College president's report

College Presidents Report – October 2017

Appointments

Atlantic Cape Community College Inaugurates New President

Dr. Barbara Gaba has been inaugurated as the ninth president of Atlantic Cape Community College located on the Jersey Shore. Gaba is the first female and first African American president of the school. Dr. Gaba previously served as VP for academic affairs at Union County College.

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Castleton University Approves Next President

The Board of Trustees at Castleton University has voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Karen Scolforo as the next president of the school. Scolforo previously served as president of Central Penn College. She will take over for Dr. Dave Wolk who announced his retirement after 16 years at the helm.

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First Female President Appointed at Elon

Elon University has named Dr. Connie Ledoux to become the school’s next president. Ledoux currently serves as the provost at The Citadel in South Carolina. She will begin her role as the first female president of Elon in March of next year.

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Next President Named at Iowa State

Dr. Wendy Wintersteen has been named the 16th president of Iowa State University. Wintersteen is currently the dean of the school’s college of agriculture and life sciences. Dr. Wintersteen will begin on November 20th.

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Morehouse College Appoints New President

Dr. David A. Thomas has been approved to become the 12th president of Morehouse College in Atlanta. Thomas is the former dean of Georgetown University’s business school. Dr. Thomas will take over for interim president, Harold Martin Jr., on January 1st of 2018.

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New President Starting at New York Chiropractic College

Dr. Michael Mestan has been inaugurated as the next president of New York Chiropractic College. Mestan is the sixth president in NYCC’s history.

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Niagara CC Welcomes New Leader

Dr. William Murabito has been named interim president of Niagara Community College. Murabito has over 50 years of experience in the SUNY system. He is expected to serve for the next 12 months or until the next permanent president is chosen.

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New President Inaugurated at Sarah Lawrence

Sarah Lawrence College has inaugurated Dr. Cristle Collins Judd as the school’s 11th president this past week. Collins previously served has the senior program officer for higher education at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Montana Names Next President

Seth Bodnar has been announced as the 18th president of the University of Montana. Bodnar is a former Green Beret. If approved by Montana’s Board of Regents, Bodnar will begin his presidency on January 1st.

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Lamkin Announced as President at Westminster College

Westminster College has named Dr. Fletcher Lamkin to become the school’s next president. Lamkin served from 2000-2007 with Westminster as an administrator. Dr. Lamkin will replace Dr. Carolyn Perry, who has been serving as interim president since the resignation of Dr. Benjamin Akande.

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Retirements

Albany State President Announces Retirement

Dr. Arthur Dunning has announced that he plans to retire at the end of January 2018. Dunning has served the school since 2013, when he was appointed interim president. He was hired on as the permanent president in 2015.

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GCC President Retiring

Greenfield Community College President, Dr. Bob Pura, will retire from the school after 18 years of service. Pura said, “It is now time for me to move on—I think I am ready to graduate.” Pura plans to officially leave the school in June 2018.

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Limestone President Set to Retire

After 25 years of leadership at Limestone College, Dr. Walt Griffin has announced his plans to retire. Griffin said, “The thing I will remember most is being involved in the successful college education of probably 10,000 people.” Griffin will leave the school in December of 2017.

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UCF President to Retire

After 25 years of leading the University of Central Florida, Dr. John Hitt has announced his retirement. Hitt said, “When we first visited campus, we had a powerful feeling that UCF was a special place. We never could have imagined back then how very special it would become.” Hitt will step down at the end of June 2018.

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Retirement Announced at Pitt-Bradford

Dr. Livingston Alexander has announced that he will step down as president of Pittsburgh at Bradford on June 30th, 2018. He has served the school for the past 14 years.

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Resignations

Cape Fear CC President Resigns

Dr. Amanda Lee has announced her resignation from Cape Fear Community College. Lee started at the school as permanent president in 2015. Jim Morton will begin as interim president on January 1st.

