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Nine Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

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.

The New Provost at the University of California, Riverside

The New Provost at the University of California, Riverside

A scholar of bioanalytical chemistry, Dr. Cynthia K. Larive joined the faculty at the University of California, Riverside in 2005. Since coming to the university, she has served as vice provost for undergraduate education, interim dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and chair of the department of chemistry.

Six Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Six Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Appointed to endowed chairs are L. DeAne Lagerquist at St. Olaf College, Angela Banks at Arizona State University, Shannon Monnat at Syracuse University, Barbara Allen at Carleton College, Barbara Barnett at the University of Kansas, and Hong Liang at Texas A&M University.

Mary Ryan Appointed the Inaugural Director of the Campus Compact for the Great Plains

Mary Ryan Appointed the Inaugural Director of the Campus Compact for the Great Plains

The Campus Compact for the Great Plains is a new organization that is a coalition of a group of colleges and universities in Nebraska, Kansas, and South Dakota that seek to advance the public purposes of higher education. Ryan has spent the last 26 years as an administrator at the University of Kansas.

How "Marrying Down" Impacts the Standard of Living of Educated Women

How “Marrying Down” Impacts the Standard of Living of Educated Women

Although women have greatly increased their earnings power through higher education, the overall standard of living for women in married-couple families has not increased because many women are “marrying down” with husbands who are less educated and who earn less money than themselves.

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer to Lead the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer to Lead the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer was named interim chancellor the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2015, Dr. Bichelmeyer was appointed provost and executive vice chancellor at the university. Earlier, she taught for nearly two decades at Indiana University.

The New President of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

The New President of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Jennifer Greer is the associate provost for administration at the University of Alabama. Dr. Greer has been a member of the association since 1993 and was sworn in as president earlier this month at the association’s annual convention in Chicago.

The First Woman President of Eureka College in Illinois

The First Woman President of Eureka College in Illinois

Jamel Santa Cruze Wright has been serving as interim president of the college since July 2016. Dr. Wright first came to Eureka College in 2014 as chief diversity officer and vice president for strategic and diversity initiatives.

Six Women in Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women in Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Julia Cronin-Gilmore of Bellevue University in Nebraska, Claire Renzetti of the University of Kentucky, Sarah Jane Brubaker of Virginia Commonwealth University, Cora Downs at the University of Kansas, Huda Zoghbi of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and Mary Splide, the outgoing president of Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

New Administrative Positions for 15 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for 15 Women 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.

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts in Higher Education

The new deans are Sarah Shannon at Montana State, Yolanda Pierce at Howard University, Kim Litwack at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sarah N. Roth at Meredith College, Katherine Lavinder at Lehigh University, Patricia Campbell at the University of the Pacific, Michelle Mohr Carney at the University of Kansas, and Kathy Stitts at Winston-Salem State University.

Sheila Bair Steps Down From the Presidency of Washington College in Maryland

Sheila Bair Steps Down From the Presidency of Washington College in Maryland

President Bair cited family reasons for her decision to step down after two years of a five-year term. But published reports suggested that there were strains between the college’s board and the president.

Eight Women Assigned to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Assigned to 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.

New Assignments for Ten Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Ten Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

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.

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are L. Song Richardson at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, Robin Lightner at Blue Ash College of the University of Cincinnati, L. Paige Fields at the University of Kansas, Kathleen B. Lustyk at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona, and Victoria Rush at the School of Nursing of the University o South Florida.

New Duties or Roles for Eleven Women Faculty Members at U.S. Universities

New Duties or Roles for Eleven Women Faculty Members at U.S. 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.

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.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected for New Roles or Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected for New Roles or 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.

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars in Academia

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars in Academia

The honorees are Catherine J. Randall of the University of Alabama, Bozenna Pasik-Duncan of the University of Kansas, Louise Lamphere of the University of New Mexico, Artletha McSwain of Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, Barnie Vander Boegh of the College of Idaho and Kristina Killgrove of the University of West Florida.

