College President’s Report – December 2017
Arcadia University Names New President
Dr. Ajay Nair has been named the 22nd president of Arcadia University. Dr. Nair is an Arcadia Alumna who currently serves as senior vice president and dean of campus life at Emory University. Nair will begin as president in April.
Interim President Appointed at Cal. State Fullerton
California State Fullerton has appointed Framroze (Fram) Virjee to become the school’s interim president. Mr. Virjee was previously executive vice chancellor and general counsel for the California State University System Office. He began as interim president on January 1st, 2018.
Dr. Rick Aman Selected at Eastern Idaho
After a four-month search, the College of Eastern Idaho has picked Dr. Rick Aman to become the school’s president. Aman served as president of Eastern Idaho Technical College prior to the formation of the College of Eastern Idaho.
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Interim President Named at Gordon State College
Dr. Stuart Rayfield has been selected to become the interim president of Gordon State College. Rayfield became interim president on January 1st, following the retirement of former president, Max Burns, in December.
MJ Named President of John Carroll University
Dr. Michael Johnson has been selected to become the next president of John Carroll University. Johnson is currently the provost at Babson College. He will begin his tenure in July, replacing Rev. Robert Niehoff, who announced his retirement last March.
Kirkwood CC Announces New President
Dr. Lori Sundberg will head Kirkwood Community College beginning in August. Sundberg is currently the president of Carl Sandburg College in Illinois. She will take over for Mick Starcevich, who announced his retirement last January.
New President Announced at Limestone College
Dr. Darrell Parker has been introduced as the next president of Limestone College. Parker will take over for Dr. Walt Griffin, who announced his retirement after over 25 years as president. Dr. Parker will begin in this January.
Dr. Hancock Named President of Thomas Edison State
Current SUNY Empire State President, Dr. Merodie Hancock, will become the fourth president at Thomas Edison State University. She will replace Dr. George Pruitt, who announced his retirement last June.
Provost Appointed Interim Chancellor at Western Carolina
Dr. Allison Morrison-Shetlar has been appointed acting chancellor of Western Carolina University. She will take over for Dr. David Belcher, who is on medical leave.
Retirement Announced at Broward College
Dr. David Armstrong is retiring as president of Broward College after 10 years at the helm. Armstrong will stay with the school until June of 2018. A national search is currently being performed to find a replacement.
Hagerstown CC President Retires
Dr. Guy Altieri has retired from Hagerstown Community College. Dr. Altieri has served Hagerstown CC since 2002. The school is currently performing an executive search to find a replacement.
Southwestern Illinois President Announces Retirement
Dr. Georgia Costello has announced her retirement as president of Southwestern Illinois College. Costello has served SWIC since 2007, and will formerly leave the school in late June.
President Retiring from the University of Charleston
Dr. Edwin Welch has announced that he will retire from the University of Charleston in June of 2018. Welch has served the school since 1989.
Cal State Fullerton President Leaving
Dr. Mildred Garcia has announced her resignation as president of Cal State Fullerton. Garcia has served the school for the past six years and will leave in January of 2018. She said, “This is a pretty bittersweet, emotional day for me.” Garcia will continue her role in higher education as the president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C.
Bowling Green State President Resigns
Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey, president of Bowling Green State, resigned from the university on December 31st, 2017. Mazey has been at the school for the last seven years.
Olens Resigns from Kennesaw State
Mr. Sam Olens has announced his resignation from Kennesaw State University. His resignation comes on the heels of a cheerleader protest scandal from earlier this year. Olens was appointed in November of 2016.
U of Texas System Chancellor Resigning
William McRaven, the University of Texas System Chancellor, has announced his decision to resign in May of 2018. McRaven previously served in the Navy, where he commanded the group of special forces that killed Osama bin Laden. He has served as Chancellor since 2015.
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