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Delaware State University President Out

The President of Delaware State University, Dr. Harry Lee Williams, has decided to leave the school to run the Thurgood Marshal College Fund. Williams has served as president since 2010 and will stay at the school through January.

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College President’s Report – September 2017

Appointments

Alabama State University Names New President

Senator Quinton Ross has been appointed by the board of trustees at Alabama State to become the school’s next president. Ross previously served as a state senator for 15 years. Senator Ross was picked ahead of three other finalists for the job.

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Carroll University Appoints Next President

Dr. Cindy Gnadinger will become the first female president at Carroll University. Gnadinger currently serves as an executive consultant at Bellarmine University. She will succeed President Douglas Hastad, who retired in July.

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President Named at MGH Institute of Health Professions

MGH Institute of Health Professions has named its 6th president after a nationwide search. Dr. Paula Milone-Nuzzo will become the new president of the independent graduate school located in Boston. She comes to the institute after serving 14 years at the College of Nursing at Penn State University.

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Quinsigamond CC Welcomes New President

Dr. Luis Pedraja has been appointed the next president at Quinsigamond Community College. Pedraja formerly served as the vice chancellor of academic affairs at the Peralta Community College District in California. Dr. Pedraja will be the school’s 6th president and begins immediately.

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Dr. Anderson Appointed at Saddleback College

Saddleback College has named Dr. Gregory Anderson to become the school’s next president. Dr. Anderson previously served in executive roles at california community colleges for the past 12 years. He was voted unanimously by the board after the resignation of former president, Tod Burnnett. Dr. Anderson will begin his tenure as president on October 16th.

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The University of New England Names Next President

Dr. James Herbert has been appointed the next president of the University of New England. He was inaugurated on September 9th and said, “I am incredibly honored and privileged to have this position at UNE.” Herbert previously served as executive vice provost at Drexel University.

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Interim President Appointed at U of Scranton

Reverend Herbert Keller has been named the interim president of the University of Scranton. Keller will serve through the next academic school year, when former president Rev. Scott Pilarz, returns to his former position.

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Harvard Dean Named Next UVA President

Mr. James James E. Ryan, current dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has been named the next president at the University of Virginia. Ryan, 50, is a former alumnus from the UVA School of Law—where he finished at the top of his class. He will replace current president, Teresa Sullivan, in June of 2018.

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Retirements

Heartland Community College President Announces Retirement

Mrs. Rob Widmer has announced that he will retire from his post as president next year. Widmer has served the school for over 20 years, and began as the VP of business services in 1996. He will retire on June 30th, 2018.

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Retirement announced at Nashville CC

Dr. George Van Allen has announced that he will retire from Nashville State Community College. Dr. Van Allen expanded the school by adding six branch campuses during his tenure at Nashville CC. He will leave the school on December 31st.

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Norfolk State President to Retire

The president of Norfolk State University, Mr. Eddie Moore Jr., has announced that he will retire no later than Dec. 31st, 2017. The decision, according to Rector Dr. Byron Cherry, “Kind of caught us kind of off guard a little bit.” Moore has served the school since 2013.

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Longtime Oklahoma President Set to Retire

Dr. David Boren has announced that he will retire as president at the University of Oklahoma. Boren said he wanted to retire when the university was at maximum strength, and that he feels now is the time to do so. Boren has served the school since 1994. He plans to officially retire on June 30th, 2018.

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Massey Leaving Pitt CC

Dr. Dennis Massey has informed trustees at Pitt CC that he will be retiring at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. Massey said, “I have been proud to lead a talented group of faculty and staff at PCC.” He has served as the fourth President at Pitt CC since 2003.

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Jamestown President to Retire

University of Jamestown President Robert Badal has announced that he will be retiring at the end of February, 2018. Badal has been at the school since 2002, and said he had “the rare chance to take a small but historic institution to a higher level.”

