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Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to High-Level Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to High-Level Administrative Posts

The women taking on new administrative duties are Marilyn Lockhart, Frances Welch, Tina D. Rollins, Catherine Pope, Kalenda Eaton, Karen McComas, Yvonne M. Coston, Mary Paster, and Tami Benham Deal.

Two Women Announce Their Retirements From Key Educational Posts

Two Women Announce Their Retirements From Key Educational Posts

Suzanne Thompson, a professor of psychology at Pomona College in Claremont, California, has retired and been named professor emerita. Margaret Phillips, vice president for human resources at West Virginia University, will step down from her post on November 7.

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.

Two Women Professors Win the Griffin Poetry Prize

Two Women Professors Win the Griffin Poetry Prize

Two women were award the Griffin Poetry Prize from the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry. The trust awards two $65,000 prizes, one to a Canadian-born poet and one to a poet who is not Canadian. This year’s winners are Anne Carson and Brenda Hillman.

In Memoriam: Hillary Gravendyk, 1979-2014

In Memoriam: Hillary Gravendyk, 1979-2014

Dr. Gravendyk joined the Pomona College faculty in 2009 and taught courses on poetry, creative writing, and literature. She was the author of two collections of poetry.

Claudia Rankine of Pomona College Wins the 2014 Jackson Poetry Prize

Claudia Rankine of Pomona College Wins the 2014 Jackson Poetry Prize

The judges for the Jackson Poetry Prize stated that “the moral vision of Claudia Rankine’s poetry is astounding. . . . In both vision and voice she has distinguished herself as a singular perspective, a consummate talent, and a courageous spirit.”

Pomona College Statistician Wins Accolade from the Mathematical Association of America

Pomona College Statistician Wins Accolade from the Mathematical Association of America

Johanna Hardin, a professor of mathematics at Pomona College in Claremont, California, was honored by the Mathematical Association of America for showing excellence and growth in teaching skills in the discipline of statistics.

Eleven Women in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

The appointees are Cynthia Griffith, Emily Can Houseling, Leslie S. Rush, Dianthia Ford-Kee, Christine Hutchins, Elizabeth Mosely-Hawkins, Marylou Ferry, Sarah Craven Cooke, Margaret L. Anderson, Charlotte E. Exner, and Donna Ng.

In Memoriam: Katherine Johanna Hagedorn, 1961-2013

In Memoriam: Katherine Johanna Hagedorn, 1961-2013

Dr. Hagedorn was a professor of music and director of the ethnomusicology program at Pomona College in Claremont, California. She served for three years as associate dean and from 2003 to 2005 she was the co-coordinator of the gender and women’s studies program

Pomona College Scholar Wins Book Award

Pomona College Scholar Wins Book Award

Kyla Tompkins, an associate professor of English and gender and women’s studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California, received the Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize from the American Studies Association.

Eleven Women in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

The women in new posts are Sarah Thomas, Pamela Besnard, Shannon Gurek, Lhay Browning Thriffiley, Katie Young, Katherine Karraker, Deborah Moon Shaffer, Debra S. Merchant, Julie Weber, Anne Milkovich, and Karen Stallman.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Valencia Matthews at Florida A&M University, Janice Hudgings at Pomona College, and Majorie Thomas at the College of William and Mary.

Pomona College's Claudia Rankine Elected Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets

Pomona College’s Claudia Rankine Elected Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets

The Henry G. Lee Professor of English at Pomona College in California, will serve a six-year term promoting the Academy and acting as an ambassador for poetry to the world at large.

Three Women in New Teaching Posts

Three Women in New Teaching Posts

Judith Stein was named a University Distinguished Professor at the City College of New York. Della Price joins the faculty at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, and Aviva Chomsky is spending the current semester as a visiting professor at Pomona College in California.

Five Women Join the Faculty at Pomona College

Five Women Join the Faculty at Pomona College

There are five women among the nine new faculty members at Pomona College, the highly rated liberal arts college in Claremont, California. The new women faculty members are Pey-Yi Chu, Jane Liu, Sara Olsen, Michelle Zemel, and Pam Bromley.

Two Women Named to Associate Dean Positions at Pomona College

Two Women Named to Associate Dean Positions at Pomona College

Jill S. Grigsby and Nicole Weekes will take on new administrative duties while maintaining a lessened teaching role at the college.

In Memoriam: Jeannette Hypes, 1923-2012

In Memoriam: Jeannette Hypes, 1923-2012

Hypes joined the Pomona faculty in 1957 and taught dance there for more than three decades.

Five Women Faculty Earn Promotions at Pomona College

Five Women Faculty Earn Promotions at Pomona College

Pomona College, the highly rated liberal arts college in Claremont, California, has promoted 12 members of its faculty to associate professorships. Five of the 12 faculty members receiving promotions are women.

Pomona College Dean to Direct the MacArthur "Genius Awards" Program

Pomona College Dean to Direct the MacArthur “Genius Awards” Program

Cecilia Conrad, dean and vice president of academic affairs at Pomona, will begin her new role at the MacArthur Foundation in January.

Two High-Ranking Liberal Arts Colleges Appoint Women to Chair Their Boards of Trustees

Two High-Ranking Liberal Arts Colleges Appoint Women to Chair Their Boards of Trustees

Jeanne Martin Buckley will be the first women to preside over the board at Pomona College and Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard will chair the board at Smith College.

Four Women Scholars Stepping Down

Four Women Scholars Stepping Down

Sheila Pinkel at Pomona College, Charlotte Beck at Hamilton College, and Jane Know of Bowdoin College are retiring from teaching. Emily Spieler is stepping down as dean but will continue to teach at the Northeastern University School of Law.

Women Make Up a Clear Majority of Admitted Students at Three Top Schools

Women Make Up a Clear Majority of Admitted Students at Three Top Schools

Here is additional data on the gender breakdown of admitted students at some of the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities.

Four Women Appointed to Distinguished Faculty Chairs

Four Women Appointed to Distinguished Faculty Chairs

Sandra Waller Shelton, Maria Aristigueta, Nancy Monteiro-Riviere, and Zayn Kassam have been named to new professorships.

New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Six Women Honored for Their Accomplishments

Six Women Honored for Their Accomplishments

Lisa Pruitt, a professor of mechanical engineering at Berkeley, and five other women win prestigious awards.

A Trio of Notable Faculty Appointments

A Trio of Notable Faculty Appointments

Donna Di Grazia and Claire Germain are named to endowed chairs. Opera great Heidi Grant Murphy will teach at Indiana University.