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Fourteen Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Academia

Fourteen Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Academia

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.

Six Women Appointed to Positions as Dean at Major Universities

Six Women Appointed to Positions as Dean at Major Universities

The new deans are Sarah Beth Estes at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Christine Kelleher Palus at Villanova University, Elaine M. O’Neal at North Carolina Central University, Denise M. Seabert at the University of West Florida, Kathryn Drager at Penn State and Sharon M. Gordon at the University of Connecticut.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight college and universities across the United States have recently announced the appointments of women to dean positions.

In Memoriam: Meredith Sullivan Chapman

In Memoriam: Meredith Sullivan Chapman

Meredith Chapman was assistant vice president of marketing and creative services at Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia. Earlier, she was director of digital communications at the University of Delaware.

Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan Names Its Next Provost

Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan Names Its Next Provost

Maria Cimitile joined the faculty at Grand Valley State University in 1999 as an assistant professor of philosophy. She has served as associate dean for students and curriculum in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and for the past two years has been associate vice president for academic affairs.

Teresa Boyer to Direct the New Institute for Women's Leadership at Villanova University

Teresa Boyer to Direct the New Institute for Women’s Leadership at Villanova University

Since 2008, Dr. Boyer has served as executive director of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is also an assistant research professor at Rutgers. Earlier, she was an administrator at the U.S. Department of Education.

President of Neumann University in Pennsylvania Announces Her Retirement

President of Neumann University in Pennsylvania Announces Her Retirement

Rosalie M. Mirenda, president of Neumann University in Ashton, Pennsylvania, since 1996, has announced that she will step down from her post on June 30, 2017. During her tenure as president, the campus has grown from 14 to 68 acres and enrollments have more than tripled.

Twelve Women Named to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Twelve Women Named to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

This is the time of year when many scholars are changing jobs and taking on new assignments. Here are 12 women who will be assuming new duties as deans at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Michelle Anderson Named President of Brooklyn College in New York

Michelle Anderson Named President of Brooklyn College in New York

President Anderson has been serving as a professor and dean of the City University of New York School of Law. She has held that post since 2006. Earlier, she taught at the Villanova University School of Law in Pennsylvania.

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.

New Women Deans Announced at Six Universities

New Women Deans Announced at Six Universities

The new deans at Monica Ponce de Leon at Princeton, Adele Lindenmeyr at Villanova, Elizabeth Lehfeldt at Cleveland State, Diana Hess at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Maureen Ryan at the University of Southern Mississippi, and Michelle Massé at Louisiana State University.

Only One Woman Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the University of North Carolina School of Law

Only One Woman Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the University of North Carolina School of Law

Since 2006, Michelle J. Anderson has served as dean of the City University of New York School of Law in Long Island City. Previously, Dean Anderson was on the faculty at the Villanova University School of Law in Pennsylvania for eight years.

Valerie Harrison Now Leading The Lincoln University

Valerie Harrison Now Leading The Lincoln University

The board of trustees of The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania has named Valerie Harrison as acting president of the university. She has been serving as the university’s General Counsel since 2013 and previously had held a similar post at Arcadia University.

In Memoriam: Patricia Smith Wright, 1935-2014

In Memoriam: Patricia Smith Wright, 1935-2014

Beginning in 1967, Pamela Smith Wright served in several library posts, including acting head librarian, at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She retired in 1997 and was named professor emerita of library science.

Holy Family University Names Its Fifth President

Holy Family University Names Its Fifth President

Maureen McGarrity has been serving as provost at Holy Family University. She holds a master’s degree in biology from Villanova University in Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in microbiology from Saint Louis University in Missouri.

Four Women Win Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

Four Women Win Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

The winners of the awards, which come with $60,000 grants for research, are Danielle Dube of Bowdoin College, Amanda Grannas of Villanova University, Catherine Oertal of Oberlin College, and Kathleen Purvis-Roberts of the Claremont Colleges.

Villanova Outreach Program Increases Percentage of Women in Engineering Programs

Villanova Outreach Program Increases Percentage of Women in Engineering Programs

This spring 31.4 percent of the engineering graduates at Villanona are women. This is highest percentage in university history.

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The appointees at Irma Becerra-Fernandez at Florida International, Makaela Kingsley at Wesleyan, Geneva Henry at George Washington, Debra Fickler at Villanova, Lisa McBride at PCOM, Diane Paukstelis at Kansas State, Melissa Wargo at Western Carolina, and Barbara Jones at Boston College.

Women Faculty on the Move

Women Faculty on the Move

Sherrie Clark, Susan Mackey-Kallis, and Linda Wallace are taking on new faculty roles.

Kathleen Holscher Will Be the Inaugural Holder of an Endowed Chair in Roman Catholic Studies

Kathleen Holscher Will Be the Inaugural Holder of an Endowed Chair in Roman Catholic Studies

The University of New Mexico has announced that Kathleen A. Holscher will be the inaugural holder of the Endowed Chair of Roman Catholic Studies in the religious studies program at the university.

New Women Deans Appointed at Four Colleges

New Women Deans Appointed at Four Colleges

Recently women were named deans at Villanova University, Mount Holyoke College, Dartmouth College, and the University of Alaska.

Jamie Comstock to Serve Two-Month Term as Interim President of Butler University

Jamie Comstock to Serve Two-Month Term as Interim President of Butler University

Jamie Comstock, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Butler University in Indianapolis, will serve a two-month term as interim president of the university. Current president Bobby Fong is stepping down on May 31 and will become president of Ursinus College in Pennsylvania.