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Norton Retiring from the University of Northern Colorado

Ms. Kay Norton has announced that she will retire from the University of Northern Colorado at the end of June, 2018. Norton has served the school for the last 15 years, and is the longest tenured current president of four-year public institutions in Colorado.

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Westminster President Retiring

After 18 years serving as Westminster College’s president, Mr. Stephen Morgan has announced that he will retire at the end of 2017-2018 school year. Morgan became the president of Westminster in 2015 and plans to retire next summer.

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Resignations

President Resigns from Central Penn

Dr. Karen M Scolforo has resigned as president from Central Penn College. Scolforo served as the school’s ninth president for the last four years. The college cited personal reasons for Dr. Scolforo’s resignation.

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Nicholls State President Announces Resignation

Nicholls State University President, Bruce T. Murphy, has announced that he will resign from the school on Dec. 31st. Murphy served as the school’s 5th president and was appointed in 2013. The board at Nicholl’s state is currently looking for a successor.

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Spokane CC President Resigns, Interim Decided

Ryan Carstens has announced his resignation from Spokane Community college after two years at the school. SCC’s provost, Kevin Brockbank, has been appointed to serve as interim president while a search for a permanent president is performed.

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USF St. Petersburg Chancellor Resigns

Dr. Sophia Wisniewska has resigned from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Wisniewska served the school for 4 years starting in 2013. USF St. Petersburg is currently under interim leadership.

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College President’s Report – August 2017

Appointments

Austin College Names New President

Austin College has announced that Steven P. O’Day will become the school’s next president. Mr. O’Day currently serves as VP of strategic initiatives at Lebanon College. He will be taking over in October for Interim President Michael Imhoff.

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New President Made Permanent at Bennet College

Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins has been named the permanent president at Bennett College in Greensboro. Dawkins previously served as the school’s interim president. She will become the 18th president at Bennett immediately.

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ESCC Announces New President

Enterprise State Community College has selected Matt Rogers to become the school’s new president. The Alabama school announced the decision in early August. Rogers will begin on September 1st.

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New Interim President Appointed at Florida Memorial U

FMU has announced that former Cheyney University President, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, will become the university’s new interim president. The board of trustees is conducting a national search for a permanent replacement.

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Folsom Lake College Appoints Next President

Mr. Whitney Yamamura has been appointed the third president of Folsom Lake College. Whitney previously served as the interim president of Sacramento City College. He will begin his post immediately.

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Kentucky State Elects President

Dr. Christopher Brown II has been elected the next president at Kentucky State University. Dr. Brown will be the 18th president at the school and replaces Dr. Aaron Thompson, who has served as interim president since May 2016.

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Ohio Dominican University Names New President

The Board of Trustees at Ohio Dominican University has announced that Dr. Robert Gervasi will become the school’s 16th president. Gervasi previously served as the president of Quincy University. He will take over for Dr. Peter Cimbolic, who retired in late June.

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Pacifica Promotes from Within

Pacifica Graduate Institute has promoted acting provost, Dr. Joseph Cambray, to become the school’s new president and CEO. Founding president, Dr. Stephen Aizenstate, will serve as Pacifica’s chancellor.

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New President at Sacramento City College

The Los Rios Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Mr. Michael Gutierrez to become the next president at Sacramento City College. Gutierrez will become the first Latino president at the school.

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St. Francis College Announces New President

Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz has been announced as the 19th president at St. Francis College. Dr. Martinez-Sainz is currently the provost and VP for academic affairs at Otterbein University. He will begin in September.

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New President at St. Joseph’s

St. Joseph’s College has announced the appointment of Dr. Donald Boomgaarden as the school’s next president. Boomgaarden became St. Joseph’s eighth president in early July.

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Dr. Ames Named New President of Sage Colleges

The Sage Colleges have picked Dr. Christopher Ames to become the next leader of the college’s three schools. Dr. Sage was previously provost at Shepherd University in West Virginia.

