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In Memoriam: Jean Fairfax, 1920-2019

In Memoriam: Jean Fairfax, 1920-2019

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Fairfax served as dean of women at what is now Kentucky State University in Frankfort and at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Tameka Angela Harper has been named dean of students at Tuskegee University in Alabama and Rachel Schreiber has been named executive dean of the Parsons School of Design in New York. Enku Gelaye has been named dean of campus life at Emory University in Atlanta and Valerie Ashby has been reappointed dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Received Prestigious Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Received Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Shelly Peper Sitton of Oklahoma State University, Chitra Nayak at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Julie Reagan at Georgia Southern University, Judith Aissen of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Amanda Murdie of the University of Georgia, and Aaron Fobian of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Seven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments at Colleges and Universities

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

Roberta Troy to Serve as Provost at Tuskegee University in Alabama

Roberta Troy to Serve as Provost at Tuskegee University in Alabama

Dr. Troy has been a member of the faculty at Tuskegee since 1999 and is the founding director of the Tuskegee University Health Disparities Institute for Research and Education.

Lily McNair Will Be the First Woman President of Tuskegee University in Alabama

Lily McNair Will Be the First Woman President of Tuskegee University in Alabama

Dr. McNair has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wagner College on Staten Island in New York City. Before becoming provost in 2011, Dr. McNair was associate provost for research and a professor of psychology at Spelman College in Atlanta.

Four Universities Make Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Four Universities Make Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Appointed to dean posts are Vicky Wilkins at American University in Washington, D.C., Constance Smith Hendricks at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Sabrina Madison-Cannon at the University of Oregon, and Judith Karshmer at Arizona State Unviersity.

Charlotte P. Morris to Lead Tuskegee University in Alabama

Charlotte P. Morris to Lead Tuskegee University in Alabama

Dr. Morris is a professor of management at the university and has been serving as interim dean of the Andrew W. Brimmer College of Business and Information Science. She served as interim president of the university once before in 2010.

In Memoriam: Velma L. Blackwell

In Memoriam: Velma L. Blackwell

Dr. Blackwell joined the staff at Tuskegee University in 1969 and remained employed by the university until her retirement in 2008. She held many positions at the university including associate provost, director of student relations, vice president for development, and director of the Center for Continuing Education.

The Higher Education Ties of the World's Oldest American Women

The Higher Education Ties of the World’s Oldest American Women

The last American born in the nineteenth century died on May 12. Susannah Muschatt-Jones, a granddaughter of slaves, died in New York City at the age of 116. Unable to afford college tuition herself, later in life she set up a college scholarship fund for students in financial need.

Two Women Scholars Named to Positions as Deans

Two Women Scholars Named to Positions as Deans

Carla Jackson Bell has been selected as the next dean of the School of Architecture at Tuskegee University in Alabama. Dani Byrd was named interim dean of the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at the University of Southern California.

Seven Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at U.S. Universities

Seven Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at U.S. Universities

Taking on new roles are Tameka E. Lester at Georgia State, Paula Grammas at the University of Rhode Island, Althema Etzioni at Tuskegee University, Karrie Shogren at the University of Kansas, Amber McLendon at Campbell University, Leslie Greenberg at the University of Nevada, and Alicia Kae Koger at the University of Oklahoma.

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Taking on new assignments are Claudia Arteaga at Scripps College, Christena Cleveland at Duke Divinity School, Olga Isengildina-Massa at Virginia Tech, Zella Palmer at Dillard University, Anna Hohler at Boston University, Lorraine Linn at Tuskegee University.

In Memoriam: Verdelle B. Bellamy, 1927-2015

In Memoriam: Verdelle B. Bellamy, 1927-2015

In 1963, Verdelle Bellamy received a master’s degree in nursing from Emory University. She was one of two Black students to earn a degree that day, the first African Americans to earn degrees from the university.

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions at U.S. Universities

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions at U.S. Universities

The new deans are Carla Swearingen at John Brown University in Arkansas, Michelle Gillespie at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, Ruby Perry at Tuskegee University in Alabama, and Vanessa Beasley at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.

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.

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new appointees are Julie Patterson Forrester at SMU, Tracy Boleware at Tuskegee University, Penny Rue at Wake Forest, Carli Schiffner at Wenatchee Valley College, Janine Sherrier at the University of Delaware, Lucy France at the University of Montana, Susan Neu at Virginia Tech, and Joni Wadley at Ohio University.

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Sarha Pearson, Jeanette Sims, Kiron Skinner, Anne O’Leary-Kelly, Ruby Perry, Sharon Marine, Jane McQueeny, and Cindy Faria are taking on new duties.

Eight Women Take on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women Take on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, Sharon Stahl, Paige Atkins, Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Tamara Young Lee, Marsha V. Gable, Rachel Nelson Moeller, and Wokie Nwabueze receive appointments.

A Wealth of New Administrative Appointments

A Wealth of New Administrative Appointments

Here is news of 11 women who have been named to important posts in higher education administration.