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New Administrative Positions for Women at Nine Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Women at Nine 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.

A Dozen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen Women 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.

Seven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Seven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Teagan Decker at UNC Pembroke, Leslie Cornick at the University of Washington Bothell, Nicole Thorne Jenkins at the University of Virginia, Polly D. Boruff-Jones at Oakland University, Lisa Landreman at Willamette University, Stephanie Dance-Barnes at DePaul University, and Jennifer Troyer at UNC-Charlotte.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Universities

The new deans are Judy L. Postmus at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Sarah Rebecca Thomas at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, Teresa L. Knott at Virginia Commonwealth Univerity, Tatum Thomas at DePaul University in Chicago, and Janet Braam at Rice University in Houston.

Kathleen Cieplak Owens Comes Out of Retirement to Become President of Misericordia University in Pennsylvania

Kathleen Cieplak Owens Comes Out of Retirement to Become President of Misericordia University in Pennsylvania

Dr. Owens is president emerita of Gwynedd Mercy University in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She led the university as president from 2002 to her retirement in 2017. Earlier in her higher education career, Dr. Owens served as vice president of academic affairs at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

Penn State's Laurie Badzek to Receive the Leadership in Ethics Award From the American Nurses Association

Penn State’s Laurie Badzek to Receive the Leadership in Ethics Award From the American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association award was created to recognize a registered nurse who has authentically demonstrated the highest standards of ethics and leadership in their daily practice, served as an ethical role model, and promoted ethical dialogue and scholarship.

Seven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Seven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

The seven scholars taking on new roles are: Misty G. Anderson at the University of Tennessee, Ann McKee at Boston University, Anne Applebaum at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Meg Meloy at Pennsylvania State University, Ann Setzer at DePaul University in Chicago, Jacqueline Z. Bergman at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, and Julie Trivitt at the University of Arkansas.

In Memoriam: Gladys Styles Johnston, 1938-2018

In Memoriam: Gladys Styles Johnston, 1938-2018

Dr. Johnston served as the second chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Kearney from 1993 to 2002. Previously, she was executive vice president and provost at DePaul University in Chicago.

The Only Woman of Color to Lead One of the Nation's 30 Highest-Ranked Law Schools

The Only Woman of Color to Lead One of the Nation’s 30 Highest-Ranked Law Schools

L. Song Richardson was named dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine. Professor Richardson has served as interim dean since July and previously was senior associate dean for academic affairs. She joined the faculty at the law school in 2014.

Two Women Business Scholars Named Executive Editors of a Prestigious Journal

Two Women Business Scholars Named Executive Editors of a Prestigious Journal

Linda Shea is a professor of hospitality and tourism management and associate dean of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts and Misty Johnson is professor and director of the School of Hospitality Leadership in the College of Business at DePaul University in Chicago.

In Memoriam: Julia Neary, 1964-2015

In Memoriam: Julia Neary, 1964-2015

She was an assistant professor of movement and acting in the Theatre School of DePaul University in Chicago. In addition to teaching, Neary worked as a professional actor, writer, choreographer, producer, designer, and director in the Chicago theater community for 20 years.

Boston University Historian Honored for Her Scholarship on Seventeenth-Century France

Boston University Historian Honored for Her Scholarship on Seventeenth-Century France

Barbara Diefendorf, professor of history at Boston University, is the 2013 recipient of the Pierre Coste Prize from Vincentian Studies Institute at DePaul University in Chicago. She was honored “for her signal contributions to the religious histography of seventeenth-century France.”

Clemson University Names a New Vice Provost

Clemson University Names a New Vice Provost

Sharon Nagy has been serving as an associate professor of anthropology and director of study-abroad programs at DePaul University in Chicago.

Four Women Appointed to Distinguished Faculty Chairs

Four Women Appointed to Distinguished Faculty Chairs

Sandra Waller Shelton, Maria Aristigueta, Nancy Monteiro-Riviere, and Zayn Kassam have been named to new professorships.