College President’s Report – August 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.