Texas Tech University System Appoints Next Chancellor
The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents has named Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell to become the system’s next Chancellor. Mitchell was voted in unanimously and will serve as the system’s fifth chancellor. Dr. Mitchell said, “to become the chancellor of a university system of this caliber is the honor of a lifetime.” He will begin his permanent position immediately.
Next President Announced at Samuel Merritt University
Dr. Ching-Hua Wang has been named by SMU Board of Regents as the school’s new president. Wang is currently the provost at California State University Sacramento, and will replace Sharon Diaz in November. Diaz, after 36 years as the school’s initial president, announced her retirement earlier this year.
Wearden in as President at Methodist
Methodist University has announced that Dr. Stanley T. Wearden will become the university’s fifth president. Wearden currently serves as provost at Columbia College in Chicago. He will begin his tenure in January of 2019.
Baltimore City CC Names New President
Dr. Debra McCurdy has been announced as the next president at BCCC. McCurdy is currently the president of Rhodes State College in Ohio. She will begin as president at BCCC in July of 2019.
Brophy Announced as President at Hilbert College
Dr. Michael Brophy has been named the fourth president of Hilbert College in New York. Brophy has previously served as president at Benedictine College and Marymount California University. He will begin office as president in January.
Rush University Selects Next President
Dr. Sherine Gabriel has been named the next president of Rush University in Chicago. Gabriel is currently serving as the dean of the medical school at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She will replace Larry Goodman as president in February.
Treadwell Given Permanent Position at Keene State College
Melinda Treadwell has been selected as the permanent president of Keene State College. For the past year and a half, Treadwell has served as Keene State’s Interim President. Her three-year contract began this October.
Maryland President Announces Retirement after Football Coach Controversy
Dr. Wallace D. Loh will retire in June of 2019 following 8 years at the helm. Loh’s administration was found to be partially responsible for an athletic department that allowed players to be abused for years. Loh said, “I have accepted that responsibility.”
South Carolina President to Retire
After ten years at the helm of the University of South Carolina, President Harris Pastides has announced his retirement. Pastides began as president in 2008 and has since added 7,000 students for enrollment around 35,000. He cited spending more time with his family as a major influence on his decision. He will step down in July of 2019.
Retirement Announced at San Francisco State
President Leslie Wong has announced that he will retire as president from San Francisco State this upcoming summer. Wong became the school’s 13th president in 2012. Officials for the state’s school system will begin a search for a successor in the near future.
Humboldt State President Retiring
Dr. Lisa Rossbacher will retire as president of Humboldt State at the end of the 2018-2019 Academic year. Dr. Rossbacher has served the school since 2014. She said, “This was not an easy decision, as I very much enjoy being part of this campus community.”
Retirement Announced at Northwood
Northwood University President Dr. Keith Pretty will retire from the school in June of 2019. Pretty began at Northwood 12 years ago as is the school’s third president. Trustees have created a search committee for Pretty’s replacement.
Saint Mary’s President Resigns
Jan Cervelli has resigned as president of Saint Mary’s College in Indiana. Cervelli began her tenure as president in 2016 and was the school’s twelfth president. Current Provost Nancy Nekvasil will step in as interim president while a search is started for a new president.
Resignation Announced at Michigan-Flint
Officials have announced that President Susan Borrego is due to leave at the end of the 2019 school year. Borrego has served the school as president since 2014.
Goucher College President Stepping Down
Jose Bowen has announced his plan to step down from the presidency of Goucher College at the end of this academic year. Bowen said, “I believe it is time for a change of direction for me personally, as I remain deeply passionate about my research, scholarship, music and teaching.”
Johnson Resigning from Clark Atlanta
Ronald A. Johnson is resigning from Clark Atlanta University citing personal reasons. He said, “While I am reluctant to leave this great University and its incredible students, faculty and staff I am incredibly proud of what we accomplished during this period of institutional transformation.” Robinson will leave Clark Atlanta this December.
Resignation Announced at Kent State
Beverly Warren, Kent State University’s 12th President, has announced that she will not extend her presidency into 2020. Warren has been leading the school since January 2014 and will step away this upcoming June.