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New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

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.

Four Women Scholars Are Appointed to Dean Positions

Four Women Scholars Are Appointed to Dean Positions

Pamela Holland Obiomon was named dean of engineering at Prairie View A&M University in Texas and Rebecca C. McMullen was appointed dean of education at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. Also, Laura Ray was named interim dean of the School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and Alicia J. Jackson was appointed dean of professional studies at Albany State University.

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Dr. Simmons has been serving as interim president of the university since July. She served as the 18th president of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012. Before becoming president of Brown University, Dr. Simmons was president of Smith College, the highly rated liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons, who served as the 18th president of Brown University, the Ivy League educational institution in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012, has been named the interim president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

In Memoriam: Bettye Lois Grigsby, 1966-2016

In Memoriam: Bettye Lois Grigsby, 1966-2016

Dr. Grigsby was an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She also served as chair of the department of leadership and policy analysis and was chair of the doctorate of education in educational leadership program at the university.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth N. Noel, 1951-2015

In Memoriam: Elizabeth N. Noel, 1951-2015

Dr. Noel joined the faculty at Prairie View A&M University in Texas in 1981. She served as professor, department chair, dean of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, and associate vice president for research.

Four Women Scholars Elected to Leadership Positions at National Organizations

Four Women Scholars Elected to Leadership Positions at National Organizations

The four women elected are Cynthia Struthers at the Rural Sociological Society, Pamela Barber-Freeman at the Research Association of Minority Professors, Anna M. Allen at the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics, and Joanne Kurtzberg at the Cord Blood Association.

In Memoriam: Jewel Limar Prestage, 1931-2014

In Memoriam: Jewel Limar Prestage, 1931-2014

At the age of 22, she earned a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Iowa. She was the first African American women to receive a Ph.D. in political science from an American university. She then taught for 33 years at Southern University in Baton Rouge.

In Memoriam: Evelyn Thornton, 1933-2014

In Memoriam: Evelyn Thornton, 1933-2014

Dr. Thornton taught at Prairie View A&M University in Texas for more than 40 years. At the time of her death at age 81, she had just completed a grant project working with seventh and eighth grade girls and their mothers to increase interest in STEM fields.

Three Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors

Three Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Mary Marchant, a professor at Virginia Tech, Cristal C. Truscott, chair of the department of music and theater at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, and Carol Lancaster, dean emerita of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Four Women Named Provosts

Four Women Named Provosts

The new provosts are Wneying Yu at Jacksonville University in Florida, Felcia McInnis Nave at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, Beth Ingram at North Dakota State University and Karen Weddle-West at the University of Memphis in Tennessee.

Two High-Level Administrators Transitioning Back to the Classroom

Two High-Level Administrators Transitioning Back to the Classroom

Nancy Clark, dean of the Honors College at Louisiana State University and E. Joahanne Thomas-Smith, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Prairie View A&M University, are stepping down from their posts and returning to teaching.

Seventeen Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Seventeen Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Here is this week’s summary of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions in colleges and universities across the United States.

Five Women Faculty Members in New Teaching Positions

Five Women Faculty Members in New Teaching Positions

The women in new teaching roles are Jody Lisberger at California Polytechnic, Cristal Truscott at Prairie View A&M University, Nancy Scherer at Arizona State University, Jane Lehr at the University of New Mexico, and Karen Apolloni at Wayne State University.

Four Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Four Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Sara Leftwich at Virginia Tech, Jacquelyn White at Prairie View A&M, Polly Anderson at the University of Central Florida, and Juliana Mosley at Edward Waters College.

A Quartet of New Women Deans

A Quartet of New Women Deans

The new deans are Pat Simpson at Black Hills State, Tamara Brown at Prairie View A&M, Marian Eberly at Corning Community College, and Catherine Krause at the University of New Mexico.

New 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.

Seven Women Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven Women Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Each week our online journal provides news of appointments of women to key positions in higher education. Here are the announcements we received this week.

A Trio of Women in New Administrative Posts

A Trio of Women in New Administrative Posts

Lalia Rashid, Carolyn Nobles, and Myra Lowe are taking on new duties.

Three New Appointments of Women to Key Posts in Higher Education

Three New Appointments of Women to Key Posts in Higher Education

Sandra DeLoatch, Sissy Walsh Bouchard, and Bernadine Duncan are named to new positions.