College President’s Report – October 2020

Appointments

Cal State East Bay Appoints New President

Trustees on the CSU Board have announced that Cathy Sandeen will become the school’s next president. Sandeen currently serves as chancellor at the University of Alaska Anchorage and will begin her tenure on June 4th.

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New President Announced at Cal State Northridge

Erika D. Beck has been appointed to serve as the next president at California State Northridge. Dr. Beck Currently serves as President of Cal State Channel Islands. She will begin her role as president on January 11th.

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New Chancellor Appointed CSU Chancellor 

The California State System has appointed its eighth chancellor in Joseph Castro. Castro has served as Cal State Fresno’s President for the last eight years and will become the first California Native and Mexican American to lead the 23 school’s in the Cal State System. Castro will replace Timothy P. White who has served as leader since 2012.

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Gadsen State Names New President

Dr. Kathy L. Murphy has been named the new president of Gadsen State CC. Murphy currently serves as superintendent of Hoover City Schools. She will begin on January 1st.

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Trustees Announce New President of Hiram College

Hiram College Board of Trustees have announced the appointment of David Haney as the school’s new president. Haney previously served for two years as president of Centenary University.

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Lakeland University Announces New President

Beth Borgen has been promoted from executive VP to President at Lakeland College. Borgen is the school’s first female president and will begin her roll immediately.

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Montana State Selects New Chancellor

Stefani Hicswa has been announced as the new Chancellor of Montana State University. Hicswa currently serves as president of Northwest College in Wyoming. She will begin here tenure on January 11th, succeeding Dan Edelman.

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Penn State Berks Names New Chancellor

George Grant Jr. has been announced the new chancellor of Penn State Berks. Grant Jr. Currently serves as professor and dean of the College of Community and Public Service at Grand Valley State. He will succeed Keith HillKirk, who is retiring after 15 years at the school. Grant Jr. Will begin on January 4th.

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Seattle University Announces 22nd President

Eduardo Penalver has been named the new president of Seattle University. Penalver was the first Latino Dean of Cornell Law School. He will begin his tenure in July of 2021.

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Retirements

President Leaving at Wake Forest University

Nathan Hatch has announced his plans to step down as leader of Wake Forest. Hatch has served as the school’s president for the past fifteen years. He intends to begin his retirement in June of 2021.

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Retirement Announced at Iowa

Bruce Harreld has announced his retirement from the University of Iowa. The announcement comes a year after a contract extension through 2023. Harreld has served the school for the past five years and will stay on until a replacement is announced.

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University of Maryland Global President to Retire

Javier Miyares has announced his plans to retire from UMGC. Miyares has served as president for the past eight years and will officially leave in June of 2021. The USM Board of Regents are currently searching for Miyare’s successor.

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Retirement Announced at New College

Donal O’Shea has announced his plan to step down as president of new college at the end of the academic year. O’Shea has served the school since 2012. A new president will be chosen from a list of students, faculty, alumni and trustees.

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Resignations

Holy Cross President to Step Down

Reverend Phillip L. Boroughs has announced plans to step down as leader of the College of Holy Cross. Boroughs has served as president for the school for the past nine years and will leave in June of 2021.

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Florida State University President Resigns

John Thrasher has announced that he will be stepping down as president at Florida State. Thrasher has served as president since 2014 and will remain in office until a new president is announced.

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Georgia State University President to Resign

Mark Becker, president of Georgia State University, has announced his plan to resign. Becker has served the school for the past decade. He plans to leave in June of 2021.

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Lafayette President to Step Down

Current president of Lafayette College Alison Byerly has announced her plan to step down at the end of the 2021 academic year. Byerly has served as the school’s 17th president since 2013.

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Northern Arizona President Announces Resignation

Rita Cheng has announced her plan to leave NAU after six years as president. Cheng replaced John Haeger in 2001 as the school’s 16th president. She will serve until a new leader is named.

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SUNY Oneonta President Steps Down Upon Handling of Corona Virus

Barbara Jean Morris has “transitioned from her position as president” at SUNY Oneonta. With the school experiencing hundreds of positive Covid Cases, Morris said she wanted to “pursue other opportunities.”

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University of Richmond President Resigning

Current University of Richmond President Ronald Crutcher has announced his plans to step down at the end of the 2022 academic year. Crutcher will return to the faculty as a university professor following a sabbatical. A search for a replacement is currently underway.

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Wichita State President Resigns

Jay Golden has announced his resignation from Wichita State University. Less than a year after being hired, Golden came under fire from donors after dropping Ivanka Trump as the school’s keynote speaker at graduation. A search for a replacement is currently underway.

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College President’s Report – October 2019

Appointments

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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Retirements

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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Resignations

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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College President’s Report – July 2019

Appointments

New President Appointed at South Carolina

Former president of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Bob Caslen, has been named the next president at South Carolina. The appointment has been controversial as South Carolina’s Governor McMaster stepped in and forced a vote on Caslen while students and faculty were away from school. Caslen will start on August 1st as USC’s 29th president.

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Concordia St. Paul Announces Next President

Rev. Brian Friedrich has been selected as the next president at St. Paul’s Concordia University. Friedrich currently serves as president of Concordia Nebraska. He will become the school’s 10th president on January 1st.

