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Seven Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Seven Women Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Spelman College "Discontinues" the Cosby Endowed Professorship

Spelman College “Discontinues” the Cosby Endowed Professorship

In the 1980s, the highly rated women’s college in Atlanta received a $20 million gift from Bill and Camille Cosby. Now the college has ended a professor named for the Cosbys and returned “related funds” to a foundation created by Camille Cosby.

The Next President of Spelman College in Atlanta

The Next President of Spelman College in Atlanta

Mary Schmidt Campbell is dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and University Professor of art and public policy at New York University. She will become president of Spelman College on August 1.

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.

Spelman College "Suspends" the Cosby Endowed Professorship

Spelman College “Suspends” the Cosby Endowed Professorship

On the heels of accusations of rape by nearly 20 women against Bill Cosby, Spelman College, a highly rated liberal arts educational institution for African American women in Atlanta, has removed the Cosby name from an endowed professorship.

Beverly Daniel Tatum Earns Highest Honor From the American Psychological Association

Beverly Daniel Tatum Earns Highest Honor From the American Psychological Association

The citation for the award given to the Spelman College President said that “you have engaged the very difficult subject of race relations in the United States, and the impact of such an environment on identity development for African Americans.”

Beverly Daniel Tatum Stepping Down as President of Spelman College Next June

Beverly Daniel Tatum Stepping Down as President of Spelman College Next June

President Tatum has led Spelman College since 2002. Previously she was a professor of psychology and dean of the college at Mount Holyoke College. Dr. Tatum expressed her wish to return to her research and writing.

Beverly Daniel Tatum Receives the 2013 Academic Leadership Award From the Carnegie Corporation

Beverly Daniel Tatum Receives the 2013 Academic Leadership Award From the Carnegie Corporation

Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College is the only woman among this year’s four winners. She is the first college or university president in the state of Georgia and the first president of a historically Black college or university to win the award.

Four Women Holding New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Four Women Holding New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The new appointees are Luisa Colin at Texas A&M University, Khalilah A. Shabazz at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis, Jacqueline M. Jenkins at LIM College in New York City, and Ingrid Hayes at Spelman College in Atlanta.

American Educational Research Association Elects Its New Leader

American Educational Research Association Elects Its New Leader

Joyce E. King joined the faculty at Georgia State University in 2004 and currently holds the Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair of Urban Teaching, Learning, and Leadership. She is the former provost of Spelman College.

Pamela Gunter-Smith to Be the Next President of York College

Pamela Gunter-Smith to Be the Next President of York College

Since 2006, Dr. Gunter-Smith has been provost and academic vice president at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Previously, she was the Porter Professor of Physiology at Spelman College in Atlanta.

Spelman College Is Dropping Intercollegiate Athletics

Spelman College Is Dropping Intercollegiate Athletics

According to President Beverly Daniel Tatum, the college will now focus instead on “fitness/wellness/intramural programs, emphasizing those activities that career women are likely to maintain for a lifetime – tennis, golf, swimming, yoga, Pilates, running and walking.”

Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

Nikky Finney at the University of Kentucky and Tananarive Due at Spelman College were appointed to named chairs.

Five Women's Colleges Receive Grants From the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Five Women’s Colleges Receive Grants From the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The grants will assist these schools in their efforts to create more engaging science classes.

American Council on Education Honors Two Women Presidents

American Council on Education Honors Two Women Presidents

Ruth Simmons of Brown University and Beverly Daniel Tatum of Spelman College were honored at the Women’s Leadership Dinner at the annual meeting of the American Council on Education in Los Angeles.

Five Women Academics Receive Awards

Five Women Academics Receive Awards

Erica Lorraine Williams, Deanna Haunsperger, Ilona M. Figat, Sherrill Redmon, and CarolAnn Peterson are honored.

Eight Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

Eight Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

Here is news of eight women honored for their books, research, or teaching.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Sister to Be Honored With the James Weldon Johnson Medal

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Sister to Be Honored With the James Weldon Johnson Medal

Willie Christine King Farris is an associate professor of education at Spelman College.

Ruth Simmons Leaving Brown University Presidency

Ruth Simmons Leaving Brown University Presidency

At the end of the academic year she will leave her post as president but continue to teach at Brown.

Seven Women Take on New Administrative Duties

Seven Women Take on New Administrative Duties

Susan Fritz, Ann Marie Whyte, Carmen Sidbury, Irma Van Scoy, Paula Brewer Byron, Wanda Lester, and Marylou J. Ferry are taking on new assignments.

New Provost Named at Wagner College

New Provost Named at Wagner College

Lily McNair was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Wagner College on Staten Island in New York City, effective July 1. Dr. McNair is currently associate provost for research and professor of psychology at Spelman College in Atlanta. Prior to coming to Spelman, Professor McNair taught at the State University of New […]