University of Texas at San Antonio Places President Ricardo Romo on Leave

Dr. Ricardo Romo, president of UT San Antonio, has been placed on administrative leave. He was scheduled to retire in August of this year but is under investigation for “allegations related to his conduct”. Special assistant to the chancellor, Pedro Reyes, has been named acting president.

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.

River Valley CC Appoints Dr. Ali Rafieymehr Interim President

River Valley CC named Dr. Ali Rafieymehr as interim president in early January. His appointment is for two years. Dr. Rafieymehr previously served as vice president of academic affairs at RVCC.

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan Will Depart U-VA in 2018

Dr. Teresa Sullivan will step down as president of U-VA in the summer of 2018 when her contract ends. She has been president of U-VA since 2010. She has survived an attempt to have her fired by board leaders in 2012 and also lead the university through several other major controversies. Dr. Sullivan stated in her letter to the U-VA community that she will be working at full speed for U-VA until the last day of her time in office.

Dr. Laurie M. Joyner is the New President of Saint Xavier University

Saint Xavier University has appointed Dr. Laurie M. Joyner as its 20th President. Dr. Joyner was previously president of Wittenberg University. Her new presidency was effective January 1, 2017. Dr. Joyner succeeded former president Christine M. Wiseman, J.D. who has retired.

Baton Rouge Cmty College Selects Larissa Littleton-Steib as Next Chancellor

Baton Rouge Community College has chosen Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib as its new chancellor. She was previously vice chancellor for Workforce Development and Technical Education at Delgado Community College. Dr. Littleton-Steib started in her new position on January 2, 2017.

Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer Becomes 4th President of Central Piedmont CC

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) named Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer as its new president. She started her new duties in early January 2017. Dr. Deitemeyer was previously president of the College of the Albemarle since 2010. She succeeded Dr. Tony Zeiss who served as president of CPCC for the last 24 years.

The College of the Albemarle Names Kennon D. Briggs as Interim President

Kennon D. Briggs has been named interim president of the College of the Albemarle effective January 3, 2017. He replaces former president Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer who left COA to become president of Central Piedmont Community College.Mr. Briggs has 15 years experience serving for the North Carolina Community College System.

Dr. Beverly Davenport Chosen as 8th Chancellor of University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville will have a new chancellor effective February 15, 2017. Dr. Beverly Davenport, who is currently serving as interim president at the University of Cincinnati, will be the first woman to lead UT Knoxville. She will succeed Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek who plans to return to the faculty in June.