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New President Announced at Tusculum College

The Board of Trustees at Tusculum College has named Dr. James Hurley to become the school’s next president. Hurley previously served as president at the University of Pikeville. He will step in for retiring president, Dr. Nancy B. Moody, on October 1st.

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UIW Announces Next President

The University of the Incarnate World has announced Dr. Thomas Evans to become the school’s 10th president. Dr. Evans previously served as president of Carroll College, in Helena Montana.

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Virginia Union Appoints New President

Virginia Union has selected Dr. Hakim J Lucas as its next president. Lucas will become the school’s 13th president and replaces Joseph F. Johnson, who has been acting president since July of last year. He will begin as president in September.

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Retirements

Cal State Bakersfield President to Retire

Dr. Horace Mitchell has announced that he will retire as president from CSUB. He has served as acting president for the past 13 years. Dr. Mitchell plans to retire in June of 2018, allowing time for CSUB to find his successor.

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Idaho State University President Retiring

Dr. Arthur Vailas, president of Idaho State, will retire from the school at the end of the academic year. Vailas has served the school for the past 12 years, and was ISU’s 12th president.

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Lewis-Clark State College President Announces Retirement

Dr. Tony Fernandez has announced the date of his upcoming retirement from Lewis-Clark State College. June 17th, 2018 will be Dr. Fernandez’s last day at the school, after serving as president since March of 2011. Dr. Fernandez said, “What I’m Happy about is the college is in very, very strong hands with the rest of the administration, but especially the faculty and staff.”

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President Retiring from Lock Haven University

Dr. Michael Fiorentino Jr. will retire from Lock Haven University in March of 2018. Dr. Fiorentino has served as president since 2011. He said, “It is time for us to shift our focus to spending more time with cherished friends and family and to enjoy the time for new adventures.”

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Loyola University New Orleans President Retiring

Rev. Kevin Wildes has penned a letter to the Loyola University community announcing his retirement from the school. He plans to leave office by fall of 2018, upon the appointment of his successor.

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Mansield University President Announces Retirement

The president of Mansfield University has announced his plans to retire in June of next year. General Fran Hendricks, who has led the school since 2013, has announced he will step down at the end of this academic year to spend more time with his family. The school will name an interim president to serve after Hendricks’ retirement.

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Royce to Retire from Mississippi College

Dr. Lee Royce has announced his retirement from Mississippi College. Dr. Royce has served as president since 2002, and plans to step down in May of 2018.

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Otterbein President Retiring

Dr. Kathy Krendl, president of Otterbein University, has announced her plans to retire. Krendl has served as president since July of 2009. She will retire in June of 2018, at the end of the academic year. A search for Krendl’s replacement will begin this fall.

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Pennsylvania State System Chancellor to Retire

Mr. Frank T. Brogan, Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, has notified the board of governors that he plans to retire immediately. Brogan announced his retirement after an internal review, concentrating on the state’s educational system, was released. An interim chancellor will be named after a national search for Brogan’s successor.

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Santa Fe CC President Retiring

After four years of serving Santa Fe Community College, Mr. Randy Grissom, has announced his retirement. Grissom has served the school in teaching and administrative positions for the past 22 years. He will retire this October.

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Resignations

President Resigns from North Carolina CC System

Dr. James C. Williamson has unexpectedly resigned from the North Carolina Community college System. Williamson served less than a year as president. The Board of Trustees has named current chief of staff, Jennifer Haygood, as interim president.

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Tate Resigns from Roanoke Chowan Community College

After 11 months as president of Roanoke Chowan CC, Dr. Jimmy Tate, has resigned from the school. Tate was the eighth president of RCCC. He took over for Dr. Michael Elam, who retired in June of last year.