University of Kansas Acquires the Archives of Elizabeth Dole

University of Kansas Acquires the Archives of Elizabeth Dole

The papers document Dole’s long career in public service, including her years as commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Secretary of Labor, president of the American Red Cross and a U.S. senator representing the state of North Carolina.

Six Women Scholars Selected to Receive Distinguished Awards

Six Women Scholars Selected to Receive Distinguished Awards

The honorees are Li-Huei Tsai of MIT, Ami Radunskaya of Pomona College in California, Michelle Brown of the University of Tennessee, Patricia Vittum of the University of Massachusetts, Kathleen Lane of the University of Kansas, and Rachel Halverson of the University of Idaho.

Beverly Davenport Named Chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Beverly Davenport Named Chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Since July, Dr. Davenport has been serving as the interim president of the University of Cincinnati. In July 2013, she was appointed senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Cincinnati. She will begin her new duties at the University of Tennessee on March 1.

Two Women Scholars Among the Five Inaugural Moore Inventor Fellows

Two Women Scholars Among the Five Inaugural Moore Inventor Fellows

Mona Jarrahi is an associate professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles and Joanna Slusky is an assistant professor of molecular biosciences and computational biology at the University of Kansas. Each will receive $825,000 over the next three years to support their research.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars at Major Universities

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars at Major Universities

The honorees are Dana Priest of the University of Maryland, Rosemary Chapin at the University of Kansas, Meredith Bond at Cleveland State University, Kristen Parent at Michigan State University, Sue Crawford at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and Shelly Clevenger of Illinois State University.

Two Women Academics at Leading Universities Announce Their Intention to Retire in June 2017

Two Women Academics at Leading Universities Announce Their Intention to Retire in June 2017

Dr. Nancy White, the founding director of the University of North Carolina’s Coastal Studies Institute, and Dr. Diana Robertson, director of student housing at the University of Kansas, have announced they will retire at the end of the current academic year.

Bernadette Gray-Little to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of Kansas

Bernadette Gray-Little to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of Kansas

Bernadette Gray-Little, the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas, announced that she will step down at the end of the current academic year. When she was named chancellor in 2009, Dr. Gray-Little became the first woman in history to hold the position.

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.

Zora Mulligan Named Commissioner of the Missouri Department of Higher Education

Zora Mulligan Named Commissioner of the Missouri Department of Higher Education

Zora Mulligan has been serving as chief of staff for the president of the University of Missouri System. She has served in that role since 2014. From 2010 to 2014, she was the executive director of the Missouri Community College System.

Seven Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Susan Galandiuk at the University of Louisville, Monica Biernat at the University of Kansas, Sara Sybesma Tolsma at Northwestern College, Karla McGehee at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, J’Aime Jennings of the University of Louisville, Shana Hagan-Burke at Texas A&M, and Erin Kempker at Mississippi University for Women.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

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

In Memoriam: Nancy Kinnersley, 1944-2016

In Memoriam: Nancy Kinnersley, 1944-2016

Nancy Kinnersley was associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas. She taught at the university for 27 years and served as president of the Faculty Senate.

Three Women Named to Provost Positions at State Universities

Three Women Named to Provost Positions at State Universities

The three new provosts are Neeli Bendapudi at the flagship campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Judith L. Bonner at Mississippi State University, and Melanie Hatch at Middle Georgia State University in Macon.

Nineteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Nineteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Seven Women Leaving Their Positions at Major Universities

Seven Women Leaving Their Positions at Major Universities

At the conclusion of the academic year, it is not unusual that faculty and staff members at colleges and universities will announced their resignations or retirements. Here are some women who are leaving their posts in academia.

New Administrative Posts for Five Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Five Women in Higher Education

The women with new administrative positions are Leslie Parkins at Duke University, Brenda van Gelder at Virginia Tech, Aramis Watson at the University of Kansas, Michaela Willis at South Dakota State University, and Judy Jackson at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.