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New President Named at Hampshire College

Edward Wingenbach has been announced as the new president of Hampshire College in Massachusetts. Wingenbach currently serves as acting president of Ripon College in Wisconsin. He will be the College’s eighth leader.

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Provost Promoted at the University of Missouri St. Louis

Pending approval by the University of Missouri Board, Dr. Kristin Sobolik will become the interim chancellor at UM – St. Louis. Sobolik is currently the acting provost and executive vice chancellor at the school. She will take over until a new, permanent chancellor is found.

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Interim President Named at St. John’s University

Dr. Eugene McAllister has been announced as interim president by the St. John’s University Board of Trustees. McAllister will replace Michael Hemesath, who announced his resignation on August 1st after seven years at the school.

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Stephen F. Austin Names New President

The Board at Stephen F. Austin State has named Dr. Scott Gordon as sole finalist for president. Gordon currently serves as provost for Eastern Washington University. If confirmed by regents of the state, Gordon will become president this fall.

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Retirements

Bismarck State College President Announces Retirement

President Larry C. Skogen has announced his plans to retire in June of 2020. Skogen was the school’s sixth president and has served the college for the past twelve years.

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Paine College President Retires, Acting President Announced

Dr. Jerry Hardee has announced, due to health problems, his retirement as president of Paine College. Hardee plans to stay on to “render support throughout the transition” as current provost, Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones, will become acting president.

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Dubois to Retire from UNC Charlotte

Effective next June, Chancellor Philip Dubois will retire from UNC Charlotte. Dubois has served as chancellor for the past fifteen years. The school has grown 43 percent since Dubois became its leader in 2005.

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Resignations

Auburn University President Resigns

After two years at the helm, Auburn University President Dr. Steven Leath has suddenly stepped down as president. Leath and members of the board of trustees’ presidential assessment group decided on the decision.

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President Steps Down at Hollins University, Interim Announced

Hollins’ University President Pareena Lawrence has resigned from her position citing “interest in international education and development.” Lawrence served as president for the past two years. Retired Hollins University President Nancy Oliver Gray has been appointed interim president for the upcoming school year, starting on August 12.

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Mount Union President Resigns

President Richard Merriman Jr. has announced that he will resign as president at the end of the 2019-20 school year. Merriman has served as Mount Union President for the past 2 years. A search for the university’s 13th president will begin shortly.

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Rutgers University President to Step Down

President Robert Barchi has announced his plan to resign as Rutgers University President at the end of the 2020 school year. Barchi plans to take a year’s sabbatical and return as a professor. He said, “I am very excited about where Rutgers is now.”

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College President’s Report – June 2019

Appointments

Georgia Tech Appoints Next President

The Board of Regents for the Georgia University System has announced that current George Mason President, Dr. Angel Cabrera, will become the next president at George Tech. Cabrera has served as President at George Mason since 2012. He will begin his position at Georgia Tech on September 15hth.

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Bennett College Names New President

Suzanne Walsh has been approved by the Board of Trustees at Bennett College to become the school’s next president. Walsh has previously held leadership roles at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation. She will replace Phyllis Dawkins, who resigned, this August.

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New Leader Announced at Clark Atlanta University

Current president of Miles College, George T. French Jr., has been announced as the next president of Clark Atlanta University. He has served as president at Miles college since 2006. He will replace Ronald Johnson this September.

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Interim President Named at George Mason

Former Virginia Secretary of Education, Anne Holton, has been voted to become George Mason’s interim president. Holton said, “George Mason University is a special place for me and my family, and I look forward to serving the institution during this interim period.” Holton will replace current President Angel Cabrera who is leaving for the head spot at Georgia Tech in September.

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Goucher College Appoints Next President

The Board of Goucher College has approved Kent Devereaux to become the college’s next president. Deveraux currently serves as the president of New Hampshire Institute of Art. He will become Goucher’s twelfth president in July.

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Grambling State Announces Former Senator as Next leader

Former Louisiana state senator, Richard Gallot Jr., has been approved to become the next president at Grambling State University. Gallot is a former GSU graduate and will begin his tenure immediately.

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Provost Promoted to President at La Sierra U

Dr. Joy Fehr, current La Sierra provost, has been elected by university trustees to become the school’s next president. Fehr replaces President Randal Wisbey, who retired at the end of June. Dr. Fehr will begin immediately.

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New Chancellor Named at Denver

Jeremy Haefner has been named the University of Denver’s 19th Chancellor. Haefner previously served as the university’s provost and executive vice chancellor. He will replace current Chancellor Rebecca Chop, who announced that she will be resigning do to “serious health concerns.” Haefner will begin on July 15th.

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Retirements

McKendree University President to Retire

Dr. James Dennis, president of McKendree University for the last 25 years, has announced his retirement from the school. McKendree will officially retire in June of 2020.

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Rosemont College President Announces Retirement

President Sharon Latchaw Hirsh has announced that she will retire as president of Rosemont College. Hirsch has served as the college’s leader since 2006. Hirsch said, “I just think it’s a good time.” She will officially retire in May of 2020.

