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University of Utah Leader to Become President of Strada Impact in April

University of Utah Leader to Become President of Strada Impact in April

Ruth V. Watkins, president of the University of Utah since 2018, announced that she has accepted a position as president of Strada Impact, where she will drive Strada Education Network’s national research, philanthropy, policy, and thought leadership with the goal of improving students’ access to college, degree completion and career connections.

In Memoriam: Alta Newman Lane, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Alta Newman Lane, 1927-2018

Dr. Alta Lane joined the Baylor University faculty in 1981 when she became the coordinator for the interior design program in the department of family and consumer sciences. She retired in 1997 and was named professor emerita.

Ruth V. Watkins Selected as the Next President of the University of Utah

Ruth V. Watkins Selected as the Next President of the University of Utah

When she takes office this spring, Dr. Watkins will be the first woman to serve as the permanent president of the University of Utah in its 168-year history. Since 2013, Dr. Watkins has served as the senior vice president for academic affairs at the university after a 20-year career at the University of Illinois.

Vanderbilt University's Kimryn Rathmell to Lead the American Society for Clinical Investigation

Vanderbilt University’s Kimryn Rathmell to Lead the American Society for Clinical Investigation

Professor Rathmell is the Cornelius Abernathy Craig Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University and the director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is also the associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Metropolitan State University in Minnesota Names Its Next President

Metropolitan State University in Minnesota Names Its Next President

Virginia Arthur has served as provost at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota since 2012. From 2009 to 2012, she was associate provost for faculty affairs at the University of Northern Iowa. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and the College of Law at American University.

Sue J. Mattison Named the Next Provost at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa

Sue J. Mattison Named the Next Provost at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa

Since 2011, Dr. Mattison has served as dean of the College of Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Earlier, she served in several faculty and administrative roles during a 21-year career at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

Mary Ann Johnson of the University of Georgia to Lead the American Society for Nutrition

Mary Ann Johnson of the University of Georgia to Lead the American Society for Nutrition

Mary Ann Johnson is the Bill and June Flatt Professor in Foods and Nutrition in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia. She has been on the faculty at the university since 1983.

University of Central Florida's Jill Fjelstul Named Editor of the <em>Journal of Tourism Insights</em>

University of Central Florida’s Jill Fjelstul Named Editor of the Journal of Tourism Insights

Dr. Fjelstul, an associate professor in the College of Hospitality Management, joined the faculty at the University of Central Florida in 2005. Her research focuses on the recreational vehicle industry and golf and club management.

Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri, Names Its Next President

Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri, Names Its Next President

Jann Rudd Weitzel will take office as the 12th president of Cottey College on June 15. Dr. Weitzel has been serving as provost and a professor of education at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.

The New Provost at Morgan State University in Baltimore

The New Provost at Morgan State University in Baltimore

Dr. Gibson has been serving as a professor of communications studies at the University of Northern Iowa. She served as executive vice president and provost at the university until June of this year. She begins her new job on January 5.

In Memoriam: Norene Alys Smith, 1929-2014

In Memoriam: Norene Alys Smith, 1929-2014

In 1961, Dr. Smith was named the inaugural assistant dean of women at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Later, she was the inaugural director of the university’s Counseling and Testing Center and associate dean of students.

University of Northern Iowa Reinstates Master's Degree Program in Women's and Gender Studies

University of Northern Iowa Reinstates Master’s Degree Program in Women’s and Gender Studies

In March 2012, the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls suspended all admissions to its master’s degree program in women and gender studies due to cuts in funding for academic programs on campus.

Major Increase in Women Enrollments in STEM Fields at Iowa's Public Universities

Major Increase in Women Enrollments in STEM Fields at Iowa’s Public Universities

Today, one third of all women enrolled at Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa are enrolled in STEM disciplines.

Independent Audit Finds University of Northern Iowa's Sexual Misconduct Polices Are Inadequate

Independent Audit Finds University of Northern Iowa’s Sexual Misconduct Polices Are Inadequate

The assessment found the university’s procedures were so confusing that they undoubtedly discouraged victims from disclosing the misconduct.

Honors for Three Woman Scholars

Honors for Three Woman Scholars

Barbara White, Martha Reinke, and Ann P. McElroy win prestigious awards.

University of Northern Iowa to Review Its Procedures for Dealing With Sexual Assaults

University of Northern Iowa to Review Its Procedures for Dealing With Sexual Assaults

The university is being sued by a woman who claims she was not treated fairly by university officials after a 2004 sexual assault in a dormitory.