Santa Clara University School of Law appointed Lisa Kloppenberg as its new Dean. Lisa, who holds a J.D. from the University of Southern California, is the former Dean of University of Dayton Law School. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
IAC appointed Mandy Ginsberg Chief Executive Officer of Tutor.com, the online education company acquired by IAC in January of this year. Mandy had been CEO of Match.com. Sharmistha Dubey will also join Tutor.com. Sharmistha had been Match.com's Chief Product Officer. Read more in the prnewswire press release. Watch Mindy talk about the challenges people face and how to "deal with it".
Babson College appointed Dr. Kerry Healey its next President. Kerry is the former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts and an advocate for the expansion of women's rights and higher education in Afghanistan. Read more in the prnewswire press release. Watch Kerry talk about how opportunity comes from education and the need for "social innovation".
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the global education company, appointed Mary Cullinane Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs, responsible for "delivering interactive, innovative content solutions for K-12 learning that help educators and students". Before joining Houghton Mifflin, Mary had been head of Microsoft’s education-related innovation programs and initiatives. Read more in the Business Wire press release. Watch Mary talk about corporate social responsibility.
Draper University, a boarding school for future entrepreneurs, announced the establishment of the "Heidi Roizen Scholarship" for young women entrepreneurs. Heidi, an experienced venture capitalist and entrepreneur, is funding the scholarships to inspire the next generation of women entrepreneurs. Read more about it in the Business Wire press release. Watch Heidi talk about what women entrepreneurs need to do.
Long Island University appointed Kimberly R. Cline its 10th President. Kimberly, who holds an MBA, a JD, and a Doctorate in Educational Administration from Hofstra University, is currently President of Mercy College, and before that was Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer of the State University of New York. Read more on liu.edu.
Pathbrite, the next generation education portfolio platform founded by Heather Hiles who is also CEO of the company, raised $4 million in financing led by ACT, the college and career readiness assessment company. Read more in the marketwire press release. Watch Heather and learn how her company can help you!
Jennifer Aaker, Professor at Stanford Business School, believes it's the small things we do in life that can lead to the biggest change. Jennifer is the Co-Author of "The Dragonfly Effect: Quick Effective Powerful Ways to Harness Social Media for Impact". Listen to her talk about making change.
Christine Fawson, trumpet player, vocalist, and Assistant Professor, has been named interim Chair of Berklee College of Music's Brass Department. Fawson’s appointment makes her the first female Brass Chair at Berklee and one of only a few women in this position at any college.
While most Berklee brass players are male, 2002 grad Fawson is among a recent crop of standout female players from the college, including Ingrid Jensen, Karen Harris, and Robin Amie. Fawson teaches Singing for Brass Players, a class she designed, in addition to ensembles and private lessons. “The best thing I’m giving them is real world experience,” she says. “I love it because I have a lot to teach them: how to rehearse, how to run a band, communication, writing charts.”
Fawson performs regularly in Boston, New York and beyond. She is releasing a new album of pop music with her band in the Spring. Listen to her sing.
The National Math and Science Initiative appointed Sara Martinez Tucker President and Chief Executive Officer. Sara had been an Under Secretary of Education in the U.S. Department of Education and was also CEO and President for nine years of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
MyEdu, the online student platform for managing college and getting a job, announced the formation of a new advisory board with Margaret Spellings and Hilary Pennington as the company's advisors. Hilary is the former director of Education, Postsecondary Success, and Special Initiatives for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Margaret is the former U.S. Secretary of Education under President George W. Bush. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
Simmons College appointed Sheila Conboy, Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President. Sheila, who holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Notre Dame, had been Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Stonehill College. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a provider of curriculum and online education programs, appointed Margaret Jorgensen Chief Academic Officer. Margaret had been Managing Director at Battelle for Kids, and before that Senior Vice President at Harcourt Assessment, Inc. Margaret holds a Ph.D. in Measurement, Evaluation and Statistical Analysis from the University of Chicago, a Master of Science degree in School Psychology from Miami University, and an MBA from the University of Texas. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
Golden Gate University (GGU) appointed Rachel Van Cleave Dean of Golden Gate University School of Law. Rachel, who holds a BS from Stanford and JD from UC Hastings College of the Law, has been a GGU Law Professor since 2004 and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business and the Darden School Foundation appointed Erika James Senior Associate Dean of Darden Executive Education. Erika, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, had been teaching at Darden since 2001, and helped design the open-enrollment course "Women Emerging in Leadership". Read more in the prnewswire press release.