College President’s Report – October 2019


University of Nebraska System Names Potential President

Walter E. Carter Jr. has been announced as the priority candidate to become the next president of the University of Nebraska System. Carter has spent the past five years as superintendent of the U.S. Naval academy. Nebraska Board of Regents will review for the next 30 days, after which Carter will most likely become president.

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Northern Virginia CC Announces New President

Current president of Monroe Community College in Rochester, Dr. Anne Kress, has been named the next president at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Kress has served as leader at Monroe CC since 2009. She will begin her tenure at NOVA in January.

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Robeson CC Names Next Leader

Melissa Singler has been announced to become the next president of Robeson Community College by the NC State Board of Community Colleges. Robeson is currently the Executive VP at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC. She will become the school’s 6th president on November 1st.

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Conston to Become New President of TideWater CC

Marcia Conston has been named the next president of Tidewater Community College. Conston beat out nearly 80 applicants for the top position and said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the esteemed TCC faculty and staff, as well as, engage with educational, business and industry partners.” She will begin in January.

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Virginia Highlands CC Announces New President

Current provost of Texas State Technical College Waco, Dr. Adam C. Hutchison, has been named the next president at Virginia Highlands Community college. Dr. Hutchison will begin as president in January.

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Wright State Provost Promoted to President, Schrader to Retire

Current provost at Wright State University, Susan Edwards, has been named its next president. Edwards will take over for Cheryl Schrader, who plans to retire at the end of December. Edwards said, “We have so much going for us. We are committed to providing a high quality, high outcome education.” She will begin her tenure in January

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Cal State University System Chancellor to Retire

Dr. Timothy P. White, chancellor of the California State University System, has announced his plan to retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. White has served as chancellor of the U.S.’s largest public university system since 2012. CSU Board of Trustees announced they will begin a search for a successor immediately.

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University of Wisconsin System President Announces Retirement

After five years at the helm, President Ray Cross has announced his retirement from the University Wisconsin System. Cross said, “I hope that folks will remember me as an advocate for higher education and someone who believes strongly in the value of higher education – its role in our society, its role in our economy and its value individually.” Cross will stay until UW Board of Regents secure a replacement.

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Berklee College of Music President to Step Down

President Roger H. Brown has announced his plan to step down as leader of Berklee, effective in May of 2021. Brown has served the school since 2004 and is the institution’s 3rd president.

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Resignation at Blackburn College

Blackburn College President, Julie Murray-Jensen, has resigned from Blackburn College. Murray-Jensen served for nine months. According to The State Journal Register, it is not clear whether Murray-Jensen was forced out or not.

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Cal Lutheran President Stepping Down

After twelve years at the helm, Chris Kimball is stepping down as president of California Lutheran University. Kimball said, “After twelve years as president, I think it is time for a change and for someone with a fresh perspective to lead Cal Lutheran into its very bright future.” He plans to leave at the end of this academic year.

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