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Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Who Have Been 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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Administrative Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

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

Eight Women Who Will Be 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.

Eleven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Eleven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Lepaine Sharp-McHenry, Jennifer D. Greer, Sian Mooney, Bonnie Rush, Elizabeth Skomp, Kimberly Lawless, Andra Basu, Coleen Pugh, Adrea Lawrence, Deborah Rifenbary, and Zoe Woodell Locklear.

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Who Have Been 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.

Lisa Freeman Becomes First Woman President of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb

Lisa Freeman Becomes First Woman President of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb

Lisa C. Freeman has been appointed as the thirteenth and first woman president of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She had been serving as acting president since July 2017. Before coming to Northern Illinois University in 2010, she served on the staff at Kansas State University for 16 years.

Five Women Who Are Retiring From Their Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Are Retiring From Their Posts at Colleges and Universities

The retirees are Julia Zimmerman at Florida State University, Jane Noble-Harvey at the University of Delaware, Verna Fitzsimmons at Kansas State University, Karla Spurlock-Evans at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and Rhonda Rogers at Virginia Tech.

Two Women Appointed to Lead Branch Campuses of Major State Universities

Two Women Appointed to Lead Branch Campuses of Major State Universities

Robin Lightner will serve as dean of Blue Ash College, a regional campus of the University of Cincinnati and Alysia Starkey was promoted to interim dean and CEO of the Polytechnic Campus of Kansas State University in Salina.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

The women faculty members in new roles are Hui Cao at Yale University, Cynthia Feliciano at Washington University in St. Louis, Tayari Jones at Emory University in Atlanta, Jane Aiken at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and Mary Beth Kirkham at Kansas State University.

New Administrative Duties for Eight Women at Major Universities

New Administrative Duties for Eight Women at Major 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.

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

The three women who are stepping down are Retha M. Warnicke, professor of history at Arizona State University, Jackie Hartman, chief of staff at Kansas State University, and Martha Beattie, vice president of alumni relations at Dartmouth College.

Sigma Xi Chooses the University of Oregon's Geri Richmond to Lead the Honor Society

Sigma Xi Chooses the University of Oregon’s Geri Richmond to Lead the Honor Society

Sigma Xi was founded in 1886 at Cornell University by a group of engineering students and a junior faculty member. Today, it is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers with nearly 60,000 members in more than 500 chapters around the world.

Three Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Three Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Carey L. Usher is the new dean of the Mary Baldwin College for Women at Mary Baldwin University in Virginia. Kathy Farrell was appointed dean of the College of Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Karen Pederson was named dean of the Global Campus at Kansas State University.

In Memoriam: Verda Mae Dale, 1916-2017

In Memoriam: Verda Mae Dale, 1916-2017

Dr. Dale was a native of Kansas and grew up on a cattle farm. She rode a horse to her high school, where she was the valedictorian of her graduating class. Dr. Dale had a long career in higher education at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Hawaii.

Wendy Wintersteen to be the First Woman President of Iowa State University

Wendy Wintersteen to be the First Woman President of Iowa State University

Dr. Wintersteen first joined the faculty at Iowa State in 1979. In 1989, she left briefly to serve as director of the National Pesticide Education Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Since 2006, she has served as dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State.

Bonnie Rush Is Leading the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University

Bonnie Rush Is Leading the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University

Dr. Rush, a professor of internal equine medicine and specializes in equine respiratory disease, is serving as interim dean. She joined the faculty at the veterinary school in 1993 and served as head of the clinical sciences department from 2006 to 2017.

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Teresa K. Woodruff at Northwestern University, Bonnie Rush at Kansas State University, Janice Kaushal at Prairie State College in Illinois, Catherine L. Gilliss at the University of California, San Francisco, and Antoinette Phillips at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Four Women Announce They Are Stepping Down From High-Level Academic Posts

Four Women Announce They Are Stepping Down From High-Level Academic Posts

The women who are retiring are Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, president of Lord Fairfax Community College, Sally Wiant, a professor of law at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, Natalie Shirley, president of Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, and Sue Maes, dean of the Global Campus at Kansas State University.

