College President’s Report – June 2018


The University of Alaska Anchorage Names Next President

Dr. Cathy Sandeen, current chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges, has been named the next president of UA Anchorage. Dr. Sandeen said, “I am enormously grateful for the opportunity to lead these unique statewide institutions.” She will begin as president in Anchorage this September.

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New President Named at American Jewish University

The American Jewish University has announced that Dr. Jeffrey Herbst will become the school’s next president. Herbst has previously served as president of Colgate University and vice president of academic affairs at Miami. Dr. Herbst began on July 1st.

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Cedar Crest Promotes from Within for Next President

Dr. Elizabeth Meade has been chosen by The Board of Trustees at Cedar Crest College to become the institution’s fourteenth president. Meade has be serving as interim president since last July, and previously served as Cedar Crest’s provost for 5 years. She began her tenure as President on July 1st.

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Delaware State Votes in New President

Dr. Wilma Mishoe has been selected by the Delaware State Board of Trustees to become the school’s 11th President. Mishoe has served as interim president of the school since January, when former President Dr. Harry Williams left to run the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

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Great Bay CC Selects Next President

Dr. Pelema Morrice has been selected by the New Hampshire Community College System’s Board of Trustees as the next president of Great Bay Community College. Dr. Morrice currently serves as vice provost of enrollment management at Missouri Columbia. He will begin as president this August.

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New Jamestown CC President Appointed

Dr. Daniel Demarte, current executive VP for academic affairs at Tidewater College, has been appointed the next president of Jamestown Community College. Dr. Demarte will succeed former president, Cory Duckworth, who retired in May. He will begin as president immediately.

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Kennesaw State Names New President

The Board of Regents at Kennesaw State University has approved Dr. Pamela Whitten to become the school’s next president. Dr. Whitten is currently the acting provost at the University of Georgia. She will begin her new position as president at Kennesaw State on July 16th.

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Interim President Appointed at MD Eastern Shore

Dr. Mickey Burnim has been appointed interim president the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Burnim will take over for former President Juliette Bell, who announced that she will retire this summer. Burnim previously served for eleven years as president of Bowie State University.

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UMass Boston Appoints New Chancellor

Dr. Katherine Newman has been appointed by the UMass Board of Trustees to become the school’s next interim chancellor. Newman replaces previous interim chancellor Barry Mills, who resigned earlier this summer.

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UNC Asheville Names Next Chancellor

Dr. Nancy Cable has been appointed the next chancellor of UNC Asheville. Dr. Cable has previously served as vice president at UVA and at Davidson College. She will begin her new tenure as chancellor on August 15th.

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Boise State President Announces Retirement

Dr. Bob Kustra has announced that he will retire from Boise State University after almost 15 years as president. Kustra oversaw the expansion of undergraduate and graduate programs, rising enrollment, as well as a growing athletics program. Dr. Kustra said, “I think every organization deserves the opportunity every so many years for new leadership – people with new ideas, people who come from someplace else, people who have different agendas – and 15 years, I thought, was the perfect point where you just say it’s time.” Former provost, Dr. Martin Schimpf, has been appointed interim president of the school.

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BMCC President to Retire

Dr. Antonio Perez, current president of the Borough of Manhattan Community College, has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the summer. Perez began as president at the school in 1995, increasing enrollment over 40 percent since that time.

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Keuka College President Retiring

Dr. Jorge L Diaz-Herrera has announced that he will retire this July, citing family reasons. Current VP for advancement, Amy Storey, has been selected as interim president effective July 1st.

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Lesley College President to Step Down

President of Lesley College, Dr. Jeff Weiss, has announced that he will step down from his presidency at Lesley College. Weiss cited personal health issues as the reason. He will be succeeded by Richard S. Hansen, the current provost at Lesley.

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