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In Memoriam: Elaine Crovitz, 1936-2024

In Memoriam: Elaine Crovitz, 1936-2024

Dr. Crovitz was an associate professor of psychology at Duke University for over two decades. She also taught psychology courses at North Carolina Central University and saw patients at the Duke University Medical Center.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

The faculty in new roles are Meng Zhao at North Carolina A&T State University, Lucia Unrau at Oklahoma State University, Kimberly Cornaggia at Pennsylvania State University, Karen Keaton Jackson at North Carolina Central University, Elizabeth Topp at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Berit Bangoura at the University of Wyoming, and Penny Gordon-Larsen at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The women appointed to endowed chairs are Mary Andrianopoulos at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Lydia Lindsey at North Carolina Central University, Jill Locke at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, and Sherrilyn Ifill at the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

The women appointed dean are Karen Kim at Pennsylvania State University, Donna LaVoie at Saint Louis University in Missouri, Badia Ahad at Emory University in Atlanta, Loretta Griffy at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and Patricia Timmons-Goodson at North Carolina Central University.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

Gladys Mitchell-Walthour was appointed to the Dan Blue Endowed Chair of Political Science at North Carolina Central University. Julena Bonner was named to the Dr. Vernon Maughan Buehler and MaRee C. Buehler Endowed Professorship at Utah State University and Kristina Meinking is the inaugural Trustee Chair for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Elon University in North Carolina.

Tressie McMillan Cottom Is the Winner of the Gittler Prize from Brandeis University

Tressie McMillan Cottom Is the Winner of the Gittler Prize from Brandeis University

The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize was created in 2007 by the late Professor Joseph B. Gittler to recognize outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic, and/or religious relations. The annual award includes a $25,000 prize and a medal.

In Memoriam: Browne C. Lewis, 1962-2022

In Memoriam: Browne C. Lewis, 1962-2022

Browne C. Lewis, dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, died on June 2 while attending a conference in Colorado. She was 60 years old.

Six Women Assigned New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Six Women Assigned New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Amanda Hellman at Vanderbilt University, Hope Stockton at Auburn University, Tamara Michel Josserand at the University of Washington, Catherine Edmonds at North Carolina Central University, Nicola Ziady at Old Dominion University, and Germaine Gross at Grinnell College in Iowa.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Endowed Professorships

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Endowed Professorships

The three women named to endowed professorships are Daisy Delogu at the University of Chicago, Julie V. Battle at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, and Aerial Ellis at North Carolina Central University.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to University 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.

In Memoriam: Ida Stephens Owens, 1939-2020

In Memoriam: Ida Stephens Owens, 1939-2020

Ida Stephens Owens was the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. at Duke University. Dr. Owens was the first scientist to determine genetic defects in children with Crigler-Najjar diseases, a rare disorder often causing brain damage in infants.

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Assigned 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.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Scholars

Faculty members with new assignments are Elmira Bayrasli at Bard College in New York, Brenda S. Faison at North Carolina Central University, Jacquelyn Meshelemiah at Ohio State University Linda Wallace at Virginia Tech, Tera Jordan at Iowa State University, and Yvette Butler at the University of Mississippi.

Six Women Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

Six Women Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

Newly appointed to dean posts are Shari Veil at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lynette I. Wood at Shaw University in Raleigh, Maura Daly Iversen at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, Browne C. Lewis at North Carolina Central University, Kara Shustrin at Southern Illinois Univerisity Edwardsville and Elizabeth Wentz at Arizona State University.

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Are 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.

Linda Strong-Leek Is the New Provost at Berea College in Kentucky

Linda Strong-Leek Is the New Provost at Berea College in Kentucky

Since 2015, Dr. Strong-Leek had been serving as vice president for diversity and inclusion at the college. Earlier in 2012, she was named associate vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Strong-Leek is also a professor of women’s and gender studies.

Five Women Faculty Members Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women Faculty Members Honored With Notable Awards

The women scholars who have been honored are Peggy A. Johnson of Pennsylvania State University, Mercy Mumba of the University of Alabama, Amy Roth McDuffie of Washington State University, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and Paulette Brown Bracy of North Carolina Central University.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at State Universities

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at State 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.

Eight Women From the Academic World Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Eight Women From the Academic World Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women who are faculty or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

A Quartet of Women Taking on New Roles as Deans at State Universities

A Quartet of Women Taking on New Roles as Deans at State Universities

Taking on new roles as deans are Michelle Ferrier at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Jennifer Schum at North Carolina Central University in Durham, Sarah G. Brinson at Albany State University in Georgia, and Susan Brown at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

Six Women Appointed to Positions as Dean at Major Universities

Six Women Appointed to Positions as Dean at Major Universities

The new deans are Sarah Beth Estes at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Christine Kelleher Palus at Villanova University, Elaine M. O’Neal at North Carolina Central University, Denise M. Seabert at the University of West Florida, Kathryn Drager at Penn State and Sharon M. Gordon at the University of Connecticut.

Two Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State Universities

Two Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State Universities

Felecia McInnis Nave was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at North Carolina Central University in Durham and Sue Westbrook was chosen as the next provost and vice president for academic affairs at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women at Colleges and Universities Across the United States

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women at Colleges and Universities Across the United States

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

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Selected for New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Selected for New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Tami B. Simmons at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, Sara Thorndike at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Ann Penn at North Carolina Central University, Sherryta Freeman at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, Tracy Wahl at Arizona State and Darrice Griffin at the University of Georgia.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

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

A Room of One

A Room of One

As a woman of color with more than 30 years of information technology experience, I, like many of my colleagues, am a hidden figure.

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.

Fourteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

Debra Saunders-White, the 11th chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham, died on November 26. Dr. Saunders-White was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2015 and took a medical leave of absence in August 2016.

Elmira Mangum May Be on the Way Out as Florida A&M University President

Elmira Mangum May Be on the Way Out as Florida A&M University President

Recently the board of trustees voted – by a 7-5 margin – not to renew the president’s contract when it expires in April. The board created a task force to determine the future of leadership at the university. It did not rule out extending the president’s contract and it did not rule out letting her go.

In Memoriam: Thelma Vernelle Cook, 1939-2016

In Memoriam: Thelma Vernelle Cook, 1939-2016

Cook was an administrator at Oklahoma State University and Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. She served as chair of the board of regents of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Assignments at Major Universities

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Assignments at Major Universities

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