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Sweet Briar College Reports Progress in Fundraising and Enrollments

Sweet Briar College Reports Progress in Fundraising and Enrollments

Sweet Briar College in Virginia, that had planned to close last year until alumnae came through with financial support to keep the college in business, reports that there will be 175 new students on campus this fall.

New High-Level Administrative Duties for Nine Women in Higher Education

New High-Level Administrative Duties for Nine 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 Duties or Titles for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Duties or Titles for Eight Women Faculty Members

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

Sweet Briar College to Begin a Search for a New President

Sweet Briar College to Begin a Search for a New President

Phil Stone, who has led the college for the past year after alumnae raised money to prevent its planned closure, has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.

Sweet Briar College Launches a Leadership Program for Chinese Women Students

Sweet Briar College Launches a Leadership Program for Chinese Women Students

Under the agreement Sweet Briar College’s Women’s Leadership Program will host Chinese women students who will come to Virginia to study liberal arts and STEM disciplines. The Women’s Leadership Program will feature two summer sessions for Chinese students at a partner university in Washington, D.C.

Sweet Briar College Adds Two Intercollegiate Sports

Sweet Briar College Adds Two Intercollegiate Sports

Just about a year ago, Sweet Briar College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Virginia, announced that it would close in August 2015. Alumnae saved the day and now the college is expanding its intercollegiate sports offerings.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

This week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

More than 1,000 Students Apply to Sweet Briar College

More than 1,000 Students Apply to Sweet Briar College

The women’s college in Virginia that was saved from closure by alumnae last year reports that it has received the largest number of applications in the past 50 years. It hopes to enroll 200 first-year students this coming fall.

New Administrative Roles for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for 11 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.

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 Administrative Appointments for Eight Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Eight 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.

Proceeds From a New Book on Sweet Briar College Are Earmarked to Help the College Financially

Proceeds From a New Book on Sweet Briar College Are Earmarked to Help the College Financially

A new book offers a photographic account of the history of the campus of Sweet Briar College in Virginia. Proceeds from the book will be donated back to the college in an effort to shore up the financial position of the educational institution.

Thirteen Women Appointed to Key Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Appointed to Key Administrative Positions 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.

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new teaching posts are Jie Xiao at the University of Arkansas, Felicia Knaul at the University of Miami, Graziella Parati at Dartmouth College, Yajin Wang at the University of Maryland, Jessica E. Brophy at Bridgewater College, and Leigh Ann White at Sweet Briar College.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Responsibilities in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Responsibilities 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.

Eight Women Named Dean at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Named Dean at U.S. Colleges and Universities

The eight women appointed to dean positions are Deirdre Yates at Seton Hall, Lori Phillips at the University of Wyoming, Jill Robbins at the University of California, Merced, Maura E. Hagan at Utah State. Nancy P. Kropf at Georgia State, Debra Spring at Alcorn State, Pamela Jackson at Fayetteville State, and Pamela J. DeWeese at Sweet Briar College.

Sweet Briar College to Remain Open

Sweet Briar College to Remain Open

Sweet Briar College shocked the academic community in March by announcing it would close in August. Now a new agreement announced by the attorney general of Virginia, will keep the college open for the time being. But significant problems remain.

Sweet Briar College Announces It Will Close After This Academic Year

Sweet Briar College Announces It Will Close After This Academic Year

Sweet Briar College, a liberal arts institution for women in Sweet Briar, Virginia, that was founded in 1901 on the grounds of a former plantation, has announced that is closing at the end of the academic year.

A Quartet of Women Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Quartet of Women Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women in new administrative positions are Carrolyn J. Bostick at Howard University, Alexis Quinn at Sweet Briar College, Robin B. McFall at Clemson University, and Angeles Kates at Virginia Tech.

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.

In Memoriam: Patricia Smith Wright, 1935-2014

In Memoriam: Patricia Smith Wright, 1935-2014

Beginning in 1967, Pamela Smith Wright served in several library posts, including acting head librarian, at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She retired in 1997 and was named professor emerita of library science.

Sweet Briar College President to Lead the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Sweet Briar College President to Lead the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Jo Ellen Parker was named the 10th president of Sweet Briar College in 2009. In August she will become president of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh which reach nearly 1.3 million per year through museum visits, educational programs, and special events.

In Memoriam: Catherine Seaman, 1923-2013

In Memoriam: Catherine Seaman, 1923-2013

Dr. Seaman joined the faculty at Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 1967. She retired from teaching in 1993 at the age of 70. Professor Seaman, who was a U.S. Army nurse. held bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia.

Two Women's Colleges in Virginia Exploring Cooperative Measures

Two Women’s Colleges in Virginia Exploring Cooperative Measures

Using a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Sweet Briar College and Hollins University in Roanoke will examine whether it is possible to cooperate in certain administrative areas that would help both institutions reduce costs.

In Memoriam: Nancy Godwin Baldwin, 1935-2013

In Memoriam: Nancy Godwin Baldwin, 1935-2013

Baldwin joined the admissions office staff at Sweet Briar College in 1958. She was named director of admissions in 1966 and served in that role for 14 years. In 1986 she returned to the college as editor of the alumnae magazine, a post she held until 2007.

Five Women in New Administrative Assignments in Higher Education

Five Women in New Administrative Assignments in Higher Education

The women taking on new roles are JoAnn McKenzie at Emory, Elizabeth Knapp at Washington and Lee, Melissa Gentry Witherow at Sweet Briar College, Jeanie Andrews at Penn State, and Joffery Gaymon at the University of West Florida.

Thirteen Women With New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thirteen Women With New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here’s is a large group of women taking on new administrative posts at educational institutions across the United States.

A Dozen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s list of women appointed to key administrative posts at colleges and universities across the United States.

New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

In Memoriam: Patricia Martin Rodier (1944-2012)

In Memoriam: Patricia Martin Rodier (1944-2012)

A leading scholar in the field of autism research, she was a research professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center for more than 30 years.

Sweet Briar College Announces Cuts to Programs and Faculty

Sweet Briar College Announces Cuts to Programs and Faculty

The college has announced that it is eliminating major degree programs in German and engineering management, as well as a minor degree program in law and society.

Sweet Briar College Is Achieving Success in Its Social Media Marketing Campaign

Sweet Briar College Is Achieving Success in Its Social Media Marketing Campaign

Sweet Briar claims to be the first women’s college in the nation to have 10,000 “Likes” on Facebook.

Four Women Named to Dean Positions

Four Women Named to Dean Positions

Stephanie M. Bryant was named dean of the College of Business Administration at Missouri State University in Springfield. She will begin her new duties on August 8. Dr. Bryant was a distinguished professor of accountancy and director of the School of Accountancy at the University of South Florida in Tampa. A CPA, Bryant holds bachelor’s […]