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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.

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

“Through her leadership and scholarship, Dr. White-Smith inspires a new generation of teachers to serve students and approach their work with equity, compassion, and respect,” said Gail F. Baker, provost and senior vice president at the University of San Diego. 

Jessica Robinson Is the First Alumna to Serve as President of Cuyamaca College in California

Jessica Robinson Is the First Alumna to Serve as President of Cuyamaca College in California

Dr. Robinson was most recently the college’s interim president and vice president of student services. Earlier, she served as assistant dean for student affairs and interim associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Health and Human Services at San Diego State University. She has also taught courses on leadership, social work, and community organizing at Sand Diego State University and the University of San Diego.

Mary Boyd Will Be the Next President of Emmanuel College in Boston

Mary Boyd Will Be the Next President of Emmanuel College in Boston

Since 2017, Dr. Boyd has served as provost at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia. Dr. Boyd served from 2008 to 2013 as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego. She has also served as chair of the department of chemistry at Georgia Southern University and was a faculty fellow for the Center for Ethics and Social Justice at Loyola University Chicago.

Colleges and Universities Have Appointed Nine Women Scholars to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Have Appointed Nine Women Scholars to Dean Positions

The nine women appointed to dean positions are Yuqing Melanie Wu, Keren Yarhi-Milo, Akilah Carter-Francique, Deborah R. Marinski, Kimberly Griffin, Alyssa Crittenden, Kimberly White-Smith, Glenda Gillaspy, and Ana M. Franco-Watkins.

Julie H. Sullivan Will Be the First Woman President of Santa Clara University in California

Julie H. Sullivan Will Be the First Woman President of Santa Clara University in California

For the past nine years, Julie Sullivan has been president of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. There she was the first layperson and first woman to serve as president. Prior to joining the University of St. Thomas, Dr. Sullivan was executive vice president and provost at the University of San Diego

Erika Cameron Will Be the Next Provost at Palo Alto University in California

Erika Cameron Will Be the Next Provost at Palo Alto University in California

Dr. Cameron comes to Palo Alto University from the University of San Diego where she is an associate professor in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences. She has served in progressive administrative and leadership capacities since 2009.

Marsha Kelliher Appointed President of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa

Marsha Kelliher Appointed President of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa

Since 2017, Kelliher was served as president of Walsh College in Troy Michigan. Earlier, she was dean of Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. When she takes office on June 1, Kelliher will become the first woman to serve as president of Simpson College since its founding in 1860.

The First Woman to Lead the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island

The First Woman to Lead the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island

Rear Adminral Shoshana Chatfield served as a helicopter pilot in the Western Pacific, Afghanistan, and the Arabian Gulf. From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Chatfield was an assistant professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Most recently, she was commander of U.S. Naval Forces in the Mariana Islands in the northern Pacific Ocean.

Westminster College in Salt Lake City Chooses its Next President

Westminster College in Salt Lake City Chooses its Next President

Bethami Dobkin is a professor of communication and provost emerita at Saint Mary’s College of California. She served for a decade as provost and vice president for academic affairs. She joined the faculty at Saint Mary’s College of California in 2008 after teaching for 18 years at the University of San Diego.

Two Women Are Finalists to Lead the Machias Campus of the University of Maine

Two Women Are Finalists to Lead the Machias Campus of the University of Maine

The University of Maine has announced a field of four finalists for the position of vice president for academic affairs and head of the Machias campus. Two are women: Elizabeth Mauch a professor of mathematics at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania and Heather Lattimer, former associate dean of education at the University of San Diego.

In Memoriam: Lesley Krista McAllister, 1970-2017

In Memoriam: Lesley Krista McAllister, 1970-2017

Lesley McAllister was a professor of law at the University of California, Davis. She served on the faculty at the University of San Diego School of Law from 2005 to 2013.

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.

The Next President of Walsh College in Troy, Michigan

The Next President of Walsh College in Troy, Michigan

Marsha Kelliher has been serving as dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Earlier, she was dean of the School of Management and Business at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.

The Next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Santa Clara University

The Next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Santa Clara University

Deborah Tahmassebi is a professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of San Diego. She also serves as associate dean of program development for the College of Arts and Sciences.

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.

San Diego-Area Universities Team Up to Encourage Girls to Improve Computer Skills

San Diego-Area Universities Team Up to Encourage Girls to Improve Computer Skills

GirlTECH San Diego will provide afterschool computing clubs for girls in secondary schools. Participating universities include the University of California San Diego, San Diego State University, the University of San Diego, and Point Loma Nazarene University.

National Science Foundation Makes Two Grants to Fund Programs to Help Women in STEM Fields

National Science Foundation Makes Two Grants to Fund Programs to Help Women in STEM Fields

The University of Texas and the University of San Diego receive funding.