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Three Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Susan Grant has retired as director of university housing at North Carolina State University. Judith L. Bonner, provost at Mississippi State University, and Kathy Hart, president of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California, announced that they will step down later this year.

The New Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

The New Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

Karrie Gibson Dixon has been serving as interim chancellor since April 2018. Before coming to Elizabeth City State University in 2017, Dr. Dixon was a senior administrator for the University of North Carolina System. Most recently, she was vice president for academic and student affairs.

Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg Named Provost at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth

Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg Named Provost at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth

Currently, Dr. Dahlberg serves as dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University in New York. Prior to her current position, she served as chief academic officer, dean, and professor of electrical engineering at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York.

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

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members

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.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Marilyn Cochran-Smith of Boston College, Alexandra Finley of Mississippi State University, Esther Ngumbi of the University of Illinois, Kathy Giacomini of the University of California, San Francisco, and Marie Davidian or North Carolina State University.

Karrie Dixon Is the New Leader of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

Karrie Dixon Is the New Leader of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

Dr. Dixon has been a senior administrator for the University of North Carolina System since 2008. Most recently, she has served as vice president for academic and student affairs overseeing the 17 campuses of the university system.

North Carolina State University Project to Address Perceived Bias in Engineering Education

North Carolina State University Project to Address Perceived Bias in Engineering Education

The new study aims to develop a set of best practices which can be implemented by universities to reduce perceived bias in graduate engineering programs, and possibly for other STEM graduate programs.

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Zakiya Holmes Leggett of North Carolina State University, Brandon Hunt of Georgia Southern University, Cynthia Nance of the University of Arkansas, Noy Holland of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Wanda Heading-Grant of the University of Vermont.

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Who Are 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.

Three Women Scholars Appointed Department Chairs at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed Department Chairs at Major Universities

Nita Ahuja was appointed chair of the department of surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. Carolina Cruz-Neira was named interim chair of the department of the computer science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Laurin R. Severin was appointed chair of the department of English at North Carolina State University.

Another Honor for the Writing of University of Kansas Scholar Kij Johnson

Another Honor for the Writing of University of Kansas Scholar Kij Johnson

Kij Johnson, an assistant professor of English at the University of Kansas, received the 2017 World Fantasy Award at the World Fantasy Association convention in San Antonio, Texas. She previously won a Nebula Award for the best short story and a Hugo Award for the nest novella.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Sheila Amin Gutierrez de Pineres was appointed dean of the Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida. Angela Amar will be the next dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Christine McGahan is the new dean of College of Sciences at North Carolina State University.

Study Examines the Hiring and Retention Rates of Women Faculty in STEM Disciplines

Study Examines the Hiring and Retention Rates of Women Faculty in STEM Disciplines

Among the findings were that female engineering faculty who started as assistant professors were more likely to leave than men, and left without tenure more frequently than men. Time to promotion from associate to full professor took one to two years longer, on average, for women in biological, biomedical and agricultural fields.

Bonnie Rush Is Leading the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University

Bonnie Rush Is Leading the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University

Dr. Rush, a professor of internal equine medicine and specializes in equine respiratory disease, is serving as interim dean. She joined the faculty at the veterinary school in 1993 and served as head of the clinical sciences department from 2006 to 2017.

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Large Group of 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.

Shaw University President Steps Down to Take Post as Chief Operating Officer at Howard University

Shaw University President Steps Down to Take Post as Chief Operating Officer at Howard University

Tashni-Ann Dubroy has reigned her position as the 17th president of historically Black Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, after only two years in office. She will become executive vice president and chief operating officer at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Montserrat Fuentes Honored by the American Statistical Association

Montserrat Fuentes Honored by the American Statistical Association

Montserrat Fuentes, a professor in the department of statistical sciences and operations research and dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, conducts statistical research on weather, climate, pollution, and ecology.

