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Farzana Hoque Named "Unsung Hero" by Society of Hospital Medicine

Farzana Hoque Named “Unsung Hero” by Society of Hospital Medicine

The Unsung Hero award is presented annually to a Society of Hospital Medicine chapter president for their positive contributions to the organization. Dr. Hoque, president of the Saint Louis, Missouri, chapter, is an associate professor of internal medicine at Saint Louis University.

Kimberly Enard Receives John D. Thompson Prize From the Association of University Programs for Health Administration

Kimberly Enard Receives John D. Thompson Prize From the Association of University Programs for Health Administration

The Association of University Programs for Health Administration has honored Kimberly Enard, associate professor at Saint Louis University, with the 2024 John D. Thompson Prize, making her the first African-American to receive the award.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Lead Schools of Public Health

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Lead Schools of Public Health

Leslie McClure is the newly appointed dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University. Cathy J. Bradley was appointed dean of the Colorado School of Public Health in Aurora and Elizabeth Dolan has been named dean of the College of Health at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

The women appointed dean are Karen Kim at Pennsylvania State University, Donna LaVoie at Saint Louis University in Missouri, Badia Ahad at Emory University in Atlanta, Loretta Griffy at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and Patricia Timmons-Goodson at North Carolina Central University.

Cheryl McConnell Is the First Woman President of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia

Cheryl McConnell Is the First Woman President of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia

Dr. McConnell has served as interim president since June 2022. Earlier, she was provost and chief academic officer for three years. Before her arrival at Saint Joseph’s in 2019, Dr. McConnell held several leadership positions at Rockhurst University, a Jesuit institution in Kansas City, Missouri.

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.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Taking on new roles are Parastoo Abtahi at Princeton University in New Jersey, Karen Plaut at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Marni Shoemaker in the School of Health and Consumer Sciences at South Dakota State University, Katherine Friedman at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Daniela Salvemini at Saint Louis University.

Four Women in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Roles as Diversity Officers

Four Women in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Roles as Diversity Officers

The four women who have been appointed to administrative roles relating to diversity are Rochelle D. Smith at Saint Louis University in Missouri, Jane Irungu at Utah State University, Brianna Williams at Norfolk State University in Virginia, and Alaina Macaulay at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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

Eight 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, Names Its First Woman President in Its 170-Year History

Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, Names Its First Woman President in Its 170-Year History

Dr. Neiduski has been serving as dean of the School of Health Sciences at Elon University in North Carolina. Earlier, she was the chair and program director for the department of occupational therapy at Concordia University Wisconsin and an associate professor of occupational therapy with tenure at Maryville University in St. Louis.

LaTonia Collins Smith Is the New President of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

LaTonia Collins Smith Is the New President of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

Dr. Colllins Smith has been serving as interim president since last summer. Before being named interim president, Dr. Collins Smith had been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the university. She has been on the staff at the uni varsity since 2010.

In Memoriam: Diana Siedhoff Natalicio, 1939-2021

In Memoriam: Diana Siedhoff Natalicio, 1939-2021

In 1988, Professor Natalicio was named president of the University of Texas at El Paso. She was the first woman to hold the position. She served in that role for 31 years until her retirement in 2019. Her 31-year tenure in the university’s highest office stood as the sixth-longest of any public doctoral/research university president in history at the time of her retirement.

LaTonia Collins Smith Is the New Leader of Harris-Stowe State University in St Louis

LaTonia Collins Smith Is the New Leader of Harris-Stowe State University in St Louis

Dr. Collins Smith is serving as interim president. She had been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Collins Smith began her career in higher education at Harris-Stowe State University in 2010 as a project coordinator in the Office of Counseling Services.

Krista Lentine Selected to Receive the 2021 Excellence in Kidney Transplantation Award

Krista Lentine Selected to Receive the 2021 Excellence in Kidney Transplantation Award

Krista L. Lentine, professor of medicine at Saint Louis University, Medical Director of Living Donation, and Mid–America Transplant/Jane A. Beckman Endowed Chair in Transplantation at Saint Louis University Hospital, has been selected to receive the 2021 Excellence in Kidney Transplantation Award from the National Kidney Foundation.

Barnali Gupta Will Be the Next Dean of the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University

Barnali Gupta Will Be the Next Dean of the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University

Dr. Gupta currently serves as professor of economics and associate dean for curriculum in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is the first woman to hold the rank of full professor of economics at the university.

Dena McCaffrey Is the First Woman President of Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri

Dena McCaffrey Is the First Woman President of Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri

Dr. McCaffrey has served as dean of career and technical education at the college since 2013. Earlier, she was director of outreach and educational sites at the college. Before coming to Jefferson College, Dr. McCaffrey was associate director of MBA and graduate business programs at Saint Louis University.

Women Make Up the Entire Surgical Residency Class at Saint Louis University

Women Make Up the Entire Surgical Residency Class at Saint Louis University

The Saint Louis University School of Medicine was established in 1836. It was the first school west of the Mississippi River to grant a medical degree. Now in 2020, for the first time in history, the surgical residency class at the medical school is made up entirely of women.

