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Two Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Patricia A. Patrician was appointed to the Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Chair in Nursing at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Nursing and Lynne C. Lancaster, of Ohio University, has been named the Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge of the Humanities at the American Academy in Rome, Italy.

Four Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Four Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

newly appointed to dean positions are Judith Kelley at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Carey Busch at Ohio University, Gesine Gerhard at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and Riché Barnes at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Elizabeth Sayrs to Serve as Provost at Ohio University in Athens

Elizabeth Sayrs to Serve as Provost at Ohio University in Athens

Dr. Sayrs is dean of University College and vice provost for undergraduate education at Ohio University in Athens. She will serve as interim provost and executive vice president while a search for a permanent new provost is conducted. Dr Sayrs has taught at Ohio University since 2004.

Two Women Administrators in Higher Education Have Stepped Down

Two Women Administrators in Higher Education Have Stepped Down

Peggy Quinn, president of Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois, has resigned her positioned with seven months remaining on her three-year contract and Christine Sheets, assistant vice president in the Division of Student Affairs at Ohio University in Athens, has retired.

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

Eight 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.

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Wesleyan University Scholar Wins Book Award From the American Sociological Association

Wesleyan University Scholar Wins Book Award From the American Sociological Association

Victoria Pitts-Taylor, professor of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, was honored for an outstanding book on science, knowledge and/or technology published during the preceding three years.

The New President of the Penn Valley Campus of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City

The New President of the Penn Valley Campus of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City

Since 2009, Tyjuan Lee has served as vice president for student affairs at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland. Earlier, Dr. Lee was associate vice president for enrollment management and student services at Tidewater Community College in Virginia.

Thirteen Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Thirteen Women Scholars 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 New Provost at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

The New Provost at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Since 2009, Dr. Pam Benoit has served as executive vice president and provost at Ohio University in Athens. Earlier in her career, Dr. Benoit was chair of the department of communications at the University of Missouri and served on the faculty at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

In Memoriam: Gloria P. Hill, 1947-2017

In Memoriam: Gloria P. Hill, 1947-2017

Dr. Hill joined the staff at Carnegie Mellon University in 1972 as an academic adviser. Later, she served as assistant vice provost for education and assistant dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Seven Women in Academia Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

Seven Women in Academia Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

The seven honorees are Lauren Pond at Ohio State, Rebecca J. White of the University of Tampa, Lynne E. Maquat at the University of Rochester, Frances Arnold at CalTech, Jennifer McCann of the University of Rhode Island, Renee A. Middleton of Ohio University, and Kathleen Brown-Rice of the University of South Dakota.

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for President of Ohio University

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for President of Ohio University

Pam Benoit is the current executive vice president and provost at Ohio University. She joined the staff at Ohio University in 2009. Previously, she served as vice provost of advanced studies and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri.

Wesleyan University Scholar Honored by the Philosophy of Science Association

Wesleyan University Scholar Honored by the Philosophy of Science Association

Victoria Pitts-Taylor, professor and chair of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies and professor of sociology at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, was honored for the best scholarship written in English in the area of feminist philosophy of science within the past five years.

Ohio University to Offer a New Leadership Development Program for Women

Ohio University to Offer a New Leadership Development Program for Women

The new program, called Women Leading OHIO, will provide mentoring, networking, and leadership training for 10 women faculty or staff members.

In Memoriam: Kathryn D. Sowle, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Kathryn D. Sowle, 1932-2016

Sowle graduated first in her class from the Northwestern University School of Law. She went on to serve as a professor at the law school of Ohio State University and then at the University of Miami School of Law. In 1969, she took time off from her successful academic career to serve as First Lady of Ohio University.

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Carolyn Ma was appointed dean at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. Kris Winter will be the new dean of students at the University of Oregon and Renee Middleton was appointed to a third, five-year term as dean of the College of Education at Ohio University.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts in the Academic World

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts in the Academic World

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 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.

Eight Women Appointed to Executive Posts in College and University Administrations

Eight Women Appointed to Executive Posts in College and University Administrations

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: Elizabeth Gierlowski Kordesch, 1956-2016

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Gierlowski Kordesch, 1956-2016

Professor Kordesch joined the faculty at Ohio University in 1989 and was promoted to full professor in 2010. She was the president of the International Association of Limnogeology.

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.

Seven Women Leaving Their Positions at Major Universities

Seven Women Leaving Their Positions at Major Universities

At the conclusion of the academic year, it is not unusual that faculty and staff members at colleges and universities will announced their resignations or retirements. Here are some women who are leaving their posts in academia.

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

Eleven 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.

The New Provost at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington

The New Provost at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington

From 2007 to 2014, Dr. Marilyn Sheerer was provost at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. There, she also served as dean of the College of Education and in several other administrative roles.

In Memoriam: Anita H. Grant, 1961-2015

In Memoriam: Anita H. Grant, 1961-2015

Anita H. Grant was electronic acquisitions librarian at Ohio University in Athens. During her 25-year tenure on the library’s staff, she was director of circulation services and director of the microfilms department.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

The women who are retiring or leaving their positions are Doris K. Patneau at Oklahoma State University, Peg Kennedy-Dygas at Ohio University, Linda Hennig at the University of Central Florida, and Joan Morrison at North Carolina Central University.

In Memoriam: Helen Stavridou Astin, 1932-2015

In Memoriam: Helen Stavridou Astin, 1932-2015

Dr. Astin taught higher education at the University of California, Los Angeles for 29 years. A native of Greece, she was the second woman to earn a Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Maryland.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to High-Level 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.

Nineteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nineteen Women Appointed to 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 Roles for 22 Women at American Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for 22 Women at American 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 Administrative Roles for 19 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for 19 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.

Betty Young Named the Third President of Hocking College in Ohio

Betty Young Named the Third President of Hocking College in Ohio

Dr. Young has served in the post on an interim basis since October 2014. Previously, she was president of three other community colleges. President Young holds three degrees from Ohio University and two law degrees from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

In Memoriam: Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 1960-2015

In Memoriam: Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 1960-2015

Until February 2015, Dr. Exum was vice provost for academic affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Earlier she held high level posts at Ohio University, Purdue University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Three Women Stepping Down Form High-Level Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Stepping Down Form High-Level Positions in Higher Education

Claudia Hale, a professor at Ohio University, and Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, president of Kalamazoo College in Michigan, have announced their retirements. Ruth Weissman, provost at Wesleyan University, is returning to her faculty post on a full-time basis.