New Networking Group Seeks to Help Women Gain Traction in Academic Engineering

New Networking Group Seeks to Help Women Gain Traction in Academic Engineering

A new joint program by the University of Washington, North Carolina State University, and California Polytechnic State University seeks to build a support group for women engineers seeking to transfer from graduate programs into tenure-track faculty positions.

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Veterinary School at the University of Georgia

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Veterinary School at the University of Georgia

All four candidates will visit the veterinary school by February 15 to meet with members of the college community and to make a public presentation. Three of the four candidates are women.

Study Discovers an Unexpected Source to Increase Women in STEM Majors

Study Discovers an Unexpected Source to Increase Women in STEM Majors

A new study led by Joy Gaston Gayles, an associate professor in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, finds that women who come to college not knowing what course of study they will choose are good candidates to increase overall enrollments of women students in STEM fields.

Five Women Who Have Announced They Are Leaving Their Current Posts in Academia

Five Women Who Have Announced They Are Leaving Their Current Posts in Academia

They are Nancy Weiss Malkiel at Princeton University, Judy Piercy at Ohio University, Deb Luckadoo at North Carolina State University, Eileen Ely at Green River College in Washington State, and Melinda Nish at Southwestern College in California.

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on 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.

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.

Gail Gibson Fired as President of Essex County College in New Jersey

Gail Gibson Fired as President of Essex County College in New Jersey

Last month, Gale Gibson, president of Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey, was suspended with pay. Now the college’s board of trustees has fired Dr. Gibson. She became president of the community college in 2013.

Seven Women Scholars in the Twelfth Class of Jefferson Science Fellows

Seven Women Scholars in the Twelfth Class of Jefferson Science Fellows

The Jefferson Science Fellows Program is designed to further build capacity for science, technology, and engineering expertise within the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development. Seven of the 12 fellows this year are women.

Six Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Mary Ann Danowitz at North Carolina State University, Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy at American University, Catharine O’Connell at Illinois College, Carolyn Gascoigne at Angelo State University, Sally C. Morton at Virginia Tech, and Melissa Murray at the University of California, Berkeley.

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.

Two Women Among Three Finalists for Dean of the College of Education at North Carolina State University

Two Women Among Three Finalists for Dean of the College of Education at North Carolina State University

Mary Ann Danowitz is a professor of higher education and interim dean of the College of Education at North Carolina State University. Carole G. Basile is a professor and dean of the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

The First Woman President of Delaware Valley University

The First Woman President of Delaware Valley University

Maria Gallo is dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Earlier in her career, she was chair of the department of agronomy at the University of Florida. When she takes office in July, Dr. Gallo will be the first woman president in the 120-year history of Delaware Valley University.

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine women from the United States are among the 15 students who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships for master’s degree programs in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England.

Trudy Mackay of North Carolina State University to Receive the Wolf Prize in Agriculture

Trudy Mackay of North Carolina State University to Receive the Wolf Prize in Agriculture

Professor MacKay is being honored by the Wolf Foundation in Israel for “achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among people irrespective of nationality, race, colour, religion, sex or political views.”

Six Women Academics Earn Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women Academics Earn Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Sarah Howe of Harvard University, Patrician Precin of Touro College, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz of Hamilton College, Susan K. Nutter of North Carolina State University, Mary Gardner of Bloomsburg University, and Katie Dixon-Gordon of the University of Massachusetts.

Annette Ranft Named Dean of the Business School at North Carolina State University

Annette Ranft Named Dean of the Business School at North Carolina State University

Currently, Dr. Ranft is the Reagan Professor of Business and the senior associate dean of academic affairs at the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee. She will begin her new job at North Carolina State University on July 1.

The Inaugural Winner of the Mark L. Morris Jr. Investigator Award From the Morris Animal Foundation

The Inaugural Winner of the Mark L. Morris Jr. Investigator Award From the Morris Animal Foundation

Kathryn M. Meurs is a professor and associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. The award will fund her research on canine mitral valve disease, the most common cause of heart disease in dogs.