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Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of  Six Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to Dean Positions

The women appointed to dean posts are Kelly F. Millenbah at Michigan State University, Kalynda Holton at Tallahassee Community College in Florida, Jillian Wallen at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, Cindy Lakers at Texas Tech University, Donna Strum at the University of Mississippi, and Gwenda Richburg Greene at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.

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.

Johns Hopkins University's Virginia Roach Recognized for Her Commitment to Improving Public Education

Johns Hopkins University’s Virginia Roach Recognized for Her Commitment to Improving Public Education

Virginia Roach, executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, is this year’s recipient of the New York Academy of Public Education’s Medalist Award, given annually to one individual who demonstrates a commitment to improving the public education system.

Michigan State University Study Examines Why Young Women Do Not Report Sexual Violence

Michigan State University Study Examines Why Young Women Do Not Report Sexual Violence

The researcher found that many of the young women who were raped by their boyfriends had experienced a lot of abuse growing up, which led them to minimize the sexual violence. Additionally, some participants who had been raped noted they had been socialized to believe that forced sex was part of their role as a girlfriend.

Rebecca Johnson Is the First Woman to Lead Oregon State University

Rebecca Johnson Is the First Woman to Lead Oregon State University

Dr. Johnson has served as vice president of OSU-Cascades since 2009 and has been on the university’s faculty since 1984. She will be the leader of the state’s largest university for approximately a year or until a permanent president is in office.

Four African American Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Four African American Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The four women in new diversity posts are Anita Fernander at the College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, Amber Benton at the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University, Amber Benton at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and Gretchen Cook-Anderson at IES Abroad.

Pamela Whitten Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana University

Pamela Whitten Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana University

Dr. Whitten has served as president of Kennesaw State University in Georgia since 2018. From 2014 to 2018, she was provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the University of Georgia. Earlier in her career, Dr. Whitten was dean of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The six women appointed to dean posts are Marie T. Nolan at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Dana A. Williams at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Angie Kamath at New York University, Ann E. Auston at Michigan State University, Rachel Tolbert Kimbro at Rice University in Houston, and Deborah Berke at Yale Univeersity

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine 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.

Elena Litchman Recognized by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

Elena Litchman Recognized by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

Elena Litchman is a professor of aquatic ecology at Michigan State University. She joined the faculty at Michigan State in 2005. Dr. Litchman is perhaps best known for her seminal work developing a trait-based approach for the study of plankton ecology.

Michigan State's Alison Bernstein Honored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Michigan State’s Alison Bernstein Honored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Bernstein, an assistant professor of translational neuroscience in the College of Human Medicine, was honored for her research into the interaction of genetics and environmental exposure, such as how some pesticides alter neurons in the brain that may lead to Parkinson’s disease.

American Accounting Association Honors the Career of Michigan State's Joan Luft

American Accounting Association Honors the Career of Michigan State’s Joan Luft

Joan Luft, the Eli Broad Professor emeritus at the College of Business of Michigan State Univerity, received the Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Award from the American Accounting Association, recognizing her significant impact and research in the accounting field.

Michigan State's Marsha MacDowell Honored for a Lifetime of Work in Public Folklore

Michigan State’s Marsha MacDowell Honored for a Lifetime of Work in Public Folklore

Marsha MacDowell is a professor of art history and visual culture at Michigan State University. She also serves as the curator of Folk Arts and Quilt Studies at the Michigan State University Museum. She has been on the staff at the museum since 1977.

Three Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Sujin Pak is the new dean of the Boston University School of Theology. Lynn Tomaszewski has been appointed chief academic officer and academic dean at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia and Linda S. Greene will be the inaugural dean of the Michigan State University College of Law.

In Memoriam: Patricia Ann Kearney, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Patricia Ann Kearney, 1943-2020

In her 28-year career at the University of California, Davis from 1974 to 2002, Pat Kearney was involved in every aspect of student housing, ultimately serving as the executive director of Student Housing and Financial Aid.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

Five Women Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

The five women who have been named to dean positions are Rowena Ortiz-Walters at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Yvonne Gaudelius at Pennsylvania State University, Kristin Sosnowsky at Louisiana State University, Schnavia Smith Hatcher at the University of Alabama, and Mary Finn at Michigan State University.

