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New Administrative Positions for Seven Women in American Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Seven Women in American 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.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties at Universities

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties at Universities

Taking on new assignments are Justine M. Andrews at the University of New Mexico, Charrise Barron at Brown University, Monique Rocca at Colorado State University, Jennifer R. Smith at Washington University in St. Louis, Nicole Patton Terry at Florida State University, and Suzzette Shaw Goldmon at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Jennifer Rawlinson Elected to Lead the American Veterinary Dental College

Jennifer Rawlinson Elected to Lead the American Veterinary Dental College

Over the last seven years, Dr. Rawlinson built and led the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University. Her team provides comprehensive dental, oral and maxillofacial evaluations for dogs, cats, horses, pigs, livestock, llamas, and alpacas.

University of Georgia's Alexa Lamm Honored for Agricultural Education and Communication

University of Georgia’s Alexa Lamm Honored for Agricultural Education and Communication

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology award honors outstanding achievement by a scientist, engineer, technologist or other professional working in the agricultural, environmental or food sectors for contributing to the advancement of science in the public policy arena.

New Administrative Roles for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities in the United States

New Administrative Roles for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities in the United States

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

Three Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Colleges and Universities

Karen An-Hwei Lee was named provost and professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois. Katia Passerini was appointed provost and executive vice president at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, and Mary Pedersen was appointed provost and executive vice president at Colorado State University.

Study Finds Women Outperform Men in College STEM Courses, But Are Still Perceived as Less Competent

Study Finds Women Outperform Men in College STEM Courses, But Are Still Perceived as Less Competent

The study by researchers at Colorado State University found that women had statistically higher course grades than men, higher university-wide GPAs than men, and were 1.5 times more likely to earn an A or A+ than men. Yet, both men and women students ranked men as the top students in these courses.

Laurie Stenberg Nichols Named President of Black Hills State University in South Dakota

Laurie Stenberg Nichols Named President of Black Hills State University in South Dakota

Dr. Nichols has been serving as interim president since July. Earlier, she served for three years as the first woman president of the University of Wyoming. From 2009 to 2016 she served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at South Dakota State University.

Six Women at Colleges and Universities Honored With Notable Awards

Six Women at Colleges and Universities Honored With Notable Awards

Here is this week’s listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Carmen Simone Appointed the Sixth President of Western Nebraska Community College

Carmen Simone Appointed the Sixth President of Western Nebraska Community College

Dr. Simone is the current and founding vice president and dean at the University of South Dakota Community College for Sioux Falls. Earlier, Dr. Simone served as president of Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado for five years.

Ten Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Scholars Who Will Be 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.

Fourteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Laurie Stenberg Nichols to Lead Black Hills State University in South Dakota

Laurie Stenberg Nichols to Lead Black Hills State University in South Dakota

Dr. Nichols has served as the first woman president of the University of Wyoming for the past three years. From 2009 to 2016 she served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at South Dakota State University. She is expected to serve as interim president of Black Hills State University for the next year.

Kimberly Dale Appointed President of Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs

Kimberly Dale Appointed President of Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs

Currently, Dr. Dale serves as executive vice president of Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff. Earlier in her career she served as dean of instruction at the Larimer and Westminster campuses of Front Range Community College in Colorado.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Mary Ann Krough at South Dakota State University, Priscilla Elsass at Clark University in Massachusetts, Nicola Boothe Perry at Florida A&M University, Ana Gaillat at Vermont Technical College, Peggy Shannon at San Diego State University, Sarah Whiting at Harvard University, and Lise Youngblade at Colorado State University

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.

Joyce McConnell Appointed President of Colorado State University in Fort Collins

Joyce McConnell Appointed President of Colorado State University in Fort Collins

Currently, Professor McConnell serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at West Virginia University; a role she has held since 2014. In addition to her administrative role, she serves as the Thomas R. Goodwin Professor of Law at the university. She will become president of Colorado State University on July 1.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Bethany Rittle-Johnson at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Debra Fischer at Yale University in Connecticut, Jane Aiken at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Pearl K. Dowe at Emory University in Atlanta, and Tami Bond at Colorado State University.

Sixteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Sixteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

Notable Honors or Awards for 11 Women With Ties to American Higher Education

Notable Honors or Awards for 11 Women With Ties to American Higher Education

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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 21 Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 21 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 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.

Pamela Thoma to Lead the Women's Studies Program at Washington State University

Pamela Thoma to Lead the Women’s Studies Program at Washington State University

Dr. Thoma joined the faculty at Washington State University in 2007. She is an expert in Asian American literary and cultural studies, feminist media studies, and women’s literature.

New Administrative Posts for 15 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for 15 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.

Nine Women Who Are Starting New Administrative Jobs in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Are Starting New Administrative Jobs 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.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions

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.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at 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.

Four Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Four Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The four women taking on new administrative duties are Peg Northrup at Syracuse University in New York, Laura Jensen at Colorado State University, Ja’Net Glover at the University of Florida, and Myra Sims at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

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.

Sandra Haynes Appointed Chancellor of the Tri-Cities Campus of Washington State University

Sandra Haynes Appointed Chancellor of the Tri-Cities Campus of Washington State University

Sandra Haynes has been serving as deputy provost for academic and student affairs at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. Earlier in her career, Dr Haynes served for 13 years as dean of the College of Professional Studies at Metropolitan State University. She will begin her new job on March 1.

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for Chancellor of the Tri-Cities Campus of Washington State University

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for Chancellor of the Tri-Cities Campus of Washington State University

Washington State University has announced a field of four candidate to become chancellor of the Tri-Cities campus in Richmond. One of the four finalists is a woman: Sandra Haynes, deputy provost for academic and student affairs at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado.

Mentoring Programs May Be the Best Way to Retain Women in Geoscience Disciplines

Mentoring Programs May Be the Best Way to Retain Women in Geoscience Disciplines

A new study by researchers at seven universities finds that faculty mentorship is the most important factor in retaining women in geoscience disciplines. The programs can expand a student’s network of support by connecting them with people, particularly other women, they view as role models.

Two State Universities Report Progress in Closing the Gender Pay Gap for Faculty

Two State Universities Report Progress in Closing the Gender Pay Gap for Faculty

Studies at Colorado State University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst find that when men and women teach in the same field for the same amount of time at the same rank, there is no statistically significant difference in pay.

Colorado State University Offers a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Women's and Gender Studies

Colorado State University Offers a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Women’s and Gender Studies

There has been a women’s studies program at the university for the past 40 years in the form of an interdisciplinary minor, an undergraduate certificate, and a graduate certificate. Now for the first time, undergraduate students can earn a degree in the field.

In Memoriam: Melissa Trifiletti, 1969-2017

In Memoriam: Melissa Trifiletti, 1969-2017

Melissa Trifiletti was named director of admissions at Colorado State in 2014 and had achieved record enrollments over the past two years. She was promoted to vice president for enrollment and access in April.