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Tricia Paramore Named First Woman President of Hutchinson Community College in Kansas

Tricia Paramore Named First Woman President of Hutchinson Community College in Kansas

Dr. Paramore has spent nearly three decades at Hutchinson Community College, holding both faculty and administrative positions. She will assume her presidency on July 1, making her the school’s first woman president.

New Dean Appointments for Four Women Scholars

New Dean Appointments for Four Women Scholars

The new deans are at the University of Scranton, Jean Giddins at the University of Kansas, Bessie Rigakos at Saint Joseph’s College at Marian University in Indiana, and Shelbie Witte at the University of North Dakota.

A Quartet of New University Deans

A Quartet of New University Deans

The new deans are Sandra L. Wong has been appointed the next dean of Emory University School of Medicine, Janet A. Guyden at Bowie State University in Maryland, Amity Noltemeyer at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and Mary Rezac at the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas.

Rose Hu Honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Rose Hu Honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Rose Hu, associate dean for research at the Utah State University College of Engineering, is this year’s winner of the Women in Communications Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Four Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Four Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

The women faculty taking on new duties are Mary E. Graham at Syracuse University in New York, Heather Congdon at the University of Maryland Baltimore, Tracey Sharpley-Whiting at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Maja Husar Holmes at the University of Kansas.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Eight Women Who Have Been Assigned New University Administrative Positions

Eight Women Who Have Been Assigned New University Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Posts Relating to Diversity

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Posts Relating to Diversity

Taking on new duties relating to diversity at universities are Bi Awosika at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Nefertiti Walker at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dorothy Hines at the University of Kansas, Jai-Me Potter-Rutledge for the School of Public Health at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Survey Finds Women in Academic Earth and Space Science Face Widespread Discrimination

Survey Finds Women in Academic Earth and Space Science Face Widespread Discrimination

The researchers found that more than half of women scientists experienced identity-based discriminatory remarks. More than 40 percent of women respondents said they experienced bullying and intimidation and 43 percent said they thought their work was devalued. More than 15 percent of women said they had experienced fear for their physical safety.

JuliAnn Mazachek Is the First Woman President in the 158-Year History of Washburn University in Kansas

JuliAnn Mazachek Is the First Woman President in the 158-Year History of Washburn University in Kansas

Dr. Mazachek is returning to Topeka after serving as president of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, since last May. Prior to her time at Midwestern State, Dr. Mazachek spent 30 years at Washburn University in various leadership roles, most recently as vice president for academic affairs, chief academic officer, and associate professor.

In Memoriam: Lorie A. Vanchena, 1961-2022

In Memoriam: Lorie A. Vanchena, 1961-2022

After earning a Ph.D. in German studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Vanchena joined the faculty at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 2008. There, she served as director of the Max Kade Center for German-American Studies.

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Swedlund Knudten, 1935-2022

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Swedlund Knudten, 1935-2022

After teaching at Marquette University, in 1980 Mary Knudten was named dean and CEO of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha. She served in that position until her retirement in 1999.

Four Women Who Are Taking on New Roles Relating to Diversity in Higher Education

Four Women Who Are Taking on New Roles Relating to Diversity in Higher Education

The four women who have been appointed to diversity positions are Victoria Shannon Sahani at Boston University, Shawna Nesbitt at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Nicole Hodges Persley at the University of Kansas, and Barbara Lofton of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

Nine Women Faculty Members in New Roles or Taking on New Duties

Nine Women Faculty Members in New Roles or Taking on New Duties

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed Diversity Officers at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed Diversity Officers at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties relating to diversity are Alesia LeSane at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Amanda Ybarra at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington, Nkenge Friday at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Jamila Jefferson-Jones at the University of Kansas School of Law.

Adding More Active Learning Spaces Can Increase Retention of Women in Undergraduate STEM Programs

Adding More Active Learning Spaces Can Increase Retention of Women in Undergraduate STEM Programs

A study conducted at the University of Kansas found that the vast majority of undergraduate students who wanted to take classes in active learning spaces were women. The study found that those who participate in active learning classrooms are the most likely to succeed and go on to graduate-level study. But active learning space classes are limited.

Three Women Faculty Members Named Distinguished Professors at the University of Kansas

Three Women Faculty Members Named Distinguished Professors at the University of Kansas

The University of Kansas has announced that five faculty members have been elevated to the rank of Distinguished Professor. Three of those appointed Distinguished Professors are women: Sharon Billings in ecology and evolutionary biology, Marta Caminero-Santangelo in English, and Lisa Wolf-Wendel in educational leadership and policy studies.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Administrative Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Administrative Positions

Taking on new jobs are Dyann Margolis at the University of Cincinnati, Monique Michelle Dozier at the University of California, Riverside, Heather Christophersen at the University of Notre Dame, Nakita Haynie at the University of Kansas, Allison Morgan Bryant at Howard University, Tina Mammone at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Edvige Jean-François at Georgia State University.

