College Presidents Report February/March 2022
The Next President of the University of Wisconsin System Selected
Jay Rothman will become the next president of the UW System in June. He will replace President Tommy Thompson who steps down in March.
Moore College of Art and Design Names Next President
Cathy Young, currently executive director and SVP of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music, will be the new president at Moore College of Art and Design. Young will succeed current President Cecelia Fitzgibbon in July 2022.
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Eastern Washington University Selects New President
Provost and VP for academic affairs at California State University at San Bernardino Dr. Shari McMahan will be Eastern Washington’s next president. She will replace interim president David May this summer.
New President Appointed at Oklahoma City Community College
Dr. Mautra Jones will be the next president of Oklahoma City CC. She is presently the VP of institutional advancement and external affairs at Langston University.
Lake-Sumter State College Names Next President
Dr. Heather Bigard will become Lake-Sumter’s next president in July. She will succeed Dr. Stan Sidor who retires at the end of June.
Midwestern State University Appoints 12th President
Dr. JuliAnn Mazachek will be Midwestern’s next president. She is currently vice president for academic affairs at Washburn University.
New President Named at Canisius College
Canisius College Board of Directors has chosen Dr. Steve Stoute as its 25th president. Stoute, currently a VP at DePaul University, will begin in his new position in July 2022.
Rockhurst University Selects Next President
Rockhurst University has named Sandra Cassady as their 15th president. Cassady will be the university’s first female and first lay president.
New President Named at Santa Clara University
Dr. Julie H. Sullivan has been chosen as Santa Clara’s next president. Sullivan currently serves as president of the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.
Dickinson College Appoints 30th President
John E. Jones III, currently Dickinson’s interim president, has been appointed president on a permanent basis. Jones has been the interim president since June 2021.
Interim President at Harris-Stowe University Selected as Next President
Harris-Stowe University has selected its Interim President Dr. LaTonia Collins Smith as the new president. Collins Smith succeeds Dr. Cory Bradford who accepted a position at a research university.
Cazenovia College Announces New President
Dr. David Bergh, currently interim president at Cazenovia, has been named the 30th president. He succeeds Dr. Ron Chesbrough who retired in January 2022.
New President Selected by Ithaca College
Ithaca College Appoints Dr. La Jerne Terry Cornish president. She has been serving as interim president since August 2021.
St. Bonaventure University Names Future President
Dr. Jeff Gingerich has been named president at St. Bonaventure. He currently serves as provost and VP of academic affairs at the University of Scranton.
Kennesaw State University Chooses Next President
Interim President Dr. Kathy Schwaig has been appointed Kennesaw’s next president. She previously served as provost and SVP for academic affairs at Kennesaw.
Randolph College Appoints New President
Randolph College appoints Sue Ott Rowlands as president. She will replace President Bradley Bateman who retires in June.
Western University of Health Sciences Announces New President
Dr. Robin Farias-Eisner has been selected as WesternU’s president. Eisner was previously chief academic officer in the School of Medicine at Creighton University.
Interim President Named at Saint Cloud Technical & Community College
Saint Cloud Tech & CC names VP/CFO Lori Kloos interim president. She replaces President Annesa Cheek who has accepted a position at Frederick Community College.
Western Nevada College Appoints Interim President
Western Nevada College appointed Dr. J. Kyle Dalpe as interim president effective March 2022 Currently Dalpe serves as provost/VP of finance there.
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Names 10th President
Toyin Tofade will be Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ next president. She begins her term in July 2022.
New President Selected for Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College in Minnesota
Bemidji State U and Northwest Tech College will share a new president – Dr. John Hoffman. Hoffman is currently VC for academic/student affairs at the University of Minnesota-Crookston.
Ursinus College Announces New President
Robyn Hannigan will be Ursinus College’s new president. Hannigan comes from Clarkson University where she serves as provost.
The State Board for Community Colleges Selects the next Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges
The next chancellor of Virginia’s CCs will be Russell A. Kavalhuna. Kavalhuna is currently president of Henry Ford College in MI.
Saint Martin’s University Appoints New President
Saint Martin’s appoints Dr. Jennifer Bonds-Raacke as its next president. Bonds-Raacke is currently the provost and VP for academic affairs at St. Norbert College.
New President Named at Ferris State University
Ferris State has named Bill Pink as its 19th president. Pink will succeed current President Dr. David Eisler who retires at the end of June 2022.
Calvin University Appoints Next President
The next president of Calvin University will be Dr. Wiebe Boer. Boer will replace Dr. Michael K. Le Roy who retires at the end of the 21-22 academic year.
Clarkson University Names New President
Clarkson U names Marc P. Christensen as its next president. Christensen will succeed Dr. Anthony G. Collins who is stepping down at the end of June 2022.
New President Appointed at Roanoke College
Roanoke College appoints Dr. Frank Shushok Jr. as its 21st president. He will take over from President Michael C. Maxey who retires in July.
University of South Florida Chooses Alum as President
USF picks Dr. Rhea Law as its next president. Law will be the first alum to lead the university.
Interim Chancellor Named at the California State University System
Jolene Koester is selected as CSU System’s interim chancellor. Koester will succeed President Joseph Castro who retired in February 2022.
University of Illinois Springfield Appoints Next Chancellor
UI Springfield appoints Janet L. Gooch as chancellor effective July 2022. Gooch is the EVP for academic affairs and provost at Truman State University.
Grand View University Announces Next President
Grand View has selected Dr. Rachelle Keck as its next president. Keck is currently president of Briar Cliff University.
New President Named at Wartburg College
Rebecca Neiduski is named president of Wartburg College effective July 1, 2022. She will succeed retiring President Dr. Darrel Colson.
Pitzer College President Announces Retirement
President at Pitzer College since 2016, Melvin L. Oliver will retire at the end of June 2022. Pitzer Trustee Jill Klein will serve as interim president effective July 2022.
Eastern New Mexico University President to Retire
Patrice Caldwell, currently president and system chancellor at ENMU announced her plans to retire at the end of July. She has been with ENMU for 42 years.
President of Slippery Rock University Announces Retirement
William Behre will retire as president of Slippery Rock University in June 2023. He has been president there since July 2018.
Columbus State University President Retires
Vice Chancellor for Organizational Effectiveness Dr. John M. Fuchko III has been chosen as interim president of Columbus State effective July 2022. He will replace Dr. Chris Markwood who retires at the end of June.
Lamar Community College President to Retire
Lamar CC President Dr. Linda Lujan will retire in December 2022. Lujan has worked in higher education for almost 40 years.
Chancellor at Contra Costa Community College District Resigns
Dr. Bryan Reece resigned from Contra Costa CC District effective February 2022. EVC for education & technology Mojdeh Mehdizadeh is the interim president.
MIT President to Step Down
L. Rafael Reif plans to step down as president of MIT at the end of this year. He has been at MIT since 1980 and president for the last 10 years.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute President Departs for Jet Propulsion Lab
Laurie Leshin will be stepping down as president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in May. She will be the next director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and VP at Caltech.
Mount Holyoke College President to Step Down
Mount Holyoke College President Sonya Stephens will resign in August 2022. She has accepted the position of president of the American University of Paris.
Northeast State University President Resigns
Dr. Bethany Bullock resigns from Northeast State. VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Connie Marshall will become interim president.
Chancellor of Indiana University Kokomo to Step Down
Indiana University Kokomo Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke will step down. She has been appointed VP for regional campuses and online education at Indiana University Bloomington effective May 1, 2022.
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