U.S. Department of Education acting assistant secretary to resign in March

David Bergeron, acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education at the U.S. Department of Education will resign in March.  Bergeron who has worked at that department for more than 30 years will be taking a position with another organization.

Caltech President Jean-Lou Chameau to step down later this year

Jean-Lou Chameau announced that he would step down from the presidency at Caltech. After his resignation he will become the leader of the recently created King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.

LA Community College District chancellor to resign June 30th

Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor, Daniel LaVista, will resign on June 30th. LaVista says he will pursue other opportunities within his professional and family interests.  The board will be discussing the search for a new chancellor shortly.

UNC Chancellor, Dr. Holden Thorp, will become provost of Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Holden Thorp who is chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be the new provost at Washington University in St. Louis.  He will succeed Dr. Edward S. Macias who retires on June 30, 2013. Holden will also hold an endowed professorship in the Department of Medicine and in the Department of Chemistry.

Rev. Dr. Nick Carter to retire as president of Andover Newton Theological School

Reverend Dr. Nick Carter has decided to retire from Andover Newton Theological School in June 2014.  He has been president there since 2004.  A search committee will be formed to find Dr. Carter’s replacement.

College of the Sequoias in danger of losing accreditation

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges has ordered Show Cause to the College of the Sequoias.  The college must complete a Show Cause Report by October 15, 2013.

Dr. Gene C. Crume has been appointed president of Judson University

Dr. Gene C. Crume will become Judson University’s 7th president effective May 10th.  He will succeed interim president Dr. William Crothers who will continue to serve as a consultant through June 30th.

Cuesta College retains accreditation

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges has removed Cuesta College from show-cause status. It is now in the least severe level of sanction and the college hopes to resolve their remaining issues in the next few months.

Hendrix College president, Dr. J. Timothy Cloyd has retired effective February 15th

Dr. J. Timothy Cloyd, president of Hendrix College, has retired as of February 15th after serving for 12 years.  He will return to Hendrix as a professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations after taking a sabbatical.  W. Ellis Arnold, III, Executive Vice President and Dean of Advancement, will be Acting President as Hendrix starts its search for a new president.