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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.”

University of Florida Adds Three Women to Its Senior Faculty Ranks

University of Florida Adds Three Women to Its Senior Faculty Ranks

Jane V. Aldrich was appointed professor of medicinal chemistry. Morgan Ernest was named an associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation and Karen Garrett was appointed professor of plant pathology.

New Book Explores the History of the First Women's College in Kansas

New Book Explores the History of the First Women’s College in Kansas

The story of the first women’s college in Kansas is detailed in the new book Marymount College of Kansas: A History (The History Press, 2014). It is authored by Pat E. Ackerman, an associate professor of language arts and graduate director at Kansas State University-Salina.

In Memoriam: Joan Aldous, 1926-2014

In Memoriam: Joan Aldous, 1926-2014

Joan Aldous was the William R. Kenan Kr. Professor of Sociology emerita at the University of Notre Dame. She joined the faculty at Notre Dame in 1976 and continued to teach until her retirement in 2012 at the age of 86.

Kansas State University Study Examines Gender Differences in Car Crashes

Kansas State University Study Examines Gender Differences in Car Crashes

The authors examined all motor vehicles crashes in the state of Kansas involving drivers 16 to 24 years of age over a five-year period. They found significant gender differences in types, times, and severity of crashes by young drivers of automobiles.

In Memoriam: Majorie Jean Spurrier Sirridge, 1921-2014

In Memoriam: Majorie Jean Spurrier Sirridge, 1921-2014

Majorie Sirridge graduated first in her class at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1944. In 1971 she joined the faculty at the new University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and taught there until she was 90 years old. She also served a term as the school’s dean.

New Administrative Posts for 18 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 18 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of appointments of women to high-level administrative positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

Three Women Academics Are Honored With Awards From National Groups

Three Women Academics Are Honored With Awards From National Groups

The honorees are Ellen Ernst Kossek, a professor of management at Purdue University; Virginia Moxley, dean and professor emerita at Kansas State University, and Julie DeGraw, dean of students at Bluffton University in Ohio.

A Dozen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women in new administrative jobs are Kedra Ishop, Linda Oldham, Rosalie Richards, Karen Burg, Sandra Oerly-Bennett, Kimberly Johnson, Teresa Reeve, Stephanie Kit, Isabel Scarinci, Sandy Barbour, Caroline Levander, and LLJuna Weir.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Named Recipients of Notable Awards

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Named Recipients of Notable Awards

The honorees at Noel Schulz, professor and associate dean at Kansas State University, Julie D. Goodwin general counsel at Morgan State University in Baltimore, and Judith Mercer, clinical professor emerita of nursing at the University of Rhode Island.

Nine Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

Nine Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

The recipients of these major national awards are: Maria Rosario Araneta, Meena Kumari, Kelly Drew, Mary Rogus, Alva Ferdinand, Sarah Holterhoff, Paula Agudelo, Elizabeth H. Maples, and Melody Bianchetto.

Seventeen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seventeen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Mary Ann Fuchs, Carla Sanderson, Sharon Tennyson, Cheryl Johnson, Nalia Baloch, Binti Harvey, Susan C. Dolbert, Andrea Greenhoot, Lesia Crumpton-Young, Jodi Kupper, Ellen Anderson, Jenni Evans, Matella Nelson, Jaime Seguin, Debra Fraser Janie Long and Catherine Criswell are the new appointees.

Dorothy Bagwell Durband to Lead a School at Kansas State University

Dorothy Bagwell Durband to Lead a School at Kansas State University

Dr. Durband will lead the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State. She is the founding chair of the department of community, family, and addiction services in the College of Human Services at Texas Tech University.

Five Women Named to Endowed Chairs

Five Women Named to Endowed Chairs

The women appointed to named chairs are Sandra Stith at Kansas State University, Leigh A. Neumayer at the University of Arizona, Nina G. Jablonski at Penn State, Karen McElrath at Fayetteville State University, and Suzanne Marchand at Louisiana State University.

Six Women in New Teaching Roles at American Universities

Six Women in New Teaching Roles at American Universities

The women in new faculty posts are Jesmyn Ward at Tulane, Jane Lubchenco at Oregon State, Mary Hale Toler at Kansas State, Molly Brewer at the University of Connecticut, Cameron Myler at NYU, and Tsveti Markova at Wayne State.

Kansas State University Promotes 11 Women to Full Professor

Kansas State University Promotes 11 Women to Full Professor

Kansas State University has announced the promotion of 24 faculty members to the rank of full professor. The promotions are effective on June 8. Eleven of these promotions went to women.

Ann Kaiser Will Receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council for Exceptional Children

Ann Kaiser Will Receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council for Exceptional Children

Dr. Ann Kaiser is professor of special education and professor of psychology and the holder of the Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She will be honored in Philadelphia in April.

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.

Prema Arasu to Lead the Olathe Campus of Kansas State University

Prema Arasu to Lead the Olathe Campus of Kansas State University

The Olathe campus of Kansas State University serves the Kansas City metropolitan area. Previously, Dr. Arasu was vice provost of international programs at Washington State University.

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The appointees at Irma Becerra-Fernandez at Florida International, Makaela Kingsley at Wesleyan, Geneva Henry at George Washington, Debra Fickler at Villanova, Lisa McBride at PCOM, Diane Paukstelis at Kansas State, Melissa Wargo at Western Carolina, and Barbara Jones at Boston College.

Six Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women taking on new administrative roles are Ashley Biancho at Lafayette College, Paquita Davis-Friday at Baruch College, Lisa Woodward-Mink at Sacramento State, Christi Hurt at the University of North Carolina, Sharon Belden Castonguay at Wesleyan, and Maureen Redeker at Kansas State.

School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kansas State University Chooses Its Next Leader

School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kansas State University Chooses Its Next Leader

For the past seven years, Dr. Birgit Wassmuth, a native of Germany, has served as chair of the department of communication at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. She previously taught at Temple University, Drake University, and the University of Missouri.

Three Women Named Department Chairs

Three Women Named Department Chairs

The new department chairs are Archana Chatterjee at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Barbara Anderson at Kansas State University, and Paola Sanguinetti at the University of Kansas.

Kansas State Professor Wins Book Award from the Interior Design Educators Council

Kansas State Professor Wins Book Award from the Interior Design Educators Council

Katherine Ankerson, professor and chair of the department of interior architecture and product design, is the second scholar in a row from Kansas State University to win the book award.