Michigan State Names New President
The Board at Michigan State has named current executive VP for administrative services, Satish Upda, to become the institution’s new interim president. Upda will replace John Engler who resigned after learning the board was scheduled to fire him. Upda said, “I recognize it’s a challenge but at the end of the day this is a job that needs to get done. We can’t continue to operate the way we’ve been for the past two years.”
Allegheny College Elects Next Leader
Hilary Link has been unanimously elected to become Allegheny College’s next president. Link currently serves as dean of Temple University’s campus in Rome. She replaces James Mullen Jr. who is retiring in June after 11 years at the helm.
President Selected at Alvernia University
Current VP for business affairs and CFO at King’s College, John Loyack, has been announced as the next leader of Alvernia University. Loyack said, “I look forward to continuing the success and growth of Alvernia and ensuring that this institution is well positioned to deliver is transformational mission to students for generations to become.” He will begin his tenure on July 1st.
Interim President Named After Resignation at Bluefield State
Following the resignation of Dr. Marsha Krotseng in December, the Board at Bluefield state has selected Robin Capehart as the school’s interim president. Capehart previously ran Georgetown Solutions, a higher education consulting firm.
Brooklyn Law School Appoints Next President
Effective on July 1st, Michael T. Cahill will take over as Brooklyn Law School’s president. Cahill formerly served on the faculty Brooklyn Law for 13 years. He will replace Interim Dean Maryellen Fullerton in July.
Central Carolina CC Selects Next President
Dr. Lisa Chapman has been selected the sixth president of Central Carolina Community College. Dr. Chapman currently serves as senior VP and provost for the North Carolina Community College System. She will begin as president on April 1st.
Georgia Southern Names New President
Board of Regents at GA Southern have announced Dr. Kyle Marrero as the school’s next president. Marrero currently serves as president of West Georgia. He will replace Interim President Shelley Nickel on April 1st.
Grand Valley State Appoints First Female President
Board of Trustees at Grand Valley State have appointed Philomena Mantella to become the university’s next leader. Dr. Mantella is currently at Northeastern University, serving as senior VP and CEO of the Lifelong Learning Network there. She replaces President Thomas Haas who is retiring this June.
Monmouth University Announces 10th President
Patrick F. Leahy has been announced as the 10th president at Monmouth University. Leahy currently serves as Wilkes University’s President, where he has been since 2012. He will begin his leadership at Monmouth in August, succeeding Grey Dimenna.
New Leader Announced at Quincy University
The Board at Quincy University has appointed Brian Mcgee as the institution’s next president. McGee currently serves as provost at the College of Charleston. He will succeed Acting President Phil Conover this July.
Seton Hall President Selected
Current president of Iona College, Joseph Nyre, has been announced the next president at Seaton Hall University. Nyre will remain at Iona before transferring to Seton Hall on August 1st. He has served at Iona College for the past eight years.
Wake Tech Appoints Next Leader
Former Leader of North Carolina’s Community College System, Scott Ralls, has been named the future president of Wake Tech CC. Ralls is currently serving as president at NOVA Community College. He will replace Dr. Stephen Scott in May of 2019.
Georgia Tech President to Step Down
Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson has announced his plan to retire at the end of the 2019 school year. Peterson has served the school for the past 10 years. In the last year, his tenure was scarred by investigations into ethics abuse by former administrators and the handling of students’ mental health problems. Peterson said, “Being able to be president of Georgia Tech over the past decade has been one of the highlights of my career.” A national search for a replacement will be conducted by Georgia’s University System.
Clark University President to Retire
After nine years, Clark President David Angel has announced his plans to retire in June of 2020. Clark Board of Trustees have announced a search for a replacement in the near future.
Longtime Queen’s University President Announces Retirement
Dr. Pamela Davies will retire as the 20th president of Queens University this summer. Serving since 2002, Davies said, “I have considered it a great privilege to lead this university over the last 16 years.” She will be succeeded by Daniel Lugo, current VP for college advancement at Colby College this July.
UNC Chancellor Resigns
UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt has resigned from her leadership role at the institution. Citing a series of turbulent events, she said, “my heart is full.” Her resignation came on the same day that she ordered the base of the controversial Silent Sam Statue to be removed. Accrediting issues and collegiate athlete scandals have also marred Folt’s tenure. A decision on Folt’s replacement will be made by Interim UNC system President Bill Roper this month.