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Ten Women Who Have Been Selected for New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Selected for 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Cynthia Barnhart Appointed Provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cynthia Barnhart Appointed Provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Barnhart, a Ford Foundation Professor of Engineering and professor of operations research at the MIT Sloan School of Management, has served MIT in a variety of roles. She has been both associate and acting dean of the School of Engineering, and co-director of the Operations Research Center and the Center for Transportation and Logistics, and chancellor.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five Women Scholars

Taking on new duties are Lainie Rutkow at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Marilyn J. Cipolla at the University of Vermont, Salamishah Tillet at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, Sharon Hall at Arizona State University, and Marcelle Haddix at Syracuse University in New York.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Academic Roles

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Academic Roles

The six women who have been appointed to new academic posts are Andrea Richa at Arizona State University, Eleni Pellazgu at Berkeley College in New Jersey, Kirsten Pai Buick at the University of New Mexico, Fran Hagstrom at the University of Arkansas, Lisa A. Carey at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Jane Okech at the University of Vermont.

Four Women Who Are New Diversity Officers at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Are New Diversity Officers at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles relating to diversity are Alina Wong at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, Patricia Harris at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sarah Mell at the University of Vermont, and Brianna Davis Johnson at Central Ohio Technical College.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Take on New Duties

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Take on New Duties

Taking on new assignments are Jill Irvine at the University of Vermont, Charreau Bell, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Meagen Rosenthal at the University of Mississippi, Kerry Lee at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and Anita Oberbauer at the University of California, Davis.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Paulina Mena has been appointed as faculty fellow for diversity and inclusion at Central College in Pella, Iowa. Fatimah Conley is the new vice president of institutional equity and chief diversity officer at the University of Delaware and Jackie Hunter was named senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer for the University of Vermont Health Network.

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Appointments for Eight 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.

Three Universities Have Announced the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Three Universities Have Announced the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Ayanna Howard will be the first woman dean of the College of Engineering at Ohio State University. Michelle Roehm has been appointed interim dean of the School of Business at Wake Forest University and Noma Anderson was named dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont.

Lesley-Ann L. Dupigny-Giroux Elected President of the American Association of State Climatologists

Lesley-Ann L. Dupigny-Giroux Elected President of the American Association of State Climatologists

Lesley-Ann L. Dupigny-Giroux is a professor of geography at the University of Vermont. Dr. Dupigny-Giroux’s research focuses on hydroclimatic natural hazards and climate literacy as well as the use of remote sensing and geographic information systems in the fields of spatial climate and land-surface processes.

Three Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Three Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Jennifer Malat has been named dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. Nicole Pennington was appointed dean of campus and community relations at Ohio University Southern and Leslie V. Parise was named dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Vermont.

A Trio of Women Appointed to University Provost Positions

A Trio of Women Appointed to University Provost Positions

Patricia Prelock was appointed provost at the University of Vermont. Meera Komarraju was appointed provost at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Sheila Smith McKoy was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Holy Names University in Oakland, California.

Seven Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Seven Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Amy Jasperson at Rhodes College in Memphis, Andrea D. Jackson at Howard University, Ida M. Moore at the University of Arizona, Jean Harvey at the University of Vermont, Lily T. Garcia at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Gillian R. Hayes at the University of California, Irvine, and Lisandra R. Carmichael at Georgia Southern University.

Five Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Colleges and Universities

The new provosts are Peggy Agouris at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Maryanne Reed at West Virginia University, Danielle Wilken at Goodwin College in Hartford, Connecticut, Patricia Prelock at the University of Vermont, and Lesia L. Crumpton-Young at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Katherine Lipari at Mills College in Oakland, California, Samantha Joye at the University of Georgia, Mary Evans of Claremont McKenna College in California, Patricia Prelock at the University of Vermont, and Melanie-Angela Neuilly at Washington State University.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

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.

In Memoriam: Jill Mattuck Tarule, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Jill Mattuck Tarule, 1943-2019

Over a long career in higher education, Dr. Tarule taught at Goddard College in Plainfied, Vermont, Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the University of Vermont.

The U.S. Medical Schools That Had the Largest Percentage of Women Matriculants in 2018

The U.S. Medical Schools That Had the Largest Percentage of Women Matriculants in 2018

Women made up 51.6 percent of first-time, first-year students at U.S. medical schools in 2018. Women were 66 percent of new medical students at the University of New Mexico, the highest percentage in the nation. The lowest percentage of women matriculatns was at the medical school of the University of South Dakota.

