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Six Women Who Have Been Chosen to Serve as Deans at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Who Have Been Chosen to Serve as Deans at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Christa D. Acampora at the University of Virginia, Valery Forbes at Florida Atlantic University, Victoria Burgos at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Shuneize Slater at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Brookie Best at the University of California, San Diego, and Jeanie McCarville-Kerber at Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa.

Jennifer Mnookin Appointed Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jennifer Mnookin Appointed Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Since 2015, Dr. Mnookin has been dean of the School of Law and Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at UCLA in 2005. Earlier, she was a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Ingrid Guerra-López at George Mason University in Virginia, Susan Shelangoskie at Siena Height University in Michigan, Marianne Baernholdt at the University of Virginia, Nandita Mani at the University of Massachusetts, Stephanie Shonekan at the University of Maryland, and Jolie Graybill at North Dakota State University.

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

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

The new deans are Colleen McGlone at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, René Hauser at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York, Stephanie J. Rowley at the University of Virginia, and Tammi Dice at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Stefanie Niles Will Lead Cottey College, a Women's College in Nevada, Missouri

Stefanie Niles Will Lead Cottey College, a Women’s College in Nevada, Missouri

Dr. Niles comes to Cottey College from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, where she has served as vice president for enrollment and communications, a position she has held since 2018.

In Memoriam: Delores Ann Richburg Greene, 1935-2022

In Memoriam: Delores Ann Richburg Greene, 1935-2022

A long-time educator in several public school systems in Virginia, Dr. Green concluded her career serving as dean at both Virginia Union University and Virginia State University.

In Memoriam: Deborah Clarke Rifenbary, 1950-2021

In Memoriam: Deborah Clarke Rifenbary, 1950-2021

Dr. Rifenbary joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in 1990 as an assistant professor of counselor education. In addition to serving as interim dean, she served as chair of the department of individual, family, and community education. Dr. Rifenbary retired in 2020.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

E. Elizabeth Magill to Serve as the Ninth President of the University of Pennsylvania

E. Elizabeth Magill to Serve as the Ninth President of the University of Pennsylvania

Professor Magill has been serving since 2019 as executive vice president and provost at the University of Virginia. Earlier, she was the Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and dean of Stanford Law School. Previously, she spent 15 years on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law. She is an expert on administrative law and constitutional structure.

Amy Finstein of the College of the Holy Cross Wins Book Award

Amy Finstein of the College of the Holy Cross Wins Book Award

Amy D. Finstein, assistant professor of architectural history in the visual arts department at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, was recently honored with the 2021 Fred B. Kniffen Book Award from the International Society for Landscape, Place and Material Culture Studies.

Idaho State University Names New Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Idaho State University Names New Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Valerie Martin Conley is currently the dean of the College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Before joining the faculty there in 2015, Dr. Conely was department chair and professor of counseling and higher education in the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education at Ohio University. She will become provost at Idaho State in the summer of 2022.

In Memoriam: Frances McCall Rosenbluth, 1958-2021

In Memoriam: Frances McCall Rosenbluth, 1958-2021

Frances McCall Rosenbluth was Damon Wells Professor of Political Science at Yale University. She was the first woman to chair the political science department at the university.

Pamela Cipriano of the University of Virginia Is the New President of the International Council of Nurses

Pamela Cipriano of the University of Virginia Is the New President of the International Council of Nurses

The International Council of Nurses is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations, representing more than 27 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organization for health professionals.

University of Virginia Study Examines Gender Differences in Recovery Time for Student-Athlete Concussions

University of Virginia Study Examines Gender Differences in Recovery Time for Student-Athlete Concussions

The researchers found female student-athletes at the University of Virginia typically took six days to recover from a concussion, while male athletes took 11 days. Women were found to report a possible concussion to athletic trainers more quickly than men.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Promoted or Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Promoted or 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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

The Next Provost at the University of Texas at Austin

The Next Provost at the University of Texas at Austin

Since 2014, Sharon Wood has been serving as dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas. She joined the faculty at the university in 1994. Professor Wood is internationally recognized for her research on the earthquake response of reinforced concrete structures.

Muriel B. Mickles is the New Leader of Danville Community College in Virginia

Muriel B. Mickles is the New Leader of Danville Community College in Virginia

Dr. Mickles had been serving as vice president of academics, students, and workforce development at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg. She will serve as interim president of Danville Community College while a search for a permanent president is conducted.

Janet Napolitano Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Council on Education

Janet Napolitano Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Council on Education

Janet Napolitano, who served as president of the University of California System from 2013 to 2020 and currently is a professor of public policy and director of the Center for Security in Politics at the University of California, Berkeley. was selected for the Lifetime Achievement Award given by the American Council on Education.

