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Colleges and Universities Appoint 14 Women to New Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint 14 Women to New Administrative Positions

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

Mary Gallagher Appointed President of Los Angeles City College

Mary Gallagher Appointed President of Los Angeles City College

Dr. Gallagher has served as interim president since January 2018. Previously, she served as vice president of administrative services at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and was acting president of that college for eight months.

The First Woman President of California State University, Bakersfield

The First Woman President of California State University, Bakersfield

Dr. Lynnette Zelezny currently serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fresno State University in California. She has served in that role since 2014. Dr. Zelezny joined the psychology department faculty at Fresno State in 1988.

Patricia Smith Wins the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Patricia Smith Wins the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Patricia Smith teaches in the English department at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York System. The $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, given out by Claremont Graduate University in California, is the largest in the world for a single volume of poetry.

Merodie Hancock Selected to Be the Fourth President of Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey

Merodie Hancock Selected to Be the Fourth President of Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey

Since 2013, Dr. Hancock has served as president of Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, New York, a campus of the State University of New York System. Earlier, Dr. Hancock was the vice president of the Global Campus of Central Michigan University.

Dartmouth College Scholar to Receive the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Dartmouth College Scholar to Receive the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Vievee Francis, an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, will be honored in April at a ceremony at Claremont Graduate University in California. The award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, honors a mid-career poet.

Ann Weaver Hart to Leave Presidency of the University of Arizona in 2018

Ann Weaver Hart to Leave Presidency of the University of Arizona in 2018

Before becoming president of the University of Arizona in 2012, Dr. Hart was president of Temple University in Philadelphia and the University of New Hampshire. She also served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Claremont Graduate University in California.

Two Women Scholars Are Finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Two Women Scholars Are Finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

The award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, is given annually to a mid-career poet. The winner will be announced in March and honored at a ceremony on April 7. The two women among the five finalists are Amy Gerstler of the University of California, Irvine and Jennifer Moxley of the University of Maine.

Angie Estes Wins the 2015 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award From Claremont Graduate University

Angie Estes Wins the 2015 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award From Claremont Graduate University

Angie Estes, who teaches in the master of fine arts program at Ashland University in Ohio, will be presented the award and the accompanying $100,000 prize at a ceremony in Claremont, California, on April 16.

Three Women Are Finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Three Women Are Finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Among the five finalists are Lucie Brock-Broido of Columbia University, Angie Estes of Ashland University in Ohio, and Laura Kasischke of the University of Michigan.

Two University Women Named Finalists for a Prestigious Poetry Award

Two University Women Named Finalists for a Prestigious Poetry Award

Marianne Boruch, professor of creative writing at Purdue University and Paisley Rekdal, an associate professor of English at the University of Utah, are among the three finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, given out by Claremont Graduate University.

Five Colleges Receive Grants to Boost Recruiting and Retention of Women in Computing Fields

Five Colleges Receive Grants to Boost Recruiting and Retention of Women in Computing Fields

The winners are Claremont Graduate University, Fisk University, Union College, the University of Central Arkansas, and the University of Virginia.