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Cathy Sandeen Named Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage

Cathy Sandeen Named Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage

Dr. Sandeen has been serving as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin Extension. Earlier, she held leadership positions at University of California campuses at Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco. She will begin her new job on September 15.

Linda Oubré Selected as the Fifteenth President of Whittier College in California

Linda Oubré Selected as the Fifteenth President of Whittier College in California

For the past six years, Dr. Oubré has served as dean of the College of Business at San Francisco State University. Earlier, Dr. Oubré was executive director of corporate relations and business development, and chief diversity officer for the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis.

Marisa Kelly Appointed the Eleventh President of Suffolk University in Boston

Marisa Kelly Appointed the Eleventh President of Suffolk University in Boston

Dr. Kelly has been serving as interim president for the past 20 months. In 2014, she was named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the university. Earlier, she was provost and vice president for educational affairs at Ithaca College in New York.

Opal Palmer Adisa Returning to Jamaica to Head the Institute for Gender and Development Studies

Opal Palmer Adisa Returning to Jamaica to Head the Institute for Gender and Development Studies

After serving on the faculty at the California College of the Arts for nearly a quarter century, Professor Opal Palmer Adisa is returning to her native Jamaica to serve as the director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies.

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Since 2009, Dr. Blake has been serving as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. When she takes office on August 1, she will become the first woman to serve as president of the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

In Memoriam: Ingeborg H. Solbrig, 1923-2016

In Memoriam: Ingeborg H. Solbrig, 1923-2016

Professor Solbrig was a native of Weissenfels, Germany. After obtaining a Ph.D. at Stanford, she taught at the University of Rhode Island, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and the University of Kentucky before joining the faculty at the University of Iowa in 1975.

University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Award

University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Award

April R. Haynes, an assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received the 2015 James Broussard Best First Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR).

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.

New Leader for the University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension

New Leader for the University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension

Cathy Sandeen has been serving as vice president for education attainment and innovation at the American Council on Education. She is the former dean of continuing education at the University of California, Los Angeles.

In Memoriam: Ruby Burman Cohen (1922-2011)

In Memoriam: Ruby Burman Cohen (1922-2011)

She taught literature and theater at the University of California at Davis for 30 years.