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Prescott College in Arizona Names Barbara Morris as Its New President

Prescott College in Arizona Names Barbara Morris as Its New President

Barbara Morris currently serves as associate vice provost and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs for the State University System of New York. Prior to her current role at SUNY, Dr. Morris served as president of SUNY Oneonta. Earlier, she spent 15 years on the faculty at the University of Redlands in California.

Betty Rosa Named Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York

Betty Rosa Named Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York

Dr. Rosa has served on the board of regents since 2008 and became the board’s chancellor in 2016. She resigned as chancellor in August to fill in as interim commissioner of education. Dr. Rosa holds two master’s degrees from the City University of New York and a master’s degree and a doctorate from Harvard University.

Penn State's Lorraine Dowler Honored by the American Association of Geographers

Penn State’s Lorraine Dowler Honored by the American Association of Geographers

Lorraine Dowler, a professor of geography and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Pennsylvania State University, was recognized as “a geographer who has made an outstanding service contribution to women in geography and/or feminist geography.”

Michelle Peach Is a "Rising Star' in Conservation Biology

Michelle Peach Is a “Rising Star’ in Conservation Biology

Michelle Peach, a lecturer at the University of Rhode Island, was honored by the Society for Conservation Biology for research she conducted as a doctoral student on whether birds were more likely to persist in areas that had extensive protected land and whether protected land encouraged birds to move into the area.

Ohio State University Appoints Kristina Johnson as Its Next President

Ohio State University Appoints Kristina Johnson as Its Next President

Dr. Johnson has been serving as chancellor of the State University of New York System since 2017. Earlier in her career, Dr. Johnson served as under secretary of energy at the U.S. Department of Energy and held academic leadership positions at Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Can Video Games Be Used to Educate College Students About Sexual Violence?

Can Video Games Be Used to Educate College Students About Sexual Violence?

The study, led by a sociologist at the University of New Hampshire, found that trivia and adventure games may increase a player’s awareness of sexual violence as well as teach active bystander skills that he or she can use in real-life situations.

Six Women Appointed Distinguished Professors at the State University of New York

Six Women Appointed Distinguished Professors at the State University of New York

The State University of New York Board of Trustees recently approved the appointments of 15 faculty to the Distinguished Faculty Rank. Of the 15 faculty members appointed to the Distinguished Faculty Rank, six are women.

New Administrative Appointments for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Six 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.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 10 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.

Three Women Appointed to Distinguished Professorships at the State University of New York

Three Women Appointed to Distinguished Professorships at the State University of New York

The three women named to Distinguished Professorships at SUNY are Lina M. Obeid at Stony Brook University, Jean H. Quataert at Binghamton University, and JoEllen Welsh at the University at Albany.

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments at Jinliu “Grace” Wang at the State University of New York System, Suzanne C. Adair at Pennsylvania State University, Erin Beatty at the University of Arkansas, Joy Haywood Moore at Boston College, and Aleshia Hall-Campbell at the University of Mississippi.

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University Study Finds Adverse Psychological Effects for Women Who Work in “Breastaurants”

A new study led by Dawn Szymanski, a professor at the University of Tennessee, has determined that women who work in restaurants that require the wait staff to wear revealing outfits, are at higher risk for anxiety and eating disorders. Many of the women who work in these restaurants are college students.

Lynne Rosansky Is Serving as Provost at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts

Lynne Rosansky Is Serving as Provost at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts

Dr. Rosansky has served as founding president of the Hult International Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, dean of the University of New Haven College of Business, provost at the State University of New York’s Levin Institute, and interim provost at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.

Retiring SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher Announces Her Future Plans

Retiring SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher Announces Her Future Plans

Dr. Zimpher will become a senior fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government and serve as a professor in the School of Education and as a chief adviser to the president of the University at Albany. Dr. Zimpher will also direct the new Center for Education Pipeline Systems Change.

Kristina Johnson Named the Thirteenth Chancellor of the State University of New York System

Kristina Johnson Named the Thirteenth Chancellor of the State University of New York System

Currently, Dr. Johnson is the chief executive officer of Cube Hydro Partners, which develops hydroelectric generation facilities. She served as under secretary of energy in the Obama administration and earlier was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

New Administrative Roles for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Nancy Zimpher Announces She Will Step Down as Chancellor of the State University of New York

Nancy Zimpher Announces She Will Step Down as Chancellor of the State University of New York

Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York System, announced that she will step down at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. She has been chancellor of the 64-campus system for the past seven years.

