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Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

The women who are retiring or leaving their positions are Doris K. Patneau at Oklahoma State University, Peg Kennedy-Dygas at Ohio University, Linda Hennig at the University of Central Florida, and Joan Morrison at North Carolina Central University.

Four Women Named Chair of Their Academic Departments

Four Women Named Chair of Their Academic Departments

The new department chairs are Michele Dudash in natural resource management at South Dakota State University, Catherine Kaukinen in criminal justice at the University of Central Florida, Glenda Gillaspy in biochemstiry at Virginia Tech, and Lisa Kachnic in radiation oncology at Vanderbilt University.

Three Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements

Three Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements

Jacqueline R. Johnson, chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Morris, Bettye Myers, the Cornaro Professor of Kinesiology at Texas Woman’s University, and Betty Mayer, a professor of nursing at the University of Central Florida, are all retiring.

Three Women Academics Announce They Are Leaving Their Posts

Three Women Academics Announce They Are Leaving Their Posts

The three women who have announced they are leaving their positions are Diane M. Wink at the University of Central Florida, Virginia Hazen at Dartmouth College, and Cheryl Henderson at New Mexico State University.

A Quartet of Women Appointed to Dean Posts at American Universities

A Quartet of Women Appointed to Dean Posts at American Universities

The new deans are Sue Day-Perroots at West Virginia University, Ann Kurth at Yale University in Connecticut, Elizabeth A. Dooley at the University of Central Florida, and Catherine Zublin at Weber State University in Utah.

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.

University of Central Florida's Jill Fjelstul Named Editor of the <em>Journal of Tourism Insights</em>

University of Central Florida’s Jill Fjelstul Named Editor of the Journal of Tourism Insights

Dr. Fjelstul, an associate professor in the College of Hospitality Management, joined the faculty at the University of Central Florida in 2005. Her research focuses on the recreational vehicle industry and golf and club management.

Report Gives a C-Minus Grade to Diversity in Women's College Sports

Report Gives a C-Minus Grade to Diversity in Women’s College Sports

One of the most striking figures in the report is that in 2014, women held the head coaching job for only 38.2 percent of all women’s athletic teams in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Cynthia Young Is One of Three Finalists for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University

Cynthia Young Is One of Three Finalists for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University

Cynthia Y. Young is a professor of mathematics and associate dean in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida. She joined the faculty at the university in 1997.

Report Documents a Significant Drop in Athletic Gender Hiring Performance at Colleges and Universities

Report Documents a Significant Drop in Athletic Gender Hiring Performance at Colleges and Universities

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida reports that the overall grade for gender hiring practices for colleges and universities dropped from 81.3 points in 2012 to 75.9 points in 2013.

Six Women Presented With Major Awards

Six Women Presented With Major Awards

The honorees are Shontavia Johnson of Drake Law School, Mary Frances Berry of the University of Pennsylvania, Alison Van Eenennaam of the University of California Davis, Joan Brennecke of Notre Dame, Debra Reinhart of the University of Central Florida, and Jennifer Monson of the University of Illinois.

New Technology for Teacher Training Comes to Texas Woman's University

New Technology for Teacher Training Comes to Texas Woman’s University

Texas Woman’s University is one of only 40 educational institutions in the nation using TeachLivE, an interactive computer-simulated classroom where teacher education students interact with “virtual” children.

Ten Women Assuming New Administrative Roles at American Universities

Ten Women Assuming New Administrative Roles at American Universities

The women with new administrative posts are Amy Wohlert, Jana Jasinski, Kimberly Lamparelli, Susie Brubaker-Cole, Jennifer Heisey, Carla Peterson, Diana Jergovic, Apryle M. Cotton, Sara Childs, and Ellen Amsel.

Finalists for Provost at George Mason University

Finalists for Provost at George Mason University

Diane Chase executive vice provost for academic affairs and professor of anthropology at the University of Central Florida and Suzanne Austin, the vice provost for student and faculty success at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, are two of the four finalists.

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas

The two women finalists are Cynthia Y. Young, an associate dean in the College of Sciences and professor of mathematics at the University of Central Florida, and Pamela E. Jansma, dean of the College of Science at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Provost at Texas Tech University

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Provost at Texas Tech University

Diane Z. Chase is a professor and executive vice provost for academic, faculty, and international affairs at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and Kimberly Andrews Espy is a professor and vice president for research and innovation at the University of Oregon.

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.

Four Women Named Deans

Four Women Named Deans

The new deans are Sheila Dynan at Berkeley College, Sherri Cole at Logan University, Marsha Taylor Horton at Delaware State University and Mary Lou Sole at the University of Central Florida.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Fowler Byers, 1957-2013

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Fowler Byers, 1957-2013

Dr. Byers served on the faculty at the University of Central Florida from 1998 to 2012. Earlier in her career she was director of research at Orlando Health and held clinical positions at Vanderbilt University Hospital and Duke University Hospital.

Women Still Vastly Underrepresented in College Sports Administration and Coaching

Women Still Vastly Underrepresented in College Sports Administration and Coaching

During the 2011-12 academic year women made up 3 percent of the head coaches of men’s teams in the NCAA Division I. In contrast, men made up 61.4 percent of the head coaches of women’s teams. Women held small percentage of sports administration positions.

Seven Women Named to Faculty Posts

Seven Women Named to Faculty Posts

The women taking on new teaching roles are Frances Henderson at Maryville College, Lara Saguisag at the College of Staten Island, Geetha Sant at Washington University, Marjorie at IUPU Indianapolis, Susan Lawrence at Ohio State, Linda Walters at the University of Central Florida, and Renee Jolles at the University of Rochester.

Four Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Four Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Sara Leftwich at Virginia Tech, Jacquelyn White at Prairie View A&M, Polly Anderson at the University of Central Florida, and Juliana Mosley at Edward Waters College.

Honors for Five Women Scholars

Honors for Five Women Scholars

Cecilia Hernandez, Catherine Constable, Florence Dunkel, Lisa Grant Ludwig, and Cristina Fernandez-Valle win prestigious awards.

Nine Women Named to Faculty Posts

Nine Women Named to Faculty Posts

Here is this week’s news of the appointment of women to faculty positions at major colleges and universities across the United States.

Six Women Named to New Faculty Posts

Six Women Named to New Faculty Posts

The new appointees are Susan Trout, Christine Evans, Edith Clowes, Dina Khapaeva, Barbara Ehren, and Laurie Anderson.

Seven Women Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven Women Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is news of seven women who have been assigned to new administrative posts at universities across the United States.

UCF Scholar Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the College of American Pathologists

UCF Scholar Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the College of American Pathologists

Diane Davey was honored for “tireless service and dedication to patients.”

Seven Women Take on New Administrative Duties

Seven Women Take on New Administrative Duties

Susan Fritz, Ann Marie Whyte, Carmen Sidbury, Irma Van Scoy, Paula Brewer Byron, Wanda Lester, and Marylou J. Ferry are taking on new assignments.

Engineering Pioneer Honored for a Lifetime of Achievement

Engineering Pioneer Honored for a Lifetime of Achievement

Lucy C. Moore was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in engineering at the University of Central Florida.

Mentoring Program at the University of Central Florida Wins Award

Mentoring Program at the University of Central Florida Wins Award

The Young Women Leaders Program was honored with the 2011 Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy.

A New Dean at Saginaw Valley State University

A New Dean at Saginaw Valley State University

Judith Ruland will be the new dean of the Crystal M. Lange College of Health and Human Services.