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Linda Thompson Will Be the Twenty-First President of Westfield State University in Massachusetts

Linda Thompson Will Be the Twenty-First President of Westfield State University in Massachusetts

Dr. Thompson has served as dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston since 2017 and previously held a similar position at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Earlier, she served as provost and vice-chancellor at North Carolina A&T State University and dean of nursing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Appoints Mary F. Grant as Its Next President

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Appoints Mary F. Grant as Its Next President

Dr. Grant currently serves as Senior Administrative Fellow for Civics and Social Justice, leading the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice and serving as Co-Chair of the President’s Special Task Force on Racial Justice at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Academic Assignments

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Academic 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.

New York University's Bei Wu Honored by the International Association for Dental Research

New York University’s Bei Wu Honored by the International Association for Dental Research

The Distinguished Scientist Award for Geriatric Oral Research from the International Association for Dental Research is reserved for individuals who have conducted original and important research in any of the basic, clinical or epidemiological sciences associated with geriatric oral research.

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: Betty Jane Diener, 1940-2015

In Memoriam: Betty Jane Diener, 1940-2015

Dr. Diener was the first woman to serve as dean at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She later served as provost at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and was a professor at the business school at Barry University in Florida.

A New Dean of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati

A New Dean of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati

Greer Glazer will assume her new role in January.