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Resignations

Hollins University President to Resign

Hollins’ President Pareena Lawrence has announced that she will resign from the University citing her interest in international education and development. Lawrence has served as Hollins’ president since 2016.

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Taylor University President Announces Resignation

The Taylor University Board of Trustees has announced that Taylor University President, Paul Haines, will resign from the school in August. Haines has served the school for the past three years.

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College President’s Report – May 2019

Appointments

Former Governor Appointed Head of University of Maine System

Dannell Malloy, governor of Connecticut from 2010 to 2018, will become the next chancellor of the University of Maine System. Malloy will replace Chancellor James Page, who announced his retirement earlier this year, on July 1st.

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New President Named at Edinboro University

Guiyou Huang has been selected by the Board of Governor’s of Pennsylvania to become the next president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Huang currently serves as chancellor for Louisiana State University of Alexandria. He will begin his tenure at Edinboro on July 1st.

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Humboldt State University Appoints New President

Current Black Hills State University President, Dr. Tom Jackson Jr., has been named the next president at Humboldt State University. Jackson said, “ I welcome the opportunity to work with HSU’s talented faculty and staff, alongside community members, to ensure that those life-altering opportunities are expanded for current and future students.” Jackson will begin his post as president in July.

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Iona Names New Ninth President

Seamus Carey has been named the next president at Iona College. Carey currently serves as president of Transylvania University in Lexington Kentucky. He will become the school’s ninth president begin July 1st.

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Sorenson Announced as Chancellor at LSU Eunice

Current president at Hillsborough CC, Nancee Sorenson, has been named the next president at LSU Eunice. She said, “It’s a true honor to be selected as the new leader of LSU Eunice and work under the direction of such a tremendous president as Dr. King Alexander.” Sorenson will begin her leadership upon approval from the Board of Supervisors.

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San Francisco State University Appoints New President

Lynn Mahoney has been named the next president at SFSU by the California State University Board of Trustees. Mahoney is the current provost at Cal State Los Angeles. She will become the 14th president at SFSU on July 15th.

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SUNY Empire State Names Next President

Dr. Jim Malatras has been approved by the SUNY board of Trustees to become the next president at SUNY Empire state. Malatras currently serves as the president of Rockefeller Institute of Government, and will become the fifth Empire State president this summer.

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New President Selected at Thomas More University

Former president of Newbury College, Joseph L. Chillo, has been announced as Thomas More University’s next president. Chillo said, “It is a great honor and my distinct privilege to be selected to serve as Thomas More University’s 15th president.” He will begin his tenure on June 1st.

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University of Wyoming Names New Acting President

Current University of Wyoming VP for Finance and Administration, Neil Theobald, has been chosen to become new acting president. Theobald will replace current President Laurie Nichols on July 1st.

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Retirements

Oklahoma President to Retire After One Year

University of Oklahoma president, Jim Gallogly, will retire after only one year of leading the institution. Gollogly said, “(My wife) Janet and I have been honored to serve our university.” Gollogly’s term as president has been marred with controversies. He will officially leave the school once a transition for a successor has been put in place.

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Centre College President to Retire

Centre College President John Roush has announced his plans to retire from Centre College after 22 years at the helm. Roush said, “Our plan is to finish strong and keep working hard up to the very last day.” He plans to officially retire on June 30th, 2020.

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Resignations

Depauw President Announces Resignation

President D. Mark McCoy has announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. McCoy said, “I have loved my time at Depauw as dean and president.” McCoy has served as the school’s leader since 2016. The Board has begun a national search for a replacement.

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Darrell to Resign from Kentucky Wesleyan

Barton D. Darrell has announced his plan to retire as president from Kentucky Wesleyan this June 1st. Darrell has served as the school’s 34th president since September 2014.

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Portland State President Resigns

President Rahmat Shoureshi has resigned as president from Portland State University. Shoureshi led the school for the past 21 months, but fell out of favor with trustees who questioned his ability to lead the institution.

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College President’s Report – April 2019

Appointments

Alabama System Appoint Permanent President

Trustees for the University of Alabama System have appointed Interim Chancellor Finis E. St. John to become the system’s permanent chancellor. St. John has served in an interim position since July 2018. He will begin his post immediately.

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New President Named at Boise State

Dr. Marlen Tromp has been named by the Idaho State Board of Education to become the next president at Boise State University. Tromp currently serves as provost at UC Santa Cruz. She will become the school’s first female president on July 1st.

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Danville State CC Hires Next President

Dr. Jacqueline Gill has been announced as the next president at Danville State Community College. Gill will succeed Dr. Bruce Scism who retired in December of 2018. She will begin her tenure this July.

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Former Emory & Henry Provost Promoted to President

John W. Wells has been unanimously approved by the board at Emory & Henry to become the institution’s next president. Wells currently serves as provost and will replace Jake Schrum as Emory & Henry’s 22nd president this July.

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Board Selects New President at Florida State College Jacksonville

Current president and CEO of Kankakee College, John Avendano, has been announced the next president of Florida State College at Jacksonville. Avendano will replace Interim President Kevin Hyde immediately.

