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Nov. 29, 2017: Alison Morrison-Shetlar, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 2003) was elected to serve as acting Chancellor of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, effective January 1, 2018.
Dr. Morrison-Shetlar currently serves as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. She is also a tenured professor of biology. Professor Morrison-Shetlar joined the faculty at Western Carolina University in 2014. From 2010 to 2014, she was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Elon University in North Carolina.
A native of Scotland, Dr. Morrison-Shetlar holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry and a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the Dundee College of Technology in Scotland.
Nov. 27, 2017: Sandra Haynes, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 2002) is among the four finalists for Chancellor of the Tri-Cities Campus of Washington State University. She is the only woman among the finalists for the position and currently serves as the deputy provost for academic and student affairs at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. Earlier in her career, Dr. Haynes served for 13 years as dean of the College of Professional Studies at Metropolitan State University. She earned a Ph.D. in psychology at Colorado State University.
Detroit, MI, Nov. 21, 2017: Annmarie Cano, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 2017) who specializes in research on chronic pain and relationships, recently completed an article about a novel mindfulness-based intervention for couples facing pain that will be available in print in 2018 from Cognitive Behavioral Practice. Cano is a professor and the associate dean of Wayne State College’s Graduate School.
De Pere, WI, Nov. 10, 2017: Karlyn Crowley, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 2017) and Tynisha Meidl, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 2017) were recently featured in a St. Norbert College Magazine article titled “Leading Edge.” In the article, Karlyn and Tynisha discuss their experience at the 2017 HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr and how it has impacted their career goals moving forward.
Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 2017: Mildred Garcia, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 1997) was appointed president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, effective January 22, 2018. The association, based in Washington, D.C., has 400 member institutions. The organization states that its members share a “learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development.”
Albuquerque, NM, Nov. 9, 2017: Garnett S. Stokes, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 2001) has been chosen to be the 22nd president of the University of New Mexico. When she takes office on March 1, she will be the first woman president in the 128-year history of the university.
In accepting the position, Dr. Stokes said “I am honored to be selected as the University of New Mexico’s new president. I am enthusiastic about what we can accomplish together to benefit UNM’s faculty, staff, students, and alumni.”
HERS Alumna Named Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Larkin University
Miami, FL, Nov. 1, 2017: Cecilia Rokusek, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 1994), was recently named the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Larkin University in Miami, FL. Larkin University is Florida’s newest private non-profit university.
Fresno, CA, Oct. 26, 2017: Michelle DenBeste, Ph.D., (Wellesley, 2016), who served in the interim role for the past two years, was named dean of the College of Social Sciences at Fresno State.
DenBeste is an historian who taught history at Fresno State since 2000 until she became interim dean in 2015. Working collaboratively with faculty, staff and students, she spent the past two years enhancing the college culture and expanding new opportunities.
HERS Alumna Named First Vice Provost for Student Success at University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, AK, Oct. 19, 2017: The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is pleased to announce that Claudia Lampman, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 2015) was recently named the first Vice Provost for Student Success. Lampman will start in her new position on Nov. 1. Prior to this appointment, Lampman served as a Professor and the Director of the Department of Psychology at UAA.