December 28, 2012

Mahoney served as president of Lincoln University in Jefferson City from 2005 until her retirement in 2012.

Jefferson City - Governor Jay Nixon has appointed Carolyn Mahoney of Jefferson City to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education.

Mahoney served as president of Lincoln University in Jefferson City from 2005 until her retirement in 2012. She has had a distinguished academic career, beginning as an assistant professor of mathematics at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, in 1984. She chaired the mathematics department at California State University San Marcos until 2000, when she became dean of the school of mathematics and then provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, the position she held prior to becoming president of Lincoln University.

Mahoney graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in mathematics from Siena College in Memphis, Tennessee, and went on to earn master's and doctoral degrees, also in mathematics, from Ohio State University.

She was a Zonta Woman of Achievement in 2009 and was given the Ralph S. Brown Award for Shared Governance by the American Association of University Professors in 2007.

Commissioner of Higher Education David Russell said Mahoney's extensive experience in higher education will be an invaluable asset to the Coordinating Board.

"Dr. Mahoney will bring an insightful perspective to the board that will benefit colleges and universities statewide," Russell said.

Mahoney joins Coordinating Board members Dalton Wright (chair, Conway), Lowell Kruse (St. Joseph), Brian Fogle (Springfield) and Betty Simms (Ladue). Kathy Swan, former chair and longtime board member, has resigned effective Dec. 31, 2012, due to her successful bid for a seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.

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