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Pittsburgh Tech Names Next President

Alicia Harvey-Smith has been selected to become the next leader of Pittsburgh Technical College. Harvey-Smith currently acts as executive vice chancellor at Lone Star College in Houston. She will replace Interim President Eileen Steffan this July.

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Texas Lutheran with New President

Dr. Debbie Cottrell has been named the 16th president of Texas Lutheran University. Cottrell currently serves as the school’s VP for academic affairs. She will begin her leadership this summer.

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University of Idaho Announces Next President

Scott Green has been appointed the next president at the University of Idaho. Green is an alumnus and said, “My history with the University of Idaho is deep. I care about this place, its students, its faculty and staff and its alumni.” He will become the school’s 19th president on July 1st.

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New Chancellor at Western Carolina

Current provost at Georgia College and State University, Kelli R. Brown, has been elected by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to become Western Carolina’s 12th chancellor. Brown will begin on July 1st as the institution’s first female leader.

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Retirements

University of Missouri St. Louis Chancellor to Retire

Chancellor Tom George has announced his retirement from the University of Missouri St. Louis. George has served the school for the past 16 years and said “It has been the greatest experience of my professional life to serve as chancellor of UMSL and to represent the students, faculty, staff and alumni in our efforts alongside numerous community and business organizations.”

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Resignations

Vanderbilt Chancellor to Step Aside

Citing health concerns, Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos has announced his resignation. Zeppos will leave as the school’s leader in August and said, “I truly love Vanderbilt and serving you has been a privilege.” He will stay on as a law professor at the university.

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Bennington College President to Resign

Dr. Mariko Silver has announced that she will resign on July 1st to take over the Henry Luce Foundation in New York. Dr. Silver has served as president of Bennington since 2013.

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President of Macalester College Announces Resignation

Current Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg has announced that he intends to resign in May of 2020. Rosenberg has led the school for the past 16 years. He said, “I have made a promise to myself from day one that I try not to outstay my welcome.”

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Mistick to Resign at Wilson College

Dr. Barbara Mistick has announced her plan to resign from Wilson College at the end of the 2019 school year. Wilson has served the college since 2011 and said, “I am very proud of my time at Wilson College and the work we have accomplished together.” The board has appointed a committee to find its successor.

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College President’s Report – March 2019

Appointments

University of Southern California Selects Former UNC Chancellor as President

Carol L. Folt has been selected by the USC Board of Trustees to become the school’s 12th president. Folt previously served as the first female chancellor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She will begin her tenure at USC on July 1st.

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Colorado State Announces New President

CSU has announced that current provost and VP for academic affairs at West Virginia University, Joyce McConnell, will become the institutions next president. McConnell will replace President Tony Frank on July 1st. She is the first female president in CSU’s history.

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Endicott College Names New President

Steven DiSalvo has been named the next president of Endicott College. DiSalvo currently serves president of Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He will start on July 1st.

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New Chancellor at Indiana South Bend

The board of trustees at Indiana University has named Susan Elrod as the institution’s next chancellor. Elrod currently serves as provost at UW-Whitewater. She will begin on July 1st.

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Judson College Elects New Leader

Mark Tew has been named as the next president of Judson College in Alabama. Tew will succeed David Potts, who passed away last year. He will begin immediately.

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Luther College Names Next President

Dr. Jenifer Ward has been selected to become Luther College’s 11th president. Ward currently serves as provost and dean at Centenary College of Louisiana. She will replace President Paula J. Carlson in July.

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Permanent President Found at Murray State

Board of Regents at Murray State have named current interim president, Dr. Bob Jackson, to become the institutions permanent leader. Jackson became interim president last August. He became the 14th president on March 1st.

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New President at Nassau CC

Dr. Jermaine Williams has been announced as the next president of Nassau Community College in New York. He is currently VP for student affairs at North Shore CC and will become the school’s 7th president this July.

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Southwest Minnesota State Names President

Kumara Jayasuriya has been named by the board of trustees at Minnesota State to become the school’s next president. Dr. Jayasuriya is the current provost at West Virginia State. He will begin as the Minnesota State’s 10th president on July 1st.

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Hibbs in as President at University of Dallas

Dr. Thomas Hibbs has been announced as the 9th president at the University of Dallas. Hibbs currently serves as dean of the Honors College at Baylor University. He will begin as president July 1st.

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Chairman of Board to Become President of the University of Mobile

Upon the resignation of President Tim Smith, the board has appointed its head chairman, Fred Wilson to become the school’s interim president. A nationwide search for a new president has begun.

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University of Southern Florida Announces New President

Steven Currall has been selected by the University of South Florida Board of Trustees to become the school’s next president. Currall Currently serves as the provost and VP for academic affairs at Southern Methodist University. He will begin this July.

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UT El Paso with New President

The University of Texas System has appointed U.S. Airforce Secretary Heather Wilson to become the next president at the University of Texas El Paso. She will begin June 19th.

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Retirements

Bethel University President to Retire

President Jay Barnes has announced his plans to retire from the university. Barnes has served as president since July of 2008. President Barnes said, “It has been a blessing and one of my life’s greatest joys to serve and be part of the Bethel community.” His last day will be June 30th 2020.

