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Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Four Universities

Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Four Universities

The new deans are Kimberly Mutcherson at Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey, Hannah Carter at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Linda Kern at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, and Kimberly Foster at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 21 Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 21 Women to Administrative Posts

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

National Science Foundation's Joan Ferrini-Mundy to Lead the University of Maine

National Science Foundation’s Joan Ferrini-Mundy to Lead the University of Maine

Joan Ferrini-Mundy is the chief operating officer of the National Science Foundation. Before joining the National Science Foundation in 2007, Dr. Ferrini-Munday was a professor of mathematics and teacher education for 12 years at Michigan State University. Earlier, she taught for 16 years at the University of New Hampshire.

Three Women Scholars Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Maine

Three Women Scholars Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Maine

The University of Maine has announced the appointments of six faculty members to the rank of full professor. Three of these promotions went to women: Alice Bruce in chemistry, Kirsten Jacobson in philosophy, and Nancy Hall in communication sciences and disorders.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

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.

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.

Two Women Are Finalists to Lead the Machias Campus of the University of Maine

Two Women Are Finalists to Lead the Machias Campus of the University of Maine

The University of Maine has announced a field of four finalists for the position of vice president for academic affairs and head of the Machias campus. Two are women: Elizabeth Mauch a professor of mathematics at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania and Heather Lattimer, former associate dean of education at the University of San Diego.

Fourteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Fourteen 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.

Seventeen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Seventeen Women Who Are 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.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are 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.

Rebecca Wyke Appointed President of the University of Maine at Augusta

Rebecca Wyke Appointed President of the University of Maine at Augusta

Since 2008, Dr. Wyke has been serving as vice chancellor for finance and administration for the University of Maine System. She had served as interim president of the Augusta campus for six months in 2015. Dr. Wyke is the former commissioner of the Department of Administration and Finance for the state of Maine.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

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.

Four Women Faculty Members Granted Tenure at the University of Maine

Four Women Faculty Members Granted Tenure at the University of Maine

Sarah Harlan-Haughey in English and Heather Hamlin in marine sciences were promoted to associate professor and granted tenure. Associate professors Janet Fairman in education and Lee Karp-Boss in marine sciences were granted tenure.

Kay Kimball to Lead the Machias Campus of the University of Maine

Kay Kimball to Lead the Machias Campus of the University of Maine

Dr. Kimball has been serving as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at the Machias campus of University of Maine. She joined the faculty at the university in 1999 as an assistant professor of history.

New Duties for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Duties for Seven 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.

In Memoriam: Barbara Fraser Csavinszky, 1934-2016

In Memoriam: Barbara Fraser Csavinszky, 1934-2016

Before her retirement in 1995, Barbara Csavinszky was an associate professor of home economics and health education at the University of Maine. From 1976 to 1986, she was the director of the School of Human Development at the university.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are 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.

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.

Three Women College and University Presidents Get Contract Extensions

Three Women College and University Presidents Get Contract Extensions

Beverly J. Warren, the 12th president of Kent State University in Ohio, Margaret L. Drugovich, the 10th president of Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, and Susan J. Hunter, the first woman president of the flagship campus of the University of Maine, have all had their contracts extended.

New Global Study Finds a Closing Gender Gap in Education Is Not Closing the Economic Gender Gap

New Global Study Finds a Closing Gender Gap in Education Is Not Closing the Economic Gender Gap

Worldwide women are closing the gender gap in education. But a new study by economist Stephanie Seguino of the University of Vermont finds that these educational gains have failed to close the gender gap in income or political representation.

Six Women Promoted or Granted Tenure at the University of Maine

Six Women Promoted or Granted Tenure at the University of Maine

The University of Maine has announced that 15 faculty members have been promoted and/or granted tenure. Of these promotions and tenurings, six went to women: Anne K. Knowles, Amanda A. Olsen, Michelle Smith, Marcella Sorg, Stephanie Wellcomer, and Gayle Zydlewski.

