College President’s Report January 2022
Auburn Names Next President
Christopher B. Roberts, current dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, has been selected as the next president at Auburn University. Robert’s will become the University’s 21st president on May 16.
Lassalle University Hires New President
Danielle Allen has been confirmed as the 30th president at Lassalle University. Allen will replace Colleen Hanycz who left for Xavier this past summer. Allen will begin his tenure in April.
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Pillar College Names New President
Current COO and executive VP of Pillar College, Rupert Hayles Jr. has been announced as Pillar College’s new president. He will succeed David Schroeder, who has been named chancellor of the school.
New President Announced at Scripps College
Suzanne Keen will become the next president of Scripps College. She currently serves as VP for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Hamilton College. She will begin on July 1st of this year.
Georgetown College Announces New President
Rosemary Allen has been named the first female president of Georgetown College in Kentucky. Allen currently serves as provost and dean at the school.
NJ Institute of Technology Names Next President
Teik C. Lim has been announced as the next president at the NJ Institute of Technology. Lim currently serves as the interim president of UT Arlington. He will begin his tenure on July 1st.
New President Named at Framingham State
Current provost and VP for academic affairs at Maryland-Eastern Shore, Nancy Niemi, has been named the next president of Framingham State University, in Massachusetts. Niemi will succeed the retiring F. Javier Cervallos on July 1st.
Penn College of Technology Announces Next President
VP for academic affairs at Penn College of Technology, Michael J. Reed, has been announced to succeed Davie Gilmour as president. He will begin on July 1st.
Rhode Island School of Design Names Next President
Crystal Williams has been announced the next president of RI School of Design. Williams currently serves as VP and associate provost for community and inclusion at Boston University. She will replace interim president Dave Proulx.
Montgomery College Announces Next President
Current president of Nassau CC, Jermain Williams, has been named president of Montgomery College, in Maryland. Williams will replace Interim President Dave Proulx in June.
St. John’s Announces New President
Former president of Providence College, Rev. Brian J. Shanley, has been selected as the next president at St. John’s University. Rev. Shanley will replace Conrad Gempesaw, who will retire in June 2021.
Scripps College Names New President,
Current COO and Executive VP of Pillar College, Rupert A Hayes Jr, has been named president at Scripps College. He will succeed David Schroeder.
New President at Southern Illinois
James T. Minor has been named the next chancellor at Southern Illinois University. Minor currently serves as the assistant vice chancellor and senior strategist in the office of the chancellor at Cal State University. He will become the school’s 10th chancellor on March 1st.
MIT Provost named President at RPI
Martin A Schmidt has been named the next president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Schmidt currently serves as provost at MIT and will begin his tenure on July 1st.
President at Indiana Wesleyan to Retire
David Wright, current president of Indiana Wesleyan has announced his plan to retire at the end of this academic year. Wright has served the school since 2013.
Flagler President Announces Retirement
President Joseph G. Joyner will retire after the 2020-21 academic year. Joyner joined the school in 2017. A national search is currently underway to find Flagler’s next president.
SW Oklahoma State President Retiring
President Randy Beutler has announced plans to retire from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Beutler has served as the university’s president since February of 2010.
Victor to Retire from Mercyhurst
President Michael T. Victor has announced his plans to retire from Mercyhurst University this June. Victor began his tenure as the school’s 12th president in August of 2015. A search for the next president is currently underway.
Michigan President Fired
Mark Schlissel has been fired by The University of Michigan Board of Regents. The decision comes after and investigation into an anonymous report that he was having an affair with a subordinate employee.
FIU President Resigns
Florida International University President Mark Rosenburg has resigned as president. Initially citing health concerns, Rosenburg released an additional statement saying he “caused discomfort for a valued colleague.” Rosenburg has served at FIU since 1976.
University of Florida President Announces Resignation
Kent Fuchs has announced his plant to step down as president at the University of Florida. Fuchs is beginning his eighth year as leader at the school. He said he plans to officially resign from the post once a successor is named.
Texas A&M President Resigning Earlier than Expected
President Michael Young has announced his plans to leave his roll as president at Texas A&M. Young previously said he would resign in May of 2021, however he stepped down on December 31st 2020. Current chair of the engineering school, Dr. John L. Junkins, has stepped in as interim president until a replacement is found.
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