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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.

The First Woman President of Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia

The First Woman President of Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia

Susan Schultz Huxman currently serves as president of Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario. Earlier, she was the director of the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University in Kansas.

One Woman Among Three Finalists for Provost at the University of Kansas

One Woman Among Three Finalists for Provost at the University of Kansas

Nelli Bendapudi is the dean and H.D. Price Professor of Business at the University of Kansas School of Business. From 1996 to 2011, she served on the faculty at Ohio State University. She was promoted to full professor of marketing in 2008.

New Administrative Posts for 12 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 12 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.

University of Kansas Study Finds Gender Gap in Censorship of Student Journalists

University of Kansas Study Finds Gender Gap in Censorship of Student Journalists

The survey of high school student journalists found that 41 percent of the girl journalists had been told not to write or talk about a certain subject in student media by a school employee. Only 28 percent of male journalists reported that they had been censored by a school officials.

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.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Jane Stokstad, 1929-2016

In Memoriam: Marilyn Jane Stokstad, 1929-2016

Marilyn Stokstad served on the faculty at the University of Kansas from 1958 until her retirement in 2002. As the author of co-author of several textbooks, her scholarship introduced thousands of college students to the study of art history.

New Administrative Posts for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 11 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.

In Memoriam: Toni Kay Johnson, 1956-2016

In Memoriam: Toni Kay Johnson, 1956-2016

Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 2005 and was promoted to associate professor in 2012. Before joining the University of Kansas faculty, Dr. Johnson taught in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.

Four Women Executives in Higher Education Are Leaving Their Posts

Four Women Executives in Higher Education Are Leaving Their Posts

The four women stepping down from administration positions are Monica C. Barrett at Rutgers University, Iris E. Harvey at Kent State University, Theresa Gordzica at the University of Kansas, and Debbie Harmison White at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Iowa State University Announces Finalists for Senior Vice President of Student Affairs

Iowa State University Announces Finalists for Senior Vice President of Student Affairs

One of the three finalists for the position is a woman. Lori Ressor is vice president for student affairs at the University of North Dakota. She has served in this position since 2011.

New Administrative Posts for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Six Women in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Anne Ehrlich at Knox College, Leisa Julian at the University of Kansas, Allyson Cannon at West Virginia University, Kathy Barnard at the University of Idaho, Johnese Spisso at UCLA, and Clothilde Hewlett at the University of California, Berkeley.

In Memoriam: Patricia A. Howard, 1951-2015

In Memoriam: Patricia A. Howard, 1951-2015

Patricia Howard was a professor and vice chair in the department of pharmacy practice at the University of Kansas and a professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She taught at the university for 32 years.

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The appointees are Padma Raghavan at Vanderbilt University, Elizabeth Canning at the College of the Holy Cross, Julie Hooper at the University of California, Berkeley, Precious Porras at the University of Kansas, and Connie Merriman at Old Dominion University.

Sally McRorie Appointed Provost at Florida State University

Sally McRorie Appointed Provost at Florida State University

Since December 2014, Dr. McRorie has been interim provost at Florida State University. Previously, Dr. McRorie was vice president for faculty development and advancement at the university.

New Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at U.S. Universities

New Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at U.S. Universities

The scholars taking on new assignments are Jeralynn S. Cossman of West Virginia University, Mary C. Banwart at the University of Kansas, Emily Hammer at West Texas A&M University, Candis Pizzetta at Jackson State University, Cynthia Brok at the University of Wyoming, and Susannah J. Ural at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Jamel Santa Cruze Bell to Lead Eureka College in Illinois

Jamel Santa Cruze Bell to Lead Eureka College in Illinois

The board of trustees of Eureka College in Illinois has named Jamel Santa Cruze Bell as interim president of the educational institution, effective July 1, 2016. She currently serves as vice president for strategic and diversity initiatives.

University of Kansas Scholars Assess the Status of Women in U.S. Army Special Forces

University of Kansas Scholars Assess the Status of Women in U.S. Army Special Forces

Scholars at the University of Kansas, in conjunction with the Women’s Foundation and Army Research Institute, have released the results of Project Diane, which assessed the status of women in the Special Operations units of the American military.

Bernadette Gray-Little Named Board Chair at the Association of Public Land-grant Universities

Bernadette Gray-Little Named Board Chair at the Association of Public Land-grant Universities

The Association of Public Land-grant Universities is a research, policy, and advocacy organization representing 238 public research universities and land-grant institutions. Dr. Gray-Little has been chancellor of the University of Kansas since 2009.

The Founding Dean of the Medical School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Founding Dean of the Medical School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Barbara Atkinson, a professor emerita at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, has spent the past 18 months as planning dean at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In this role she has hired faculty and staff, raised funds, and developed curriculum.