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Diverse: Issues In Higher Education highlights 35 outstanding women during Women’s History Month


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Diverse: Issues In Higher Education highlights 35 outstanding women during Women’s History Month.

FAIRFAX, Va. — In honor of Women’s History Month, Diverse will publish its eighth annual special report recognizing the contributions of women to higher education.

To be circulated at several annual higher education meetings, the March 21, 2019 edition will highlight 35 women who have made a difference in the academy by tackling some of higher education’s toughest challenges, exhibiting extraordinary leadership skills and making a positive difference in their respective communities.

The 2019 class of leading women in higher education will be (in alphabetical order):

  1. Dr. Julie Ajinkya, Vice President of Applied Research, Institute for Higher Education Policy
  2. Dr. Katrice Albert, Executive VP of Inclusion and Human Resources, NCAA
  3. Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President, Benedict College
  4. Ms. Josefina Castillo Baltodano, Senior Associate – External Relations of the Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California at Berkeley
  5. Dr. Margarita Bianco, Professor of Education, University of Colorado Denver
  6. Ms. Dorothy Bland, Professor of Journalism, University of North Texas
  7. Dr. Tiffany F. Boykin, Dean of Student Engagement, Anne Arundel Community College
  8. Ms. Bonita Brown, Vice President of Network Engagement, Achieving the Dream
  9. Dr. Sherri Ann Charleston, Assistant Vice Provost, Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  10. Ms. Sharon Davies, Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Spelman College
  11. Dr. Lori Patton Davis, Professor of Education, Indiana University School of Education, Indianapolis
  12. Dr. Adela de la Torre, President, San Diego State University
  13. Dr. Beatriz Espinoza, President, Coastal Bend College
  14. Dr. Kassie Freeman, President and CEO, African Diaspora Consortium
  15. Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology, founding director of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, Temple University
  16. Dr. Mary Hawkins, President, Bellevue University
  17. Dr. Lisa M. Lynch, Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy, Brandeis University
  18. Ms. Patricia McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University
  19. Dr. Shirley I. Metcalf, President, Central Oregon Community College
  20. Dr. Anna McPhatter, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Morgan State University
  21. Dr. Lily D. McNair, President, Tuskegee University
  22. Dr. Belinda Miles, President, Westchester Community College
  23. Dr. Andrea Lewis Miller, President, LeMoyne-Owen College
  24. Ms. Camille Nelson, Dean, Professor of Law, American University
  25. Dr. LaToya Owens, Director of Learning and Evaluation, Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute at United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
  26. Dr. Janita Patrick, Dean of Student Support Services, Richland College, Dallas County Community College District
  27. Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges & Universities
  28. Dr. Sumun Pendakur, Chief Learning Officer and Director of the USC Equity Institutes, University of Southern California
  29. Dr. Ella L.J. Bell Smith, Professor of Business, Dartmouth College
  30. Dr. Stella Smith, Associate Director of the MACH III Center, Prairie View A&M University
  31. Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President, Webster University
  32. Dr. Marta Tienda, Professor of Demographic Studies, Princeton University
  33. Dr. Astrid Tuminez, President, Utah Valley University
  34. Dr. Montressa L. Washington, Assistant Professor of Management, Shenandoah University
  35. Dr. Marjorie S. Zatz, Vice Provost & Dean of Graduate Education/Professor of Sociology, University of California Merced

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