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A Pair of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans at Universities in New England

A Pair of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans at Universities in New England

Juli Wade was appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the largest academic unit at the University of Connecticut and Anne P. Massey was named the next dean of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Both women will take on their new duties this coming summer.

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

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.

Six Women Appointed to Positions as Dean at Major Universities

Six Women Appointed to Positions as Dean at Major Universities

The new deans are Sarah Beth Estes at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Christine Kelleher Palus at Villanova University, Elaine M. O’Neal at North Carolina Central University, Denise M. Seabert at the University of West Florida, Kathryn Drager at Penn State and Sharon M. Gordon at the University of Connecticut.

Susan Herbst Announces She Will Leave Presidency of the University of Connecticut

Susan Herbst Announces She Will Leave Presidency of the University of Connecticut

Dr. Herbst was appointed the 15th president of the University of Connecticut in December 2010. She is the only woman to serve as president of the university since its founding in 1881. Dr. Herbst will step down as president on June 30, 2019.

Nancy Fey-Yensan Appointed Provost at Keene State College in New Hampshire

Nancy Fey-Yensan Appointed Provost at Keene State College in New Hampshire

For the past seven years, Dr. Fey-Yensan has served as the dean of the College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Previously, she was the associate dean of the College of Human Science and Services at the University of Rhode Island.

Three Women Among the Four Finalists to Be the Next President of the University of Maine

Three Women Among the Four Finalists to Be the Next President of the University of Maine

Susan Hunter, the first woman president of the University of Maine, will be retiring on June 30. The university has selected a field of four finalists to replace Dr. Hunter. Three of the four finalists are women: Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Sally Reis, and Nancy Targett.

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positions in  Higher Education

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

The five women appointed deans are Maria del Carmen Flores-Mills at Colgate University in New York, Patrice Gilliam-Johnson at Delaware State University, Anne Langley at the University of Connecticut, Dianna Graves at Claremont McKenna College in California, and Quincy A. Rose at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.

Manisha Sinha Named as the Winner of the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Manisha Sinha Named as the Winner of the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Dr. Sinha is the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor in American History at the University of Connecticut. Professor Sinha was honored for her book The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale University Press, 2016).

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Rashauna Johnson and Manisha Sinha are among the three finalists for the 19th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Mary Holz-Clause Appointed Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Crookston

Mary Holz-Clause Appointed Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Crookston

Dr. Holz-Clause has been serving as a tenured professor and dean of the Huntley College of Agriculture at California State Polytechnic University Pomona. Earlier, she was vice president for economic development at the University of Connecticut.

The Next President of the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston

The Next President of the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston

Paula Milone-Nuzzo currently serves as a professor and dean of the College of Nursing at Pennsylvania State University. She joined the faculty at Penn State in 2003. Earlier in her career, Dr. Milone-Nuzzo was a professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the Yale School of Nursing.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major 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.

Cornell University Offers New Online Certificate Program on Women in Leadership

Cornell University Offers New Online Certificate Program on Women in Leadership

The five-course certificate program examines the issues facing women in leadership positions and offers strategies for handling them. The program can be completed in three months with five, two-week courses.

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah

Kathryn Bond Stockton has been named the inaugural dean of the new School for Cultural and Social Transformation. Dr. Stockton is a Distinguished Professor of English and associate vice president in the Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of 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.

Marilyn Nelson Wins the $25,000 Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature

Marilyn Nelson Wins the $25,000 Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

Marilyn Nelson is a professor emerita at the University of Connecticut. Professor Nelson is a winner of the Pushcart Prize and has been a finalist for the National Book Award three times. From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Nelson was the poet laureate of the state of Connecticut.

Birmingham-Southern College Names Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith as Its Fifteenth President

Birmingham-Southern College Names Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith as Its Fifteenth President

Since 2013, Flaherty-Goldsmith has worked as a pro bono consultant with Human Rights First, a non-profit, nonpartisan human rights organization. Earlier she was chief of staff for the president of Birmingham-Southern College.

