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In Memoriam: Jo Watts Williams, 1929-2021

In Memoriam: Jo Watts Williams, 1929-2021

Jo Watts Williams enrolled at what was then Elon College in North Carolina in 1945. She maintained a relationship with the university for more than 75 years, She served as a professor, associate dean of academic affairs, director of development, and special assistant to the president.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Celine Parreñas Shimizu at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Amanda Thein at the University of Iowa, Danica Hays at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Debra J. Barksdale at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Molly Gribb at Bradley University in Illinois, and Deborah LaVine at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions at Colleges and Universities

The four women who will become provosts this summer are Debbie Storrs at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Monica Terrell Leach at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, Laura A. McLary at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and Lisa Anderson-Levy at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Tiffany Hunter is the New Provost at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio

Tiffany Hunter is the New Provost at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio

Prior to coming to Clark State Community College in 2019, Dr. Hunter served at Florida State College-Jacksonville as the dean of education and human services and as a faculty member for more than seven years. Earlier, she worked for Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Two Women Appointed to Provost Positions

Two Women Appointed to Provost Positions

Terri Shelton was appointed interim provost at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Malou C. Harrison is the new provost of Miami Dade College in Florida.

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at American Universities

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at American 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.

Eight Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

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: Esther Sue Kanipe, 1945-2020

In Memoriam: Esther Sue Kanipe, 1945-2020

In 1976, Dr. Kanipe came to Hamilton College and taught there for 35 years, retiring in 2011. She was the first woman scholar ever granted tenure at the college. Her research focused on modern French history and governmental social policy toward women and family.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Southern Universities

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Southern Universities

Angela Lauer Chong was appointed dean of students at Florida State University and Teresa Petty will serve as interim dean of the Cato College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Were Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Were Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are MiYoung Kwon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Leykia Nulan at the University of Massachusetts, Anny Berry Somers at UNC-Greensboro, Janelle M. Walter at Baylor University, Gilda A. Barabino at CCNY, Ethel Frese at Saint Louis University, and Sandra San Miguel at Purdue University.

Wanda Brown Takes Over as President of the American Library Association

Wanda Brown Takes Over as President of the American Library Association

Wanda Brown, the director of library services at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, is the new president of the American Library Association. Founded in 1853, the ALA is the largest library association in the world with more than 57,000 members.

In Memoriam: Manderline W. Scales, 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Manderline W. Scales, 1927-2019

After 20 years in the public schools of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Dr. Scales joined the staff at Winston-Salem State University. She served as dean of women, director of student affairs and assistant vice chancellor of student affairs and development.

The New Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

The New Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

Karrie Gibson Dixon has been serving as interim chancellor since April 2018. Before coming to Elizabeth City State University in 2017, Dr. Dixon was a senior administrator for the University of North Carolina System. Most recently, she was vice president for academic and student affairs.

Donna H. Oliver Named Provost at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida

Donna H. Oliver Named Provost at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida

Dr. Oliver is the former president of Mississippi Valley State University. Earlier, she served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Edward Waters College and vice president for academic affairs at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She has also been on the faculty at Elon University in North Carolina.

Five Women in Higher Education Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

Five Women in Higher Education Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

The honorees are Patrician Rayas-Duarte of Oklahoma State University, Ruth Bingham of the University of Hawaii, Barbara Ainsworth of Arizona State University, Diane Welsh of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Elizabeth H. Bradley, president of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Three Women Appointed to Named Professorships at Large State Universities

Three Women Appointed to Named Professorships at Large State Universities

The holders of named professorships are Robin Hemphill at the Virignia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Laurie Wideman at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson at Arizona State University.

In Memoriam: Joy Theresa DeSensi, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Joy Theresa DeSensi, 1945-2017

Professor DeSensi served on the faculty at the University of Tennessee for nearly 40 years. She served as professor and chair of the department of kinesiology, recreation, and sports studies and as associate dean for the university’s Graduate School.

Patricia Stewart Stepping Down From Vice Chancellor Post at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Patricia Stewart Stepping Down From Vice Chancellor Post at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Dr. Stewart has led the university’s fundraising efforts for the past 13 years. During her tenure the university’s endowment increased by 75 percent.