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Ten Women Who Have Been Selected for Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Selected for Administrative Positions 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.

Susan Stocker Gets More on Her Plate at Kent State University

Susan Stocker Gets More on Her Plate at Kent State University

Since 2001, Dr. Stocker has been serving as dean and chief administrative officer for the Ashtabula campus of Kent State University. Now she will also direct another branch campus and a regional training center.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Susan L. Brantley of Pennsylvania State University, Carol A. Landis of the University of Washington, Hava T. Siegelmann of the University of Massachusetts, Wendy E. Parmet of Northeastern University in Boston, and Diane Kerr of Kent State University in Ohio.

Three Women College and University Presidents Get Contract Extensions

Three Women College and University Presidents Get Contract Extensions

Beverly J. Warren, the 12th president of Kent State University in Ohio, Margaret L. Drugovich, the 10th president of Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, and Susan J. Hunter, the first woman president of the flagship campus of the University of Maine, have all had their contracts extended.

Nineteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Nineteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Scherr, 1921-2016

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Scherr, 1921-2016

Mary Ann Scherr was an accomplished artist, designer, and educator. She served on the faculty at Kent State University in Ohio for more than a quarter century and then taught at the Parson School of Design in New York, North Carolina State University, Duke University, and Meredith College.

The New Leader of Kent State University-Stark in North Canton, Ohio

The New Leader of Kent State University-Stark in North Canton, Ohio

From 2008 to 2014, Dr. Denise Seachrist was a professor and director of the School of Music at Kent State University. Her research is focused on the historical and contemporary music of German religious communities in Pennsylvania.

Four Women Executives in Higher Education Are Leaving Their Posts

Four Women Executives in Higher Education Are Leaving Their Posts

The four women stepping down from administration positions are Monica C. Barrett at Rutgers University, Iris E. Harvey at Kent State University, Theresa Gordzica at the University of Kansas, and Debbie Harmison White at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Sherlyn Fritz Is the New Co-Chair of Past Global Changes

Sherlyn Fritz Is the New Co-Chair of Past Global Changes

Dr. Fritz is the George Holmes University Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is now co-chair of the international organization that aims to understand the Earth’s past environment in order to obtain better predictions of its environmental future.

Eleven Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

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

Fourteen Women in Higher Education Assigned to New Administrative Posts

Fourteen Women in Higher Education Assigned to New 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.

SUNY Geologist Named the New York State Paleontologist

SUNY Geologist Named the New York State Paleontologist

Lisa Amati will be the second woman and the first since 1954, to serve as New York State Paleontologist. In this role, Dr. Amati will be the curator of the New York State Museum’s paleontology collections.

Doreen Larson Appointed President of Edison Community College in Piqua, Ohio

Doreen Larson Appointed President of Edison Community College in Piqua, Ohio

Since 2010, Dr. Larson has been president of Pierpont Community and Technical College in Fairmont, West Virginia. Earlier, she held administrative posts at Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts and Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio.

Kent State University Announces a New Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

Kent State University Announces a New Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

The center’s mission is to enhance and integrate the university women’s studies and LGBT studies programs. Associate professors Suzanne Holt and Molly Merryman will lead efforts to develop the new center.

New Women Deans Named at Eight Universities

New Women Deans Named at Eight Universities

The women appointed to dean positions are Regina Vasilatos-Younken, Eboni Pringle, Kristie Bunton, Teresa Dahlberg, Lorna Le’Anne Shaw-Berbick, Carol Hixson, Kristina Ropella, and Maryanne Reed.

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University

Jane Kolodinsky is a professor, chair of the department of community development and applied economics, and director of the Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont.

Four Women Named to Dean Positions at American Universities

Four Women Named to Dean Positions at American Universities

The women appointed to positions as dean are Beverly Wendland at Johns Hopkins University, Christina Della Coletta at the University of California, San Diego, Amy Reynolds at Kent State University in Ohio, and Kathryn Jervis at the University of Rhode Island.

New Book Examines How Women Who Have Been Labeled Obese Function in an "Anti-Fat" Society

New Book Examines How Women Who Have Been Labeled Obese Function in an “Anti-Fat” Society

Jeannine A. Gailey, an associate professor of sociology and women and gender studies at Texas Christian University, finds that women who have been labeled obese are both “hypervisible” and “hyperinvisible.”

