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Eleven Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Roles in American Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Roles in American 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.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

The six women faculty members in new roles are Kelsey Slater at North Dakota State University, Cynthia Russell at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Kalenda Eaton at the University of Oklahoma, Lesley Reed at the University of Alabama, Geraldine McGinty at Cornell University, and Alice Stemle at the University of Mississippi.

New Administrative Positions for 11 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for 11 Women 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.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Kathleen Guzman at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Kymberly Pinder at the Yale School of Art, Mary Ellen Poole at the Collge of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and Henrietta Williams Pichon at the new College of Health, Education and Social Transformation at New Mexico State University.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The five women who have been named to dean positions are Stacy Reeder at the Univerity of Oklahoma, Linda Plank at Baylor University in Texas, Amy Schweinle at the Univerity of South Dakota, Joanna Grabski at Arizona State University, and Sonia Altizer at the University of Georgia.

Five Universities That Have Appointed Women to Dean Posts

Five Universities That Have Appointed Women to Dean Posts

The new deans are Rhonda M. Gonzales at the Univerity of Denver, Yvonne Gaudelius at Pennsylvania State University, Sara Sanders at the University of Iowa, Christina Christie at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Denise Stephens at the University of Oklahoma.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Jane Endsley Wilson was appointed dean of the College of Allied Health at the University of Oklahoma. Veronica McComb has been appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Bryant University in Rhode Island, and Erin Klingenberg was named interim dean of student affairs at Valley City State University in North Dakota.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

The three women who have been appointed to serve as diversity officers are Linda Strong-Leek at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, Enobong “Anna” Branch at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Shaniqua Crawford at the University of Oklahoma.

American Society of Engineering Educators Honors Oklahoma State's Ashlee Ford Versypt

American Society of Engineering Educators Honors Oklahoma State’s Ashlee Ford Versypt

Ashlee Ford Versypt, an assistant professor in Oklahoma State University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Ray W. Fahien award from the Chemical Engineering Division of the American Society of Engineering Educators.

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Three Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Three Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Deidré Keller will be the next dean of the Florida A&M University College of Law. Martha Banz was appointed as dean of the College of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Oklahoma and Michele Marcolongo was appointed dean of the College of Engineering at Villanova University in Pennsylvania.

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

Julie Hoff will serve as dean of the Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing of the University of Oklahoma’s Health Science Center in Oklahoma City. Beverly Keel is the new dean of the College of Media and Entertainment at Middle Tennessee State University and Amy Sueyoshi was appointed dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women 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: Carol Wolfe Konek, 1934-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Wolfe Konek, 1934-2019

Dr. Konek was associate dean of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wichita State University in Kansas for 19 years. She served on the faculty of the English department and the women’s studies department for 35 years until her retirement in 2005.

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Awards

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Tayari Jones of Emory University in Atlanta, Jamilla Lyiscott at the University of Massachusetts, Susan Dresser at the University of Oklahoma, Bertha Hidalgo at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Sherry Farra at Wright State University in Ohio, Eranda Nikolla at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Camelia Maier at Texas Woman’s University.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

The five women appointed to dean positions are Whitney Witt at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Lesley Reid at the University of Alabama, Julia Moffitt at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, Jill Irvine at the University of Oklahoma and Sonya Cooper at New Mexico State University.

Study Examines the Political Perspectives of College Students by Gender and Sexual Orientation

Study Examines the Political Perspectives of College Students by Gender and Sexual Orientation

The study found that liberal political views may be more common among lesbian, gay and bisexual people as a group, and especially among lesbian and bisexual women. The study found a distinct “lavender liberalism” among mostly heterosexual, lesbian, gay and bisexual college students. Exclusive heterosexuals, on the other hand, are significantly less liberal.

Five Women in Academia Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Five Women in Academia Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Alexandra Ros at Arizona State University, Michele Eodice at the University of Oklahoma, Rohini Pande at the Kennedy School at Harvard University, Susan Fullerton of the University of Pittsburgh, and Michelle Petri at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Nine Women Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts 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.

The New Leader of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State

The New Leader of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State

Dr. Kedrowski is a professor of political science at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She is also the director of the Center for Civic Learning and co-director of the John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy at the university. She will begin her new job at Iowa State University in January.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline D. St. John, 1934-2018

In Memoriam: Jacqueline D. St. John, 1934-2018

Professor St. John joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1968. She taught classes in Russian and Soviet history there for nearly 30 years.

Fannone Jeffers Wins the 2018 Harper Lee Award From the Alabama Writers' Forum

Fannone Jeffers Wins the 2018 Harper Lee Award From the Alabama Writers’ Forum

Fanonne Jeffers, a tenured full professor of creative writing at the University of Oklahoma, will receive the honor during a gala dinner at the Alabama Writers Symposium in Monroeville, Alabama, on April 19.

In Memoriam: Barbara Buchanan Lewis, 1938-2017

In Memoriam: Barbara Buchanan Lewis, 1938-2017

Barbara Buchanan Lewis was the first woman to serve as dean of the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Prior to her career in academia, Professor Lewis worked as an attorney for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In Memoriam: Ann Jennalie Cook Calhoun, 1934-2017

In Memoriam: Ann Jennalie Cook Calhoun, 1934-2017

Ann Cook Calhoun, an expert on Shakespeare, was a professor of English emerita at Vanderbilt University. in 1982, she became the first woman in the English department at Vanderbilt to earn tenure after being promoted through the ranks.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Winans, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Winans, 1965-2016

Elizabeth Winans was a clinical associate professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She had served on the university’s faculty since 2007.

Six Women Scholars Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Awards

Six Women Scholars Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Heather Shotton of the University of Oklahoma, Jackie Luedtke of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Monica Olvera de la Cruz from Northwestern University, Severine Van Slambrouck from South Dakota State University, Leah Ceccarelli of the University of Washington, and Leona Sevick of Bridgewater College in Virginia.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New 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.

In Memoriam: Helen Elizabeth Garrett, 1963-2016

In Memoriam: Helen Elizabeth Garrett, 1963-2016

Elizabeth Garrett was the 13th president of Cornell University and its first woman president. She had served as Cornell’s president for only eight months. Earlier, she was a professor of law, provost, and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Seven Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at U.S. Universities

Seven Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at U.S. Universities

Taking on new roles are Tameka E. Lester at Georgia State, Paula Grammas at the University of Rhode Island, Althema Etzioni at Tuskegee University, Karrie Shogren at the University of Kansas, Amber McLendon at Campbell University, Leslie Greenberg at the University of Nevada, and Alicia Kae Koger at the University of Oklahoma.

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.

The Next President of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology

The Next President of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology

Marsha L. Richmond is an associate professor of history at Wayne State University in Detroit. Dr. Richmond will serve as president-elect until the society’s biennial meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2017. She will then serve a two-year term as president.

SUNY Geologist Named the New York State Paleontologist

SUNY Geologist Named the New York State Paleontologist

Lisa Amati will be the second woman and the first since 1954, to serve as New York State Paleontologist. In this role, Dr. Amati will be the curator of the New York State Museum’s paleontology collections.

New Project Aims to Make Mechanical Engineering Programs Better for Women

New Project Aims to Make Mechanical Engineering Programs Better for Women

The universities selected to participate in the program funded by the National Science Foundation are Purdue University, Michigan Technological University, Oregon State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Oklahoma.

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.

Three Women Announce They Are Leaving Their University Posts

Three Women Announce They Are Leaving Their University Posts

The women who announced they are stepping down are Susan Buckley at the University of Iowa, Emily Ballew Neff of the University of Oklahoma, and Cynthia Griggs Fleming at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.