New Leadership For the Big Ten Universities: The Glass Ceiling Is Cracking

The University of Iowa announced on Friday the selection of Barbara Wilson to be its 22nd president. The appointment marks the second woman to be chosen as the leader of a Big Ten university in the past month, following the naming of Pamela Whitten to be the 19th president of Indiana University, the first woman to hold that post.

The selections of Whitten and Wilson shows something of a changing of the guard in the Big Ten, the oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference in the nation.

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