Four Women Professors Win Prestigious Honors

Four Women Professors Win Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Claire Max of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Swathi Ravichandran of Kent State University, Lisa Sowle Cahill of Boston College, and Fionna Harrison of the California Institute of Technology.

One Woman Among Three Finalists for Director of the West Virginia University Press

One Woman Among Three Finalists for Director of the West Virginia University Press

Joyce Harrison is the acquiring editor at Kent State University Press in Ohio. She has held that position since 2008. From 2003 to 2008, Dr. Harrison was editor-in-chief of the University Press of Kentucky.

Prestigious Honors for Four Women in Academia

Prestigious Honors for Four Women in Academia

The honorees are Rebecca Roesner of Illinois Wesleyan University, Karen L. Wooley of Texas A&M University, Krista Harrell of the University of South Alabama, and Beverly J. Warren who will soon become president of Kent State University in Ohio.

Seven Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Seven Women Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Barbara J. Wilson at the University of Illinois, Erica D’Agostino at Lafayette College, Susan Duncan at the University of Louisville, Alondra Nelson at Columbia, Barbara Atkinson at UNLV, Tina Whalen at the University of Cincinnati, and Denise Seachrist at Kent State.

A Quartet of New Deans

A Quartet of New Deans

The new deans are Donna E. Lisker at Smith College, Peggy Agouris at George Mason University, AnnMarie LeBlanc at Kent State University, and Marcella Runell Hall at Mount Holyoke College.

Beverly Warren Chosen as the Next President of Kent State University

Beverly Warren Chosen as the Next President of Kent State University

Dr. Warren joined the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth in Richmond in 2000 and has served as dean of the School of Education and associate dean of the faculty. Since 2011, she has served as senior vice president and provost.

Study Examines Mental Health Disparities of College Women by Sexual Orientation

Study Examines Mental Health Disparities of College Women by Sexual Orientation

Research conducted at Weber State University in Utah and Kent State University in Ohio finds that college women students who are lesbians or bisexual are more likely than heterosexual women who are college students to suffer from depression.

A Trio of New Deans

A Trio of New Deans

The three women who will be taking on new positions as dean are Barbara Broome at the College of Nursing at Kent State University, Joan Hirt at Virginia Tech, and Jacquelyn Bridgeman at the College of Law at the University of Wyoming.

Honors for Five Women Faculty Members

Honors for Five Women Faculty Members

The honorees are Charyl Swanier of Fort Valley State University, Stacy Reischman Fletcher of the University of Southern Mississippi, Mary Ann Parris Stephens of Kent State University, Kendra Kattelmann of South Dakota State University, and Leslie Edgar of the University of Arkansas.

Six Women Named to Dean Positions

Six Women Named to Dean Positions

The new deans are Maria Franquiz at the University of Utah, Laura Carlson at Notre Dame, Nancy Busch at the University of Nebraska, Susan Stocker at Kent State University, Marsha Horton at Delaware State University and Kristin Sosnowsky at Louisiana State University.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new appointees are Melody Tankersley, Tonjanita Johnson, Lysa Salsbury, Ashley Schumaker, Jacqueline Edmondson, Tina Kunzer-Murphy, Joan C. Dunbar, Martha Escutia, Sarah Case-Price, and Martha Warren Bidez.

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Universities Across America

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Universities Across America

The women in new administrative positions are Maurie D. McInnis, Wendy Kutchner, Carol Wisecarver, Lyndy McLaughlin, Janis Zink, Jennifer Wagner Davis, Peggy Kuhr, and Rebecca Murphy.

The New Dean of the College of Business Administration at Kent State University

The New Dean of the College of Business Administration at Kent State University

Deborah Spake has been serving as associate dean and professor of marketing at the Mitchell College of Business at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The women taking on new roles are Patricia Watson, Suzanne Thoren Walker, Elsie Scott, Laurinda Smith, Peggy Miller, Carol Ash, Gina Pertee, Eboni Pringle, and Patricia Rodriguez Mosquera.

Verna Fitzsimmons to Lead the Salina Campus of Kansas State University

Verna Fitzsimmons to Lead the Salina Campus of Kansas State University

She has been serving as an associate professor of applied engineering, sustainability, and technology at Kent State University in Ohio.

Kathryn Wilson to Lead the Business School at Kent State University

Kathryn Wilson to Lead the Business School at Kent State University

Her appointment is effective on October 1.