Study Reveals College Campuses That Had the Most Reported Rapes in 2014

Study Reveals College Campuses That Had the Most Reported Rapes in 2014

Using campus safety and crime statistics collected by the federal government, the Washington Post found more than 100 colleges and universities in the United States had at least 10 reported rapes on their main campuses in 2014.

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts 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.

Martha Potvin Named Provost at Springfield College in Massachusetts

Martha Potvin Named Provost at Springfield College in Massachusetts

Dr. Potvin has been serving as executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at Montana State University. Earlier in her career, she served for 16 years on the biology faculty at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

Two Women in the Running for Post of Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Connecticut

Two Women in the Running for Post of Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Connecticut

Lisa McBride currently serves as chief diversity officer at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Joelle Murchison is vice president of enterprise diversity and inclusion at the Travelers Companies in Hartford, Connecticut.

The Next Leader of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut

The Next Leader of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut

Gladis Kersaint is a professor of mathematics education and associate dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She will begin her new duties at the University of Connecticut in July.

In Memoriam: Janina Czajkowski Esselen, 1915-2015

In Memoriam: Janina Czajkowski Esselen, 1915-2015

After serving as a dietitian for the U.S. Army during World War II, Dr. Esselen joined the faculty of the School of Home Economics at the University of Connecticut in 1947. She taught at the university until her retirement in 1983.

The New Director of the Consortium on High Achievement and Success

The New Director of the Consortium on High Achievement and Success

Jennifer L. Baszile was named director of the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to the success of underrepresented students on liberal arts college campuses nationwide. She previously served on the faculty at the University of Connecticut and Yale University.

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

The new deans are Nina Rovinelli Heller at the University of Connecticut, Louise Wrensford at Albany State University in Georgia, Jessica W. Berg at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and Stephanie Walker at the University of North Dakota.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Four Women to Dean Posts

Universities Announce the Appointments of Four Women to Dean Posts

The new deans are Victoria Groves-Scott at the University of Central Arkansas, Audrey W. Beard at North Carolina Central University, Anne D’Alleva at the University of Connecticut, and Lyn Redington at the University of Iowa.

In Memoriam: Nancy Mary Agnes Bartot Skelly Fisk, 1934-2015

In Memoriam: Nancy Mary Agnes Bartot Skelly Fisk, 1934-2015

Nancy Fisk was a retired associate professor or nursing at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She served on the university’s faculty for 20 years until her retirement in 1997.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New 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.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Rubin Falk, 1938-2015

In Memoriam: Carolyn Rubin Falk, 1938-2015

Carolyn Falk was a longtime K-12 educator and adjunct professor at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. For a decade, she taught educational psychology classes at the university.

University of Connecticut Study Finds That Economic Dependency Increases the Odds of Marital Infidelity

University of Connecticut Study Finds That Economic Dependency Increases the Odds of Marital Infidelity

The study found that economic dependency increases the likelihood of infidelity for both men and women, but the effect is far more pronounced for men.

In Memoriam: Catherine M. Havens, 1948-2015

In Memoriam: Catherine M. Havens, 1948-2015

Dr. Havens came to the University of Connecticut in 1974 as the first director of the Women’s Center. Two years later, she joined the faculty at the School of Social Work and remained on the faculty for 38 years.

Five Women Named Mitchell Scholars

Five Women Named Mitchell Scholars

This year’s class of 12 Mitchell Scholars was chosen from 270 applicants. Five of the 12 new Mitchell Scholars are women.

Andrea Chapdelaine Named President of Hood College in Maryland

Andrea Chapdelaine Named President of Hood College in Maryland

Dr. Chapdelaine is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. She will become the 11th president of Hood College on July 1.

Five Women Named George J. Mitchell Scholars

Five Women Named George J. Mitchell Scholars

Winners of these prestigious scholarships are selected to pursue a year of postgraduate study at universities on the island of Ireland.