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Retirement Announced at MacMurray College

After four years as president of MacMurray College, Mark Tierno has announced his plans to retire. Tierno will leave on July 1st.

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University of Missouri St. Louis Chancellor to Retire

Chancellor Tom George has announced his retirement from the University of Missouri St. Louis. George has served the school for the past 16 years and said “It has been the greatest experience of my professional life to serve as chancellor of UMSL and to represent the students, faculty, staff and alumni in our efforts alongside numerous community and business organizations.”

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Resignations

Staton to Resign from ECU

East Carolina University President Cecil P. Staton has announced he will step down this May. Staton has served as chancellor since 2016. Some site the school’s unimpressive athletics program, and more specifically the football program, as major reasons for the resignation.

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Small College Struggle

College President’s Report – February 2019

Appointments

UNC-Chapel Hill Names Interim Chancellor

Kevin Guskiewicz has been named interim chancellor at UNC. Guskiewicz was appointed by Interim UNC-system President Bill Roper earlier this month. Guskiewicz has served as the dean of College of Arts and Sciences at UNC since 2016. He will begin his tenure as interim chancellor immediately.

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University of Vermont Appoints Next President

Dr. Suresh Garimella has been named the future president at the University of Vermont. Garimella currently serves as executive VP for research and partnerships at Purdue University. He will begin his tenure on July 1st 2019.

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Queens College President to Become Leader at CUNY New York

CUNY New York Board of Trustees have selected Felix Matos Rodriguez, current president of Queens College, to become the university’s next president. He will begin his tenure this May.

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New President Named at Clarke University

Thom D. Chesney has been announced as the 16th president of Clarke University. Chesney was voted in unanimously by the Board of Trustees earlier this month. Currently serving as president of Brookhaven College, Chesney will begin his leadership roll at Clarke in July.

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Anne Houtman Selected as New President at Earlham

Earlham College has picked Anne Houtman, current provost at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, to become the institution’s next president. Houtman will begin her tenure on July 1st.

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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Names New President

Dr. Joyce P. Jacobsen has been named the 29th president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Jacobsen currently serves as provost at Wesleyan University. She will succeed interim President Patrick McGuire on July 1st.

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Lindenwood Fires President, Appoints Interim

Michael Shonrock has been fired as president of the Lindenwood University System. Shonrock will be replaced by Interim President Art Johnson. Johnson currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Lindenwood and will begin immediately.

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New President Announced at Norfolk State

Javaune Adams-Gaston has been named to the presidency at Norfolk State University. Adams-Gaston currently serves as VP for student life at Ohio State. She will begin her leadership in Virginia in mid-June.

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Pepperdine Appoints Next President

Current associate dean for strategic planning and law professor at the Pepperdine Law School, James A. Gash, has been named the president of Pepperdine University. Gash will replace current president, Andrew Benton, on August 1st. He will become the school’s 8th president.

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Rutgers-New Brunswick Appoints Next Chancellor

Christopher Malloy has been named the new, permanent president at Rutgers University New Brunswick. Malloy has served as interim president since this summer and previously as senior VP for research and economic development at the institution. He will begin his permanent tenure immediately.

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UCF Announces Next President

Following the resignation of Dale Whittaker in mid-February, Thad Seymour Jr. has been named president of the University of Central Florida. Seymour Jr. previously served as VP for partnerships and chief innovation officer at UCF.

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Retirements

Eckerd College President to Retire

Donald R. Eastman III has announced that he will retire as president from Eckerd College. Eastman has served for the past 18 years and will leave in the summer of 2020. A search committee has been contracted to find his replacement.

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Skidmore President Announces Retirement

Current Skidmore College President, Philip Glotzbach, has announced that he will retire in May of 2020. Glotzbach has served the school since 2003.

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Libby to Retire from Stetson

Wendy Libby has announced her retirement from Stetson University in Florida. Libby has served as president of the school for the past decade. She said, “I’m very proud of the way we have been able to grow enrollment at a time that has not always been hospitable for private education, including law education.” Libby plans to serve as an advisor under the board’s request upon retirement.

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Resignations

University of Mobile President Resigns

President Timothy Smith informed the Board of Trustees at the University of Mobile of his resignation last month. Smith has served as president since 2016 and cited personal reasons for departing. Plans to ensure a smooth transition are currently being finalized by the Board of Trustees.

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College President’s Report – January 2019

Appointments

Michigan State Names New President

The Board at Michigan State has named current executive VP for administrative services, Satish Upda, to become the institution’s new interim president. Upda will replace John Engler who resigned after learning the board was scheduled to fire him. Upda said, “I recognize it’s a challenge but at the end of the day this is a job that needs to get done. We can’t continue to operate the way we’ve been for the past two years.”

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Allegheny College Elects Next Leader

Hilary Link has been unanimously elected to become Allegheny College’s next president. Link currently serves as dean of Temple University’s campus in Rome. She replaces James Mullen Jr. who is retiring in June after 11 years at the helm.

