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In Memoriam: Judith M. Roy, 1945-2021

In Memoriam: Judith M. Roy, 1945-2021

In 2005, Judith Roy was elected president of the National Women’s Studies Association. She was the first, and still only, two-year college faculty member elected to the position.

Academic Study Examines the Gender Gap in Mask Wearing During the Early Days of the Pandemic

Academic Study Examines the Gender Gap in Mask Wearing During the Early Days of the Pandemic

A new study led by researchers at New Mexico State University and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, finds that women have been more conscientious than men in taking measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Seven Women in Academia Presented With Prestigious Honors or Awards

Seven Women in Academia Presented With Prestigious Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women faculty members or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for President of Ohio University

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for President of Ohio University

Pam Benoit is the current executive vice president and provost at Ohio University. She joined the staff at Ohio University in 2009. Previously, she served as vice provost of advanced studies and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri.

Wheaton College Professor Is a Member of the 50 State Marathon Club

Wheaton College Professor Is a Member of the 50 State Marathon Club

Annette Tomal, an associate professor of business and economics at Wheaton College in Illinois, recently completed a 26.2-mile marathon in Pocatello, Idaho. She has now completed running a marathon in all 50 states.

Universities Appoint Five Women to Positions as Dean

Universities Appoint Five Women to Positions as Dean

Newly appointed to dean posts are Jennifer Bott at Ball State University in Indiana, Gail Gasparich at Salem State University in Massachusetts, Stephanie G. Adams at Old Dominion University in Virginia, Pamela Jackson at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, and Kim Litwack at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

University of Kansas Establishes a New Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center

University of Kansas Establishes a New Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center

The new center will employ a director and two educators who will provide violence awareness and risk reduction programming related to sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and bystander intervention.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

The appointees are Sarah Cortell Vandersypen, Cathy Grimes, Ginny Painter, Marjolie Leonard, Pamela Dumas Serfes, Jill Oswaks, Jamina Scippio-McFadden, Shokrina Radpour Beering, Priscilla Salant, Lauren Ross, Renee Wells, and Julie Hopwood.

Jo Ann Gora Announces Her Retirement as President of Ball State University

Jo Ann Gora Announces Her Retirement as President of Ball State University

When she took office as the 14th president of Ball State in 2004, she was the first woman to lead a public university in the state of Indiana. She will step down from her post at the end of the academic year on June 30, 2014.

A Dozen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s summary of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

Ball State University Aims to Increase the Number of Women Full Professors

Ball State University Aims to Increase the Number of Women Full Professors

More then three fourths of all full professors at the Indiana university are men.

University of Indianapolis President to Retire

University of Indianapolis President to Retire

Beverley Pitts, who has served as president of the University of Indianapolis for the past six years, has announced that she will retire at the end of the current academic year.