MBU In The News: Jan. 2023

A selection of the latest news stories and media mentions featuring the #MBUfamily — including alumni, faculty, staff, and students.

Alumna tapped to chair board of directors for The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta announced earlier this month that Claire Lewis “Yum” Arnold 69 would be the chair of its board of directors for 2023.

Arnold currently serves as chief executive officer of Leapfrog Services Inc., an Atlanta-based IT service provider she cofounded in 1998.

Read more about the appointment here.

College of Health Sciences program director pushing for greater diversity in nursing

Director of Mary Baldwin University’s Nurse Anesthesiology program, Johanna Newman, is a leading figure in a push to increase diversity in high-level nursing positions, especially the field of anesthesiology.

The mission is critical, because recent studies estimate fewer than 17 percent of nurses in the United States come from non-white backgrounds, with the number dropping to 11 percent for anesthesiology.

See Newman’s interview here.

Alumna named to C-suite position at major national healthcare provider

Melissa “Missy” Ring 04 was recently named chief of compliance and quality at Capital Caring Heath one of the nation’s first and largest palliative/hospice care providers.

Ring holds a doctoral degree in nursing practice and has held leadership roles at numerous major healthcare organizations, including Carilion Clinic, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Kaiser Permanente, and more.

Read more about Ring’s career and recent promotion here. 

National op-ed cites Access MBU program as exemplary and underpraised

Hollins University President Mary Dana Hinton recently celebrated Mary Baldwin’s Access MBU program and others like it in an opinion piece for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

Read the op-ed.

Shakespeare and Performance alum named an associate dean

Shakespeare & Performance Master of Fine Arts alum, George Kendall ’17, has been appointed associate dean of Lake Michigan College’s Visual and Performing Arts department.

He previously served as a professor of English, and chaired the drama department at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. He was also a performance manager for the Boston University School of Music.

Read about Kendall’s new role here.

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