their Retirements

ReBecca Koenig Roloff, president of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Christine De Vinne, president of Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio, have announced that they will retire at the end of the academic year.

Four Women Presidents Have Announced They Are Leaving Their Posts

Four Women Presidents Have Announced They Are Leaving Their Posts

The four women who have resigned or announced their intention to step down are Glenda Glover at Tennessee State University, Erica Muhl at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mary K. Boyd at Emmanuel College in Boston, and Sonya Williams at Eastern Iowa Community College.

Two Women Presidents Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in 2024

Two Women Presidents Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in 2024

Sylvia M. Burwell, president of American University in Washington, D.C., will step down from her post at the end of the 2023-24 but will remain at the university as a distinguished lecturer at the university’s Sine Institute of Policy and Politics. Vinita Sauder, the first woman president of Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, has announced that she will retire at the end of the 2023-24 academic year.

California State University, Bakersfield President Lynette Zelezny to Retire in December

California State University, Bakersfield President Lynette Zelezny to Retire in December

Before becoming the fifth president of the university in 2018, Dr. Zelezny was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fresno State University in California. She had served in that role since 2014. Dr. Zelezny joined the psychology department faculty at Fresno State in 1988.

Carol Christ, Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, to Retire in 2024

Carol Christ, Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, to Retire in 2024

Dr. Christ began her term as the 11th chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley on July 1, 2017, after serving as provost. From 2002 to 2013, Dr. Christ was president of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Three Women Leaders Are Stepping Down From the Top Posts at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Leaders Are Stepping Down From the Top Posts at Colleges and Universities

Rachel Solemsaas will step down on June 30 as chancellor of Hawai‘i Community College. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young has announced that she is resigning as president of Texas Southern University in Houston after only two years on the job and Kathryn A. Foster is stepping down as president of The College of New Jersey but will return to the faculty at the college.

After 18 Years, Elsa M. Núñez Is Retiring From the Presidency of Eastern Connecticut State University

After 18 Years, Elsa M. Núñez Is Retiring From the Presidency of Eastern Connecticut State University

Elsa M. Núñez was the first Latina to serve as a university president in New England. Before being named president of Eastern Connecticut State University in 2006, Dr. Núñez served as vice chancellor for academic and student affairs in the University of Maine System and provost and vice president for academic affairs at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Columbia University Provost Mary Boyce to Leave Her Post to Return to Teaching

Columbia University Provost Mary Boyce to Leave Her Post to Return to Teaching

Dr. Boyce’s tenure at Columbia University stretches back to 2013, when she joined the university community as dean of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. She was named provost in 2021 and now plans to take a scholarly leave and return to research and teaching as a member of the engineering faculty at the university.
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Linda Oubré Is Steeping Down as President of Whittier College in California

Linda Oubré Is Steeping Down as President of Whittier College in California

Linda Oubré, president of Whittier College in California, has announced that she will step down from her post on June 30. An alumni group called Save Whittier College had called for Dr. Oubré to resign due to poor fundraising results.

Three Women College or University Presidents Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Three Women College or University Presidents Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

The three women presidents who are leaving their positions are Laurie Nichols, president of Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota, Katherine Bergeron, president of Connecticut College, and Meghan Hughes, president of the Community College of Rhode Island.

Two Women University Presidents Announce They Are Stepping Down

Two Women University Presidents Announce They Are Stepping Down

Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, founding president of Pennsylvania Western University, announced today that she is transitioning to a new role with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Terri Goss Kinzy, president of Illinois State University, has resigned from her post after less than two years on the job. No explanation was given for the resignation.

Meredith Jung-En Woo to Leave Presidency of Sweet Briar College in 2024

Meredith Jung-En Woo to Leave Presidency of Sweet Briar College in 2024

In March 2015, Sweet Briar College announced that it was closing (See WIAReport post.) But a fundraising campaign rescued the women’s college and a new leadership team focused on boosting enrollment and strengthening the college’s financial base. President Woo is generally given high marks for her efforts to strengthen the college.

Two Women Presidents Announce They Will Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Two Women Presidents Announce They Will Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Noelle E. Cockett, president of Utah State University, has announced that she will step down from her post on July 1 but remain as a tenured member of the faculty. Sylvia M. Jenkins, president of Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois, has announced that she will retire on June 30.

Two Women University Leaders Announce Their Retirements

Two Women University Leaders Announce Their Retirements

Patrice Caldwell, the eleventh president and chancellor of Eastern New Mexico State University in Portales has announced that she will retire in January and Emily Cutrer, president of Texas A&M University-Tekarkanna, has announced that she will retire at the end of the academic year.

Two Women Presidents Announce Their Intentions to Leave Their Posts in 2023

Two Women Presidents Announce Their Intentions to Leave Their Posts in 2023

Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar, president of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmund has announced her intent to leave the university, effective January 31, 2023 and Susan Muscarella, founding president of the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, has announced she will be stepping aside from the presidency in May 2023 to concentrate on teaching.

Two Women University Leaders Who Have Announced They Are Stepping Down

Two Women University Leaders Who Have Announced They Are Stepping Down

Nancy J. Cable has announced her intention to step down from her role as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville at the end of the calendar year and Gayle E. Hutchinson, president of California State University, Chico announced that she will retire at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.

Two Women College Presidents Have Announced They Are Stepping Down

Two Women College Presidents Have Announced They Are Stepping Down

Cynthia Warrick, president of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and the first woman to hold the position, has announced that she will retire from the presidency at the end of her current contract term on June 30, 2023. Hilary Link, president of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, since 2019, has announced today that she is stepping down from her position for personal and professional considerations.

Katherine S. Conway-Turner Will Step Down as President of Buffalo State College in June

Katherine S. Conway-Turner Will Step Down as President of Buffalo State College in June

Katherine S. Conway-Turner began her tenure as the ninth president of Buffalo State College on August 3, 2014. Earlier she was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, from July 2010 until July 2014.

Three Women Who Are Serving as University Presidents Have Announced They Will Retire in 2023

Three Women Who Are Serving as University Presidents Have Announced They Will Retire in 2023

Pamela R. Fox, president of Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia, Bonita Jacobs, president of the University of North Georgia, and Laura M. Casamento, president of Utica University in New York, have all announced that they will step down from their positions at the end of the current academic year.

President of York College in Pennsylvania Will Retire at the End of the 2022-23 Academic Year

President of York College in Pennsylvania Will Retire at the End of the 2022-23 Academic Year

Dr. Gunter-Smith became the fourth president of York College in 2013 after serving as provost and academic vice president at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Previously, she was the Porter Professor of Physiology at Spelman College in Atlanta.

Two Women Serving as College Presidents Announce Their Retirements

Two Women Serving as College Presidents Announce Their Retirements

Clayton Spencer, president of Bates College in Waterville, Maine since 2012, announced that she will step down from her post on June 30, 2023, and Lori Bennett, president of Clovis Community College in Fresno, California, since 2016, has announced that she will retire at the end of the calendar year.

Three Women Presidents Announce They Are Leaving Their Posts

Three Women Presidents Announce They Are Leaving Their Posts

Carolyn Long, campus president of West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Beckley, Andrea Lee, president of Alverno College in Milwaukee, and Jennifer Orlikoff, president of Potomac State College in Keyser, West Virginia, are stepping down from their posts.