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Outgoing President Donates $20 Million to the University of South Florida

Outgoing President Donates $20 Million to the University of South Florida

The donation from President Judy Genshaft will be used to help fund a new five-story building on campus that will house the university’s Honors College. As a result of the gift, the university’s Honors College will be named after President Genshaft.

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

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

The honorees are Myria Allen of the University of Arkansas, Julianne L. Holloway of Arizona State University, Bronwyn MacFarlane of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Judy Genshaft, president of the University of South Florida, and Jane Dané of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

University of South Florida Launches New Health Center Exclusively for Women

University of South Florida Launches New Health Center Exclusively for Women

The new center features six spacious exam suites as well as spaces for doctors to review lab results and other medical information one-on-one with women patients.

Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women faculty members or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Elizabeth Elliott Has Been Selected to Lead the Educational Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi

Elizabeth Elliott Has Been Selected to Lead the Educational Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi

Elizabeth M. Elliott is a professor in the College of Education and director of the Family Resource Center at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Meyers. She has taught at Florida Gulf Coast University since 2001 and has been a member of Kappa Delta Pi since 1995. She will become president of the organization in 2020.

University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft to Step Down After 19 Years at the Helm

University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft to Step Down After 19 Years at the Helm

Since Dr. Genshaft became president in 2000, the university has seen enrollment increase by 40 percent. Graduation rates and research grant levels have tripled and the university’s endowment grew from $254 million to $480 million.

Three Women Scholars Announce That They Are Stepping Down From Faculty Posts

Three Women Scholars Announce That They Are Stepping Down From Faculty Posts

Leaving their teaching positions are Susan MacManus at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Mary Miller at Yale University in Connecticut, and Jennifer W. Foster at Emory University in Atlanta.

In Memoriam: Julia Rose Cayuso, 1957-2018

In Memoriam: Julia Rose Cayuso, 1957-2018

Julia Cayuso was the director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami in Florida. Dr. Cayuso worked at the University of Miami for more than 29 years.

Tonjua Williams Will Be the First Woman President of St. Petersburg College in Florida

Tonjua Williams Will Be the First Woman President of St. Petersburg College in Florida

Dr. Williams has been on the staff at the college for 30 years. Since 2013, she has served as senior vice president of student services. She holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Barry University in Miami.

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are L. Song Richardson at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, Robin Lightner at Blue Ash College of the University of Cincinnati, L. Paige Fields at the University of Kansas, Kathleen B. Lustyk at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona, and Victoria Rush at the School of Nursing of the University o South Florida.

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

The new deans are Allyson Leggett Watson at the University of South Florida, Soyeon Shim at the University of Wisconsin, Carol Strohecker at the University of Minnesota, Kathryn Graff low at Bates College in Maine, Ann Walters Robertson at the University of Chicago, and Bonnie J. Dow at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in Higher Education

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in Higher Education

The selected for prestigious honors are: Judy Genshaft, Fenice Boyd, Anna Deavere Smith, Vivien Schmidt, Donna Cox, Marilyn Horne, Marisa Marques, and Sandra Sanguino

Gender Bias Can Produce Stress That Can Negatively Impact Women's Health

Gender Bias Can Produce Stress That Can Negatively Impact Women’s Health

Dr. Kristen Salomon, an associate professor of psychology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, found that women experienced an increased heart rate and higher blood pressure when exposed to gender discrimination in a controlled experiment.

In Memoriam: Patricia A. Staley Burns, 1939-2016

In Memoriam: Patricia A. Staley Burns, 1939-2016

Patricia Burns was the former dean of the College of Nursing at the University of South Florida and the former chair of the nurse practitioner program at the School of Nursing of the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System.

Kandi Deitemeyer to Be the Next President of Central Piedmont Community College

Kandi Deitemeyer to Be the Next President of Central Piedmont Community College

Dr. Deitemeyer will transition from leading a college with a little more than 2,000 students to a large community college with nearly 20,000 students in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Two Women Among the Finalists for Associate Provost Position at the University of Georgia

Two Women Among the Finalists for Associate Provost Position at the University of Georgia

The two women candidates for associate provost for international education are Kiki Caruson, assistant vice president for research, innovation, and global affairs at the University of South Florida and Jane E. Gatewood, associate provost for global engagement at the University of Rochester in New York.

