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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.

In Memoriam: Mary A. Dineen, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Mary A. Dineen, 1922-2017

Mary A. Dineen was one of the first faculty members at the College of Nursing at Niagara University in 1946. Later, she served as dean of the School of Nursing at Boston College for 14 years.

Susan M. Donovan Chosen to Lead Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky

Susan M. Donovan Chosen to Lead Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Donovan has been on the staff at Loyola University Maryland for 32 years. In addition to her current role as executive vice president, she has served as dean of students, vice president for student development, dean of residence life, and acting president.

In Memoriam: Kitty Lee Gardner Dickerson, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Kitty Lee Gardner Dickerson, 1940-2017

Kitty Dickerson was a professor emerita and former chair of the department of textile and apparel management at the University of Missouri. She held a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University.

In Memoriam: Dorothy McDonnell Cooke, 1946-2016

In Memoriam: Dorothy McDonnell Cooke, 1946-2016

Dorothy McDonnell Cooke won a Bronze Star for her service as a flight nurse during the Vietnam War. Dr. Cooke taught in the School of Nursing at Saint Louis University for 32 years.

Bernadette Gray-Little to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of Kansas

Bernadette Gray-Little to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of Kansas

Bernadette Gray-Little, the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas, announced that she will step down at the end of the current academic year. When she was named chancellor in 2009, Dr. Gray-Little became the first woman in history to hold the position.

Men Greatly Outnumber Women on Online Gambling Websites, But Women Are a Majority of the High Rollers

Men Greatly Outnumber Women on Online Gambling Websites, But Women Are a Majority of the High Rollers

A news study from the Center for Gambling Studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey finds that men greatly outnumber women on online gambling websites. But among the 10 percent of high rollers who gamble almost every day, women are a slight majority.

Saint Louis University's Mary Breummer Receives Honor From the Pope

Saint Louis University’s Mary Breummer Receives Honor From the Pope

Mary Breummer, who graduated from Saint Louis University in 1942 and worked there for 60 years, was awarded the honor of Dame Commander of the Order of Saint Sylvester, Pope, and Martyr by Pope Francis.

New Assignments for 11 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 11 Women Faculty Members

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.

Six Women Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Six Women Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

The new deans are Michelle Sabick at St. Louis University, Michelle Nuss at the University of Georgia, Dana Heller at Old Dominion University, Elizabeth D. Liddy at Syracuse University, Abigail Tilton at Texas Woman’s University and Mindy J. Deardurff at Macalester College.

Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership Announces Dean Candidates

Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership Announces Dean Candidates

Angela Sharkey, associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development and a professor of pediatrics at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri, is one of two finalists for the post.

Jamel Santa Cruze Bell to Lead Eureka College in Illinois

Jamel Santa Cruze Bell to Lead Eureka College in Illinois

The board of trustees of Eureka College in Illinois has named Jamel Santa Cruze Bell as interim president of the educational institution, effective July 1, 2016. She currently serves as vice president for strategic and diversity initiatives.

Bernadette Gray-Little Named Board Chair at the Association of Public Land-grant Universities

Bernadette Gray-Little Named Board Chair at the Association of Public Land-grant Universities

The Association of Public Land-grant Universities is a research, policy, and advocacy organization representing 238 public research universities and land-grant institutions. Dr. Gray-Little has been chancellor of the University of Kansas since 2009.

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.

Women's Study Scholar Says City Nuisance Laws May Discourage Battered Women From Calling Police

Women’s Study Scholar Says City Nuisance Laws May Discourage Battered Women From Calling Police

Gretchen Arnold, an assistant professor of women’s and gender studies at Saint Louis University, is conducting research on nuisance laws which can call for fines for individuals who frequently make what are deemed unnecessary 911 calls to emergency services.

Auburn University Professor Emerita Is the New Leader of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Auburn University Professor Emerita Is the New Leader of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr. Evelyn F. Crayton was a professor of nutrition dietetics, and hospitality management and assistant director of extension family and consumer sciences at Auburn University in Alabama. Dr. Crayton is the organization’s 90th leader and the first African American to hold the post.

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.

In Memoriam: Joan Range, 1931-2015

In Memoriam: Joan Range, 1931-2015

Sister Joan Range taught theology for 30 years at Saint Louis University in Missouri. She was a co-founder of the department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the university.

Nancy Brickhouse Appointed Provost at Saint Louis University

Nancy Brickhouse Appointed Provost at Saint Louis University

Dr. Brickhouse has been on the faculty at the University of Delaware for 27 years. She was promoted to associate professor in 1994 and to full professor in 2002. Dr. Brickhouse has served as deputy provost, interim provost, deputy dean of the College of Education, and director of the School of Education.

Holy Family University Names Its Fifth President

Holy Family University Names Its Fifth President

Maureen McGarrity has been serving as provost at Holy Family University. She holds a master’s degree in biology from Villanova University in Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in microbiology from Saint Louis University in 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.

Annette Clark Appointed Dean of the Seattle University School of Law

Annette Clark Appointed Dean of the Seattle University School of Law

Dr. Clark joined the law school’s faculty in 1989. During the 2011-2012 academic year she served as dean and taught at the Saint Louis University School of Law but resigned her post and returned to Seattle in the fall of 2012.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Cavallo, 1946-2013

In Memoriam: Cheryl Cavallo, 1946-2013

Dr. Cavallo served on the physical therapy faculty at Saint Louis University for 32 years, retiring in 2011. She held bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees, all from Saint Louis University.

Four Women Named to Endowed Faculty Chairs

Four Women Named to Endowed Faculty Chairs

The four new chair holders at Sophia Chung at Saint Louis University, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer at the University of Illinois, Micheal Taufer at the University of Delaware and Beverly Roberts Gaventa at Baylor University.

Faculty News: Three Women in New Roles

Faculty News: Three Women in New Roles

Alexandria Lewis joins the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University. Professor Baretta Casey was elected chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and Margaret Donnelly was named practitioner-in-residence at the Saint Louis University School of Law.

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.

In Memoriam: Noreen McGowan, 1914-2012

In Memoriam: Noreen McGowan, 1914-2012

Professor McGowan served on the faculty of the School of Nursing at Saint Louis University for three decades.

Dean of Saint Louis University School of Law Resigns After One Year

Dean of Saint Louis University School of Law Resigns After One Year

Annette Clark had several issues with the university’s administration. She will stay on as a tenured faculty member but stated she would look for opportunities elsewhere.