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Two Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State Universities

Two Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State Universities

Anupma Prakash was appointed provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Sue A. Carter was named provost of Rachel Carson College, the environmental studies unit of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

In Memoriam: Susan Williams, 1951-2018

In Memoriam: Susan Williams, 1951-2018

Susan Williams a distinguished professor in the department of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, died late last month in a six-vehicle automobile crash in Petaluma, California. She was one of the most respected marine biologists in the nation.

University of Alaska's Girls on Ice Program to Expand in 2017

University of Alaska’s Girls on Ice Program to Expand in 2017

Girls on Ice’s stated mission is to “give girls a feeling for the processes that create the natural world and provide an environment that fosters the critical thinking necessary to all scientific inquiry” and to “inspire young women’s interest in science” in a “challenging environment that increases their physical and intellectual self-confidence.”

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks

The two women finalists are Sandra Woodley, who recently served as president of the University of Louisiana System, and Laura Woodworth-Ney, the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Idaho State University.

New Duties for Five Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Duties for Five Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

Taking on new roles are Deborah A. Thomas of the University of Pennsylvania, Ruqaiijah A. Yearby at Case Western Reserve University, Marta Elena Esquilin at Rutgers University-Newark, Ellen Pader at the University of Massachusetts, and Catherine F. Cahill at the University of Pennsylvania.

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.

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.

The New Dean of the School of Management at the University of Alaska Southeast

The New Dean of the School of Management at the University of Alaska Southeast

Vickie Williams was named dean of the School of Management at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. The School of Management offers bachelor’s degrees in business and accounting and an online master of public administration degree program.

Cynthia Teniente-Matson Appointed President of Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Cynthia Teniente-Matson Appointed President of Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Dr. Teniente-Matson will serve as interim president until the board of regents can finalize her appointment in February. She has been serving as vice president for administration and chief financial officer at California State University, Fresno.

Former University of Alaska-Anchorage Chancellor Accepts State Department Post

Former University of Alaska-Anchorage Chancellor Accepts State Department Post

Fran Ulmer, former chancellor of the University of Alaska at Anchorage and currently chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, has been appointed by Secretary of State John Kerry to serve as his special adviser on Arctic science and policy.

Thirteen Women in New High-Level Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Thirteen Women in New High-Level Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women taking on new assignments are Viji Murali, Tonia Moody, Pamela Ray, Megan Wilkinson, Mary Purvis, Angie Freeman Shephard, Kim Sims, Jeanette Kowalik, Naomi Powell, Megan Sanders, Lisa Cruces, Andrea Jenkins, and Judith E. Bergtraum.

University of Alaska at Fairbanks Honors Its First Alumna

University of Alaska at Fairbanks Honors Its First Alumna

The University of Alaska at Fairbanks has named its new teaching and research facility in honor of Margaret “Mardy” Murie, a noted conservationist, who in 1924 was the first woman to graduate from what is now the University of Alaska.

University of Alaska Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of New Journal

University of Alaska Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of New Journal

The new open-access journal will deal with all aspects of the global climate and includes articles from scholars in a wide range of academic disciplines.

N. Jane Shelby Is the New Director of the Alaska WWAMI School of Medical Education

N. Jane Shelby Is the New Director of the Alaska WWAMI School of Medical Education

She has been serving as the interim executive director of the Division of Health Sciences at Montana State University in Bozeman. She previously taught at the University of Utah.

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Here is a host of appointments of women to key posts at colleges and universities across the United States.

Nine Women Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Wendy Stouffer, Tracy Barlok, Paila Morsiani, Patricia Perillo, Susan Cozzens, Kathleen Wattum, Tracy Utech, Snehalata Huzurbazar and Sapphire Cureg are taking on new roles.

Nine Women Who Are Assuming New Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Are Assuming New Duties in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions 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.

Women Have a Higher Graduation Rate Than Men at All 50 Flagship State Universities

Women Have a Higher Graduation Rate Than Men at All 50 Flagship State Universities

Among all the 50 flagship state universities, the highest graduation rate for women is at the University of Virginia.

New Women Deans Appointed at Four Colleges

New Women Deans Appointed at Four Colleges

Recently women were named deans at Villanova University, Mount Holyoke College, Dartmouth College, and the University of Alaska.