College president's report

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

Dannel 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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