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

Ten 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.

Lou Anna Simon Steps Down as President of Michigan State University

Lou Anna Simon Steps Down as President of Michigan State University

On the same day that Dr. Larry Nassar, a long-time sports physician at Michigan State University, was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for the sexual abuse of members of the U.S. Gymnastics team and university student athletes, Lou Anna Simon, president of Michigan State University, resigned her post.

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.

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University Study Finds Adverse Psychological Effects for Women Who Work in “Breastaurants”

A new study led by Dawn Szymanski, a professor at the University of Tennessee, has determined that women who work in restaurants that require the wait staff to wear revealing outfits, are at higher risk for anxiety and eating disorders. Many of the women who work in these restaurants are college students.

Doris Tegert Is the New Leader of Bellarmine University in Louisville

Doris Tegert Is the New Leader of Bellarmine University in Louisville

Dr. Tegart has been with the university for nearly a quarter century. She has served as provost, senior vice president for academic affairs, dean, professor, and most recently as executive vice president.

Another Women's College Chooses to Go Co-Ed

Another Women’s College Chooses to Go Co-Ed

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana has announced that it will accept men to all of its undergraduate programs beginning this fall. The plan is to permit men to reside on campus beginning in the fall of 2016.

The New Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies at Indiana State University

The New Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies at Indiana State University

Since 2010, Lynn Maurer has been serving as associate dean of the graduate school at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. She previously taught political science at SIUE for 15 years.

Five Women Named to Dean Posts

Five Women Named to Dean Posts

The new deans are Stephanie Coursey Bailey, Linda Maule, Mary Catherine Watzin, Phyllis Craig-Taylor, and Donna L. Hammond.

Three Women Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

Three Women Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

Patricia G. Greene of Babson College, Alice Y. Ting of MIT, and Maureen Johnson of Indiana State University are the honorees.