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College President’s Report – July 2017

Appointments

Benedict College Appoints New President

Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis has been announced as the next president of Benedict College. Dr. Artis will make history by becoming the first woman to lead the school located in Columbia, South Carolina. She will replace Dr. David Swinton in September. Swinton is retiring after 23 years at the school.

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Permanent Position for Bennett College President

The board of trustees at Bennett College have appointed Dr. Phyllis Dawkins to become the school’s eighteenth president. Dawkins previously served as interim president, starting last August.

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Bishop State CC Names New President

Bishop State has named Dr. Reginald Sykes to become the school’s next president. Dr. Sykes had been the interim president since February 2016. Sykes will begin immediately as the permanent president.

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City College of San Francisco Taps New Chancellor

Dr. Mark Rocha has been appointed chancellor of the City College of San Francisco. Rocha was previously the president of Pasadena City College. Rocha is the first permanent chancellor at CCSF since 2015.

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Elms College Announces 11th President

Dr. Harry E. Dumay has been named the next president of Elms College. Dumay was previously the senior vice president for finance and CFO at St. Anslem College. Dr. Dumay replaces Sister Mary Reap, who retired in May.

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Cox College Promotes Next President from Within

Dr. Amy DeMelo has been announced as the next president of Cox College in Springfield, Missouri. DeMelo has served as the VP of academic affairs and institutional effectiveness at Cox since 2014. She began as president in late June.

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New Erie CC President

Dr. Dan Hocoy has started as president at Erie Community College. Hocoy was announced as the school’s 11th president earlier this month.

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Interim President Named at Kansas City Kansas CC

Dr. Jacqueline Vietti has been chosen by the KCKCC Board of Trustees to become the school’s interim president. Vietti previously served Butler County Community College as the school’s president. Former president, Doris Givens, was placed on administrative leave in mid-July.

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Treadwell Appointed Interim President at Keene State College

Dr. Melinda Treadwell will begin as Keene State College’s interim president on July 31st. Treadwell replaces Dr. Anne E. Huot, who announced her resignation in June. Treadwell previously served as provost at Keene State college and has a doctorate from Dartmouth.

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Lake Superior State Announces Interim President

The board of trustees at Lake Superior State University have tapped Dr. Peter T. Mitchell to begin as interim president. Mitchell replaces Dr. Thomas Pleger, who passed away in May. Dr. Mitchell previously served as president of Albion college for 10 years, from 1997-2007.

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Metropolitan CC-Penn Valley Names New President

Dr. Tyjaun Lee has been announced as the next president of Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley. Dr. Lee will take over for Dr. Seabrooks who left the school in July 2016.  Lee is expected to begin in early August.

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Morehouse Alum Takes Over as Interim President

Harold Martin Jr. will step in as interim president at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin is a graduate of Morehouse College, and joined the school’s board in 2014. Martin takes over for William Taggart, who passed away in June.

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Interim President Named at Northeast State CC

Mr. James King has taken over as interim president at Northeast State Community College. King previously served as Executive Vice Chancellor for the Tennessee Board of Regents.  He began his tenure July 1st following the retirement of Dr. Janice Gilliam.

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Dr. Medica Promoted at Penn State Schuykill

Dr. Darcy Medica has been named Penn State Shuykill’s next president. Medica is currently the director of academic affairs at the school.  She will begin her tenure on August 1st.

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Research College of Nursing Announces Next President

Dr. Thad Wilson has been named the next president of the Research College of Nursing in Kansas City. Wilson replaces Nancy Debasio, who retired after 28 years at the school.

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RIT President to Begin Tenure

Dr. David C. Munson has started as Rochester Institute of Technology’s 10th president. Munson replaces Dr. Bill Destler, who retired in June. Dr. Munson previously served as the dean of engineering at Michigan.

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Dr. Eighmy Named President of UT- San Antonio

The Board of Regents for the University of Texas System has named Dr. Taylor Eighmy as the next president at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Eighmy currently serves at UT-Knoxville as the school’s vice chancellor for research and engagement. He will begin as president in September.

