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In Memoriam: Bren Adair Ortega-Murphy, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Bren Adair Ortega-Murphy, 1949-2021

After teaching at Niles College Seminary, from 1978-1983, Dr. Ortega-Murphy worked at Loyola University for 36 years in both the School of Communication and the women’s and gender studies program.

In Memoriam: Ellen Lorenz, 1935-2020

In Memoriam: Ellen Lorenz, 1935-2020

Dr. Lorenz joined the faculty of Mount Mary University as director of secondary education in 1968, rising to the post of academic dean by 1976. In 1979, she was appointed president of Mount Mary, continuing in that role until 1987.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

The new deans are Kristin Broady at Dillard University in New Orleans, Elaine Morrato at Loyola University in Chicago, Paulette Tandy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Alyncia Bowen at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, and Lori Steiner at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas.

Anita Jones Thomas Appointed Provost at St. Catherine University in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Anita Jones Thomas Appointed Provost at St. Catherine University in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Thomas currently serves as the founding dean of the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Indianapolis. Earlier, she served on the faculty for 10 years and was associate dean of academic affairs and research in the School of Education at Loyola University in Chicago. She will become provost on June 3, 2019.

Students Call for Brandman University to Reinstate Dean Christine Zeppos

Students Call for Brandman University to Reinstate Dean Christine Zeppos

Christine Zeppos, former dean of the School of Education at Brandman University in Irvine, California, claims that she was fired for speaking out in support of a harassment-free workplace and for more equal human resources processes for men and women.

Ten Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

Ten Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

The new deans are Kathryn Ann Moler, Marsha Horton, Priscilla Mora, Katharine Traylor Schaffzin, Jeanne Widen, Lenetta R. Lee, Holllis Robbins, Elizabeth M.Z. Farmer, Laura Burian, and Avis E. Hinkson.

New High-Level Administrative Posts for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New High-Level Administrative Posts for Eight Women 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.

Three Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointed to new administrative positions at academic institutions are Susan Davies at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Shawna Cooper-Gibson at Loyola University Chicago, and Emma Imbrie Chubb at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Jo Ann Rooney Will Be the First Woman President of Loyola University of Chicago

Jo Ann Rooney Will Be the First Woman President of Loyola University of Chicago

Dr. Rooney has served as senior adviser to the Secretary of Defense. Earlier in her career, Dr. Rooney was president of Spaulding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts.

Six Women Scholars Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The women academics receiving honors are Katherine L. Knight of Loyola University, Robin Coste Lewis of the University of Southern California, Susan Forster of the Yale School of Medicine, Marcia Ory of the Texas A&M Health Science Center, Marie Hvidsten of North Dakota State University and Jody Donovan of Colorado State University.

Katherine L. Knight to Be Honored by the Drexel University College of Medicine

Katherine L. Knight to Be Honored by the Drexel University College of Medicine

Katherine L. Knight, professor and chair of the department of microbiology and immunology at Loyola University in Chicago, has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Marion Spencer Fay Award from the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.