Two Women Scholars Are Finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Two Women Scholars Are Finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

The award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, is given annually to a mid-career poet. The winner will be announced in March and honored at a ceremony on April 7. The two women among the five finalists are Amy Gerstler of the University of California, Irvine and Jennifer Moxley of the University of Maine.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Ann Clarke, 1928-2015

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Ann Clarke, 1928-2015

Elizabeth Ann Clark taught nursing at the University of Massachusetts, the University of Maine, and the Medical University of South Carolina. She was also the head nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Seven Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

In new faculty roles are Maria Torres at Smith College, Jamie Monson at Michigan State University, Kate Ryan Reiling at Macalester College, Kendra Sharp at Oregon State University, Maya Steinitz at the University of Iowa, Heather Leslie at the University of Maine, and Nicole Pepinster Greene at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Five Women Announce Their Retirements From Higher Education Posts

Five Women Announce Their Retirements From Higher Education Posts

The five women leaving their positions are Carol Geary Schneider of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Gianna Marrs at the University of Maine, Patricia Biesiot at the University of University of Southern Mississippi, Mimi Fenton of Western Carolina University, and Betty Porzuczek of Misericordia University.

Five Women Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Maine

Five Women Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Maine

The five new full professors are Kathleen P. Bell in resource economics, Amy M. Blackstone in sociology, Susan K. Gardner in higher education, Laura A. Lindenfeld in communication, and Judith A. Pearse in electrical engineering technology.

University of Maine Professor Honored by the Poetry Society of America

University of Maine Professor Honored by the Poetry Society of America

Jennifer Moxley, a professor of English at the University of Maine, has received the 2015 William Carlos Williams Award given to a U.S. resident who published a book of poetry with a small, nonprofit, or university press.

The New Leader of the University of Maine at Machias

The New Leader of the University of Maine at Machias

Joyce B. Hedlund will serve as interim president until a permanent president is selected. Dr. Hedlund has served as president of Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor and Washington County Community College in Calais, Maine.

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.

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

The women in new faculty roles are Mary Ziegler at Florida State University, Sally Cockburn at Hamilton College, Christa Jackson at Iowa State University, Kelly Klump at Michigan State University, Cassi Pittman at Case Western Reserve University, and Laura Lindenfeld at the University of Maine.

University of Maine at Machias President Announces She Will Step Down

University of Maine at Machias President Announces She Will Step Down

Cynthia Huggins, president of the University of Maine at Machias, has announced that she will retire in December after 10 years as the leader of the university. Dr. Huggins will take a position in the publishing field and work to complete a book project.

One Woman Among Four Finalists for Director of the Center for Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts

One Woman Among Four Finalists for Director of the Center for Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts

Jody L. Jellison is associate director of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment State on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Before coming to Virginia Tech in 2011, Dr. Jellison was director of the School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine.

President of the University of Maine at Augusta Is Moving On

President of the University of Maine at Augusta Is Moving On

Allyson Hughes Handley, president of the University of Maine at Augusta, has announced that she is leaving her post in September to become the inaugural executive director of the Sanford Education Center at National University in San Diego.

Thirteen Women in New High-Level Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Thirteen Women in New High-Level Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women taking on new assignments are Viji Murali, Tonia Moody, Pamela Ray, Megan Wilkinson, Mary Purvis, Angie Freeman Shephard, Kim Sims, Jeanette Kowalik, Naomi Powell, Megan Sanders, Lisa Cruces, Andrea Jenkins, and Judith E. Bergtraum.

The First Woman President of the University of Maine

The First Woman President of the University of Maine

Susan J. Hunter was named the next president of the University of Maine in Orono. Since September 2013, Dr. Hunter has served as vice chancellor for academic affairs for the seven campuses of the University of Maine System. Earlier, she was executive vice president for academic affairs at the Orono campus.