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Stepping down are Sally Mason at the University of Iowa, Nancy C. Andrews at Duke University, Marilyn Higgins at Syracuse University, Claudia Schmuckli at the University of Houston, Diane Morrison-Beedy at the University of South Florida, and Jodi Kelly at Seattle University.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Karen Molek of the University of West Florida, Patricia Zavella of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Naomi Oreskes of Harvard University, and Judy Genshaft, president of the University of South Florida System.

University of South Florida Executive Is the New Leader of NASFAA

University of South Florida Executive Is the New Leader of NASFAA

Billie Jo Hamilton, assistant vice president of enrollment planning and management and director of university scholarships and financial aid services at the University of South Florida in Tampa, was elected chair of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

The Next Leader of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut

The Next Leader of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut

Gladis Kersaint is a professor of mathematics education and associate dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She will begin her new duties at the University of Connecticut in July.

A New Center for Women in Business to Be Established at Texas Woman's University

A New Center for Women in Business to Be Established at Texas Woman’s University

The new center will be the first of its kind in the region and will provide leadership opportunities to encourage and support women’s business ownership and success.

Four Women Academics Named Deans at Major Universities

Four Women Academics Named Deans at Major Universities

The women named deans are Danielle B. McDonald at the University of South Florida, Renae Chesnut at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Farah C. Muscadin at Chicago State University, and Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin at the University of Vermont.

The New President of the American Society for Public Administration

The New President of the American Society for Public Administration

Maria Aristigueta is the Charles P. Messick Professor of Public Administration at the University of Delaware. For the past six years she has served as the director of the School of Public and Policy Administration at the university.

Why Do Women Avoid Engineering Degree Programs?

Why Do Women Avoid Engineering Degree Programs?

Although women may be academically well-prepared for an engineering curriculum various factors may contribute to the feeling of “not fitting in” or a “lack of belonging” in academic engineering programs. A new study seeks to identify factors that produce such concerns and to recommend ways to eliminate them.

Sandra Stone Named Regional Chancellor at the University of South Florida

Sandra Stone Named Regional Chancellor at the University of South Florida

Dr. Stone has been serving as vice president for academic affairs at Dalton State College in Georgia. She will begin her new role as regional chancellor at the Sarasota-Manatee campus of the University of South Florida on November 1.

Kansas State University Study Examines Gender Differences in Car Crashes

Kansas State University Study Examines Gender Differences in Car Crashes

The authors examined all motor vehicles crashes in the state of Kansas involving drivers 16 to 24 years of age over a five-year period. They found significant gender differences in types, times, and severity of crashes by young drivers of automobiles.

Texas Woman's University Names Sole Finalist to Be Its Next President

Texas Woman’s University Names Sole Finalist to Be Its Next President

Since 2006, Carine M. Feyten has been dean of the College of Education, Health, and Society at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Dr. Feyten is a native of Belgium and is fluent in five languages.

Nine Women in New Higher Education Administrative Positions

Nine Women in New Higher Education Administrative Positions

The women in new administrative posts are Julie Summs, Kate Brown, Maggie Reitz, Elizabeth Armstrong, Ericka Krantz, Cynthia A, DeKuca, Jacqueline Gibson, Klara Papp, and Cornelia Grumman.

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.

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.

A Quartet of New Women Deans at State Universities

A Quartet of New Women Deans at State Universities

The new deans are Ellen McIntyre at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, Stefanie Linquist at the University of Georgia, Danita Brown at the University of Minnesota, and Vasti Torres of the University of South Florida.

Sophia Wisniewska to Lead the St. Petersburg Campus of the University of South Florida

Sophia Wisniewska to Lead the St. Petersburg Campus of the University of South Florida

A scholar of Russian language and literature, Dr. Wisniewska has served as chancellor of the Brandywine campus of Pennsylvania State University since 2005. She will begin her new duties in July.

Six Women Academics Honored With Notable Awards

Six Women Academics Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Donna Shalala, Mary Lou Soffa, Pamela Hallock-Muller, Mary Ann Fitzpatric, Elizabeth Andress, and Michelle Scollo.

Fourteen Women Take On New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Take On New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of appointments of women to administrative positions in higher education.

Honors and Awards for Eight Women Scholars

Honors and Awards for Eight Women Scholars

The honorees are Joyce Kinkead, Alice Friman, Mary John O’Hair, Valorie McAlpin, Kathleen Hale, Anne Strozier, Nancy Hinkle and Margaret Young.