Charlotte P. Morris to Lead Tuskegee University in Alabama

Charlotte P. Morris to Lead Tuskegee University in Alabama

Dr. Morris is a professor of management at the university and has been serving as interim dean of the Andrew W. Brimmer College of Business and Information Science. She served as interim president of the university once before in 2010.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Winans, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Winans, 1965-2016

Elizabeth Winans was a clinical associate professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She had served on the university’s faculty since 2007.

Seven Women Win Mitchell Scholarships

Seven Women Win Mitchell Scholarships

Winners of the prestigious Mitchell Scholarships are selected to pursue a year of postgraduate study at universities on the island of Ireland.

Five Women Scholars to Be Honored With Major Awards

Five Women Scholars to Be Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Jean Folkerts, a dean emerita at the University of North Carolina, Joanne Yestramski of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Rashida Khakoo of West Virginia University, Roshni Kulkarni of Michigan State University, and novelist Angela Flournoy, who has taught at several universities.

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women in Higher Education

The appointees are Olufunke A. Fontenot at Albany State, Staci Brennan at Penn State-Mont Alto, Felita Y. Singleton at Portland State, Susan Gibbons at Yale University, Peggy Schmidt at Kansas State, Crystal Hunnicutt at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Rachel Pell at Penn State.

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean Posts at the University of Nebraska and New Mexico State University

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean Posts at the University of Nebraska and New Mexico State University

Katherine S. Ankerson of Kansas State University is a finalist for dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska. Mary Holz-Clause of Cal Poly, Pomona is a candidate for dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University.

One Woman Among Four Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

One Woman Among Four Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

April C. Mason is provost and senior vice president at Kansas State University. She is the former dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences at Colorado State University and taught at Purdue University from 1984 to 2004.

In Memoriam: Patricia A. Howard, 1951-2015

In Memoriam: Patricia A. Howard, 1951-2015

Patricia Howard was a professor and vice chair in the department of pharmacy practice at the University of Kansas and a professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She taught at the university for 32 years.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth N. Noel, 1951-2015

In Memoriam: Elizabeth N. Noel, 1951-2015

Dr. Noel joined the faculty at Prairie View A&M University in Texas in 1981. She served as professor, department chair, dean of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, and associate vice president for research.

April Mason Is a Finalist for Chancellor of the University of Arkansas

April Mason Is a Finalist for Chancellor of the University of Arkansas

Dr. Mason is one of three finalists for the position. Currently, she is provost and senior vice president at Kansas State University. Earlier, Dr. Mason held faculty and administrative posts at Colorado State University and Purdue University.

In Memoriam: Glenda Taylor, 1955-2015

In Memoriam: Glenda Taylor, 1955-2015

Professor Taylor, chair of the department of art at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, was killed when she was hit by a truck while bicycling in the Kansas State Time Trial Championship.

A Trio of Academic Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Academic Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

Selected to receive honors or awards are Julie Guthman of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Nancy Jack of the University of Arkansas, and Carol Shanklin of Kansas State University.

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions

The women appointed to dean posts are Kanwal Singh at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, Tammy Beckham at Kansas State University, Bridget M. Keegan at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and Laura Ann Rosenbury at the University of Florida.

Kansas State University Promotes Eleven Women to Full Professor

Kansas State University Promotes Eleven Women to Full Professor

Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, has announced the promotion of 31 faculty members to the rank of full professor. Eleven of these promotions went to women.

Ten Women in New Administrative Posts at American Universities

Ten Women in New Administrative Posts at American Universities

The women appointed to new posts are Mary W. Helmick, Marquita Chamblee, Barbara A. Chesler, Mary Ann Fitzpatrick, Amy Hook, Michelle Toews, Therese McDevitt, BayLee Long, Sharrika Adams, and Amanda Woodward.

University Study Finds a Significant Gender Gap in "Financial Capability"

University Study Finds a Significant Gender Gap in “Financial Capability”

The study by researchers at Kansas State University and the University of Georgia not only looks at gender differences in knowledge about financial affairs but also the gap in “what people think they know versus what they actually know.”