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Retirements

Bethune-Cookman President Announces Early Retirement

Dr. Edison O. Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, as announced his early retirement from the school. Jackson’s retirement comes after 2 years of operating at a loss and a controversial dorm project. Johnson has served the school since 2012.

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Wiley College President Retiring

Dr. Haywood L Strickland has announced that he will retire from Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. Strickland said, “I’m getting old.” Dr. Strickland is the longest serving president in Wiley’s history with 18 years at the helm. He will retire at the end of the next academic year.

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Resignations

Briar Cliff President Resigns

Dr. Hamid Shirvani has announced his resignation from Briar Cliff University. Shirvani began as the school’s 10th president in 2016. He cited “a combination of family, personal and professional considerations” as the reasons for leaving.

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Shaw University President Leaving for Position at Howard

President of Shaw University, Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy, has left the school to become the executive VP and chief operating officer at Howard University. Dubroy served as president of Shaw for two years.

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Chancellor Announces Resignation from UH-Hilo

Dr. Donald Straney has announced his decision to resign as chancellor from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Straney is leaving for a position in the UH System as VP of academic planning and policy. He plans to resign on August 1st.

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Evansville President to Resign

The University of Evansville’s president, Dr. Thomas Kazee, has announced he will leave the school in May of 2018. Kazee has served the school for the past 8 years.

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College President's report

College President’s Report – June 2017

Appointments

Bergen Community College Appoints Interim President

Michael Redmon has been appointed as the interim president at Bergen CC. The change comes after trustees at the school voted to fire former president, Kaye Walter, after six years at the school. Redmon is a former college administrator at schools in Florida and Indiana.

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Cheney University Names Interim President

Cheney University has announced that Mr. Aaron A. Walton will become the school’s interim president. Walton will take over for Frank G. Pogue, who has been interim president since November 2014.

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Great Basin College Appoints Next President

A new president has been appointed at Great Basin College. Ms. Joyce Helens was picked out of three finalists to take over at the school. Helens was previously president of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota. She will begin August 1st.

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New President Named at Jackson State University

Dr. William Bynum Jr. has been named the next president at Jackson State University by the school’s Board of Trustees. The move is controversial because Bynum was not one of the three initial finalists for the position. Bynum is currently the president of Mississippi Valley State University and will begin in July.

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Labette Community College Announces Next President

Mr. Mark Watkins has been named the new president at Labette Community College. Watkins is currently the Dean of Instruction at Labette. He will begin as president immediately.

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Lane CC President to Take Office

Lane Community College has a new President in office, Dr. Margaret Hamilton. Hamilton was previously the VP of academic affairs at Camden County College in New Jersey. Dr. Hamilton replaces Mary Spilde, who retired in June.

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Permanent Position for Chancellor at Louisiana Delta Community College

Dennis Epps has been approved by Louisiana Delta CC’s Board to become the school’s permanent Chancellor. Mr. Epps has served as interim Chancellor since 2005.

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MCC-Kansas City Announces New Chancellor

Dr. Kimberly Beatty has been named the 8th chancellor at Metropolitan Community College Kansas City. Beatty is currently serving as vice chancellor for instructional services and chief academic officer at Houston Community College. Dr. Beatty will replace Mark S. James, who retired at the end of June.

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New President Announced at Moreno Valley College

Dr. Robin Steinbeck has been named the new president at Moreno Valley College. Steinbeck is currently the school’s vice president of academic affairs, and will take over as acting president on July 1st.

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Interim President Appointed at Prairie View A & M

A new interim president has been named at Prairie View A &M. Dr. Ruth Simmons will take over the job on July 1st. Simmons was the first ever black president of an Ivy League school, serving Brown University up until 2012. Prairie View’s longtime president, George Wright, said he was stepping down to concentrate on teaching.

