Holy Cross College VP Kelly Jordan Gone After Sending Dismal Email to Students

Holly Cross College (HCC) Vice President Kelly Jordan inadvertently sent a negative finance related email to the student body. The email mentioned “closing down the College” according to the South Bend Tribune. Soon after, HCC interim president Rev. David Tyson sent an email to the college stating that Kelly Jordan was no longer with the college.

Dr. Peter Cohen is Named 8th President of the University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix Board of Trustees appointed Peter Cohen as the university’s next president. Mr Cohen has more than 20 years experience in education. He succeeds Dr. Timothy Slottow who stepped down in March 2017.

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

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

Oakland Community College Chancellor Timothy Meyer Suddenly Placed on Administrative Leave

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

Lake Superior State U. President Thomas Pleger Dies

Dr. Thomas Pleger, president of Lake Superior State University, died Sunday, May 15, two days after undergoing brain surgery. Interim Provost David Finley has been named to take over day to day operations of the university.

Baylor Selects Dr. Linda A. Livingstone as its Next President

Dr. Linda A. Livingstone was named as Baylor University’s 15th president. She will be the first female president in Baylor’s 172-year history. Currently Dr. Livingstone is dean and professor of management at The George Washington University. She starts in her new position on June 1.

Carol Christ Confirmed as UC Berkeley’s Next Chancellor

The UC Board of Regents has confirmed Carol Christ as UC Berkeley’s 11th Chancellor. Ms. Christ is currently serving as Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at UC Berkeley. She will assume her new position effective July 1, 2017. Ms. Christ will be succeeding current Chancellor Nicholas Dirks who steps down June 30th.

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

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

Shippensburg University Names Dr. Barbara Lyman Interim President

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