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In Memoriam: Mary Ann Swedlund Knudten, 1935-2022

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Swedlund Knudten, 1935-2022

After teaching at Marquette University, in 1980 Mary Knudten was named dean and CEO of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha. She served in that position until her retirement in 1999.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

The new deans are Jill Guttormson of the College of Nursing at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Kelly F. Millenbah of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University, Charletta H. Barringer-Brown in the School of Education at Virginia Union University in Richmond, and Sarah Winslow is dean of the Honors College at Clemson University in South Carolina.

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.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson Wins the Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research

Kathleen Hall Jamieson Wins the Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research

Dr. Jamieson, the Elizabeth Ware Packer Professor of Communication and director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the honor by the Roper Center for Public Opinion at Cornell University.

Marquette University Study Examines How Employers Can Combat Domestic Violence

Marquette University Study Examines How Employers Can Combat Domestic Violence

Researchers at the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette University in Milwaukee interviewed domestic violence survivors to better understand the impact of domestic violence on employment experiences and guide workplace policies moving forward.

In Memoriam: Marice Moylan Wolfe, 1935-2022

In Memoriam: Marice Moylan Wolfe, 1935-2022

In 1973, Wolfe was hired to be head the special collections unit of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt. Two years later she became the first woman to be appointed university archivist, a position she held for 27 years.

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.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

The women who were named deans are Leah Chan Grinvald at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Tara Baillargeon at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Kate Pechenkina at Queens College in New York, Michèle Alexandre at Loyola University Chicago, Roxanne Greitz Miller at Chapman University in Orange, California, and Karen Rogers at Auburn University in Alabama.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Diversity Positions

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Diversity Positions

Mary Grace A. Almandrez was appointed vice president for diversity and inclusion at Syracuse University in New York. Christine Navia, has been named vice president for inclusive excellence at Marquette University in Milwaukee and Salome Nnoromele was appointed interim vice president for diversity and inclusion at Ohio University.

In Memoriam: Luz María Orozco y Aragón, 1933-2021

In Memoriam: Luz María Orozco y Aragón, 1933-2021

A native of Mexico City, Dr. Orozco was the daughter of a hydraulic engineer and a medical doctor. She came to the United States to pursue higher education to join the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in Davenport Iowa. She then taught at the now-closed Marycrest College.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Positions

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

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

The five women appointed to endowed professorships are Susana Marcos at the University of Rochester, Kristin Haglund, at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jan Lacina at Texas Cristian University in Fort Worth, Leslie Lyons at Grinnell College in Iowa, and Morgaen L. Donaldson at the University of Connecticut.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The three women in new diversity roles are Angela Mosley-Monts at the University of Arkansas. Ivy Banks at the Association of American Universities, and Samira M. Payne at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Lisa Jones Appointed President of Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely

Lisa Jones Appointed President of Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely

In her most recent role, Dr. Lisa Jones served as vice president of student development at the Cedar Valley campus of Dallas College, a Hispanic-serving and predominately Black institution in Lancaster, Texas. Earlier, Dr. Jones served as vice president of student affairs at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan.

In Memoriam: Donna Jeanne Kelly, 1955-2020

In Memoriam: Donna Jeanne Kelly, 1955-2020

Donna Kelly was an associate professor in the department of speech-language pathology and coordinator for the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Earlier, she taught for 14 years at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

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.

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

As we transition from one academic year to the next, there are always many new appointments to dean positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Here is this week’s listing of women who will be serving in dean posts.

Eleven Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Eleven Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

As we transition from one academic year to the next, there are always many new appointments to dean positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Here is this week’s listing of women who will be serving in dean posts.

Marquette University Scholar Wins Book Award From the Conference on College Composition and Communication

Marquette University Scholar Wins Book Award From the Conference on College Composition and Communication

Elizabeth Angeli, who recently was promoted to associate professor of English in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University in Milwaukee, was honored for her book on how emergency medical service professionals employ rhetoric to make decisions and communicate in unpredictable situations.

In Memoriam: Denise Michelle Chapman Montgomery, 1959-2020

In Memoriam: Denise Michelle Chapman Montgomery, 1959-2020

Dr. Montgomery was the founding dean of the College of Health Sciences at Alabama State University. Earlier in her career, she taught at Langston University in Oklahoma and Florida A&M University.

Five Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The women appointed to dean positions are Jennifer R. Scanlon at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, Laura Lindenfeld at Stony Brook University in New York, Cherisse Jones-Branch at Arkansas State University, Hedi Bostic at Marquette University in Milwaukee, and Terry Terry Rhodes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

National Academy of Science Honors Kathleen Hall Jamieson With the 2020 Public Welfare Medal

National Academy of Science Honors Kathleen Hall Jamieson With the 2020 Public Welfare Medal

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and a professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication. She has been a member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania since 1989.

Eight Women Educators Who Have Been Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors and Awards

Eight Women Educators Who Have Been Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors and Awards

Here is this week’s listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Marquette University in Milwaukee Announces Directors for Its New Institute for Women’s Leadership

Marquette University in Milwaukee Announces Directors for Its New Institute for Women’s Leadership

Andrea Schneider, professor at Marquette University Law School, has been named the first director of the institute. Jean Grow, professor of strategic communication in the Diederich College of Communication, and Jennica Webster, associate professor of management in the College of Business Administration, will serve as co-directors of the institute.

Colleges and Universities Appoint 14 Women to New Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint 14 Women to New Administrative Positions

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

Dora Clayton-Jones Named President of the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates

Dora Clayton-Jones Named President of the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates

Dr. Clayton-Jones currently serves as an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has also taught at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Baylor University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Concordia University.

Three Women in Academia Who Have Been Chosen to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Three Women in Academia Who Have Been Chosen to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Kellie R. Casey, director of advocacy at the University of Georgia School of Law, Karen Robinson, associate professor of nursing at Marquette University in Milwaukee, and Margaret Viebrock, director of Chelan and Douglas County extension at Washington State University.

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

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Thew new deans are Tamara F. Lawson at the St. Thomas University School of Law in Florida, Joann Bangs at Cottey College in Missouri, Sarah Feldner at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Karen Diaz at West Virginia University, and Sujata Moorti at Middlebury College in Vermont.

In Memoriam: Rosemary Petranech, 1935-2018

In Memoriam: Rosemary Petranech, 1935-2018

In 1977 Petranech joined the staff at Marquette University in Milwaukee as the affirmative action officer. She retired 22 years later and was the longest-serving diversity officer in the history of the university.

In Memoriam: Joan Kain, 1927-2017

In Memoriam: Joan Kain, 1927-2017

oan Kain, who served for 17 years on the biology department faculty at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, held master’s degrees from Marquette University, the University of Northern Arizona, the University of Minnesota, and Macalester College.

New Women Deans at Six Colleges and Universities

New Women Deans at Six Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Roberta Marinelli at Oregon State University, Diane Yendol-Hoppey at the University of North Florida, Debra H. Moddelmog at the University of Nevada, Janet Wessel Krejci at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Anne Walters Robertson at the University of Chicago and Cheryl Harrison at Manhattan College in New York.

University of Wisconsin Scholar to Lead the National Library of Medicine

University of Wisconsin Scholar to Lead the National Library of Medicine

Patricia Flatley Brennan, who holds an endowed chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was named director of the National Library of Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health. The institution is the largest biomedical library in the world.

Mount Mary University President to Step Down in 2017

Mount Mary University President to Step Down in 2017

Eileen Mihm Schwalbach has been president of the university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, since 2009 and has served on the full-time faculty there since 1997. The university’s undergraduate programs are open only to women and currently enroll about 860 students.