College President’s Report July 2024

Appointments

 

University of Tampa Welcomes First Female President

Dr. Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg has been chosen to be President of the University of Tempa.  Dahlberg takes the helm following the retirement of President Ronald Vaughn. She previously served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas Christian University.

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University of Nebraska Kearney Names Interim Chancellor

Dr. Charles Bicak has been selected to serve as the Interim Chancellor of University of Nebraska Kearney. Bicak most recently served as Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs at the university from 2009-2022. He follows Chancellor Doug Kristenson who stepped down after leading the university for 22 years.

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St. Mary’s University Selects 14th President

St. Mary’s University  has named Dr. Winston Erevelles to serve as its 14th President.  He steps into the position after the retirement of President Tom Mengler.  Erevelles previously served as the university’s Dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Technology.

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Union College Names 2003 Alumnus as Interim President

Dr. DJ Washington has been selected to serve as Interim President of Union College.  Washington succeeds President Marcia Hawkins who retired June 30. Washington serves on Union College Board of Trustees and is currently the Director of Employer and Regional Engagement at University of Notre Dame.

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University of New Haven Appoints Seventh President

Dr. Jens Frederickson has been selected to serve as President of UNH.  Fredericksen takes over the role from Interim President Sheahon Zenger.  He comes to the UNH from Fisk University where he most recently served as Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Enrollment Management.

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Lake Superior State University Welcomes New President

Dr. David Travis has been selected to serve as the university’s 11th President.  He succeeds Interim President Lynn Gillette. Weaver comes from the University of Wisconsin River Falls where he served as Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

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New President Named at Drury University

Dr. Jeff Frederick has been named as President of Drury University.  Frederick takes over the helm from Interim President John Beuerlein. He most recently served as Provost and Executive Vice President at Wingate University.

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Georgia Southwestern State University Selects First Female President

Dr. Michelle Johnston  has been selected to serve as President of Georgia Southwestern State University. She succeeds Interim President Teresa MacCartney who stepped in after President Neal Weaver left to accept the presidency at Stephen F. Austin University.  Johnston most recently served as President of College of Coastal Georgia.

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University of Notre Dame Names 18th President

Rev. Robert A. Down has been selected to lead the University of Notre Dame.  Down succeeds President Rev. John Jenkins who stepped down after 19 years.  Down most recently served as Vice President and Associate Provost for the university.

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White Mountains Community College Appoints President

Dr. Sarmad Saman has been selected to serve as President of White Mountains Community College.  The position has been filled by Interim President Melanie Robbins after the departure of President Charles Lloyd. Saman most recently served as Chief of Staff at Bristol Community College.

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University of Dubuque Welcomes 12th President

Dr. Travis L. Frampton has been chosen to be President of the University of Dubuque.  He takes the helm from President Jeffrey Bullock who stepped down after 25 years of service.  Frampton previously served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Schreiner University.

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Mount Saint Mary College Names 8th President

Dr. Robert Gervasi has been selected to serve as the President of Mount Saint Mary College. Gervasi previously served as President of both Ohio Dominican University and Quincy University. He follows Interim President Fr. Gregorie Fluet. Fluet stepped into the role after President Jason Adist left to accept a consulting position.

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Texas Southern University Selects President

Texas Southern University has named Mr. James W. Crawford III, JD to serve as President.  He will take over for Interim President Mary Sias.  Sias served as Interim President from June 2023 after the resignation of President Leisa L. Crumpton-Young.  Crawford previously served as President of Felician University.

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Indiana State University Inducts Next President

Dr. Michael Godard has been selected to serve as President of Indiana State University.  Godard succeeds President Deborah Curtis after her retirement. Godard most recently served as Provost at Southeast Missouri State University.

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University of Texas at Tyler Appoints President

Dr. Julie V. Philley has been selected to serve as President of University of Texas at Tyler.  Philley takes over the role from President Kirk Calhoun following his retirement.  She most recently served as the university’s Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and Vice Provost. She is also a board certified physician.

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Southern Arkansas University Welcomes New President

Dr. Bruno Hicks has been selected to serve as the university’s 13th President.  He succeeds Interim President and SAU President Emeritus Dr. David Rankin who served as Interim since the resignation of President Trey Berry.  Hicks comes from Dalton State College where he served as Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

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Interim President Named at Bradley University

Mr. Jonathan Michael has been tapped as Interim President of Bradley University. He stepped into the position after the resignation of President Stephen Standifird.  Mr. Michael currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the university.

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Chandler-Gilbert Community College Selects Interim President

Chandler-Gilbert Community College has selected Mr. Christopher (CJ) Wurster to serve as Interim President. He succeeds President Greg Peterson who resigned to accept the presidency at Salt Lake Community College.  Wurster most recently served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Phoenix College.

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Marquette University Names Acting President After Death of President

Dr. Kimo Ah Yun has been selected to serve as Acting President in the wake of the death of university president Dr. Michael Lovell.   Yun serves as Provost for the university.

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University of La Verne Appoints Acting President

Mr. Mark Hicks has been selected to serve as Acting President of the University of La Verne in the wake of President Pardis Mahdavi suddenly resigning citing personal reasons.  Hicks is currently a member of La Verne’s Board of Trustees.

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The College of New Jersey Appoints 17th President

Dr. Michael Bernstein has been chosen to be President of The College of New Jersey.  He has served as Interim President since July 2023. Bernstein previously served as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Tulane University.

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Hudson Valley Community College Names Officer In Charge After Firing of President

Dr. Louis Coplin has been selected to serve as the Officer In Charge of Hudson Valley Community College in the wake of the firing of President Roger Ramsammy after allegations of sexual misconduct. Coplin most recently served as Vice President of Student Affairs at the college.

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Talladega College Selects Interim President

Talladega College has named Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough. to serve as Interim President.  He steps into the position after the resignation of President Gregory Vincent.  Kimbrough previously served as President at Dillard University.

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CUNY Graduate Center Names Seventh President

Dr. Joshua C. Brumberg has been selected to serve as President of CUNY Graduate Center after having served as Interim President since October 2023.  Brumberg succeeds President Robin Garrell who resigned in September 2023. He has served CUNY in a variety of positions for over 22 years.

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