The Millsaps College Board of Trustees has formally announced its selection of Dr. Keith Dunn, provost and dean of Millsaps College, as interim president. Dunn will assume his responsibilities effective June 1, 2023.
Dr. Robert Pearigen, 13th president of Millsaps College, has been selected as the 18th vice-chancellor and president of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Pearigen has served as president of Millsaps since 2010.
The Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) has announced the selection of 10 academic leadership fellows, following a competitive selection process among its member institutions. The program, supported by a $1.5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation, is aimed at providing leadership experiences to a diverse cohort of humanities faculty members and thereby expanding the demographics of academic administration at ACS colleges and eventually beyond.
Southwestern University has partnered with Grupo Salinas and Centro Richard B. Salinas Pliego to create two new scholarships for high school students in Mexico.
University of Richmond Ranked as a Leading School for International Education
A $2 million gift from the estate of Dr. Frances Elaine Donelson ’59 will endow a new chair and fellowship program in the Department of Psychology at Rhodes College.
In Paradoxes of Care, Kassab Sweis examines how some of the world’s largest aid organizations care for vulnerable children in Egypt, focusing on medical efforts with street children and out-of-school village girls. Her in-depth study reveals how global medical aid can produce new social disparities in children’s lives.
Pam Baughman ’93, a longtime Centre Admission staff member, parent and alumna, has been named vice president for student success.
The Hendrix College Board of Trustees has named Dr. Karen K. Petersen to be the 13th President of Hendrix College, beginning in June 2023. Petersen will succeed W. Ellis Arnold III ’79, who will become President Emeritus following his retirement in June.
University of Richmond professors Jeffrey Harrison, management, and Julie McConnell, law, have been named Outstanding Faculty Award recipients by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
Nicole J. Johnson, dean of students and associate vice president for student affairs at Goucher College, has been named vice president for student life at Rhodes College. She will assume the role on Feb. 27, 2023.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Jake Owensby, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana was elected the 26th chancellor of the University of the South by the Board of Trustees, succeeding the Rt. Rev. Robert Skirving, bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina, who served as chancellor since October 2018. Chosen from the 27 constituent dioceses for a term of six years, the chancellor is president, ex officio, of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Board of Regents.
Wingard Cunningham joins W&L from College of Wooster, where she is the Mildred Foss Thompson Professor of English and dean for faculty development.
Spelman College recently announced a $1 million gift from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation to establish the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation Center for Documentary Media Studies in the new Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., Center for Innovation & the Arts. Spelman College is the first Historically Black College & University (HBCU) to offer a bachelor’s degree in documentary filmmaking.
Furman University is part of a 15-school cohort that has been awarded $8.625 million by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for the purpose of creating a more inclusive environment for students pursuing STEM fields.
Marcus Coleman is no stranger to the world of the National Football League (NFL). After playing for the New York Jets, Houston Texans, and Dallas Cowboys for more than 11 seasons, he brought his knowledge of professional football into his coaching career at Trinity University as the assistant football coach and special teams coordinator.
Christopher Shugrue, a chemistry professor at the University of Richmond, has received a $55K grant from the American Chemical Society to advance his organic chemistry research focused on peptides.
Two Spelman College students have been selected as Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships. Naomi Aladekoba ’23, and Sophia Bax-Wooten ’23, were among 151 candidates selected for the 2023-2024 Class of Schwarzman Scholars. The program’s eighth cohort includes participants from 36 countries and 121 universities around the world.
A group of 16 University of Richmond student entrepreneurs will soon rally behind a product created by their classmates. Lume, a cold brew iced tea that delivers “controlled energy,” emerged as the winner of the second annual Bench Top Innovations Great Bake Off.
Spelman College, Morehouse College and the Black Economic Alliance Foundation have announced that Grant Warner, Ph.D., will serve as the inaugural Bank of America Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Center for Black Entrepreneurship’s (CBE), effective January 1, 2023. Dr. Warner, a proven leader in entrepreneurship and collegiate programming, will support the CBE’s vision to better connect Black entrepreneurs with corporate leaders and venture capitalist funding they need to succeed in the business world.