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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.

In Memoriam: Faye Elizabeth Coleman, 1940-2019

In Memoriam: Faye Elizabeth Coleman, 1940-2019

Faye Elizabeth Coleman joined the faculty at Old Dominion University in Norfilk, Virginia, in 1978 as an assistant professor. In 1980, she became director for the graduate program in medical laboratory sciences for students in several diagnostic professions. She retired in 2016.

In Memoriam: Grace Victoria Edmondson Harris, 1933-2018

In Memoriam: Grace Victoria Edmondson Harris, 1933-2018

Dr. Harris was the first African American women to serve as a chief academic officer at a four-year public university in Virginia. She served on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond for 48 years.

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts 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.

In Memoriam: Wanda S. Mitchell, 1959-2017

In Memoriam: Wanda S. Mitchell, 1959-2017

Dr. Mitchell served as the chief diversity officer at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and was an affiliate professor in the department of counseling and special education in the university’s School of Education.

The Higher Education of the New Acting Surgeon General of the United States

The Higher Education of the New Acting Surgeon General of the United States

In late April, Sylvia Trent-Adams became the acting Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Trent-Adams is a 1987 graduate of Hampton University in Virginia, where she majored in nursing. She went on to earn a master’s degree in nursing and health policy and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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.

Nine Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Nine 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.

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.

Fayneese Miller Will Be the Next President of Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Fayneese Miller Will Be the Next President of Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Miller currently serves as dean of the College of Education and Social Services and professor of leadership and developmental sciences at the University of Vermont. Previously, she taught for 20 years at Brown University.

Hampton University Appoints Three Women to Chair Academic Departments

Hampton University Appoints Three Women to Chair Academic Departments

Lisa VanHoose was named chair of the department of physical therapy. Ebony Andrews was appointed chair of the department of pharmacy practice and Shonda Buchanan was named chair of the department of English and modern foreign languages.

In Memoriam: Felicia Janette Jones-Haskins, 1962-2015

In Memoriam: Felicia Janette Jones-Haskins, 1962-2015

Felicia Jones-Haskins was an assistant professor and chair of the Allied Health Program at Wilmington University in Delaware. She recently defended her doctoral dissertation at Widener University.

Six Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Almarie E. Munley at Hampton University, Bridget Burke at North Dakota State, Gayle Roux at the University of North Dakota, Cynthia Boyle at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Sherri Smith at Marshall University, and Alanka Hayes Brown at Frederick Community College.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to High-Level Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to High-Level Administrative Posts

The women taking on new administrative duties are Marilyn Lockhart, Frances Welch, Tina D. Rollins, Catherine Pope, Kalenda Eaton, Karen McComas, Yvonne M. Coston, Mary Paster, and Tami Benham Deal.

Eight Women Named Dean at Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

Eight Women Named Dean at Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

The eight women who were recently appointed to positions as deans are Beryl McEwen, Caroline Rivera, Merith Cosden, Andrea E. Evans, Terri Camesano, Donna J. Wagner, Arletha McSwain, and Linda Malone-Cohen.

Nine Women in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

The new appointees are Shamis Abdi, Leslie C. Davis, Lisa Cassis, DaVida Plummer Vanderploeg, Cynthia J. Brown, Naila M. Mamoon, LaTanya Buck, Jennifer Tiffany, and Karen A. Dowling.

Dianne Boardley Suber Ousted as President of Saint Augustine's University

Dianne Boardley Suber Ousted as President of Saint Augustine’s University

Dianne Boardley Suber has been president of the historically Black educational institution in Raleigh, North Carolina since December 1999. She is the only woman to serve as president in the institution’s 147-year history.

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.

A Trio of Women Named to Dean Positions

A Trio of Women Named to Dean Positions

Patrena Benton, Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, and Jane Wayland were appointed deans.

JoAnn Haysbert to Step Down as President of Langston University

JoAnn Haysbert to Step Down as President of Langston University

After six years in Oklahoma she will return to Hampton University in Virginia.

Two Women Join the Predominantly Male Club of Athletics Directors at Division I Universities

Two Women Join the Predominantly Male Club of Athletics Directors at Division I Universities

Nationwide less than 10 percent of all athletic directors at the NCAA’s Division I colleges and universities are women. But this week two historically black universities named women to lead their athletics programs.