River Valley CC named Dr. Ali Rafieymehr as interim president in early January. His appointment is for two years. Dr. Rafieymehr previously served as vice president of academic affairs at RVCC.
Dr. Teresa Sullivan will step down as president of U-VA in the summer of 2018 when her contract ends. She has been president of U-VA since 2010. She has survived an attempt to have her fired by board leaders in 2012 and also lead the university through several other major controversies. Dr. Sullivan stated in her letter to the U-VA community that she will be working at full speed for U-VA until the last day of her time in office.
Saint Xavier University has appointed Dr. Laurie M. Joyner as its 20th President. Dr. Joyner was previously president of Wittenberg University. Her new presidency was effective January 1, 2017. Dr. Joyner succeeded former president Christine M. Wiseman, J.D. who has retired.
Baton Rouge Community College has chosen Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib as its new chancellor. She was previously vice chancellor for Workforce Development and Technical Education at Delgado Community College. Dr. Littleton-Steib started in her new position on January 2, 2017.
Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) named Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer as its new president. She started her new duties in early January 2017. Dr. Deitemeyer was previously president of the College of the Albemarle since 2010. She succeeded Dr. Tony Zeiss who served as president of CPCC for the last 24 years.
Kennon D. Briggs has been named interim president of the College of the Albemarle effective January 3, 2017. He replaces former president Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer who left COA to become president of Central Piedmont Community College.Mr. Briggs has 15 years experience serving for the North Carolina Community College System.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville will have a new chancellor effective February 15, 2017. Dr. Beverly Davenport, who is currently serving as interim president at the University of Cincinnati, will be the first woman to lead UT Knoxville. She will succeed Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek who plans to return to the faculty in June.
Alabama State University fired President Gwendolyn Boyd effective Dec. 17, 2016. Boyd was put on suspension back on Nov. 4th due to “failure to maintain the confidence of the BOT”. ASU’s provost, Dr. Leon Wilson, was named interim president until a new president is elected.
The University of Hartford named Dr. Gregory S. Woodward as its new president. Dr. Woodward is currently president of Carthage College in Wisconsin. He will succeed Dr. Walter Harrison who retires from the University of Hartford in June 2017 after 19 years as president.