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Four Women Scholars Named to Provost Positions at Prestigious Colleges and Universities

Four Women Scholars Named to Provost Positions at Prestigious Colleges and Universities

The four women appointed to provost positions are Emily A. Carter at the University of California, Los Angeles, Mitzi Montoya at Washington State University, Linda Strong-Leak at Berea College in Kentucky, and Julie Sandell at Suffolk University in Boston.

Women Entrepreneurs Are More Successful Than Men in Raising Money on Crowdfunding Platforms

Women Entrepreneurs Are More Successful Than Men in Raising Money on Crowdfunding Platforms

Researchers found that while women seeking funds for start-up ventures have been at a disadvantage to men with traditional funding sources. But crowdfunding investors take the opposite view. These investors tend to believe women are more trustworthy.

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.

Suffolk University in Boston Fires Its President

Suffolk University in Boston Fires Its President

Margaret McKenna, president of Suffolk University in Boston, has been fired by the university’s board of trustees. Dr. McKenna was the first woman president of the educational institution.

Jo Ann Rooney Will Be the First Woman President of Loyola University of Chicago

Jo Ann Rooney Will Be the First Woman President of Loyola University of Chicago

Dr. Rooney has served as senior adviser to the Secretary of Defense. Earlier in her career, Dr. Rooney was president of Spaulding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts.

President and Board Chair at Suffolk University in Boston Both Agree to Step Down

President and Board Chair at Suffolk University in Boston Both Agree to Step Down

In May 2015, Margaret McKenna was named the tenth president of Suffolk University in Boston. But just seven months into her tenure, broad disagreements erupted between the board of trustees and President McKenna. Now McKenna and the chair of the board of trustees have both agreed to step down.

Suffolk University in Boston Names Its Next President

Suffolk University in Boston Names Its Next President

Margaret McKenna was named the tenth president of Suffolk University in Boston. She was president of Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1985 to 2007. Most recently, McKenna has been teaching at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Women Named to Dean Posts at Seven Universities

Women Named to Dean Posts at Seven Universities

The new deans are Maria Toyoda at Suffolk University, Nancy McIntyre at West Virginia University, Carol Ann Gittens at Santa Clara University, Robin P. Newhouse at Indiana University, Ellen Nerenberg at Wesleyan University, Suzanne Barbour at the University of Georgia, and Gloria Culver at the University of Rochester.

Five Higher Educational Institutions Appoint Women as Their Provosts

Five Higher Educational Institutions Appoint Women as Their Provosts

The women appointed as provosts are Susan R. Wente at Vanderbilt University, Marisa Kelley at Suffolk University in Boston, Dana Dunn at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Katherine Newman at the University of Massachusetts, and Jenifer Ward at Centenary College in Louisiana.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to key administrative and leadership posts at college and universities across the United States.