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Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

Jan Murphy Appointed Provost at Illinois State University

Jan Murphy Appointed Provost at Illinois State University

Dr. Murphy joined the faculty at Illinois State University in 1986 as an assistant professor of family and consumer science. She was promoted to full professor in 1995. She served as associate provost for 10 years and has been chair of the department of family and consumer sciences.

Deborah Curtis Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana State University

Deborah Curtis Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana State University

Since 2012, Dr. Curtis has been serving as provost at the University of Central Missouri in Warrenburg. Earlier she served on the faculty of Illinois State University for 26 years and also was dean of the College of Education.

Roberta Trites Is the First American Woman to Win the International Brothers Grimm Award

Roberta Trites Is the First American Woman to Win the International Brothers Grimm Award

Roberta Trites, a distinguished professor of English at Illinois State University will be honored in October by the International Institute for Children’s Literature in Osaka, Japan, for her for outstanding research in children’s literature.

St. John's College of Nursing Names Its Next Chancellor

St. John’s College of Nursing Names Its Next Chancellor

Charlene S. Aaron was appointed chancellor of the St. John’s College of Nursing in Springfield, Illinois, effective June 1. Dr. Aaron has been serving as an assistant professor in the Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University.

Seven Women Scholars Are Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Seven Women Scholars Are Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The new deans are Judy Neubrander at Illinois State, Bonita Stanton at Seton Hall University, Elizabeth Moje at the University of Michigan, Margaret Fitzgerald at North Dakota State, Anna Scheyett at the University of Georgia, Mariale Hardiman at Johns Hopkins University, and Amanda Moore McBride at the University of Denver.

The Next Leader of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut

The Next Leader of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut

Gladis Kersaint is a professor of mathematics education and associate dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She will begin her new duties at the University of Connecticut in July.

A Trio of New Deans at American Universities

A Trio of New Deans at American Universities

Rhonda M. Rabbitt is the new dean of the School of Education at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. Ruth Tarantine was appointed dean of nursing at Colorado Technical University and Jan Murphy was named interim dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology at Illinois State University.

In Memoriam: Julie Lindemann, 1957-2015

In Memoriam: Julie Lindemann, 1957-2015

Julie Lindermann was an associate professor of art at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. She shared a tenure-track appointment with her artist collaborator John Shimon. The pair co-authored five books.

Sheri Noren Everts Named Chancellor at Appalachian State University in North Carolina

Sheri Noren Everts Named Chancellor at Appalachian State University in North Carolina

Dr. Everts currently serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Illinois State University. She has served in these posts since 2008. She will become chancellor at Appalachian State University on July 1.

Children Who Breastfeed Are Less Likely to Develop a Persistent Stutter

Children Who Breastfeed Are Less Likely to Develop a Persistent Stutter

The study found that babies who were breastfed as infants and developed stuttering in childhood were more likely to return to more normal speech patterns than stutterers who were not breastfed.

Karla Hughes Is a Finalist for the Presidency of Illinois State University

Karla Hughes Is a Finalist for the Presidency of Illinois State University

Dr. Hughes is a professor, provost, and vice president for academic affairs at Morehead State University in Kentucky. In 2012, she was a finalist for the presidency of the University of Minnesota-Crookston.

Study Finds That Arrests Are Made in Very Few Campus Sexual Assault Cases

Study Finds That Arrests Are Made in Very Few Campus Sexual Assault Cases

A survey of six universities in Illinois and Indiana finds very few arrests and almost no convictions resulting from reported cases of sexual assault.