Lafayette College in Easton Pennsylvania Appoints Nicole Hurd as Its Eighteenth President

Lafayette College in Easton Pennsylvania Appoints Nicole Hurd as Its Eighteenth President

Dr. Hurd has been serving as chief executive officer of College Advising Corps, which she launched in 2005.  CAC has helped more than 525,000 low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students enroll in higher education by placing more than 800 recent college graduates as near-peer advisers in 795 high schools across America.

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

The six women appointed to dean positions are Nicole Stedman at the University of Florida, Nicole Stedman at East Carolina University, Ruth DeFries at Columbia University, Jennifer L. West at the University of Virginia, LaVonda N. Reed at Georgia State University, and Deanna Dannels at North Carolina State University.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

University of Virginia Scholar Wins the 2021 Rilke Prize Awarded to a Mid-Career Poet

University of Virginia Scholar Wins the 2021 Rilke Prize Awarded to a Mid-Career Poet

Since 2012, the University of North Texas’s department of English has awarded the annual Rilke Prize to recognize exceptional artistry and vision by a mid-career poet. The prize is named after the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926).

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Anne Flanagan, 1952-2021

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Anne Flanagan, 1952-2021

Elizabeth A. Flanagan was the first woman to lead fundraising efforts at Virginia Tech. She served as vice president for development and university relations from 2000 to 2015.

In Memoriam: Katharine Hill Coleman, 1955-2021

In Memoriam: Katharine Hill Coleman, 1955-2021

Coleman joined the faculty at the University of Southern California in 1983. She was the first woman faculty member to be awarded tenure in the field of design and was promoted to full professor in 1986.

New Administrative Appointments for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Six Women in Higher Education

Taking on New roles are Stephanie Coleman at East Carolina University, Agnessa Vartanova at the University of Colorado, Erin Hedlun at Evangel University in Missouri, Mary Jo Daniel at the University of New Mexico, Lily E. West at the University of Virginia, and Nontalie Morrow at the University of Georgia.

Four Women Have Announced Their Retirements From High-Level University Positions

Four Women Have Announced Their Retirements From High-Level University Positions

Stepping down from their university positions are Janet Lindner at Yale University, Valerie Gregory at the University of Virginia, Nancy Cohen at the University of Massachusetts AMherst, and Madelyn Wessel at Cornell University.

Women in Academic Surgery Are Winning a Fair Share of National Institute of Health Grants

Women in Academic Surgery Are Winning a Fair Share of National Institute of Health Grants

Women are underrepresented in the field of academic surgery, but women surgeons are earning a disproportionate share of R01 research grants from the National Institutes of Health, a new study led by researchers at the University of Virginia has found.

Women Scholars Significantly Underrepresented in Heart Failure Research Studies

Women Scholars Significantly Underrepresented in Heart Failure Research Studies

The analysis, led by scholars at the Uiversity of Pennsylvania, found that less than 20 percent of first authors on manuscripts cited to support the highest recommendations in heart failure treatment guidelines were women, and less than 15 percent of the senior authors were women.

Five Women From the Academic World Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Five Women From the Academic World Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

The women leaving their college or university posts are Jane Fernandez, president of Guilford College in North Carolina, Kim Kloeppel at the University of New Mexico, Claire Kaplan at the University of Virginia, Lynn M. Morgan at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Karen Hammond at Boise State University in Idaho.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

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.

Seven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Seven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Teagan Decker at UNC Pembroke, Leslie Cornick at the University of Washington Bothell, Nicole Thorne Jenkins at the University of Virginia, Polly D. Boruff-Jones at Oakland University, Lisa Landreman at Willamette University, Stephanie Dance-Barnes at DePaul University, and Jennifer Troyer at UNC-Charlotte.

The Next President of Stony Book University of the State University of New York System

The Next President of Stony Book University of the State University of New York System

Maurie McInnis is a cultural historian and since 2016 has served as executive vice president and provost at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she spent nearly 20 years at the University of Virginia, rising to the post of vice provost for academic affairs. She will become president of Stony Brook University on July 1.

In Memoriam: Barbara Ann Kelly

In Memoriam: Barbara Ann Kelly

In 1971, BarbaKelly was appointed assistant director of intramurals and physical education at the University of Virginia, becoming the first full-time female athletic staff member at the university. She remained on the athletics department staff until her retirement in 2009.

Four Women Scholars Who Are Leaving Their University Posts

Four Women Scholars Who Are Leaving Their University Posts

Stepping down from their positions are Patricia M. Lampkin at the University of Virginia, Karen P. DePauw at Virginia Tech, Endia Beal at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, and Jeanne H. Balsam at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts at Major Universities

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts at Major Universities

Dawn Cartee director of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Stephanie Reel, the chief information officer and vice provost for information technology at Johns Hopkins University, and Mildred Robinson, the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law are retiring.