The University of California nominated Janet Napolitano to be its President. Janet has been the U. S. Secretary of Homeland Security since January 2009. Before that Janet was Governor of Arizona, and also served as Attorney General of Arizona. Read more in the school announcement.
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.
Gamifying fundraising is an idea whose time has come. Given the amount of time people spend on games, it is no wonder that this is the next big arena for creative thinking. Several games are already up and running.
"Raise the Village", by New Charity Era, raises money for a real village in Uganda. This game lets people decide what their money should be used for and shows them the effects of their giving by sending photos and making videos in the real village.
Seeds, founded by CEO Rachel Cook,
is a social game that facilitates direct mobile-to-mobile microlending from the developed to the developing world or other locales in need. "Gamers can explore an immersive playable world, communally rebuilding a virtual civilization while simultaneously microlending money to boost real entrepreneurs."
Mobile Gaming has also hit the healthcare industry, with games to improve your health like Zamzee. This makes moving (as in exercise) a game, with a monitor that tracks you. There is an activity graph which shows movement by day and by minute
and you get "Pointz" for moving throughout the day and you earn badges. You can get bonus "Pointz" for beating your average.
It's only a matter of time before other industries like education join the gamifying craze. Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you're interested in gamifying fundraising for education!
DreamBox Learning®, the intelligent adaptive learning™ company, announced that its President and CEO Jessie Woolley-Wilson has been appointed to the International Association of K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) Board of Directors. Jessie has 20 years of experience in K-12 eLearning and education technology, and previously served as President of K12 & K-20 Strategy at Blackboard as well as President of LeapFrog SchoolHouse. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
Dr. Cheryl Healton was recently named Director Designate of the NYU Global Institute of Public Health and Dean of Global Public Health. Cheryl, who holds a doctorate from Columbia University's School of Public Health and a master's degree in Public Administration at New York University for Health Policy and Planning, had been President and CEO of the public health nonprofit The Legacy Foundation where her foucs was reducing the deadly toll of tobacco on Americans, and before that she was at Columbia University's Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, where she served as Chair of the Division of Socio-medical Sciences and Associate Dean for Program Development. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
Betsy Corcoran of EdSurge wrote a feature on teacher Deanna Jump (pictured right) who made history becoming the "first teacher selling classroom materials on TeachersPayTeachers to top $1 million in sales". TeachersPayTeachers is an online marketplace where teachers can sell original materials for teaching. Betsy gives us Deanna's tips for how to sell merchandise. Read Betsy's article on edsurge.com.
Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO) appointed Teresa Cotton Santos Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer. Teresa had been Assistant General Counsel, Litigation and Legal Compliance at Eli Lilly and Company. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
Renaissance Learning, Inc., the provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs for K12 schools, appointed Dr. Alexa Posny Senior Vice President of State & Federal Programs. Alexa had been the U.S. Department of Education's Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
The American Indian College Fund appointed Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull (Sicangu Lakota) President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. Cheryl has extenisve experience and is the former President of Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, Washington DC. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
Coursera, the company co-founded by Stanford Computer Science Professor Daphne Kollerthat works with top universities to offer free courses online, raised $3.7 million in new funding. Investors included Caltech and the University of Pennsylvania, and investments from New Enterprise Associates and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Daphne, who is also the company's Co-CEO, founded the company in 2011 and since then 680,000 students from 190 countries have enrolled in over 40 courses. Universities participating with Coursera include Princeton, U Michigan, Stanford, Duke, Rice, UVA, and University of Toronto. Read more about the deal and see more of the schools participating in the marketwire press release.