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President Selected at Alvernia University

Current VP for business affairs and CFO at King’s College, John Loyack, has been announced as the next leader of Alvernia University. Loyack said, “I look forward to continuing the success and growth of Alvernia and ensuring that this institution is well positioned to deliver is transformational mission to students for generations to become.” He will begin his tenure on July 1st.

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Interim President Named After Resignation at Bluefield State

Following the resignation of Dr. Marsha Krotseng in December, the Board at Bluefield state has selected Robin Capehart as the school’s interim president. Capehart previously ran Georgetown Solutions, a higher education consulting firm.

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Brooklyn Law School Appoints Next President

Effective on July 1st, Michael T. Cahill will take over as Brooklyn Law School’s president. Cahill formerly served on the faculty Brooklyn Law for 13 years. He will replace Interim Dean Maryellen Fullerton in July.

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Central Carolina CC Selects Next President

Dr. Lisa Chapman has been selected the sixth president of Central Carolina Community College. Dr. Chapman currently serves as senior VP and provost for the North Carolina Community College System. She will begin as president on April 1st.

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Georgia Southern Names New President

Board of Regents at GA Southern have announced Dr. Kyle Marrero as the school’s next president. Marrero currently serves as president of West Georgia. He will replace Interim President Shelley Nickel on April 1st.

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Grand Valley State Appoints First Female President

Board of Trustees at Grand Valley State have appointed Philomena Mantella to become the university’s next leader. Dr. Mantella is currently at Northeastern University, serving as senior VP and CEO of the Lifelong Learning Network there. She replaces President Thomas Haas who is retiring this June.

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Monmouth University Announces 10th President

Patrick F. Leahy has been announced as the 10th president at Monmouth University. Leahy currently serves as Wilkes University’s President, where he has been since 2012. He will begin his leadership at Monmouth in August, succeeding Grey Dimenna.

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New Leader Announced at Quincy University

The Board at Quincy University has appointed Brian Mcgee as the institution’s next president. McGee currently serves as provost at the College of Charleston. He will succeed Acting President Phil Conover this July.

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Seton Hall President Selected

Current president of Iona College, Joseph Nyre, has been announced the next president at Seaton Hall University. Nyre will remain at Iona before transferring to Seton Hall on August 1st. He has served at Iona College for the past eight years.

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Wake Tech Appoints Next Leader

Former Leader of North Carolina’s Community College System, Scott Ralls, has been named the future president of Wake Tech CC. Ralls is currently serving as president at NOVA Community College. He will replace Dr. Stephen Scott in May of 2019.

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Retirements

Georgia Tech President to Step Down

Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson has announced his plan to retire at the end of the 2019 school year. Peterson has served the school for the past 10 years. In the last year, his tenure was scarred by investigations into ethics abuse by former administrators and the handling of students’ mental health problems. Peterson said, “Being able to be president of Georgia Tech over the past decade has been one of the highlights of my career.” A national search for a replacement will be conducted by Georgia’s University System.

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Clark University President to Retire

After nine years, Clark President David Angel has announced his plans to retire in June of 2020. Clark Board of Trustees have announced a search for a replacement in the near future.

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Longtime Queen’s University President Announces Retirement

Dr. Pamela Davies will retire as the 20th president of Queens University this summer. Serving since 2002, Davies said, “I have considered it a great privilege to lead this university over the last 16 years.” She will be succeeded by Daniel Lugo, current VP for college advancement at Colby College this July.

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Resignations

UNC Chancellor Resigns

UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt has resigned from her leadership role at the institution. Citing a series of turbulent events, she said, “my heart is full.” Her resignation came on the same day that she ordered the base of the controversial Silent Sam Statue to be removed. Accrediting issues and collegiate athlete scandals have also marred Folt’s tenure. A decision on Folt’s replacement will be made by Interim UNC system President Bill Roper this month.

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College President’s Report – December 2018

Appointments

New President Appointed at Minnesota

The Board of Regents at Minnesota has named Joan T.A. Gabel as the University’s 17th President. Gabel currently serves as VP for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina. Gabel will become the 17th and first female president in the university’s 167-year history.

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Crafton Hills College Names Next President

Dr. Kevin Horan has been announced as the next president at Crafton Hills College in California. Dr. Horan is currently VP for instruction and student services at Los Medanos College. He will begin his new tenure on January 7th, 2019.

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East Mississippi CC Selects New President

Dr. Scott Alsobrooks has been selected to become the next president at East Mississippi Community College. Alsobrooks currently serves as vice president at Pearl River Community College. He will begin as president in January.

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14th President Selected at Eastern Nazarene

The Board of Trustees at Eastern Nazarene as announced a new president in Rev. Dr. Jack Connell. Dr. Connell Currently serves as provost and dean of faculty at Houghton College in New York. He will become the institute’s 14th president this January.

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Permanent Chancellor Announced at Elizabeth City State

Dr. Karrie G. Dixon has been named interim chancellor of Elizabeth City State University. Dr. Dixon has served as the institute’s interim chancellor since April of 2018. She began her permanent tenure this December.

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Haverford College Reps New President

Dr. Wendy Raymond has been selected to become Haverford College’s 16th president. She currently serves as vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Davidson College. She will begin her tenure on July 1st, 2019.

