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Aime Sapp Appointed Ninth President of Meredith College in North Carolina

Aime Sapp Appointed Ninth President of Meredith College in North Carolina

“I am inspired by Meredith College’s commitment to women’s education, academic excellence, and a diverse and inclusive community,” said Dr. Sapp. “I am eager to contribute my skills and experience in higher education leadership toward Meredith’s continued growth and success.”

Shelly Grabe Appointed Provost of Rachel Carson College at University of California Santa Cruz

Shelly Grabe Appointed Provost of Rachel Carson College at University of California Santa Cruz

Shelly Grabe, professor of social psychology, has been selected to lead Rachel Carson College at the University of California Santa Cruz.

In Memoriam: Dana Fox, 1957-2024

In Memoriam: Dana Fox, 1957-2024

Throughout the course of her 28 year career, Dana Fox served as a professor of English education, holding faculty appointments at the University of Georgia, the University of Arizona, George State University, and Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

Latha Ramchand Named the Inaugural Chancellor of Indiana University Indianapolis

Latha Ramchand Named the Inaugural Chancellor of Indiana University Indianapolis

Dr, Ramchand will take the helm in Februarynduring a transformational time for the campus as it officially transitions from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to Indiana University Indianapolis in July 2024.

In Memoriam: Sandra Williams Rackley, 1937-2023

In Memoriam: Sandra Williams Rackley, 1937-2023

Dr. Rackley began her career by joining the faculty of Florida A&M University. She later moved to Florida State University to join the faculty in the College Communication. There she served as associate dean and later dean of undergraduate studies.

Five Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

Five Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

The five women appointed to dean positions are Azita Emani at the Yale School of Nursing, Mary W. Stewart at Mississippi State University-Meridian, Mary Werner at Madisonville Community College in Kentucky, Natasha Hutson at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, and Leah Cohn at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri.

In Memoriam: Beverly Prosser Gelwick, 1932-2023

In Memoriam: Beverly Prosser Gelwick, 1932-2023

Dr. Gelwick’s research focused on the study of women’s leadership roles in society and illuminated the challenges faced by women in higher education and the workforce. She directed the student counseling program at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, the University of New Hampshire, and Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

Stephen College Teams Up With the University of Missouri for Equine Veterinary Health Program

Stephen College Teams Up With the University of Missouri for Equine Veterinary Health Program

Starting in fall 2024, Stephens College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Columbia, Missouri, will partner with the neighboring University of Missouri to create Women in STEM Research at Stephens College, a biomedical research program for Stephens undergraduates, especially those interested in equine veterinary health careers.

In Memoriam: Christine Wonneman Levi, 1941-2023

In Memoriam: Christine Wonneman Levi, 1941-2023

While teaching at Stephens College and the University of Missouri, Levi also coached volleyball, basketball, field hockey, archery, billiards, and riflery. As a student athlete at the University of Missouri, she held the women’s javelin record at the university for 35 years.

After 236 Years, the University of Pittsburgh Names Its First Woman Chancellor

After 236 Years, the University of Pittsburgh Names Its First Woman Chancellor

Since 2019, Joan T. A. Gabel was been serving as president and chief executive of the University of Minnesota System and the Twin Cities campus. From 2015 to 2019, she was the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina. Previously, she served as dean of the University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

In Memoriam: Carol Lazzaro-Weis, 1949-2022

In Memoriam: Carol Lazzaro-Weis, 1949-2022

Carol Lazzaro-Weis was a professor emerita of French and Italian studies at the University of Missouri. She served as president of the American Association of Italian Studies from 2009 to 2016.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eleven Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eleven Women to Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Christy Harris Lemak Honored by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration

Christy Harris Lemak Honored by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration

Christy Harris Lemak is a professor and chair of the department of health services administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was honored for her outstanding contributions to the field of healthcare management education.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six Women

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six Women

The six women who have been appointed to administrative posts are Sarah Chinniah at the University of Missouri, Carrie Castille at the University of Tennessee, Amikaeyla Gaston at the California Jazz Conservatory. Jana Rosinski at Syracuse University, Micki Kidder at the University of Notre Dame, LaNiece R. Tyree at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

In Memoriam: Ann Richardson Kenney, 1950-2022

In Memoriam: Ann Richardson Kenney, 1950-2022

Kenney first joined Cornell University Library in 1987 as associate director in the department of preservation and conservation. She served as the interim university librarian in 2007 and was selected the following year as the 11th Carl A. Kroch University Librarian.

M. Heather Carver Honored for an Outstanding Career in Performance by the National Communication Association

M. Heather Carver Honored for an Outstanding Career in Performance by the National Communication Association

The National Communication Association recently presented  M. Heather Carver with the 2021 Leslie Irene Coger Award for Distinguished Performance. The award honors a body of performance or an outstanding career in performance. Professor Carver is chair of the department of theatre at the University of Missouri.

