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  • HERS Alumnae Featured in St. Norbert College Magazine

    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.

  • HERS Alumna To Lead the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

    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.”

  • HERS Alumna Named First Woman President of the University of New Mexico

    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.

  • HERS Alumna Named Dean of College of Social Sciences at Fresno State

    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.


  • HERS Alumna Named New Dean of Enrollment Management at Purchase College

    Purchase, NY, Oct. 18, 2017: Purchase College, SUNY, is pleased to announce that Caitlin Read (Wellesley, 2016) has been appointed Dean of Enrollment Management. Read, who will start in her new position at Purchase on Nov. 6, brings more than a decade of experience in admissions, enrollment marketing, strategic planning, and financial aid to Purchase. As Dean of Enrollment Management, she will oversee both Admissions and Student Financial Services, ensuring an effective and collaborative approach to recruitment across the college.

    Read said, “I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the Purchase College community. I am inspired by the creativity and diversity that is apparent in all aspects of the campus. From the moment I arrived, I was impressed by how dedicated the faculty and administrators are to their work and to the students. I am looking forward to being a part of such a collaborative environment.”