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Seven Women in Academia Presented With Prestigious Honors or Awards

Seven Women in Academia Presented With Prestigious Honors or Awards

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.

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Students at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Students at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has announced a field of four finalists for the position of dean at students at the flagship state university. All four candidates will visit campus by November 1 for interviews and public forums. Three of the four finalists are women.

The New Director of the Women's Center at the University of Dayton in Ohio

The New Director of the Women’s Center at the University of Dayton in Ohio

Dr. Lisa Borello was the assistant director of professional development for the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Earlier in her career, Dr. Borello was manager of communications and marketing for the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University in Alabama.

Cynthia Warrick to Lead Stillman College in Alabama

Cynthia Warrick to Lead Stillman College in Alabama

Cynthia Warrick will serve as interim president beginning on January 3. She is not considered to be a candidate for the position on a permanent basis. In the past, Dr. Warrick has served as interim president at Grambling State University in Louisiana and South Carolina State University.

The Next President of Central Connecticut State University

The Next President of Central Connecticut State University

Zulma R. Toro is executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has held this post since 2013. And since July she has been serving as interim chancellor of the university. She will begin her new duties at Central Connecticut State University on January 3.

Georgia Tech Announces New Initiatives to Enhance Gender Equality on Campus

Georgia Tech Announces New Initiatives to Enhance Gender Equality on Campus

The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta has announced 11 steps it is taking over the next two years to promote gender equity and inclusion on campus. Women make up just 35 percent of the 15,000-member undergraduate student body at Georgia Tech and hold 0nly 28 percent of the highest-level staff positions.

New Administrative Jobs for 16 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Jobs for 16 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.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With 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.

Valerie Montgomery Rice Honored by Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Valerie Montgomery Rice Honored by Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Valerie Montgomery Rice is president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She was honored by Georgia-Pacific Corporation for being strong and resilient in a traditional male occupation.

Linda Brady to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Linda Brady to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Linda P. Brady, chancellor of the University of North Carolina Greensboro, has announced that she will step down on July 31, 2015 and return to teaching. She was named the university’s tenth chancellor in August 2008.

Seven Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Seven Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles

The appointees are Genevieve Robert at Bates College, Lora Weiss at Georgia Tech, Nimmi Ramanujam at Duke University, Kristen Seay at the University of South Carolina, Lisa Park Boush at the University of Connecticut, Ann Marie Kinnell at the University of Southern Mississippi and Smita Bhati at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Seven Women in New Faculty Roles

Seven Women in New Faculty Roles

Women taking on new teaching assignments are Nicole Overstreet at Clark University, Tracelyn Gesteland at the University of South Dakota, Shelly Long at the University of Cincinnati, Barbara Guthrie at Northeastern University, Jinnie Garrett at Hamilton College, Helena Mitchell at Georgia Tech, Danielle Evans at the University of Wisconsin.

Donna Llewllyn to Lead Boise State's New Institute for STEM and Diversity Initiatives

Donna Llewllyn to Lead Boise State’s New Institute for STEM and Diversity Initiatives

Currently, Dr. Llewllyn is associate vice provost for learning excellence and director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She will begin her new duties in Idaho in January.

The Gender Gap in Engineering Bachelor's Degrees Is Widening

The Gender Gap in Engineering Bachelor’s Degrees Is Widening

A report from the American Society for Engineering Education shows that in 2004 women earned 20.3 percent of all bachelor’s degree awarded in engineering. By 2012, the percentage had dropped to 18.9 percent.

This Week's Roundup of Appointments of Women to Key Administrative Posts in Higher Education

This Week’s Roundup of Appointments of Women to Key Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Shirley M. Collado, Shannon McGee, Christine Byrd-Jacobs, Lynn Babington, Mary Berry, Katherine Johnson Suski, Estela Gavosto, Beverly L. Downing, Rachel Reuben, A. Madison Cario, Marthe Druska Golden, Kimberly Washor, and Susan Goodin.

New Deans Named at Five Institutions of Higher Learning

New Deans Named at Five Institutions of Higher Learning

The new deans are Pam Grossman at the University of Pennsylvania, Elaine Turner at the University of Florida, Marianne Yoshioka at Smith College in Massachusetts, Krystyna Aune at the University of Hawaii, and Maryam Alavi at Georgia Tech.

Three Women Competing for a Dean Position at Virginia Tech

Three Women Competing for a Dean Position at Virginia Tech

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has selected three finalists for the position of dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. All three candidates are women.

Georgia Tech Promotes Two Women in Its Professional Education Division

Georgia Tech Promotes Two Women in Its Professional Education Division

Patrice Miles was named assistant dean of business operations and Diane Lee was appointed director of development and interim director of the Savannah campus of the university.

Six Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Universities Across the Nation

Six Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Universities Across the Nation

The new appointees are Nicole Huang, Barbara Christ, Barbara Abercrombie, Aimee Turner, Lynn Darling, and Alexandra Mazalek.

Barbara Boyan to Lead the School of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University

Barbara Boyan to Lead the School of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Boyan has been serving as associate dean for research at the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and holds an endowed chair in tissue engineering.

Three Women Named to Faculty Positions

Three Women Named to Faculty Positions

Ariel Alexander at Saddleback College, Marie Thursby at Georgia Tech, and Moon-Sook Park at the University of Arkansas have been named to new teaching posts.

Nine Women Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Wendy Stouffer, Tracy Barlok, Paila Morsiani, Patricia Perillo, Susan Cozzens, Kathleen Wattum, Tracy Utech, Snehalata Huzurbazar and Sapphire Cureg are taking on new roles.

Seven Women Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Seven Women Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Of the 66 new members of the National Academy of Engineering, only seven are women.

Five Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

Here is news of five women honored for their scholarly research.

Gilda Barabino Is Elected President of the Biomedical Engineering Society

Gilda Barabino Is Elected President of the Biomedical Engineering Society

She is only the second women to serve as president of the society.

Notable Faculty Appointments

Notable Faculty Appointments

Four women receive new faculty appointments. Three of the four are at new universities.

Cancer Research Scholar Joins the Faculty at the University of Texas

Cancer Research Scholar Joins the Faculty at the University of Texas

Jenny Jiang’s research focuses on the human immune system.

Two Women Named Regents Researchers by the University System of Georgia

Two Women Named Regents Researchers by the University System of Georgia

Gisele Bennett and Suzanne Eskin receive the system’s highest academic honor.

A Milestone Appointment at Georgia Tech

A Milestone Appointment at Georgia Tech

Janes Chumley Ammons is the first woman named to a school chair at Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering.

Notable Appointments of Women in Higher Education

Notable Appointments of Women in Higher Education

● Barbara Entwisle, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was appointed vice chancellor for research at the university. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Dr. Entwisle holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from Brown University. ● Jamie Monson, professor of history at Macalester College in […]