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Colleges and Universities Across the Nation Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Across the Nation Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

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

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

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

Two Women Appointed to Positions as Dean of Students at Universities

Two Women Appointed to Positions as Dean of Students at Universities

Sarah Ingram Westerberg has been named dean of students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and Shetina M. Jones is the new dean of students at Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Deans by the Dozen: Twelve Women Appointed to New Positions

Deans by the Dozen: Twelve Women Appointed to New Positions

Twelve college and universities across the United States have recently announced the appointments of women to dean positions.

The First Woman President of Utah Valley University in Orem

The First Woman President of Utah Valley University in Orem

Dr. Tuminez currently serves as regional director for corporate, external and legal affairs in Southeast Asia for Microsoft Corporation. She is the former dean of research and assistant dean of executive education for the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

Kelle Stephens Removed From the Presidency of Dixie Applied Technology College in Utah

Kelle Stephens Removed From the Presidency of Dixie Applied Technology College in Utah

According to a published report, President Stephens claims she was blackmailed by a former employee who sent the board and Utah state legislators a “deceptively-edited audio recording” that implied the president was involved in discriminatory behavior.

In Memoriam: Elousie Mildred Bell, 1935-2017

In Memoriam: Elousie Mildred Bell, 1935-2017

Professor Bell taught in the English department at Brigham Young University for 31 years from 1963 to 1994. She also served as associate dean of general and honors education.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

New Administrative Appointments for 14 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for 14 Women 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.

Brigham Young University Will No Longer Link Sexual Assaults to Possible Honor Code Violations

Brigham Young University Will No Longer Link Sexual Assaults to Possible Honor Code Violations

Earlier this year, students at Brigham Young University alleged that students who were sexually assaulted but were also in violation of the university’s honor code prohibitions on drug or alcohol use or pre-marital sex did not report the sexual assault due to the expected repercussions to their status as students.

Brigham Young University to Study Its Sexual Assault Reporting Policies

Brigham Young University to Study Its Sexual Assault Reporting Policies

A woman who says she was raped off campus, was notified by university officials that she was under investigation for potential honor code violations. The university prohibits students from premarital sex and the use of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.

Six Women Appointed as Deans at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Appointed as Deans at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are LaTanya Buck at Princeton University, Sarah S. Rugh at Brigham Young University, Laurie Elish-Piper at Northern Illinois University, Adrienne C. Webber at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Gennifer Weisenfeld at Duke University, and Daveen Litwin at Dartmouth College.

New Administrative Roles for 19 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for 19 Women at Colleges and Universities

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

Lisa Bickmore Wins the Top Prize in the Ballymaloe International Poetry Contest

Lisa Bickmore Wins the Top Prize in the Ballymaloe International Poetry Contest

Lisa Bickmore, an associate professor of English at Salt Lake Community College in Utah, has won the first prize of $10,000 in the Ballymaloe International Poetry Contest sponsored by an Irish literary magazine. She has been on the faculty at SLCC since 1992.

University Research Shows “Pregnancy Brain” Is a Myth

University Research Shows “Pregnancy Brain” Is a Myth

In surveys, pregnant and postpartum women consistently rated their memories and cognitive skills lower than women who did not give birth. But cognitive tests during pregnancy and after giving birth show no negative cognitive impact from childbirth.

University of Mississippi Offers New Program in Sexuality Studies

University of Mississippi Offers New Program in Sexuality Studies

The University of Mississippi’s Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies is the first institution of higher education in the state to offer a sexuality emphasis in a gender studies minor program. The Isom Center is named after the university’s first woman faculty member.

Women on School Boards Are Less Likely to Speak Publicly Than Their Male Peers

Women on School Boards Are Less Likely to Speak Publicly Than Their Male Peers

A new study by researchers at Princeton University in New Jersey and Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, finds that women who are elected to school board positions across the United States are less likely than their male counterparts to speak during public sessions.