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Kelli Mosteller at Harvard University, Roshaunda Ross-Orta at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Jaci Lindburg at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Jordan Brandt at the University of Kansas, Patricia M. Lampkin at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and Julie K. Wood at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Association of Women in Mathematics Honors Emily Witt of the University of Kansas

Association of Women in Mathematics Honors Emily Witt of the University of Kansas

The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize from the Association of Women in Mathematics grants a midcareer mathematician a residential fellowship in the Cornell University mathematics department without teaching obligations.

Six Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

Six Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles are Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos at Seattle University, Irene at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Aisha Jackson at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Sydney Pursel at the University of Kansas, Kimberly Kvaal at the University of Puget Sound, and Kawanna Leggett at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative assignments are Karen Tumlinson at Central College in Pella, Iowa, Karen Tumlinson at the University of Washington, Angela B. Abraham at the University of Massachusetts, Gina Wyant at the University of Kansas, Amanda DuBose at Syracuse University in New York, and Xeturah Woodley at Dona Ana Community College in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Janet Gooch Will Be the Next Leader of the University of Illinois Springfield

Janet Gooch Will Be the Next Leader of the University of Illinois Springfield

Dr. Gooch has been executive vice president and provost at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, since 2017. She has been an administrator and member of the faculty at the university since 1995. She is a professor in the department of communication disorders and served as dean of the Health Sciences and Education.

JuliAnn Mazachek Selected to Be the Next President of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas

JuliAnn Mazachek Selected to Be the Next President of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas

Dr. Mazachek has been serving as vice president for academic affairs, chief academic officer, and associate professor at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. She joined the faculty there in 1992. Since 2002, she has also served as president and CEO of the Washburn University Foundation.

Society for Social Work and Research Honors the Work of Florida State's Carrie Pettus

Society for Social Work and Research Honors the Work of Florida State’s Carrie Pettus

Carrie Pettus, associate professor, executive director, and founder of Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development, received the 2022 Social Policy Researcher Award from the Society for Social Work and Research. Dr. Pettus was honored for her notable research contributions to criminal justice policy reform.

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

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

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: Margaret L. Crist

In Memoriam: Margaret L. Crist

Margo Crist served as assistant director of libraries at the Univerity of Michigan from 1990 to 1997. Then she was appointed director of libraries at the University of Massachusetts.

Neeli Bendapudi Has Been Selected as the Next President of Pennsylvania State University

Neeli Bendapudi Has Been Selected as the Next President of Pennsylvania State University

When she takes office in the spring, Dr. Bendapudi will be the university’s nineteenth president and the first woman to hold the position. Dr. Bendapudi has been serving as president of the University of Louisville since May 15, 2018. Earlier, Dr. Bendapudi was executive vice chancellor and provost at the flagship campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

The First Woman to Win Sandia National Laboratories' International Meshing Roundtable Fellow Award

The First Woman to Win Sandia National Laboratories’ International Meshing Roundtable Fellow Award

Suzanne Shontz is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas. Mesh generation — or meshing — is the mathematical and computational process of building items out of many shapes. It is used for simulation analysis and rendering models in the fields of engineering, medicine, and even fashion — leading to a better understanding of structures and processes.

Increased Access to Collaborative Learning Classrooms Could Help Close the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

Increased Access to Collaborative Learning Classrooms Could Help Close the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

A new study from researchers at the University of Kansas found women preferred active learning classrooms as opposed to traditional lectures. Increased accessibility to such learning environments could be a key to ensuring there are welcoming places for women where they can engage with instructors and peers while they learn, stay enrolled, and move on to careers in STEM fields.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Positions

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

The American Society for Cell Biology Honors Donna Ginther of the University of Kansas

The American Society for Cell Biology Honors Donna Ginther of the University of Kansas

Donna Ginther, the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas, is being recognized for “leadership in alerting the scientific community to the serious problem of racial inequity in research funding at the NIH and continuing to call for change.” She will be honored at the society’s annual convention in December.

Four Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education Relating to Diversity

Four Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education Relating to Diversity

The four women appointed to diversity posts are Angela Marquez at the Community College of Aurora in Colorado, Natara Gray at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Jordan Brandt at the University of Kansas, and Randi Congleton at the University of Pittsburgh.