College President's report

College President’s Report July 2018

Appointments

College of Charleston Announces New President

The College of Charleston has named Steve Osborne as the school’s next president. Osborne formerly served as executive vice president of business affairs and senior adviser to previous president, Mr. Glenn McConnel, who announced his retirement in January.

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New Oklahoma University President Begins Office

New Oklahoma University president Jim Gallogly has begun his tenure with a bang, laying off six top administrators. Gallogly has dropped the number of executives directly reporting to the president’s office from 25 to 17. He said, “Our inefficiencies on the Norman Campus and our overspending on the Norman campus should not fall on the shoulders of our students.” Gallogly replaced former president, Mr. David Boren, on July 1st.

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10th President Named at Saint Leo University

Mr. Jeffrey D. Senese has been appointed the new president of Saint Leo University in Florida. Senese previously served as provost at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. He replaces William Lennox Jr. who retired in April.

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ACHS Names Next President

The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has named Erika Yigzaw president. Yigzaw said, “I firmly believe that education can save the world.” She began her tenure on June 15th.

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Maryland College Announces New President

Dr. Heidi M. Anderson has been named the new president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Dr. Anderson Previously served as provost at Texas A & M Kingsville. She replaces Dr. Juliette Bell, who stepped down in early July.

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Southwest Baptist Names President

Dr. Eric Turner has been selected by the SBU Board of Trustees as the 25th president of South Baptist University in Missouri. Turner previously served as president of Black River Technical College. On August 6th, he will replace C. Pat Taylor who is retiring after 22 years of service.

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Southwestern Illinois College Appoints Next President

The Board of Trustees at Southwestern Illinois College have announced that Mr. Nick Mance will take over as the school’s next president. Mance said, “I am honored and humbled to be chosen as the next President of Southwestern Illinois College.” Mance previously served as Chairman of the SWIC Board of Trustees. He will begin his tenure immediately.

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New Chancellor announced for 2019 at Washington University St. Louis

Dr. Andrew Martin has been picked to become the next president of Washington University. Martin will succeed current Chancellor, Mark Wrighton, who announced he will retire at the end of the 2019 academic school year.  Dr. Martin is currently dean of literature, science and arts at Michigan.

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WVU Parkersburg Names New President

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has approved the hiring of Dr. Chris Gilmer to become the campus’ next president. Dr. Gilmer previously served in the world of higher education as executive director of Alcorn State University. He began his tenure on July 2nd.

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Board Elects New President at Wheeling Jesuit

Dr. Michael P. Mihalyo Jr. has been elected by The Wheeling Jesuit Board of Trustees to become the school’s 12th president. Dr. Mihalyo is currently the Provost and VP for Academic Affairs at Rockford University in Illinois. He replaces Dr. Debra Townsley, who is stepping down after her tenure as Interim President, on August 15th.

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Retirements

University of Colorado President Announces Retirement

Mr. Bruce Benson has announced he will retire after serving as president of the University of Colorado for the past 10 years. Benson will retire next summer and said he plans to give the Board, “ample time to find a successor who can continue the tremendous and positive momentum at CU.”

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Alabama Huntsville President to Retire

University of Alabama Huntsville president Dr. Robert Altenkirch has announced that he plans to retire as president of the school. Altenkirch has served the school for the past seven years. He will stay on as president until a successor is found.

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Nebraska Wesleyan President Retiring

President Fred Ohles will retire from Nebraska Wesleyan University next summer. Ohles has served the school for the past decade and said, “I’m glad for the numerous significant things all of us in the Nebraska Wesleyan community have achieved together.” A search is currently underway for Wesleyan’s next president.

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Resignations

Minnesota President Resigning

Current president of the University of Minnesota, Dr. Eric Kaler, has announced that he will step down as president. Kaler cited the need for new leadership and his long tenure length as reasons saying, “This is an incredibly demanding job, essentially seven days a week, evenings and nights included, and as proud and confident of my contributions and ability as I am, I also know that the University will benefit from a fresh perspective.” Kaler served as president for the past 7 years.

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