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In Memoriam: Carol Wolfe Konek, 1934-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Wolfe Konek, 1934-2019

Dr. Konek was associate dean of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wichita State University in Kansas for 19 years. She served on the faculty of the English department and the women’s studies department for 35 years until her retirement in 2005.

Eleven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Eleven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Lepaine Sharp-McHenry, Jennifer D. Greer, Sian Mooney, Bonnie Rush, Elizabeth Skomp, Kimberly Lawless, Andra Basu, Coleen Pugh, Adrea Lawrence, Deborah Rifenbary, and Zoe Woodell Locklear.

Seven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women Scholars to Dean Positions

Seven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women Scholars to Dean Positions

The women appointed to dean posts are Susan Parish at Virginia Commonwealth University, Claire Stewart at the University of Nebraska, Laris Genin at Wichita State, Gretchen Ritter at Ohio State, Rachel Nardo at Utah State, Barbara Rasco at the University of Wyoming, and Tamar Szabó Gendler at Yale University.

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.

Scholar Claims Wichita State University Retracted a Job Offer After She Revealed She Was Pregnant

Scholar Claims Wichita State University Retracted a Job Offer After She Revealed She Was Pregnant

The plaintiff, now a visiting scholar at Oberlin College in Ohio, claims that she was offered a job at Wichita State. After she had mentioned she was pregnant and inquired about childcare facilities on campus, the job offer was retracted, according to the lawsuit.

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 Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

The First Woman President of Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia

The First Woman President of Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia

Susan Schultz Huxman currently serves as president of Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario. Earlier, she was the director of the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University in Kansas.

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for President of South Dakota State University

One Woman Among the Four Finalists for President of South Dakota State University

Zulma R. Toro is executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has held this post since 2013. Previously, Dr. Toro was dean of the College of Engineering at Wichita State University in Kansas.

New Administrative Duties for Eight Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Eight Women 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.

Five Women Academics Honored With Awards From National Organizations

Five Women Academics Honored With Awards From National Organizations

The honorees at Preethika Kumar of Wichita State University in Kansas, Dionne Hoskins of Savannah State University in Georgia, Christine Colella of the University of Cincinnati, Marsha Linehan of the University of Washington, and Rebecca Campbell of Michigan State University.

Six Women Scholars Presented With Prestigious Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Presented With Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Dawn Elliot at the University of Delaware, Jean Dickinson Gibbons at Virginia Tech, Gina Brown of Wichita State University, Danielle Walsh of East Carolina University, Marie Chisholm-Burns at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Valerie Polakow of Eastern Michigan University.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Nine Women

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Nine Women

The nine women with new administrative positions are Susan Gibbons, Mary E. Coleman, Courtney M. Marshall, Yvonne Moore Coston, Lindsay Allen, Sandra Jowers, Martha Sutter, Ruth Cain, and Tricia Penniecook.

Three Women Academics Named to Dean Positions

Three Women Academics Named to Dean Positions

Katia Passerini is the new dean of the Honors College at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Shirley Lefever-Davis was named dean of the College of Education at Wichita State University and Kathryn Boor was reappointed dean of agriculture and life sciences at Cornell University.

New Posts in Higher Education Administration for 14 Women

New Posts in Higher Education Administration for 14 Women

The appointees are Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, Patricia S. Smith, Belkis Torres-Capeles, Cecilia Rivera, Jennifer Seal, Nevada Winrow, Cindy Claycomb, Stacy Strauss, Jenny Tate, Jin Liu, Joyce Wilkerson, Carol Dillon Kissal, Kim Spang, and Angel Mason.

Seven Women Named to Positions as Dean

Seven Women Named to Positions as Dean

The new deans are Frances Hellman at Berkeley, Condy Constanzo at Creighton, Catherine Gallouet at William Smith College, Sally Ingles at Indiana Wesleyan, Sandra C. Garmon Bibb at Wichita State, Ellen Weinauer at Southern Mississippi, and Deborah H. Barnes at Jackson State.

Seventeen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seventeen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Mary Ann Fuchs, Carla Sanderson, Sharon Tennyson, Cheryl Johnson, Nalia Baloch, Binti Harvey, Susan C. Dolbert, Andrea Greenhoot, Lesia Crumpton-Young, Jodi Kupper, Ellen Anderson, Jenni Evans, Matella Nelson, Jaime Seguin, Debra Fraser Janie Long and Catherine Criswell are the new appointees.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Catherine Epstein was appointed dean of the faculty at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Kimberly Engber was named dean of the Honors College at Wichita State University and Karin Wittenborg was reappointed dean of libraries at the University of Virginia.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women in new roles at Jameca Falconer, Julie Dolan, Sara Morris, Christine Hardy, Casandra Sipes, Kathryn Meier, Marti K.S. Heil, Lori S. Gentles, Joan Bienvenue and Penny Yee.

Four New Women Deans

Four New Women Deans

The new deans are Mary Jo Gonzales at the University of Rhode Island, Susan Frye at the University of Wyoming, Shirley Lefever-Davis at Wichita State University and Mary Gowan at the College of Business at James Madison University in Virginia.

Appointments to Dean for Five Women Scholars

Appointments to Dean for Five Women Scholars

The five new deans are Kalpana Misra at the University of Tulsa, Anna McDaniel at the University of Florida, Wendy Raymond at Davidson College, Kelli Styron at Tarleton State University, and Cindy Claycomb at Wichita State University.

Feminist Scholar Announces Her Retirement From Case Western Reserve University

Feminist Scholar Announces Her Retirement From Case Western Reserve University

Dorothy C. Miller, director of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, has announced that she will retire at the end of the academic year.

Wichita State University Professor Earns High Honor From the French Government

Wichita State University Professor Earns High Honor From the French Government

Lynn Davis, associate professor in the School of Music at Wichita State University in Kansas, received the Chevalier de l’Ordre Arts et des Lettres from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

The New Provost at the University of Arkansas Little Rock

The New Provost at the University of Arkansas Little Rock

Since 2005, Zulma R. Toros-Ramos has served as dean of the College of Engineering at Wichita State University in Kansas.

Zulma Toro-Ramos Is a Finalist for Provost at the University of Arkansas Little Rock

Zulma Toro-Ramos Is a Finalist for Provost at the University of Arkansas Little Rock

The former chancellor of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaquez, is currently dean of the College of Engineering at Wichita State University.

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for President of Wichita State University

Two Women Among the Five Finalists for President of Wichita State University

Lisa Rossbacher of Southern Polytechnic State University and Glen Hahn Cope of at the University of Missouri at St. Louis are the two women finalists.

Four Women Named to New Posts

Four Women Named to New Posts

Gale E. Gibson, Gina Crabtree, Cassandra Griggs and Rebecca Pentz are assuming new duties.