In Memoriam: Gladys Eloise Beckwith, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Gladys Eloise Beckwith, 1929-2020

Dr. Beckwith taught at Baylor University in Texas before moving to Michigan State University in 1965 where she stayed until her retirement in 1999. She was one of the first women’s studies professors in the nation.

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.

Teresa Woodruff Wins a Prestigious Award From the Endocrine Society

Teresa Woodruff Wins a Prestigious Award From the Endocrine Society

Coining the term oncofertility — the blend of oncology and fertility — Dr. Woodruff, the new provost at Michigan State University, created a now widely-recognized medical field that strives to explore and expand the reproductive options of cancer patients and cancer survivors.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

The Royal Society of Chemistry Honors Michigan State University's Melanie Cooper

The Royal Society of Chemistry Honors Michigan State University’s Melanie Cooper

Melanie Cooper, the Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education at Michigan State University, was recognized for her outstanding accomplishments in designing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based chemistry curricula and catalyzing the careers of many chemistry education researchers.

Women Scientists Rarely Highlighted in Biology Textbooks, But Progress Is Being Made

Women Scientists Rarely Highlighted in Biology Textbooks, But Progress Is Being Made

The researchers found that while women are 51 percent of the U.S. population and 60 percent of the college students in biology, they were only 13 percent of the scientists featured in biology textbooks. However, the percentage of women featured in textbooks published after 2000 has more than doubled.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Michigan State's Mariah Meek Honored by the Society for Conservation Biology

Michigan State’s Mariah Meek Honored by the Society for Conservation Biology

Dr. Meek, who joined the faculty at Michigan State in 2016 after teaching at the University of California, Davis, is being honored for her outstanding contributions to the conservation of marine and freshwater ecosystems using genomic data.

New Administrative Positions for Women at Seven Universities

New Administrative Positions for Women at Seven 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.

In Memoriam: Anne Lee Madsen, 1946-2020

In Memoriam: Anne Lee Madsen, 1946-2020

Dr. madsen served on the faculty at the Univerity of New Mexico for 25 years, retiring as an associate professor of elementary education. She also served the university as associate dean of the College of Education.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions at Major Universities

Marie Mora was appointed provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Mary Clark was named provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Denver and Teresa Kaye Woodruff was named the next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Michigan State University.

Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore Named Provost at California Polytechnic State University

Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore Named Provost at California Polytechnic State University

Dr. Jackson-Elmoore is currently dean of the Honors College at Michigan State University and a professor with affiliations in the School of Social Work and the Global Urban Studies Program. She also currently co-chairs a university-level Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee.

NCAA Faces Litigation Over Sexual Violence by Male Student Athletes

NCAA Faces Litigation Over Sexual Violence by Male Student Athletes

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is the subject of a lawsuit that claims the organization has not done enough to shield women college students from sexual assaults by male student athletes. Plaintiffs in the case include students from the University of Nebraska and Michigan State University.

Two Women Legal Scholars Named Interim Deans at State University Law Schools

Two Women Legal Scholars Named Interim Deans at State University Law Schools

Melanie B. Jacobs was named interim dean of the College of Law at Michigan State University and Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge has been named interim dean of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University.

Eight Women Who Will Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Will Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

In Memoriam: Mary T. Christian, 1924-2019

In Memoriam: Mary T. Christian, 1924-2019

Dr. Christian served as chair of the department of elementary education and was dean of the School of Education at Hampton University in Virginia. She also was elected to nine consecutive terms as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Rachel Crosen Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Rachel Crosen Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Since 2016, Dr. Crosen has served as dean of the College of Social Science at Michigan State University. She is also a Michigan State University Foundation Professor of economics. Earlier in her career, Professor Crosen served as dean of the School of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Michigan State University's Kay Holekamp Honored by the Animal Behavior Society

Michigan State University’s Kay Holekamp Honored by the Animal Behavior Society

Often referred to as the Jane Goodall of hyenas, Dr. Holekamp has focused her studies on spotted hyenas in Masai Mara, Kenya, for more than 30 years. The Animal Behavior Society recently selected her as the winner of the 2019 Distinguished Animal Behaviorist Award.