Erie Community College Agrees to Settlement of Title IX Complaint

Erie Community College Agrees to Settlement of Title IX Complaint

According to an investigation by the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, for a three-year period women were about half of all students at the college but only about a third of the student athletes.

Three Women Named to Distinguished Professorships at the State University of New York

Three Women Named to Distinguished Professorships at the State University of New York

Jean Wactawski-Wende is a professor of epidemiology at the University at Buffalo. Nancy Hollingsworth is a professor of biochemistry and cell biology at Stony Brook University and Elizabeth Tucker is a professor of English at Binghamton University.

In Memoriam: Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall, 1939-2015

In Memoriam: Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall, 1939-2015

A noted feminist historian Rosalyn Baxandall joined the faculty in the American studies department at the State University of New York at Old Westbury in 1971.

The First Woman President of SUNY's Upstate Medical University

The First Woman President of SUNY’s Upstate Medical University

Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena has been serving as chair of the department of pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and as a professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

SUNY Geologist Named the New York State Paleontologist

SUNY Geologist Named the New York State Paleontologist

Lisa Amati will be the second woman and the first since 1954, to serve as New York State Paleontologist. In this role, Dr. Amati will be the curator of the New York State Museum’s paleontology collections.

State University of New York Chooses Women to Lead Two of Its Campuses

State University of New York Chooses Women to Lead Two of Its Campuses

The board of trustees of the State University of New York has named Heidi Macpherson as president of the College of Brockport and Kristine M. Young as president of Orange County Community College in Middletown, New York.

Five Women Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Five Women Scholars in New Teaching Roles

The women with new faculty assignments are Amy Young at the University of Texas, Jamie Greenberg Reuland at Priinceton University, Leslie Leinwald at the University of Colorado, Maire M. Kenna Liberace at Rockland Community College, and Ardis R.T. Butterfield at Yale University.

Eight Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women in new administrative positions are Breona M. Hayes, Kay Wolf, Sondra Schreiber, Leanne M. Shank, Allyson Zazulia, Leandra Celaya, Tanya L. Jachimiak, and Eileen G. McLoughlin.

In Memoriam: Frances Hagen Dumenci, 1968-2014

In Memoriam: Frances Hagen Dumenci, 1968-2014

She was the public relations director for the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and also served as the university’s public affairs bureau chief at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

Hood College Provost Chosen to Lead Buffalo State University

Hood College Provost Chosen to Lead Buffalo State University

Katherine Conway-Turner is currently the provost at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. She is the former provost of the State University of New York at Geneseo and former dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Georgia Southern University.

Two Architecture Professors Win Environmental Design Research Awards

Two Architecture Professors Win Environmental Design Research Awards

Two faculty members at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York system – Lynda Schneekloth and Sue Weidemann – have been honored with the 2014 Career Award from the Environmental Design Research Association.

Mary Pearl Is One of Five Candidates for President of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Mary Pearl Is One of Five Candidates for President of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Mary Pearl is associate dean and chief academic officer for the Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York. She is also a professor of biology at Brooklyn College and served for 15 years as president of the Wildlife Trust.

Empire State College Chooses Its Next President

Empire State College Chooses Its Next President

Currently, Merodie A. Hancock is the vice president of the Global Campus of Central Michigan University. Prior to joining the staff at Central Michigan, she held teaching an administrative posts at the University of Maryland College Park.

Adirondack Community College Names Its Next President

Adirondack Community College Names Its Next President

Since 2006, Dr. Kristine D. Duffy has been serving as vice president for enrollment management and student development at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York.

The Next President of Onondaga Community College

The Next President of Onondaga Community College

Currently, Dr. Casey Crabill is president of Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey. From 1999 to 2006, she was president of the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California.

Two Women Are Among Five Finalists for Presidency of Empire State College

Two Women Are Among Five Finalists for Presidency of Empire State College

The two women finalists are Meg Benke who is the acting president and former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Empire State College and Merodie Hancock, vice president of the Global Campus of Central Michigan University.

Five Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Five Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Women taking on new roles in higher education administration are Anja Chavez at Colgate University, Betty Roberts at Alcorn State University, Jamie Porter at Princeton University, Lisa McKay at the State University of New York, and Helen Gonzales at the University of New Mexico.

Valerie Nixon to Lead Alfred State College

Valerie Nixon to Lead Alfred State College

She has served on the college’s administrative team since 1987, most recently as executive vice president. From 2008 to 2012, she was vice president for enrollment management.