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Rush University Appoints Next President

Dr. Sherine Gabriel has been named Rush University’s next president. She will succeed Dr. Larry Goodman become the school’s 4th president this February.

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Temple College Appoints Next President

Trustees at Temple College have announced that Dr. Christina Ponce will become the school’s next president. Dr. Ponce replaces Glenda Barron, who retired on Dec. 31st. She became the school’s 11th president on January 2nd.

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Central Missouri Makes Position Permanent

Roger Best has been appointed permanent president of Central Missouri. Best has served as interim chief operating officer since January of last year. Dr. Best will become the schools 16th president immediately.

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University of Rochester Appoints New President

Current Provost at Wisconsin, Sarah Mangelsdorf, has been named the next president of the University of Rochester. Mangelsdorf succeeds Richard Feldman this February.

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Wagner College Announces New President

Trustees at Wagner College have announced that Dr. Joel W. Martin will become the institution’s 19th president. Martin previously served as provost and dean of the faculty at Franklin and Marshall College. He will begin his post on July 1st.

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Weber State Names 13th President

Regents for the state of Utah have picked Brad Mortensen to become the new president of Weber State University. Mortensen has served Weber state as VP for advancement for past 11 years. Mortensen will replace Norm Tarbox at the helm.

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Retirements

Rappahannock CC President to Retire

Elizabeth Crowther has announced her plans to retire as president of Rappahannock Community College. Crowther has served the school for the past fourteen years. She will officially retire in June 2019.

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Maine System Chancellor to Retire

James H. Page will retire as the University of Maine System Chancellor at the end of this academic year. Page as served as chancellor for the last seven years and said, “it’s a good time.” A national search for a successor has begun.

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William Jewell College President Retiring

President David Sallee has announced that he will retire in the summer of 2020. Sallee has served as the school’s 15th president since 2000. The Board plans to start a national search for a replacement immediately.

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Resignations

Coppin State President to Resign

Dr. Maria Thompson has announced her plans to resign at the end of the academic school year. Thompson cites health reasons and a wanting to return to her hometown as catalysts for her resignation.

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University of Wisconsin Whitewater Chancellor Resigns

Chancellor Beverly Kopper has resigned from her post at UW-Whitewater. Kopper became the school’s 16th chancellor in 2010. Kopper’s husband is alleged to have sexually harassed multiple women on campus dating back to 2015.

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College President's Report

College President’s Report – November 2018

Appointments

College of Charleston Selects New President

Dr. Andrew Hsu has been named the next president at the College of Charleston. Hsu currently serves as provost and executive VP for academic affairs at the University of Toledo. Hsu was chosen unanimously by the board of trustees and will succeed Interim President Stephen Osborne.

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New Interim President Announced for UNC School System

The UNC Board of Governors has named the CEO of UNC Health Care and dean of School of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill, Dr. Bill Roper, to become the system’s new president. Roper takes over for Margaret Spellings, who announced her resignation in Oct, on January 1st.

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Birmingham Native to Take Over at Birmingham Southern

Daniel Coleman has been appointed to the presidency of Birmingham Southern College. Coleman previously served as the CEO of KCG Holdings before its sale in 2017. He will become the school’s 16th president this December.

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New President Appointed at Blackburn College

Dr. Julie Murray-Jensen has been named the next president of Blackburn college. She is currently serving as the VP of Enrollment and External Affairs at Klamath Community College in Oregon. Dr. Murray-Jensen will become the school’s 17th president on January 14th.

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Interim President Made Permanent at Central Missouri

The UCM Board of Governors has named Interim President Dr. Roger Best to become the institution’s 16th permanent president. Best said, “I am extremely honored to be a part of this tremendous institutions, and I have deep appreciation for the Board of Governors and their confidence in me.”

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Next President Announced at Eastern Nazarene

Rev. Jack Connell has been named the 14th president of Eastern Nazarene College. Connell previously served as provost and dean faculty at Houghton College in NY. Rev. Connell will begin his tenure this month.

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Fresh Chancellor Announced at Indiana Wesleyan

Dr. Rodney Reed has been selected as the next chancellor at Indiana Wesleyan – Marion. Dr. Reed has served the past decade as dean of Christian formation and university chaplain at John Brown University. He will begin his tenure as Chancellor on February 1st.

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Riverside City College Names Next President

Riverside City College has appointed Dr. Gregory Anderson to become the school’s 12th president. Anderson said, “I’m deeply grateful to the Trustees, Chancellor Isaac and the RCC team who engaged their hearts and intellect in the hiring process.” Dr. Anderson will begin as president this January.

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SUNY Upstate Announces New President

Dr. Mantosh Dewan has been announced as interim president of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He replaces Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arean who is leaving this December.

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Retirements

Northwood University President to Retire

President of Northwood University, Keith Petty, has announced that he will retire at the end of this academic school year. Petty has served Northwood for the past 12 years and said, “Northwood University is a special place, and I am proud to have had the opportunity to serve this vibrant community of current and future leaders.” The university’s board has convened a presidential search committee to begin in the near future.

