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A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions at Universities

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions at Universities

Lis Pankl was appointed dean of libraries at Mississippi State University and Arlene J. Montgomery is the new interim dean of nursing at Hampton University. Eileen Hogan is the new interim dean of business at New Mexico State University and Kimberly Moorehead is dean of the University College at Dillard University in New Orleans.

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.

College and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Administrative Positions

College and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Administrative Positions

Taking on new administrative duties are Donna Wrublewski at the California Institute of Technology, Laquitha Bonds at Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin, Ellen Fisher at the University of New Mexico, Jana Blick at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Rebecca Armstrong-English at Dillard University in New Orleans.

In Memoriam: Millie Ruth McClelland Charles, 1923-2020

In Memoriam: Millie Ruth McClelland Charles, 1923-2020

Millie Charles was the founder of the School of Social Work at Southern University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She served on the faculty at the university for 40 years.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

The new deans are Kristin Broady at Dillard University in New Orleans, Elaine Morrato at Loyola University in Chicago, Paulette Tandy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Alyncia Bowen at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, and Lori Steiner at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas.

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: Jacqueline Bolden Beck, 1931-2017

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Bolden Beck, 1931-2017

Dr. Beck started her career at Florida A&M University in 1958 as an instructor of nursing. She retired in 2000 after serving as the leader of the School of Allied Health Sciences at the university for 18 years.

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Dr. Simmons has been serving as interim president of the university since July. She served as the 18th president of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012. Before becoming president of Brown University, Dr. Simmons was president of Smith College, the highly rated liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Roles in Academia

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Roles in Academia

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

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins Appointed President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins Appointed President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Dr. Dawkins has been serving as interim president since last August. Dr. Dawkins became provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bennett College in December 2015 after serving a similar role at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons, who served as the 18th president of Brown University, the Ivy League educational institution in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012, has been named the interim president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

University of Iowa Names Its New Residence Hall for Alumna Elizabeth Catlett

University of Iowa Names Its New Residence Hall for Alumna Elizabeth Catlett

The University of Iowa is naming its newest residence hall in honor of Elizabeth Catlett, the celebrated artist and the first African American woman to earn a master of fine arts degree at the university.

Lisa Mims-Devezin Selected to Lead Southern University at New Orleans

Lisa Mims-Devezin Selected to Lead Southern University at New Orleans

Dr. Mims-Devezin has been serving as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the university since 2014. She joined the faculty at Southern University at New Orleans in 1993 as an assistant professor of biology.

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Seven 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.

Eight Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Eight Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

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

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at American Universities

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at American 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.

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Taking on new assignments are Claudia Arteaga at Scripps College, Christena Cleveland at Duke Divinity School, Olga Isengildina-Massa at Virginia Tech, Zella Palmer at Dillard University, Anna Hohler at Boston University, Lorraine Linn at Tuskegee University.

In Memoriam: Barbara Guillory Thompson, 1936-2015

In Memoriam: Barbara Guillory Thompson, 1936-2015

Barbara Guillory Thompson was the first African American women student to live in a dormitory on the Louisiana State University campus. Dr. Thompson later served on the Dillard University faculty for 42 years.

Prestigious Honors for Two Women Academics From the South

Prestigious Honors for Two Women Academics From the South

Kiki Baker Barnes of Dillard University was chosen as the 2015 Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Directors and Lawanda Cummings of Paine College was honored for her research by the Southeastern Psychological Association.

Louisiana State University Professor Wins a National Award for Her Book on the History of Black Journalists

Louisiana State University Professor Wins a National Award for Her Book on the History of Black Journalists

Jinx Coleman Broussard, a professor in the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, received the History Division Book Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

The appointees are: Nancy L. Jones, Melissa Sanders, Venessa Funches, Joanna Young, Kenyatta Tatum Futterman, Zella Palmer, Linda Allen, Patricia M. Alvarez McHatton, Valerie Day, Nina King, Angela Simmons, Lisa Liseno, Loretta A. Moore, and Erinn Barcomb-Peterson.

A Changing of the Guard at Cheyney University in Pennsylvania

A Changing of the Guard at Cheyney University in Pennsylvania

Michelle R. Howard-Vital, the 11th president of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania, has announced she will retire on July 31. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, who has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs for less than one year, has been named acting president.

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins Named Provost at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins Named Provost at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Dawkins was provost, senior vice president for academic affairs, and professor of education at Dillard University in New Orleans. Earlier she held several positions at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012)

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012)

The granddaughter of slaves, from 1959 to her retirement in 1975, she chaired the sculpture department at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Coca-Cola Supports Scholarships for Women at HBCUs in Louisiana

Coca-Cola Supports Scholarships for Women at HBCUs in Louisiana

Five historically black universities in Louisiana are sharing a $125,000 grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation to support scholarship programs for women.

Notable Appointments of Women in Higher Education

Notable Appointments of Women in Higher Education

• Susan L. Gibbons was named university librarian at Yale, effective July 1. She is currently vice provost and dean of libraries at the University of Rochester.  Gibbons is a 1992 graduate of the University of Delaware. She holds master’s degrees in library science  and history from Indiana University, an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, […]