Entries by HEP News Staff

Northwestern University’s School of Journalism Does Not Renew Its Accreditation

The dean of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications has chosen to let its accreditation lapse. According to Medill’s dean, Dr. Bradley Hamm, the accreditation process is “flawed”. He said about the review process “It’s sort of a low bar.” Medill will no longer be accredited after this school year.

Oakland Community College Chancellor Timothy Meyer Suddenly Placed on Administrative Leave

Dr. Timothy Meyer, chancellor of Oakland Community College (OCC), was placed on administrative leave without explanation on Tuesday, May 19th. The OCC board voted 5 to 1 to remove Meyer from office. According to Meyer’s lawyer Raymond Cotton, Meyer does not know why he was dismissed. The OCC board has named vice president of administrative services Peter Provenzano as interim chancellor.

Shippensburg University Names Dr. Barbara Lyman Interim President

Dr. Barbara Lyman has been named interim president of Shippensburg University effective January 26, 2017. Dr. Lyman previously served as Shippensburg’s provost and executive vice president. She replaces Dr. Jody Harpster who retired January 20th. Dr. Tracy Schoolcraft, AVP & dean of graduate studies, will serve as acting provost and VP of academic affairs. Dr. Rick Ruth, VP for enrollment mgmt., tech & library, will also serve as acting executive VP.