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Six Women Full Professors Who Have Retired

Six Women Full Professors Who Have Retired

The retiring full professors are Esther Rothblum at San Diego State University, Thomasine Heitkamp at the University of North Dakota, Debra Bacharz at the University of St. Jospeh in Joliet, Illinois, Anne Zajac at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Amy Struthers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Carolyn Sabo at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Marsha Gable Selected as the New Leader of Grossmont College in El Cajon, California

Marsha Gable Selected as the New Leader of Grossmont College in El Cajon, California

Dr. Gable has been serving for the past five years as vice president of student services at Grossmont College. She served for eight months in 2019 and 2020 as interim president of San Diego Miramar College. Earlier, Dr. Gable was dean of counseling services and admissions and records at Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, California.

California State University, Northridge Names Erika Beck as Its Next President

California State University, Northridge Names Erika Beck as Its Next President

In 2016, Dr. Beck was named the second president of California State University, Channel Islands in Camarillo. Previously, she was provost and executive vice president of Nevada State College in Henderson. Dr. Beck will become president of California State University Northridge on January 11.

New Positions or Roles for Eight Women Scholars in Higher Education

New Positions or Roles for Eight Women Scholars in Higher Education

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.

Angélica Garcia Selected as the Next President of Berkeley City College in California

Angélica Garcia Selected as the Next President of Berkeley City College in California

Before being named president of Berkeley City College, Dr. Garcia has been serving as the vice president of student services at Skyline College, a community college in San Bruno, California. She will begin her new job on May 7.

Helen Griffith to Lead the Highly Successful Charter School at the University of California, San Diego

Helen Griffith to Lead the Highly Successful Charter School at the University of California, San Diego

Since 2012, Dr. Griffith has been serving as the founding executive director and CEO of е3 Civic High, a public charter high school located in the San Diego Central Public Library. The Preuss School of the University of California, San Diego caters to low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Mary Ann Krough at South Dakota State University, Priscilla Elsass at Clark University in Massachusetts, Nicola Boothe Perry at Florida A&M University, Ana Gaillat at Vermont Technical College, Peggy Shannon at San Diego State University, Sarah Whiting at Harvard University, and Lise Youngblade at Colorado State University

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Notable Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Marilee Bresciani Ludvik of San Diego State University, Mary Catherine Harper of Defiance College in Ohio, Laurel Willingham-McLain of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and Elizabeth Payne of the University of Mississippi.

New Study Aims to Identify Best Practices in Mentoring to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

New Study Aims to Identify Best Practices in Mentoring to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

Angela Byars-Winston, professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected to lead a committee of the National Academy of Sciences that will seek to identify the best mentoring techniques to bring more women and members of underrepresented groups into STEM fields.

For Breast Cancer Survivors, Race Appears to Be an Important Factor in Their Employment Prospects

For Breast Cancer Survivors, Race Appears to Be an Important Factor in Their Employment Prospects

In a study of breast cancer survivors conducted at Washington University in St. Louis, the data showed that African-Americans were four times more likely to leave the workforce despite fighting a breast cancer with high survival rates than was the case for White patients of the same age.

Adela de la Torre Will Be the First Woman President of San Diego State University

Adela de la Torre Will Be the First Woman President of San Diego State University

Currently, Dr. De la Torre serves as vice chancellor for student affairs and campus diversity at the University of California, Davis. Earlier in her career, Dr. De la Torre was director of the Mexican American Studies and Research Center at the University of Arizona. She will begin her new job this coming June.

The Next President of the State University of New York-Oneonta

The Next President of the State University of New York-Oneonta

Since 2011, Dr. Barbara Jean Morris has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fort Lewis College in Durnago, Colorado. Earlier, she worked for 16 years at the College of the Redlands in California, where she served as professor of government and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

A Pair of Women Academics Honored by the Academy of American Poets

A Pair of Women Academics Honored by the Academy of American Poets

Marilyn Chin is a professor emerita at San Diego State University in California and Marie Howe teaches poetry at New York University and Sarah Lawrence College. Both scholars have been named chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.

Women Making Huge Advances in Research Grants at the University of California, San Diego

Women Making Huge Advances in Research Grants at the University of California, San Diego

In 2013 women were the principal investigators on grant programs that amounted to $24.5 million. In contrast, men led grants totaling $133.3 million. In 2017, women were the principal investigators on grants totaling $89.1 million, while men led grant programs totaling $72.5 million.

Sally Roush to Lead San Diego State University

Sally Roush to Lead San Diego State University

Roush joined the staff at San Diego State in 1982 as director of personnel services. In 1994, she was promoted to senior vice president for business and financial affairs. She retired in 2013 after 31 years of service to the university. She is expected to serve as interim president for one year, beginning July 1.

Erika Beck Chosen as the New President of California State University, Channel Islands

Erika Beck Chosen as the New President of California State University, Channel Islands

Dr. Beck currently serves as provost and executive vice president of Nevada State College in Henderson. Before becoming provost, she served as dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, chair of the Faculty Senate, and as a faculty member in the psychology department.

The Next President of Cuyamaca College in California

The Next President of Cuyamaca College in California

Since 2013, Dr. Julianna Barnes has been serving as vice president of student services at San Diego Mesa College. Previously, she was vice president of student services at Cuyamaca College. She will take office on October 5.

University Study Finds Support for Working Mothers Is at an All-Time High

University Study Finds Support for Working Mothers Is at an All-Time High

A new study by researchers at San Diego State University has found that in 1977, 66 percent of adults believed that “a preschool child is likely to suffer if his or her mother works.” By 2012, only 35 percent agreed with this statement.

Marilyn Chin Wins the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Poetry

Marilyn Chin Wins the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Poetry

Professor Chin was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Portland, Oregon. She is a professor of poetry at San Diego State University. Professor Chin is the only woman among the five winners of this year’s Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards.

University Study Finds Gender Differences in How Intimate Partner Violence Affects Children

University Study Finds Gender Differences in How Intimate Partner Violence Affects Children

The research found that boys who witnessed the violence are more apt to be aggressive and mimic the behavior observed. But girls who witnessed the violence tended to internalize their emotions. Neither reaction leads to proper social development.

San Diego-Area Universities Team Up to Encourage Girls to Improve Computer Skills

San Diego-Area Universities Team Up to Encourage Girls to Improve Computer Skills

GirlTECH San Diego will provide afterschool computing clubs for girls in secondary schools. Participating universities include the University of California San Diego, San Diego State University, the University of San Diego, and Point Loma Nazarene University.

Study Finds a Significant Increase of Female Pronouns in Books Written Over the Past 40 Years

Study Finds a Significant Increase of Female Pronouns in Books Written Over the Past 40 Years

The research team used the Google Books datatbase to examine the use of pronouns in 1.2 million books that were published in the United States from 1900 to 2008.

New Dean at the College of Business at CalState San Marcos

New Dean at the College of Business at CalState San Marcos

Sharon Lightner, who will take her new post on July 1, is now the director of the School of Accountancy at San Diego State University.

Two Women Named Department Chairs

Two Women Named Department Chairs

Amy Howell at UConn and Lynn M. Shore at SDSU are now leading their departments.