The Eudora Welty Book Prize Is Awarded to Casey Kayser of the University of Arkansas

The Eudora Welty Book Prize Is Awarded to Casey Kayser of the University of Arkansas

Each year, the Mississippi University for Women and the University Press of Mississippi collaborate to award the Welty Prize for an outstanding work of literary scholarship on women’s studies, Southern studies, or modern letters in honor of MUW’s most famous alumna, writer Eudora Welty.

Amanda Hinnant Wins the Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education Award

Amanda Hinnant Wins the Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education Award

Amanda Hinnant is an associate professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Columbia. The award recognizes a woman who has represented fellow women in the academy through personal excellence and high standards in journalism education. The award is given for exceptional merit, not on an annual basis.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed Athletic Directors at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed Athletic Directors at Colleges and Universities

The new athletics directors are Desiree Reed-Francois at the University of Missouri at Columbia, Alecia Shields-Gadson at Delaware State University, Jacquelyn Jeanne “JJ” Antoine at Salem Academy and College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Tammy A. Bagby at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

Society for Marketing Advances Recognizes the Work of Lisa Scheer of the University of Missouri

Society for Marketing Advances Recognizes the Work of Lisa Scheer of the University of Missouri

Professor Scheer was honored for her highly cited research and her willingness to help mentor younger members of the academic community. Dr. Scheer’s research has more than 11,000 citations on Google Scholar. She has two papers that have been cited more than 2,000 times.

Christine Holt Selected to Be the Next Chancellor of the University of Arkansas, Hope-Texarkana

Christine Holt Selected to Be the Next Chancellor of the University of Arkansas, Hope-Texarkana

Dr. Holt currently serves as chief of staff for the University of Missouri System. She previously served as associate provost at the University of Missouri at Columbia and dean of academic administration at Northern Virginia Community College.

New College of Florida Appoints Patricia Okker as its Next President

New College of Florida Appoints Patricia Okker as its Next President

Dr. Okker has served as dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri since 2017. She joined the University of Missouri as an assistant professor of English in 1990. From 2005 to 2011, Professor Okker chaired the English department at the university.

Antoinette Landor of the University of Missouri Wins Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

Antoinette Landor of the University of Missouri Wins Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

Antoinette Landor, associate professor in the department of human development and family science in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri, was recently named the 2020 Undergraduate Research Mentor by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

University of Missouri's Marsha Richens Wins a Top Honor in the Field of Consumer Research

University of Missouri’s Marsha Richens Wins a Top Honor in the Field of Consumer Research

Marsha Richins is a professor of marketing who holds the Bailey K. Howard World Book Chair of Marketing at the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri. was named a 2020 Association of Consumer Research Fellow. She is only the 30th person to be honored with the designation since the organization was founded in 1980.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scholar Honored for Her Collection of Short Stories on Rural Kansas

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scholar Honored for Her Collection of Short Stories on Rural Kansas

Kate McIntyre, an assistant professor of creative writing at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, is the winner of the 2020 Flannery O’Connor Award. The award, named after famous short story writer and novelist Flannery O’Connor, was established by the University of Georgia Press in 1983.

The Gender Gap in Reading Skills for Adolescents Can Predict the Gender Gap in College Enrollments

The Gender Gap in Reading Skills for Adolescents Can Predict the Gender Gap in College Enrollments

Researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Essex in England found that the combination of both the national reading proficiency levels of 15-year-old boys and girls and the social attitudes toward girls attending university can predict the enrollment in tertiary education 5 years later.

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Responsibilities in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Responsibilities 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.

Southern Methodist University in Dallas Names Its Next Provost

Southern Methodist University in Dallas Names Its Next Provost

Dr. Elizabeth Loboa is a biomedical engineer. She is currently vice chancellor for strategic partnerships and dean and Ketchum Professor of the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. Earlier, she taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.

In Memoriam: Barbara Uehling Charlton, 1932-2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Uehling Charlton, 1932-2020

Dr. Charlton was the first and only woman to serve as the permanent chancellor at both the University of Missouri and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ohio University's Aimee Edmondson to Lead the American Journalism Historians Association

Ohio University’s Aimee Edmondson to Lead the American Journalism Historians Association

Aimee Edmondson, associate professor of journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, is on the leadership track that will result in her being elected president of the American Journalism Historians Association at next fall’s annual conference in Memphis.

Anne Cafer Wins Donald W. Littrell Award from the Community Development Society

Anne Cafer Wins Donald W. Littrell Award from the Community Development Society

Anne Cafer is an assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Mississippi. As an emerging leader in the community development field, Dr. Cafer combines research, teaching, and on-the-ground practitioner work in both the Mississippi Delta and several African countries.

Iowa State University Scholar Honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Iowa State University Scholar Honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Misty Lambert, an associate professor of agricultural education at Iowa State University, received the 2019 Educator Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. Dr. Lambert joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 2017, after serving as director of teacher education at Oregon State University.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 11 Women

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 11 Women

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: Oma Sue Snider, 1945-2019

In Memoriam: Oma Sue Snider, 1945-2019

Dr. Snider began her career at the University of Delaware in 1983. She was a longtime professor and extension food safety and nutrition specialist who retired in January 2019.