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President Emerita Nancy Oliver Gray Returns to Lead Hollins University as Interim President

President Emerita Nancy Oliver Gray Returns to Lead Hollins University as Interim President

Gray served as the 11th president of Hollins University for 12 years before her retirement in 2017. Now she will return after her successor, Pareena Lawrence, announced that she was stepping down after only two years “to pursue her long-standing interest in international education and development.”

Four Women Retire From High-Level University Posts

Four Women Retire From High-Level University Posts

Pareena Lawrence, president of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, Lynn Verschoor, director of the art museum at South Dakota State University, Mary J. Kennett, director of the Animal Resource Program at Pennsylvania State University, and Sandra Witte, a dean at California State University, Fresno, have all announced they are leaving their posts.

Hollins University President Prohibits Digital Access to Four Yearbooks Containing Racist Imagery

Hollins University President Prohibits Digital Access to Four Yearbooks Containing Racist Imagery

Pareena Lawrence, he president of Hollins University, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Roanoke, Virginia, has restricted online access to four yearbooks that include photos of students and faculty in blackface and other racist imagery.

Universities Appoint Six Women to Dean Posts

Universities Appoint Six Women to Dean Posts

The new deans are Michèle Alexandre at Stetson University in Florida, Kristine L. Blair at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Bernadette Boden-Albala at the University of California, Irvine, Melissa Gresalfi at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Julia DeLoia at Hollins University in Virginia, and Teresa Reed at the University of Louisville.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

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

Four Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Four Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The four women taking on new administrative duties are Peg Northrup at Syracuse University in New York, Laura Jensen at Colorado State University, Ja’Net Glover at the University of Florida, and Myra Sims at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

Hollins University to Offer a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Creative Writing

Hollins University to Offer a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Creative Writing

Up to now, the women’s university has offered a co-educational master of fine arts degree in creative writing and a minor degree program for undergraduates.

Two Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements at the End of the Academic Year

Two Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements at the End of the Academic Year

Amanda Cockrell, the co-founder of the graduate program in children’s literature at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and Rebecca N. Nagy, the director of the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida, announced that they will retire at the end of the current academic year.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

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

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

Hollins University Scholar to Receive the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Hollins University Scholar to Receive the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Elizabeth Poliner is an associate professor of English at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The prize for the best work of prose fiction is awarded annually by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the department of English at the University of Rochester in New York.

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Hollins University Partners With Virginia Tech to Give Women Students Research Opportunities

Hollins University Partners With Virginia Tech to Give Women Students Research Opportunities

Hollins University, the educational institution for women in Roanoke, Virginia, has signed an agreement with the Global Change Center at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University that will lead to summer research opportunities for Hollins University students at Virginia Tech.

In Memoriam: Caren L. Diefenderfer

In Memoriam: Caren L. Diefenderfer

Professor Diefenderfer joined the faculty at Hollins University in 1977. In January of this year, she was presented with the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award from the Mathematical Association of America.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Appointed to 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.

Adia Harvey Wingfield to Lead the Sociologists for Women in Society

Adia Harvey Wingfield to Lead the Sociologists for Women in Society

Adia Harvey Wingfield, a professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, was named president-elect of the Sociologists for Women in Society, an organization dedicated to improving the social position of women through feminist sociological research and writing.

In Memoriam: Marjorie Taylor Berkley, 1923-2017

In Memoriam: Marjorie Taylor Berkley, 1923-2017

Berkeley was a four-sport athlete at what is now James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. After graduating from James Madison in 1945 she taught and served as athetics director at Lynchburg College in Virginia. From 1959 to 1989, Berkeley was a coach, administrator and faculty member at Hollins University in Roanoke.

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.

Pareena Lawrence Named the 12th President of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia

Pareena Lawrence Named the 12th President of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia

Dr. Lawrence is the provost and chief academic officer at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Earlier in her career, she was a professor of economics and management and chair of the division of social sciences at the University of Minnesota at Morris.

Hollins University Receives the Largest Gift in Its History

Hollins University Receives the Largest Gift in Its History

Hollins University, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Roanoke, Virginia, has received a $20 million pledge from Elizabeth Hall McDonnell, a 1962 alumna of Hollins University, and her husband James S. McDonnell III, whose father founded McDonnell Aircraft Corporation.

Emory Professor Honored by the Academy of American Poets

Emory Professor Honored by the Academy of American Poets

Natasha Trethewey, the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University and the former poet laureate of the United States, received the 2016 Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement from the Academy of American Poets. The award comes with a $25,000 prize.

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Among those who announced that they are leaving their posts in the academic world is Nancy O. Gray, president of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, since 2005.

In Memoriam: Amanda Ward Penick

In Memoriam: Amanda Ward Penick

Amanda Penick taught at the School of Music at the University of Alabama for 61 years. She was the longest serving tenured faculty member not only at the University of Alabama but in the entire state of Alabama.

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.

New Faculty Roles for Seven Women Scholars

New Faculty Roles for Seven Women Scholars

The seven women with new teaching positions are Guangzhao Mao at Wayne State, Lorraine S. Lange at Hollins University, Lauren Emberson at Princeton, Maureen Conroy at the University of Florida, Holly Willis at St. Catherine University, Emily Conover at Hamilton College and Carlin Rafie at Virginia Tech.

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.

Hollins University Professor Wins Book Award

Hollins University Professor Wins Book Award

Elizabeth O. Dulemba, the author of more than two dozen children’s titles who teaches picture book design and creative writing at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, has received the Green Earth Book Award from the Nature Generation.

New Book Award Honors Hollins University Alumna Margaret Wise Brown

New Book Award Honors Hollins University Alumna Margaret Wise Brown

Hollins University, the women’s college in Roanoke, Virginia, has announced the establishment of the Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature. The award will be presented for the first time in 2016.

Seven Women Have Been Named to University Administrative Posts

Seven Women Have Been Named to University Administrative Posts

The women in new university administrative posts are Sigal Segev at Florida International, Chanta Haywood at Albany State, Amy Schlesing at the University of Arkansas, Coleen Burrus at Princeton, Juliet Weissman at Cornell Tech, Jenine Culligan at Hollins University, and Karen High at Clemson University.

Two Women's Colleges in Virginia Exploring Cooperative Measures

Two Women’s Colleges in Virginia Exploring Cooperative Measures

Using a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Sweet Briar College and Hollins University in Roanoke will examine whether it is possible to cooperate in certain administrative areas that would help both institutions reduce costs.

Three Women's Colleges Rated as Having the "Best Professors"

Three Women’s Colleges Rated as Having the “Best Professors”

Among the 25 colleges and universities rated as having the best professors are three women’s colleges: Wellesley College in Massachusetts, Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

Jeanine Stewart Appointed Provost at McDaniel College

Jeanine Stewart Appointed Provost at McDaniel College

Since 2008, Dr. Stewart has served as the chief academic officer of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. Previously, she was professor of psychology and neuroscience at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.