BYU Study Examines Women in Academic Fields Where Men Are the Vast Majority

BYU Study Examines Women in Academic Fields Where Men Are the Vast Majority

Sociology students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, conducted a study of men and women who majored in fields where the majority of students are of the opposite gender. Men tended to amplify their ambitions and women often had a strong role model in a STEM field.

Why Do Breastfed Babies Tend to Be Smarter Than Other Babies?

Why Do Breastfed Babies Tend to Be Smarter Than Other Babies?

A new study by researchers at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, finds that the parenting skills, and not something in the breast milk, explains a big part of the difference on why breastfed babies perform better once they get to school.

In Memoriam: Delynne Butcher Peay, 1951-2014

In Memoriam: Delynne Butcher Peay, 1951-2014

Delynne Peay joined the faculty at Brigham Young University in 1974 and at the time of her death was the university’s longest serving faculty member. She taught classes in tap dancing, folk dancing, and the world of dance.

University Study Finds Only a Tiny Percentage of Rape Cases Are Successfully Prosecuted

University Study Finds Only a Tiny Percentage of Rape Cases Are Successfully Prosecuted

A study of rape cases in Salt Lake County, Utah, found that two thirds of the cases were never presented to the district attorney for review and only 6 percent of all rape cases resulted in convictions or guilty pleas by offenders.

BYU Research Indicates Women in High Heels May Make Smarter Buying Choices

BYU Research Indicates Women in High Heels May Make Smarter Buying Choices

The researchers found that shoppers who are dealing with balance issues with their physical body are more likely to consider options and choose a product that is moderately priced.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Women taking on new roles are LaShondra Peebles, Michelle, Lepore, Linda Cataldo, Meredith Well-Lepley, Keeley M. Powell, Tamela McNulty Eitle, Nancy Wentworth, Rebecca Benfield, Jennifer M. Schopf, and Kathy Jones.

Three Women Named Deans

Three Women Named Deans

Linda Norman was named dean of the School of Nursing at Vanderbilt University. Bridget Terry Long is the new academic dean at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Mary Ann Prater was named dean of education at Brigham Young University.

Five Students at BYU Create Outdoor Activity Lighting Products for Women

Five Students at BYU Create Outdoor Activity Lighting Products for Women

The lighting line was designed for outdoor equipment manufacturer Black Diamond. The design group, which includes four juniors and one senior, calls itself the Femme Den.

Ten Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The ten women in new posts are Cindy Glavas, Charmaine Hack, Linda A.D. Bub, Ingrid Stolzel, Laurie Koehler, Lori Hendricks, Karen Clarke, Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Pam Peter and Marcy Carsey.

Research Dismisses Stereotypes About Gender Gap in Math

Research Dismisses Stereotypes About Gender Gap in Math

A new study by researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of Miami has found that gender differences in the results of mathematical competitions evaporate after the first round of the competitions.

University Study Finds That Women Talk Less Than Men in a Group Decision-Making Process

University Study Finds That Women Talk Less Than Men in a Group Decision-Making Process

The results showed that in group situations, the amount of time that women were speaking was less than 75 percent of the time that their proportion of the group would indicate.

Three Women Appointed to New Teaching Positions

Three Women Appointed to New Teaching Positions

Patricia Ravert was promoted at Brigham Young University, Cynthia Timmerman has joined the faculty at North Dakota State, and Alison Bass will teach journalism at West Virginia University.

A Host of New Appointments of Women to Key Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Host of New Appointments of Women to Key Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is new of 11 women who are taking on new duties at colleges and universities across the United States.

One Woman Finalist for the Vice President of University and Public Affairs at the University of North Dakota

One Woman Finalist for the Vice President of University and Public Affairs at the University of North Dakota

Susan Walton is associate chair for student media in the department of communication at Brigham Young University in Utah.

Seven Women Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven Women Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Each week our online journal provides news of appointments of women to key positions in higher education. Here are the announcements we received this week.

Three New Department Chairs

Three New Department Chairs

Anisa Zvonkovic, Karilynne Wallace, and Amy Petersen Jensen will lead their academic departments.