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Resignations

Mississippi President Resigns

Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter announced on Monday that he will resign from his post at this end of this calendar year. Vitter became chancellor of the school in January of 2016 after serving as provost and executive vice chancellor at Kansas. Some students were surprised to hear about Vitter’s resignation. Sophomore Zoe Thaw said, “I feel like he did a great job while he was here, and I don’t know why he would be stepping down.” Others (Conservative Donors) cite the university becoming exceptionally divided under a progressive Vitter—with his pushing to remove the flag of the state, encouraging the prohibition of playing Dixie at football, a debacle with the selection of a new mascot, and other issues which they believe is causing athletics, enrollment and public image of the school to suffer.

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Centenary University President Resigns

Dr. David P. Haney has announced his resignation from Centenary University in New Jersey. Haney began his role as president on July 1st and will officially leave the school on June 30th, 2019.

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Resignation Announced at Kent State

Beverly Warren, Kent State University’s 12th President, has announced that she will not extend her presidency into 2020. Warren has been leading the school since January 2014 and will step away this upcoming June.

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College President’s Report – October 2018

Appointments

Texas Tech University System Appoints Next Chancellor

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents has named Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell to become the system’s next Chancellor. Mitchell was voted in unanimously and will serve as the system’s fifth chancellor. Dr. Mitchell said, “to become the chancellor of a university system of this caliber is the honor of a lifetime.” He will begin his permanent position immediately.

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Next President Announced at Samuel Merritt University

Dr. Ching-Hua Wang has been named by SMU Board of Regents as the school’s new president. Wang is currently the provost at California State University Sacramento, and will replace Sharon Diaz in November. Diaz, after 36 years as the school’s initial president, announced her retirement earlier this year.

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Wearden in as President at Methodist

Methodist University has announced that Dr. Stanley T. Wearden will become the university’s fifth president. Wearden currently serves as provost at Columbia College in Chicago. He will begin his tenure in January of 2019.

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Baltimore City CC Names New President

Dr. Debra McCurdy has been announced as the next president at BCCC. McCurdy is currently the president of Rhodes State College in Ohio. She will begin as president at BCCC in July of 2019.

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Brophy Announced as President at Hilbert College

Dr. Michael Brophy has been named the fourth president of Hilbert College in New York. Brophy has previously served as president at Benedictine College and Marymount California University. He will begin office as president in January.

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Rush University Selects Next President

Dr. Sherine Gabriel has been named the next president of Rush University in Chicago. Gabriel is currently serving as the dean of the medical school at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She will replace Larry Goodman as president in February.

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Treadwell Given Permanent Position at Keene State College

Melinda Treadwell has been selected as the permanent president of Keene State College. For the past year and a half, Treadwell has served as Keene State’s Interim President. Her three-year contract began this October.

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Retirements

Maryland President Announces Retirement after Football Coach Controversy

Dr. Wallace D. Loh will retire in June of 2019 following 8 years at the helm. Loh’s administration was found to be partially responsible for an athletic department that allowed players to be abused for years. Loh said, “I have accepted that responsibility.”

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South Carolina President to Retire

After ten years at the helm of the University of South Carolina, President Harris Pastides has announced his retirement. Pastides began as president in 2008 and has since added 7,000 students for enrollment around 35,000. He cited spending more time with his family as a major influence on his decision. He will step down in July of 2019.

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Retirement Announced at San Francisco State

President Leslie Wong has announced that he will retire as president from San Francisco State this upcoming summer. Wong became the school’s 13th president in 2012. Officials for the state’s school system will begin a search for a successor in the near future.

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Humboldt State President Retiring

Dr. Lisa Rossbacher will retire as president of Humboldt State at the end of the 2018-2019 Academic year. Dr. Rossbacher has served the school since 2014. She said, “This was not an easy decision, as I very much enjoy being part of this campus community.”

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Retirement Announced at Northwood

Northwood University President Dr. Keith Pretty will retire from the school in June of 2019. Pretty began at Northwood 12 years ago as is the school’s third president. Trustees have created a search committee for Pretty’s replacement.

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Resignations

Saint Mary’s President Resigns

Jan Cervelli has resigned as president of Saint Mary’s College in Indiana. Cervelli began her tenure as president in 2016 and was the school’s twelfth president. Current Provost Nancy Nekvasil will step in as interim president while a search is started for a new president.

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Resignation Announced at Michigan-Flint

Officials have announced that President Susan Borrego is due to leave at the end of the 2019 school year. Borrego has served the school as president since 2014.

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Goucher College President Stepping Down

Jose Bowen has announced his plan to step down from the presidency of Goucher College at the end of this academic year. Bowen said, “I believe it is time for a change of direction for me personally, as I remain deeply passionate about my research, scholarship, music and teaching.”

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Johnson Resigning from Clark Atlanta

Ronald A. Johnson is resigning from Clark Atlanta University citing personal reasons. He said, “While I am reluctant to leave this great University and its incredible students, faculty and staff I am incredibly proud of what we accomplished during this period of institutional transformation.” Robinson will leave Clark Atlanta this December.

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Resignation Announced at Kent State

Beverly Warren, Kent State University’s 12th President, has announced that she will not extend her presidency into 2020. Warren has been leading the school since January 2014 and will step away this upcoming June.

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