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St. Cloud Technical College Names Interim President

Ms. Lauri Kloos will become the interim president of St. Cloud Technical and Community College on August 1st. Kloos is currently the vice president of administration and CFO at the school. She will replace Joyce Helens, who has accepted the presidential position with Great Basin College in Nevada.

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Shawnee CC Selects Alumna as Next President

The SCC Board of Trustees has picked Dr. Peggy F. Bradford to become the school’s eighth president. Bradford attended Shawnee Community College, and earned her doctorate from Northern Illinois University. She replaces Tim Bellamy, who retired in April.

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Slippery Rock University Names Interim President

The Slippery Rock Board of Governors has selected Phillip K. Way, current provost and VP for academic affairs, to become the next acting president at the school. Mr. way is replacing Cheryl Norton, who retired as president in June.

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St. Petersburg College Promotes from Within

Dr. Tonjua Williams has been announced as the next president at St. Petersburg College in Florida. Williams is currently senior vice president of student services and has worked at the school for 30 years. She will replace Dr. Bill Law, who retired at the end of June.

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First Latino President Named at SUNY Albany

Dr. Havidan Rodriguez has been announced as the next president at SUNY Albany. Rodriguez is currently the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley. Rodriguez will begin his post in September.

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Interim President Receives Permanent Position at Maine-Augusta

Dr. Rebecca Wyke has been appointed the new president at the University of Maine at Augusta. Wyke previously served as the school’s interim president in 2015. She replaces Dr. James Conneely, who resigned suddenly in April.

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New President Announced at The University of St. Thomas

Dr. Richard Ludwick has been named the next president at The University of St. Thomas. Dr. Ludwick was previously the president of the Independent Colleges of Indiana. Ludwick will succeed Dr. Robert Ivany, who retired in June.

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Washington College Appoints Next President

Washington College has announced that Mr. Kurt M. Landgraf will become the school’s new president. Landgraf will begin on July 1st following the resignation of former president, Ms. Sheila Blair.

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Retirements

Bluffton University President to Retire in 2018

Dr. James M. Harder has announced that he plans to retire in June of next year. Harder has served the university since 2006, and created 14 new academic programs at the school in that time.

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Carteret Community College President Retires

Dr. Kerry Youngblood has retired from Carteret CC. Youngblood said at his last meeting, “Thank you all for what a privilege it’s been.” Dr. John Hauser will replace Youngblood as the school’s president on July 3rd.

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Northeast State Community College President Announces Retirement Amid Investigation

Dr. Janice Gilliam has announced her immediate retirement from Northeast State CC. The announcement comes on the heels of an investigation by the Tennessee Board of Regents into Gilliam and the school.

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Retirement Announced at Thomas Edison State

Dr. George A. Pruitt has announced that he will retire in December of 2017. Pruitt has served the school since 1982. He said, “Serving as president of this wonderful university has been the single, greatest privilege of my professional life.”

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Ventura County CC President to Retire

The interim president of Ventura County CC will retire on June 30th. Dr. Bernie Luskin has served the school since May 2015, and will be honored with a ceremony.

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Resignations/Firings

Bentley President Stepping Down

Dr. Gloria C. Larson, president of Bentley College, has announced that she will step down in late June of 2018. Larson has been at the school for over a decade. “It has been the highest honor of my long and varied career to serve as Bentley’s 7th president,” she said.

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Carnegie Mellon President Resigns

Dr. Subra Suresh resigned from Carnegie Mellon College on June 30th. Suresh has served CMU for the past four years. Current provost and chief academic officer, Dr. Farnam Jahanian, has stepped in as interim president.

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Clarion University President Leaving after Next Year

Dr. Karen Whitney has announced that she will step down at the end of the next academic school year. She has been president of Clarion University since 2009.

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Ferrum President Fired after One Year

Ferrum Board of Trustees have announced that Dr. Joseph Spooner has been released from his contract at the school. Spooner was at the school for less than a year. Chris Burnley, vice president for business and finance, will serve on an interim basis.

