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Josee Larochelle to Lead the State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Josee Larochelle to Lead the State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Josee Larochelle was named officer-in-charge at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. The title is equivalent to interim president. Larochelle currently serves as vice president for administration and finance at the university. She has been at SUNY Plattsburgh since July 2017.

Lisa Vollendorf Appointed Provost at Sonoma State University in California

Lisa Vollendorf Appointed Provost at Sonoma State University in California

Since 2012, Dr. Vollendorf has been serving as dean of the College of Humanities and Arts at San Jose State University in California. Earlier, Dr. Vollendorf was a professor of Spanish at California State University, Los Angeles and taught at Wayne State University in Detroit and Miami University in Ohio.

In Memoriam: Joyce Carol Thomas, 1938-2016

In Memoriam: Joyce Carol Thomas, 1938-2016

Joyce Carol Thomas, the author of more than 30 children’s books and a former college professor, won the National Book Award and the American Book Award in 1983. She taught at several higher educational institutions including Purdue University and the University of Tennessee.

New Administrative Posts for 12 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 12 Women 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.

Mary Papazian Will Be the Next President of San Jose State University

Mary Papazian Will Be the Next President of San Jose State University

When she takes office on July 1, Dr. Papazian will be the university’s 29th president and the third woman president in San Jose State’s 159-year history. Currently, Dr. Papazian is president of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Susan Martin to Take Over the Leadership of San Jose State University

Susan Martin to Take Over the Leadership of San Jose State University

On July 7, Susan Martin stepped down as president of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. Eleven days later, she was appointed interim president of San Jose State University. She is expected to serve in her new role until June 30, 2016.

Four Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

Four Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

The women appointed to dean posts are Mary C. Schutten at San Jose State University in California, Lori Bergen at the University of Colorado, Sherine E. Gabriel at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Diane Harris at the University of Utah.

New Administrative Posts for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 11 Women in Higher Education

The women with new administrative roles are Joan Gallagher, Susan S. Williams, Jean Rawlings Sumner, Bess Marcus, Leslie Chambers Strohm, Theresa Mendoza, Jyl R. Shaffer, Patricia R. DeLucia, Nancy R. Grden, Dorianne Johnson, and Shirley A. Weis.

Belle Wei Named Provost at California State University at Chico

Belle Wei Named Provost at California State University at Chico

Since 2003, she has served as dean of the College of Engineering at San Jose State University.

The 2011 LULAC Woman of the Year

The 2011 LULAC Woman of the Year

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga is honored by the League of United Latin American Citizens.