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Kindred Murillo Selected to Lead Santa Barbara City College in California

Kindred Murillo Selected to Lead Santa Barbara City College in California

Dr. Murillo has more than 24 years in the California Community College System. Beginning as an adjunct faculty member, she served 11 years as a chief business officer for three districts (Contra Costa, Pasadena Area, Copper Mountain). She was superintendent/president of Lake Tahoe Community College for nine years. She retired earlier this year after nearly four years leading the Southwestern Community College District in Chula Vista, California.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Dozen 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.

Kristin Clark Appointed Chancellor of the West Hills Community College District in California

Kristin Clark Appointed Chancellor of the West Hills Community College District in California

Dr. Clark has served as president of West Hills College Lemoore since January 2016. Earlier, she was vice president of student services at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. She will begin her new job on July 1.

Four Women Who Have Been Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Four Women Who Have Been Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The four women named to diversity posts are Harris Akinloye at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, Keesha Burke-Henderson at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia, Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and Constance Porter, at Rice University in Houston.

Three Women Taking on New Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Taking on New Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Anita Fernández was named the inaugural chief diversity officer at Prescott College in Arizona. Shawna Patterson-Stephens has been hired as the vice president and chief diversity officer at Central Michigan University and J. Goosby Smith has been named chief diversity officer at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

In Memoriam: Kate Payne, 1957-2021

In Memoriam: Kate Payne, 1957-2021

Kate Payne was an associate professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She was a clinical ethicist and member of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Monica Green Will Be the Fourth President of Norco College in California

Monica Green Will Be the Fourth President of Norco College in California

Dr. Green has been serving as interim president of Norco College since July 1, 2019. Prior to this role, she was vice president of planning and development at Riverside City College. From 2009 to 2018, Dr. Green served as the dean and later vice president of the Student Services division at Norco College.

Jessica Hooten Wilson Honored by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

Jessica Hooten Wilson Honored by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

Jessica Hooten Wilson, an associate professor of literature and creative writing at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, has been selected to receive the 2019 Hiett Prize in the Humanities. The award, which includes a $50,000 prize, recognizes accomplishment and potential in the humanities by a young scholar.

Patricia Hsieh Selected as the Next President of Hartnell College in Salinas, California

Patricia Hsieh Selected as the Next President of Hartnell College in Salinas, California

Dr. Hsieh has spent the last 14 years as president of San Diego Miramar College, one of three institutions that make up the San Diego Community College District. Earlier in her career, she held executive posts at Sacramento City College, San Bernardino Valley College and Moorpark College, all in California.

Sara Young Jackson Named Chancellor of Pepperdine University

Sara Young Jackson Named Chancellor of Pepperdine University

Sara Young Jackson has held numerous leadership roles at Pepperdine over the past 40 years. Most recently, Jackson has served as vice chancellor, a role she has held since 2004. In this role, she promotes and advances the progress of the university through major-gift fundraising.

New Administrative Roles for 10 Women in American Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for 10 Women in American 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.

Mary Gallagher Appointed President of Los Angeles City College

Mary Gallagher Appointed President of Los Angeles City College

Dr. Gallagher has served as interim president since January 2018. Previously, she served as vice president of administrative services at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and was acting president of that college for eight months.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions

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.

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Chooses Its First Woman President

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Chooses Its First Woman President

Linda A. Livingstone is a professor of management and dean of the School of Business at George Washington University. When she takes office as president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on June 1, Dr. Livingstone will be the first woman to lead the university in its 172-year history.

The Next President of Delaware County Community College in Pennsylvania

The Next President of Delaware County Community College in Pennsylvania

Dr. L. Joy Gates Black has been serving as vice chancellor for academic affairs at Tarrant County College District in Fort Worth, Texas. She joined the staff at Tarrant County College in 2010. Earlier, Dr. Gates Black served in administrative roles at community colleges in Texas, California, and Massachusetts.

Four Women Named to New Faculty Posts at Leading Universities

Four Women Named to New Faculty Posts at Leading Universities

The four women in new faculty posts are Stephanie A. Sanders at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ann M. Reed at Duke University in North Carolina, Rebecca Dutch at the University of Kansas, and Roshawnda Annette Derrick at Pepperdine University in California.

Eight Women Appointed to Positions as Dean

Eight Women Appointed to Positions as Dean

The eight women who have been appointed to dean positions are Helen Easterling Williams at Pepperdine, Michelle L. Janssen at Wabash College, Linda Schadler at RPI, Sirena Cantrell at Mississippi University for Women, Tracey Matthews at Springfield College, Robin Groce at Appalachian State, Cyndi Banks at Northern Arizona, and Inge-Lise Ameer at Dartmouth College.

Four Women in New Teaching Roles at High-Ranking Universities

Four Women in New Teaching Roles at High-Ranking Universities

Chirsty Harris Lemak will be a new department chair at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Karen Elliott House will spend the spring semester at Pepperdine University and Robin Hopkins and Elizabeth Wolkovich are new assistant professors at Harvard.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Lorrina Goff-Rush, Suzanne Harrington, Renee Zientek, Renee Reijo Pera, Cynthia Roth, Dawn Thompson, Cheri Soileau, Lorna Stern, Sara Barton, and Mary Phillips.

Nine Appointments of Women to High-Level Administrative Positions in Academia

Nine Appointments of Women to High-Level Administrative Positions in Academia

Here are the appointments of women to high-level administrative posts in higher education that have come to our attention in the past week.

In Memoriam: Rosemary Kraemer Lokey Raitt (1920-2011)

In Memoriam: Rosemary Kraemer Lokey Raitt (1920-2011)

She was a longtime supporter of Pepperdine University and served on the institution’s board of regents for 29 years.