Creighton University in Omaha Announces the Appointment of Its Next Provost

Creighton University in Omaha Announces the Appointment of Its Next Provost

Since 2014, Dr. Mardell Wilson, a registered dietitian and licensed dietitian nutritionist, has been dean of the Edward and Margaret Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University. Earlier, she spent 17 years as a faculty member and administrator at Illinois State Unversity.

Duke University School of Medicine Honors the Late Brenda Armstrong

Duke University School of Medicine Honors the Late Brenda Armstrong

Duke University commissioned a portrait of Dr. Brenda Armstrong, who was the second Black woman in the United States to become a board-certified pediatric cardiologist. She served as a professor of pediatrics, associate dean for admissions, and senior associate dean for student diversity, recruitment, and retention at the university’s medical school.

University of Kansas Renames its Integrated Sciences Building for Bernadette Gray-Little

University of Kansas Renames its Integrated Sciences Building for Bernadette Gray-Little

Dr. Gary-Little became the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas in 2009. She is the only woman to serve in that role. Dr. Gray-little stepped down as chancellor after the 2016-17 academic year.

In Memoriam: Marla Bernbaum, 1953-2019

In Memoriam: Marla Bernbaum, 1953-2019

Dr. Bernbaum taught as a full-time faculty member at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine from 1981 to 1998. After leaving due to a disability, she continued to be associated with the school with a voluntary appointment as a clinical associate professor.

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Were Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Were Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are MiYoung Kwon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Leykia Nulan at the University of Massachusetts, Anny Berry Somers at UNC-Greensboro, Janelle M. Walter at Baylor University, Gilda A. Barabino at CCNY, Ethel Frese at Saint Louis University, and Sandra San Miguel at Purdue University.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for 15 Women

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for 15 Women

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

MariaTeresa Tersigni-Tarrant to Lead the American Board of Forensic Anthropology

MariaTeresa Tersigni-Tarrant to Lead the American Board of Forensic Anthropology

Dr. Tersigni-Tarrant serves as an associate professor of anatomy in the Center for Anatomical Science and Education and the department of surgery, and as an adjunct professor of pathology at Saint Louis University.

Nancy Brickhouse Selected as the Next Provost of Baylor University in Waco, Texas

Nancy Brickhouse Selected as the Next Provost of Baylor University in Waco, Texas

Dr. Brickhouse has been serving as provost at Saint Louis University in Missouri. Earlier, she served for 27 years at the University of Delaware in several senior administrative roles including deputy provost, interim provost, deputy dean of the College of Education and Human Development, and director of the School of Education.

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.

In Memoriam: Irene Leota Moore Wright, 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Irene Leota Moore Wright, 1927-2019

Throughout her career, Dr. Wright held faculty positions as Atlanta University, Clark College, Spelman College, Tuskegee Institute, Albany State College, and Saint Louis University.

In Memoriam: Eileen Haughey Searls, 1925-2019

In Memoriam: Eileen Haughey Searls, 1925-2019

Professor Searls joined the Saint Louis University law library faculty in 1952, after the school had reopened following World War II. She remained there until her retirement in 2000.

In Memoriam: Elisabeth Israels Perry, 1939-2018

In Memoriam: Elisabeth Israels Perry, 1939-2018

Elisabeth Israels Perry was professor emerita of history and women’s and gender studies at Saint Louis University. She taught at a large number of academic institutions before settling in at Saint Louis University in 1999.

In Memoriam: Mary Teresa Noth, 1923-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Teresa Noth, 1923-2018

After being named dean of the School of Nursing at Saint Louis University in 1966. Dr. Noth created the nation’s first accelerated nursing degree program which offered students with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees a fast-track to earn their nursing credentials. Today there are more than 300 accelerated nursing programs in the United States.

In Memoriam: Annie Neidel, 1977-2018

In Memoriam: Annie Neidel, 1977-2018

Dr. Neidel first joined the staff at Saint Louis University in 2003. In 2014, she became the coordinator for competitive fellowships and scholarships for the Honors Program. During the 2017-18 academic year, Dr. Neidel served as president of the university’s Women’s Commission.

In Memoriam: Brenda Armstrong, 1949-2018

In Memoriam: Brenda Armstrong, 1949-2018

Brenda Armstrong was a professor and the senior associate dean for student diversity, recruitment, and retention at Duke University School of Medicine. She was the second Black woman in the United Stated to become a board-certified pediatric cardiologist.

Seven Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Current Posts in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Current Posts in Higher Education

The seven women who are stepping down are Marcy R. Driscoll at Florida State, Diane B. Call at Queensborough Community College, Florence Schmieg at the University of Delaware, Gabriela Weaver at the University of Massachusetts, Nancy Brickhouse at Saint Louis University, Sarah Jane Flint at Princeton, and Anne D. Yoder at Duke.

In Memoriam: Ann Ida Gannon, 1915-2018

In Memoriam: Ann Ida Gannon, 1915-2018

Ann Ida Gannon served as president of Mundelein College in Chicago from 1957 to 1975. The college later became part of Loyola University of Chicago.

The First Woman President of Eureka College in Illinois

The First Woman President of Eureka College in Illinois

Jamel Santa Cruze Wright has been serving as interim president of the college since July 2016. Dr. Wright first came to Eureka College in 2014 as chief diversity officer and vice president for strategic and diversity initiatives.