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August 27, 1999 | Jin Whang, (714) 966-7440
The Cypress College Foundation has elected its first female president. Mary Bouas of Anaheim has been a member of the board since 1989. She is a longtime member of the Anaheim Assistance League and is a former Anaheim planning commissioner. Other new officers also have been elected, including Walt Bowman of Cypress, vice president; Darin Drabing of Sierra Madre, secretary; and David Culberson of Irvine, treasurer.
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May 6, 2001 | From the Washington Post
Shirley M. Tilghman, a pioneer in the efforts to map the human genome, was chosen Saturday to be Princeton University's first female president. Tilghman, an outspoken feminist and renowned molecular biologist, will succeed Harold T. Shapiro, who will retire next month after 13 years as university president, according to a Princeton news release. "She epitomizes the academic values of our university," said Robert H. Rawson Jr., chairman of the trustees' executive committee.
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December 12, 1992 | Associated Press
The president of Wellesley College was named Friday as the first woman president of Duke University, it was announced. Nannerl Overholser Keohane, 52, will be Duke's eighth president, succeeding Keith Brodie on July 1. Brodie is retiring.
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November 10, 2000 | Associated Press
Ruth Simmons, a sharecropper's daughter who went on to earn a doctorate in romance languages, was named president of Brown University on Thursday, becoming the first black to lead an Ivy League school. Simmons, the 55-year-old president of Smith College, succeeds Gordon Gee, who resigned from Brown in February to become chancellor of Vanderbilt University. Simmons grew up poor in Texas, the youngest of 12 children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1989
Lynne Stedman, dean of counseling at Rancho Santiago College, has been chosen to participate in the Leaders program, a yearlong international leadership enhancement plan for female administrators. Leaders is co-sponsored by the League for Innovation in Community Colleges and by the American Assn. of Women in Community and Junior Colleges.
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October 3, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Women, having long outnumbered men as college students, are increasingly beginning to break into the once male-dominated ranks of top executives at the nation's institutions of higher education, two new national reports have found. The share of women leading U.S. campuses has more than tripled over the past two decades, growing from 5% to 16%, according to a report by the American Council on Education.
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May 6, 2001 | From the Washington Post
Shirley M. Tilghman, a pioneer in the efforts to map the human genome, was chosen Saturday to be Princeton University's first female president. Tilghman, an outspoken feminist and renowned molecular biologist, will succeed Harold T. Shapiro, who will retire next month after 13 years as university president, according to a Princeton news release. "She epitomizes the academic values of our university," said Robert H. Rawson Jr., chairman of the trustees' executive committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1988
The Long Beach City College Board of Trustees on Tuesday named the first woman president in the college's 61-year history. "She has the attributes we're looking for," board President C. Thomas Dean said in naming Beverly L. O'Neil to the post, effective July 1. "She has community stability, experience, and she's respected by people on and off campus." "I'm really honored," O'Neil, 57, said. "I think we have an outstanding institution with all the ingredients to succeed."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1999
For the first time in its 112-year history, Whittier College on Thursday named a woman to the position of college president. Katherine Haley Will, currently provost and a professor of English at Kenyon College in Ohio, was selected by the Whittier College Board of Trustees to be the 13th president of the school, which has about 1,500 students. She will replace James L. Ash Jr. starting in July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
Stevie Connelly took a quick glance into the empty principal's office at Notre Dame High School, smiled to herself and then walked down the hall to her much smaller vice principal's cubicle. To the casual observer, Connelly merely seemed to be looking for Principal David Doyle. But she was actually surveying what will become her office in September when she takes over as the first woman principal in the 50-year history of the Roman Catholic college preparatory school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1999 | Jin Whang, (714) 966-7440
The Cypress College Foundation has elected its first female president. Mary Bouas of Anaheim has been a member of the board since 1989. She is a longtime member of the Anaheim Assistance League and is a former Anaheim planning commissioner. Other new officers also have been elected, including Walt Bowman of Cypress, vice president; Darin Drabing of Sierra Madre, secretary; and David Culberson of Irvine, treasurer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1999
For the first time in its 112-year history, Whittier College on Thursday named a woman to the position of college president. Katherine Haley Will, currently provost and a professor of English at Kenyon College in Ohio, was selected by the Whittier College Board of Trustees to be the 13th president of the school, which has about 1,500 students. She will replace James L. Ash Jr. starting in July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1997 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Irvine Unified School District on Tuesday named Patricia Clark White, a former Orange County teacher, as its new superintendent. White, who has been the schools chief in nearby Encinitas since 1993, becomes the first woman named permanently to a school superintendent's post in Orange County. "She is straightforward, extremely direct and very bright," board President Margie Wakeham said. "Her dedication to children just shows through everything." The new superintendent will begin Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
Stevie Connelly took a quick glance into the empty principal's office at Notre Dame High School, smiled to herself and then walked down the hall to her much smaller vice principal's cubicle. To the casual observer, Connelly merely seemed to be looking for Principal David Doyle. But she was actually surveying what will become her office in September when she takes over as the first woman principal in the 50-year history of the Roman Catholic college preparatory school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY
Cynthia F. Grennan, Orange County's first female school superintendent, will step down Wednesday as head of the Anaheim Union High School District. The Board of Trustees will meet the next day to consider naming a replacement. Grennan, 57, who describes herself as an "old-fashioned schoolmarm," said she is "selfishly" opting for an early retirement to "improve the quality of my life and have some fun."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a statement marked by personal reflections on her own encounters with discrimination, Cal State Northridge President Blenda Wilson on Tuesday issued a strong defense of affirmative action policies, but declined to take a stand on a controversial proposed state initiative. Wilson said her own life experiences--including being denied a job as a young woman because she was black and being counseled in school to become a secretary--have convinced her of the need for affirmative action.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1997 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Irvine Unified School District on Tuesday named Patricia Clark White, a former Orange County teacher, as its new superintendent. White, who has been the schools chief in nearby Encinitas since 1993, becomes the first woman named permanently to a school superintendent's post in Orange County. "She is straightforward, extremely direct and very bright," board President Margie Wakeham said. "Her dedication to children just shows through everything." The new superintendent will begin Oct.
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November 10, 2000 | Associated Press
Ruth Simmons, a sharecropper's daughter who went on to earn a doctorate in romance languages, was named president of Brown University on Thursday, becoming the first black to lead an Ivy League school. Simmons, the 55-year-old president of Smith College, succeeds Gordon Gee, who resigned from Brown in February to become chancellor of Vanderbilt University. Simmons grew up poor in Texas, the youngest of 12 children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The administrator who oversaw the earthquake recovery program at Cal State Northridge for the past two years has been reassigned amid complaints work has lagged and other problems, such as alleged conflict of interest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1995
COLLEGIATE WELCOME: Santa Monica College on Saturday will inaugurate its first woman president, who also will be the first Latina to head the 66-year-old school. Piedad F. Robertson, who took on the duties of president in July, was the secretary of education in Massachusetts before she accepted the position in Santa Monica. She replaces Dr. Richard Moore, who had been president of the college for 20 years and left to become president of a community college in Las Vegas.
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