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Harvard President Stepping Down

The President of Harvard University has announced that she will resign at the end of the next academic year. Drew Gilpin Faust has served the school since the summer of 2007. She is the first female president of the school.

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Resignation at Keene State College

Dr. Anne E. Huot has announced that she will resign as the school’s president on July 31st, 2017. “It has been a privilege to serve this great college,” she said. Huot plans to stay at the school as a biology professor.

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Firing at Luna Community College

Dr. Leroy Sanchez has been fired from his position as president at Luna Community College. Sanchez started at the school in 2015. The school’s hiring practices have been questioned since Sanchez has been president.

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Motlow State President Resigns

The president of Motlow State Community College has resigned. The resignation comes on the eve of an audit that accused President Tony Kinkel of using “fear and intimidation” while leading the college. Kinkel has been president at the school since August 2015.

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Northern Illinois University President Resigns

President Doug Baker Resigned in mid-June after an investigation concluded that he had bypassed bidding requirements when hiring consultants there. Baker denied any wrongdoing. He began as president in 2013.

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Chancellor Fired at Oakland Community College

Oakland CC president, Dr. Timothy Meyer, has been fired from the school. Meyer is still employed by the school, however Peter Provenzano is now the interim chancellor.

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Oklahoma State at Oklahoma City President Resigns

President Natalie Shirley has announced that she will resign at the end of December, 2017. Shirley has been president of the school since 2011. A national search is currently underway to choose a new president.

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Johnson Fired from Tuskegee University

Dr. Brian L. Johnson has been dismissed as president from Tuskegee University. The school has been struggling financially with long-term debt. Johnson was the seventh president at the school.

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Urban Resigns from West Shore Community College

Dr. Kenneth Urban has resigned as president from West Shore CC after two years at the helm. Board of Trustees Chairman, Bruce Smith said, “We came to the decision mutually.” VP of Administrative Services, Scott Ward, will serve as the interim president.

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College President's Report

College President’s Report – May 2017

Highlights

Iowa Board of Regents Elects New President:

Dr. Michael Richards has been unanimously elected to serve as the next president of the Iowa Board of Regents. Dr. Richards will become the 22nd president of the Iowa Board immediately.

University of Missouri Names New Chancellor:

The University of Missouri has named Dr. Alexander Cartwright as the school’s new chancellor. Cartright is currently the provost and executive vice chancellor of the State University of New York School System. He will begin at Missouri on August 1st.

Utah President David Pershing Resigning:

Dr. David Pershing has announced that he will resign. The resignation comes amid turmoil over a power play for control of the Huntsman Cancer Institute after the sudden firing—then reinstatement—of the institute’s director and CEO, Mary Beckerle. Preparations for the search of a successor are currently underway.

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College President

College President’s Report – April 2017

Highlights

Baylor Appoints its First Female President

Baylor University has appointed Dr. Linda A. Livingstone, dean at George Washington School of Business, as its 15th president.  Livingstone will replace interim President David Garland on June 1st.

University of Arizona Approves New President

Dr. Robert Robbins has been approved by The Arizona Board of Regents to a three-year contract as president at the school.  Robbins will take over for Dr. Ann Weaver Hart, who announced she will step down on June 1st.

William and Mary President to Retire After a Decade of Service

Mr. W. Taylor Reveley has announced that he will retire at the end of next year from the College of William and Mary. Revely said, “Serving as president of a college or university is one of the most challenging but meaningful jobs anyone can possibly have.” He continued with, “It has certainly been so for me. And it has been a rare privilege to lead this magnificent school. All parts of the William & Mary family, working together, have taken crucially important steps forward. I’ll leave the Brafferton in June 2018 with confidence that W&M’s momentum will keep rolling, while I enjoy the Elysian Fields of retirement at long last.” Revely has served as president since 2008.

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