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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.

Study Shows How Women Students in Entrepreneurship Overcome Obstacles to Success

Study Shows How Women Students in Entrepreneurship Overcome Obstacles to Success

Through interviews with students and faculty as well as classroom observations, the study found that women preparing for entrepreneurial careers shared three common characteristics: they were high-achieving “super women,” they face real adversity, and they benefited from close relationships with mentors, family, and friends.

New Study Finds One in Ten Low-Income Women Experience Sexual Harassment From Their Landlords

New Study Finds One in Ten Low-Income Women Experience Sexual Harassment From Their Landlords

The harassment included being asked to trade sex for rent, lewd comments, home invasions, and indecent exposure. The women were almost all in their 20s at the time of the incidents and were disproportionately likely to be members of racial and ethnic minority groups.

A Pair of Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions at Flagship State Universities

A Pair of Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions at Flagship State Universities

Latha Ramchand was appointed provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri and Libby V. Morris was named interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Georgia.

The First Woman to Lead the West Plains Campus of Missouri State University

The First Woman to Lead the West Plains Campus of Missouri State University

Dr. Lawler was an adjunct faculty member at Missouri State University from 1984 to 2002. She joined the staff at Ozarks Technical Community College in 1997 and rose to the rank of provost and vice chancellor for academic and student affairs.

The Gender Pay Gap Among Corporate CEOs No Longer Exists, University of Alabama Study Says

The Gender Pay Gap Among Corporate CEOs No Longer Exists, University of Alabama Study Says

Using compensation data from Execucomp, the study covers all forms of compensation, including base pay and stock options, from large public firms in the United States from 1996 to 2014. The research team found no gender bias in the remuneration provided to male and female CEOs.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

The five women appointed to dean positions are Renee Cheng at the University of Washington, Peggy Rajski at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Sarah A. Mustillo at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, Carolyn Henry at the University of Missouri, and Emma Dench at Harvard University.

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.

Five Women Scholars Named to Positions as Deans

Five Women Scholars Named to Positions as Deans

The women appointed to dean posts are Lynn Mauer at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, Donna Nickitas at Rutgers University-Camden in New Jersey, Toddi Steelman at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Elisabeth Young at Northeast Ohio Medical University, and Carolyn Henry at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri.

Garnett Stokes Will Be the First Woman President of the University of New Mexico

Garnett Stokes Will Be the First Woman President of the University of New Mexico

Since February 2015, Dr. Stokes has been serving as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Before joining the administration at the University of Missouri she was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Florida State University.

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for President of the University of New Mexico

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for President of the University of New Mexico

Dr. Anny Morrobel-Sosa was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs for Lehman College of the City University of New York and Garnett S. Stokes is provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Study Examines the Gender Wage Gap for Faculty at Public Universities

Study Examines the Gender Wage Gap for Faculty at Public Universities

The study determined that on average, women earned $23,000 less than men. The authors found that wage gaps were largely due to three factors: amount of work experience, research productivity and field of expertise. The gender wage is driven predominantly by underrepresentation in science and math intensive fields.

Two Women Scholars Named Department Chairs at Flagship State Universities

Two Women Scholars Named Department Chairs at Flagship State Universities

Frances Cogle Lawrence was appointed chair of the department of personal financial planning in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri and Sue McNeil was named chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Delaware.

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.

Gail Baker Is the New Provost at the University of San Diego

Gail Baker Is the New Provost at the University of San Diego

Since 2006 Dr. Baker had been serving as dean of the College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Earlier, she was a professor in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida.

New Duties or Posts for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Duties or Posts for 14 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.

In Memoriam: Lynna Merle Williams, 1951-2017

In Memoriam: Lynna Merle Williams, 1951-2017

Lynna Williams was an associate professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta. An accomplished short story writer, she joined the faculty at Emory University in 1990 and was the second person to direct the university’s creative writing program.

The New Provost at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

The New Provost at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Since 2009, Dr. Pam Benoit has served as executive vice president and provost at Ohio University in Athens. Earlier in her career, Dr. Benoit was chair of the department of communications at the University of Missouri and served on the faculty at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

University of Central Florida Physicist Wins Early Career Award from NASA

University of Central Florida Physicist Wins Early Career Award from NASA

Adrienne Dove, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Central Florida, was honored for her research on microgravity and dusty plasmas, collisions, and planet formation. She is a strong advocate for increasing the presence of women in physics and space sciences.

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level Posts in Academia

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level Posts in Academia

The four women retiring from the their university posts are Judith M. Cole at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Karen M. Sowers at the University of Tennessee, Iris Rosa at Indiana University, and Catherine C. Scroggs at the University of Missouri.

Two Women Named Dean at Major Law Schools

Two Women Named Dean at Major Law Schools

Joan R.M. Bullock has been named the next dean of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, and Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky has been selected as the next dean of the University of Missouri School of Law. Both will take office on July 1.

University of Missouri Opens New Center on Diversity in the Media

University of Missouri Opens New Center on Diversity in the Media

Lissa Behm-Morawitz, an associate professor of communication at the University of Missouri, has been named a co-director of the new center. The new center will examine all aspects of diversity in both traditional and new media.

The Gender Pay Gap on Corporate Boards of Directors

The Gender Pay Gap on Corporate Boards of Directors

On the boards of the largest companies that pay their directors at a higher rate, women and minorities are paid less than White men on these large company boards. The pay gap, as much as 9 percent, is due to the fact that women and minorities are less likely to hold leadership positions on these boards.

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Veterinary School at the University of Georgia

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Veterinary School at the University of Georgia

All four candidates will visit the veterinary school by February 15 to meet with members of the college community and to make a public presentation. Three of the four candidates are women.

In Memoriam: Kitty Lee Gardner Dickerson, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Kitty Lee Gardner Dickerson, 1940-2017

Kitty Dickerson was a professor emerita and former chair of the department of textile and apparel management at the University of Missouri. She held a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University.

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for President of Ohio University

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for President of Ohio University

Pam Benoit is the current executive vice president and provost at Ohio University. She joined the staff at Ohio University in 2009. Previously, she served as vice provost of advanced studies and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri.

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

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

Sheryl Tucker is the associate vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate College at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. She is also a professor of chemistry at the university.

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.

Two Women Musicians Earn Milestone Appointments at Major Universities

Two Women Musicians Earn Milestone Appointments at Major Universities

Elizabeth Kerns McCann of the University of Minnesota is the first woman to direct a marching band in the Big 10 Conference and newly appointed Erin Cooper of the University of Missouri is the only woman director of a marching band in the 14-member Southeastern Conference.

New Deans Are Named at Eight Colleges and Universities

New Deans Are Named at Eight Colleges and Universities

The women who have been appointed to dean posts are Jane E. Carreiro, Sara Rosen, Laura Bertonazzi, Patricia A. Okker, Sharon Walker, Paula O’Loughlin, Gloria Jones-Johnson, and Ingrid C. Burke.

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.

Aliki Barnstone Is the New Poet Laureate of the State of Missouri

Aliki Barnstone Is the New Poet Laureate of the State of Missouri

Aliki Barnstone is a professor of English in the creative writing program at the University of Missouri in Columbia. She has also taught at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Beloit College, Marquette University, Bucknell University, the University of South Dakota, and was writer-in-residence at Villanova University.

Eight Women Appointed to Executive Posts in College and University Administrations

Eight Women Appointed to Executive Posts in College and University Administrations

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 Missouri Program Trains Nursing School Students to Identify Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

University of Missouri Program Trains Nursing School Students to Identify Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

The new program at the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri, uses simulation training and is the first such program used in undergraduate nursing education in the United States, according to the university.