Fernandes to Lead Guilford College Jane Fernandes, provost at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, will become president of Guilford College, a liberal arts school in Greensboro, N.C, on July 1. Fernandes, who is deaf, will be the first woman to hold the post. As chief academic officer at UNC Asheville, she managed 230 ... News in Brief
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Fernandes to Lead Guilford College
The ASHA Leader, June 2014, Vol. 19, 13. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB8.19062014.13
The ASHA Leader, June 2014, Vol. 19, 13. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB8.19062014.13
Jane Fernandes, provost at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, will become president of Guilford College, a liberal arts school in Greensboro, N.C, on July 1. Fernandes, who is deaf, will be the first woman to hold the post.
As chief academic officer at UNC Asheville, she managed 230 faculty and 161 staff and administered a budget of more than $40 million. In addition to 40 undergraduate departments and programs and one graduate program, her responsibilities at UNC Asheville included supervising academic support programs, admissions and financial aid, the university library, and information technology services.
Fernandes earned a BA in French and comparative literature at Trinity College in Connecticut and an MA and a PhD in comparative literature at the University of Iowa. Born deaf to a deaf mother and hearing father, she learned American Sign Language as a graduate student.
Fernandes also had leadership posts at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.; the University of Hawaii; the Hawaii Center for the Deaf and Blind; and Bennett College in Greensboro.
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