Karrin Wilks to Lead the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City

Karrin Wilks to Lead the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City

Dr. Wilks has been serving as senior vice president and provost at the college since 2014 and has been with the City University of New York for eight years. Earlier, Dr. Wilks was senior vice president at Vermont State Colleges. She will become interim president of the CUNY campus on September 1.

The New Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville

The New Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Since 2013, Dr. Nancy J. Cable has been serving as president of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. Earlier in her career, Dr. Cable was vice president and senior adviser to the president at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and dean of admission and financial aid at Davidson College in North Carolina.

Five Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Appointed to dean positions are Tomiko Brown-Nagin at Harvard University, Adrienne Eaton at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Julie M. Anderson at Winona State University in Minnesota, Kim Crowley at Amarillo College in Texas, and Linda Schadler at the University of Vermont.

The Next President of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts

The Next President of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts

Dr. Nelson is currently the director of the Sustainability Institute and deputy chief Sustainability Officer at the University of New Hampshire. Before going to the University of New Hampshire, she served on the faculty at Tufts University in Massachusetts for 25 years.

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Zakiya Holmes Leggett of North Carolina State University, Brandon Hunt of Georgia Southern University, Cynthia Nance of the University of Arkansas, Noy Holland of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Wanda Heading-Grant of the University of Vermont.

The First Woman President of Vermont Technical College

The First Woman President of Vermont Technical College

Patricia Moulton has served as secretary for the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor and Commissioner for Economic Development for the state.

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

The women in new roles are Azra Aksamija at MIT, Catherine B. Stroud at Williams College in Massachusetts, Robin White at Virginia Tech, Deb Markowitz at the University of Vermont, Kathleen Sprows Cummings of the University of Notre Dame, and Clare McCabe at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Five Women Academics Are Honored with Notable Awards

Five Women Academics Are Honored with Notable Awards

The honorees are Joy Spanabel Emery, professor emerita at the University of Rhode Island, Terrie E. Moffitt of Duke University in North Carolina, Stacie Raucci at Union College in Schenectady, New York, Linda P. Fried of Columbia University in New York City, and Yvonne Janssen-Heininger of the University of Vermont.

The Next Dean of the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts

The Next Dean of the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts

Cynthia I. Gersti-Pepin currently serves as professor of educational leadership and policy studies and associate dean of the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont. She will begin her new assignment at the University of Massachusetts on July 1.

New Global Study Finds a Closing Gender Gap in Education Is Not Closing the Economic Gender Gap

New Global Study Finds a Closing Gender Gap in Education Is Not Closing the Economic Gender Gap

Worldwide women are closing the gender gap in education. But a new study by economist Stephanie Seguino of the University of Vermont finds that these educational gains have failed to close the gender gap in income or political representation.

Study Finds That Dual-Earner Married-Couple Families Were More Likely to Weather the Recession

Study Finds That Dual-Earner Married-Couple Families Were More Likely to Weather the Recession

A new study authored by Kristin Smith, a family demographer at the Carsey School of Public Policy and research associate professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, finds that American families are increasingly relying on the income of women to make ends meet.

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.

Six Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Juanita Johnson-Bailey of the University of Georgia, Rae Silver of Barnard College, Maria Harrison of Cornell University, Lois Zook-Gerdau of Muskingum University, Barbara E. Hagler of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and Wanda Heading-Grant of the University of Vermont.

Fayneese Miller Will Be the Next President of Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Fayneese Miller Will Be the Next President of Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Miller currently serves as dean of the College of Education and Social Services and professor of leadership and developmental sciences at the University of Vermont. Previously, she taught for 20 years at Brown University.

Two Medical School Professors Appointed to High-Level Government Research Posts

Two Medical School Professors Appointed to High-Level Government Research Posts

Naomi Fukagawa of the University of Vermont will director the Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland, and Holly Lisanby of Duke University was named director of the Division of Translational Research for the National Institute of Mental Health.

Eleven Women With New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women With New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

The women with new administrative roles in higher education are Sherrie Weldon, Tonia Moody, Monica Kimbrell, Nell Russell, Elizabeth Breul O’Rourke, Carolina Cruz-Neira, Stacey Kostell, Alexandrina Deschamps, Ann Saterbak, Diana Boyd, and Maria Mayberry.

Four Women Named to Dean Positions

Four Women Named to Dean Positions

The four women who have or will become deans are Laura Burton at Duke University, Graciela Slesaransky-Poe at Arcadia University, Ann Larson at the University of Louisville, and Nancy Mathews at the University of Vermont.