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University of Georgia to Rename Its College of Education to Honor Mary Frances Early

University of Georgia to Rename Its College of Education to Honor Mary Frances Early

Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes were the first African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1961. But Mary Frances Early was the first African American to earn a degree from the University of Georgia. She was awarded a master’s degree in music education in August 1962.

Three African American Women University Presidents Announce Their Retirements

Three African American Women University Presidents Announce Their Retirements

WIlma Mishoe, president of Delaware State University, and Lucille H. Mauge, who until recently was interim president of Calrk Atlanta University, will retire at the end of 2019. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, president of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, will retire at the end of the current academic year.

Berenecea Johnson Eanes Is the New Leader of York College of the City University of New York

Berenecea Johnson Eanes Is the New Leader of York College of the City University of New York

Dr. Eanes has been serving as vice president for the Division of Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton. She has been on the staff at CalState, Fullerton for the past seven years.

In Memoriam: Byrdie Annette Larkin, 1952-2019

In Memoriam: Byrdie Annette Larkin, 1952-2019

Dr. Larkin joined the faculty at Alabama State University in 1977. At the time, she was the only women faculty member in the department of political science. She taught at the university for 39 years until her retirement in 2016.

Study Finds Persistence of Stereotypical Negative Images of Women in Tech

Study Finds Persistence of Stereotypical Negative Images of Women in Tech

The report found that women in tech fields are “portrayed in ways that overemphasize their appearance and sexuality.” They also found that women in tech are often referred to as “exceptional” implying that a woman’s achievements are “abnormal.”

Kim Lee Hughes Elected President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

Kim Lee Hughes Elected President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

Dr. Lee Hughes currently serves as an assistant professor in the counseling department in the School of Education at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia. She will begin her term as president of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development in July.

Dorcas Davis Bowles to Serve as Provost at Clark Atlanta University

Dorcas Davis Bowles to Serve as Provost at Clark Atlanta University

Dr. Bowles served as provost at Clark Atlanta University from 2003 to 2008 and she served as dean of the university’s School of Social Work on three different occasions. Earlier in her career, Dr. Bowles was a professor and acting dean of the School of Social Work at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Paulette Dillard Appointed the Eighteenth President of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Paulette Dillard Appointed the Eighteenth President of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Dr. Dillard had been serving as interim president of Shaw University since June 2017. Previously, she was the vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the university. Dr. Dillard is a trained medical technologist certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology.

University of Georgia to Honor Mary Frances Early, Its First African American Graduate

University of Georgia to Honor Mary Frances Early, Its First African American Graduate

Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes were the first African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1961. But Mary Frances Early was the first African American to earn a degree from the University of Georgia.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Lynn Allen

In Memoriam: Cheryl Lynn Allen

Dr. Allen joined the faculty of Morehouse College as an instructor in 1988 and rose to the rank of full professor. On two occasions she was named interim dean of the Business and Economics Division at Morehouse College, the first woman to serve as a dean in the division.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

Paulette Dillard to Lead Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Paulette Dillard to Lead Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Dr. Dillard has served as a department chair, dean, and vice president of academic affairs at the university. She will serve as interim president while a nationwide search is underway to find the next permanent president of the university.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Ten 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.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Earned Prestigious Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Earned Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Annemarie Vaccaro of the University of Rhode Island, Hortense Spillers at Vanderbilt University, Krishna Winston at Wesleyan University, Ona Renner-Fahey at the University of Montana, Bettye M. Clark at Clark Atlanta University, and Melissa Luke at Syracuse University.

Gloria Pryor James Is the New Provost at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas

Gloria Pryor James Is the New Provost at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas

Dr. James is the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Virginia Union University in Richmond. She has also served as dean for undergraduate studies, professor of communication and executive assistant to the president of Clark Atlanta University in Georgia.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

The new deans are Kari Knutson Miller at California State University, Fullerton, Karen Richardson at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Mary Lu Bilek at the law school of the City University of New York, and Jenny L. Jones at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia.

New Administrative Posts for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 11 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.

In Memoriam: Anita H. Grant, 1961-2015

In Memoriam: Anita H. Grant, 1961-2015

Anita H. Grant was electronic acquisitions librarian at Ohio University in Athens. During her 25-year tenure on the library’s staff, she was director of circulation services and director of the microfilms department.

Thirty Women With New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Thirty Women With New Administrative Positions 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.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women administrators taking on new roles at colleges and universities are Romy Riddick, Courtney Burkholder, Shawnboda Mead, Ruth R. Faden, Maggie Williams, Sue Whorton, Trisha Long Paschal, Debra Williams, Valerie Simons, and Janet Nelson.

A Trio of New Deans, Two at Tennessee and One at Clark Atlanta

A Trio of New Deans, Two at Tennessee and One at Clark Atlanta

The new deans are Victoria Niederhauser, Theresa Lee, and Bettye Clark.