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The Next President of the University of Louisville Will Be Neeli Bendapudi

The Next President of the University of Louisville Will Be Neeli Bendapudi

For the past two years, Dr. Bendapudi has been executive vice chancellor and provost at the flagship campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Earlier, Dr. Bendapudi was the dean and H.D. Price Professor of Business at the University of Kansas School of Business.

In Memoriam: Elena Valentinovna Rybak-Akimova, 1961-2018

In Memoriam: Elena Valentinovna Rybak-Akimova, 1961-2018

A native of Ukraine, Rybak-Akimova, while in high school, was the first girl to win a gold medal in Ukraine’s National Chemistry Olympiad. Professor Rybak-Akimova joined the faculty at Tufts University in 1997 and was promoted to full professor of chemistry in 2009.

Marisa Kelly Appointed the Eleventh President of Suffolk University in Boston

Marisa Kelly Appointed the Eleventh President of Suffolk University in Boston

Dr. Kelly has been serving as interim president for the past 20 months. In 2014, she was named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the university. Earlier, she was provost and vice president for educational affairs at Ithaca College in New York.

Jane Wood to Be the Tenth President of Bluffton University in Ohio

Jane Wood to Be the Tenth President of Bluffton University in Ohio

Dr. Jane Wood currently serves as vice president for academic affairs and dean of Mount Marty College, a Benedictine liberal arts educational institution in Yankton, South Dakota. She will become the tenth president of Bluffton University on July 1.

In Memoriam: Frances Johanne Ingemann, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Frances Johanne Ingemann, 1927-2018

Dr. Ingemann joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 1957 and taught there for 42 years. She founded the department of linguistics at the university in 1967 and was a pioneer in acoustic speech research.

Eight Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and 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.

Ruth V. Watkins Selected as the Next President of the University of Utah

Ruth V. Watkins Selected as the Next President of the University of Utah

When she takes office this spring, Dr. Watkins will be the first woman to serve as the permanent president of the University of Utah in its 168-year history. Since 2013, Dr. Watkins has served as the senior vice president for academic affairs at the university after a 20-year career at the University of Illinois.

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.

Another Honor for the Writing of University of Kansas Scholar Kij Johnson

Another Honor for the Writing of University of Kansas Scholar Kij Johnson

Kij Johnson, an assistant professor of English at the University of Kansas, received the 2017 World Fantasy Award at the World Fantasy Association convention in San Antonio, Texas. She previously won a Nebula Award for the best short story and a Hugo Award for the nest novella.

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.