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Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Since 2009, Dr. Blake has been serving as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. When she takes office on August 1, she will become the first woman to serve as president of the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Eight Women Assigned to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Assigned to New 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.

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Chooses Its First Woman President

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Chooses Its First Woman President

Linda A. Livingstone is a professor of management and dean of the School of Business at George Washington University. When she takes office as president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on June 1, Dr. Livingstone will be the first woman to lead the university in its 172-year history.

In Memoriam: Sydney Hall Blair, 1949-2016

In Memoriam: Sydney Hall Blair, 1949-2016

On December 6, Sydney Blair, an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Virginia, left her class on nonfiction creative writing early, saying she was not feeling well. She died six days later.

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

Debra Saunders-White, the 11th chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham, died on November 26. Dr. Saunders-White was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2015 and took a medical leave of absence in August 2016.

In Memoriam: Susan Jane Goldsmith Tolchin, 1941-2016

In Memoriam: Susan Jane Goldsmith Tolchin, 1941-2016

Susan Tolchin was a political scientist, educator, and author who taught for 16 years at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She authored or co-authored 10 books on political topics.

Nineteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Nineteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Three Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements From University Posts

Three Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements From University Posts

The three women scholars who have announced their retirements are Dianne Martin at George Washington University, Marsha Ternus at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and Elizabeth A. Williams at Oklahoma State University.

In Memoriam: Virginia Anne Myers, 1927-2015

In Memoriam: Virginia Anne Myers, 1927-2015

Virginia A. Myers, the inventor of the Iowa Foil Printer and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa, died last month. She served on the faculty at the University of Iowa for a half century before retiring in 2012.

Group Prenatal Care Sessions Can Lead to Better Maternal and Infant Health

Group Prenatal Care Sessions Can Lead to Better Maternal and Infant Health

A new study led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health finds that young pregnant women who attended group prenatal care sessions were healthier and had healthier babies than young women who received individual counseling.

University of Pennsylvania Law School Names New Dean of Students

University of Pennsylvania Law School Names New Dean of Students

The University of Pennsylvania Law School has announced the appointment of Monica E. Monroe as its new dean of students. Monroe has been serving as a lecturer in law and as associate dean of students at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.

Mary Hendrix Named President of Shepherd University in West Virginia

Mary Hendrix Named President of Shepherd University in West Virginia

Dr. Hendrix has been serving as president and chief scientific officer of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago’s Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

George Washington University Making Significant Strides in Adding Women to Its Faculty

George Washington University Making Significant Strides in Adding Women to Its Faculty

George Washington University in the nation’s capital reports that women now make up 41 percent of the full-time faculty. This is a 10 percentage point increase over the past decade.

New Women Deans at Five Colleges and Universities

New Women Deans at Five Colleges and Universities

The five women appointed to dean posts are Virginia Roach at Fordham University, Tiffani Blake at the College of New Rochelle, Leslie Johnson at Georgia Highlands College, Pamela Jeffries at George Washington University, and Cristen Kromm at Columbia University.

Joanne Glasser to Step Down as President of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois

Joanne Glasser to Step Down as President of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois

Joanne Glasser is the first woman to serve as president of Bradley University. She has served as president for the past eight years. Previously, she was president of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond from 2001 to 2007.

Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Join the Faculty at George Washington University

Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Join the Faculty at George Washington University

Alison Macfarlane has served as the 15th chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission since July 2012. She is the third woman to hold the post. In January, she will join the faculty at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

In Memoriam: Donna Roudabush Sterling, 1949-2014

In Memoriam: Donna Roudabush Sterling, 1949-2014

Professor Sterling joined the faculty at George Mason University in 1993. She served as director of the Center for Restructuring Education in Science and Technology and was one of only eight Distinguished Service Professors at the university.

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Peters Tidball, 1929-2014

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Peters Tidball, 1929-2014

A long-time professor of physiology at George Washington University in the nation’s capital, Dr. Tidball was one of the nation’s leading advocates of the benefits of women’s colleges.

In Memoriam: Charlotte Elizabeth Williams Conable, 1929-2003

In Memoriam: Charlotte Elizabeth Williams Conable, 1929-2003

Conable served as the public policy project coordinator for the Women’s Studies Program and Policy Center at George Washington University and authored a book about women at Cornell University.

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The appointees at Irma Becerra-Fernandez at Florida International, Makaela Kingsley at Wesleyan, Geneva Henry at George Washington, Debra Fickler at Villanova, Lisa McBride at PCOM, Diane Paukstelis at Kansas State, Melissa Wargo at Western Carolina, and Barbara Jones at Boston College.

Ten Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The ten women in new posts are Cindy Glavas, Charmaine Hack, Linda A.D. Bub, Ingrid Stolzel, Laurie Koehler, Lori Hendricks, Karen Clarke, Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Pam Peter and Marcy Carsey.

Three Women in New Faculty Roles

Three Women in New Faculty Roles

Malak Kotb is the founding chair of the department of basic sciences at the University of North Dakota. Catherine Cornille was appointed to an endowed chair at Boston College and Lisa Bowleg has joined the psychology department faculty at George Washington University.

Seven American Women Win Marshall Scholarships

Seven American Women Win Marshall Scholarships

The scholarships provide funds for up to two years of study at a British university, and include money for travel, living expenses, and books.

A Dozen Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Dozen Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Here is this week’s summary of news of appointments of women to key administrative posts at colleges and universities across the United States.

George Washington University Launches Its Global Women's Institute

George Washington University Launches Its Global Women’s Institute

The institute is under the direction of Dr. Mary Ellsberg, the former vice president for research and programs at the International Center for Research on Women.

Nine Women Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Nine Women Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The new appointees are Kathey Porter, Jaclynn Davis-Wallatte, Tammy Spradlin, Danilee Goodroe, Janet Pelt Wisdom, Karen Weddle-West, Cynthia Sagers, Kimberly page, and Halima Leak.

Two Women in New Dean Posts

Two Women in New Dean Posts

Rachael Van Cleave will lead the Golden Gate University School of Law and Kimberly Horn will oversee research at the School of Public Health at George Washington University.

George Washington University Professor Honored by the Toni Morrison Society

George Washington University Professor Honored by the Toni Morrison Society

Evelyn Jaffe Schreiber, professor of English at George Washington University, was honored for authoring the best book about the Nobel laureate’s work over the past two years.

Eight Women Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new appointees are Erika Ramalho, Johanna Bond, Joy Pugh, Kim Weeden, Jill Hough, Sara De Ritter, Karisa Moore, and Miranda Mulligan.

Sixteen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Sixteen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Mid-year is a popular time for new appointments and there are quite a few appointments of women to key posts to announce this week.

New Global Women's Institute to Debut at George Washington University

New Global Women’s Institute to Debut at George Washington University

Mary Ellsberg, who has been serving at the International Center for Research on Women in Washington, D.C., will direct the new institute.

Maria Ferguson to Lead the Center on Education Policy at George Washington University

Maria Ferguson to Lead the Center on Education Policy at George Washington University

She was vice president for polict at the Alliance for Excellent Education in Washington.

Diana Lipscomb Is a Finalist for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia

Diana Lipscomb Is a Finalist for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia

She is the Robert Weintraub Chair and professor of biological sciences at George Washington University.

George Washington University Study Finds a Wage Gap for Women of Different Weights

George Washington University Study Finds a Wage Gap for Women of Different Weights

Women who are obese, on average, earn 14 percent less than women who are not obese.