Albright College Selects New President
Dr. Jacquelyn S. Fetrow has been named the 15th president of Albright College. Fetrow attended Albright in the early 80s and is the first alumna to lead the school. Dr. Fetrow will take over in July for Dr. Lex McMillan, who is retiring at the end of May.
UA-Fairbanks Appoints New Chancellor
The University of Alaska at Fairbanks will have a permanent chancellor for the first time in two years. Dr. Dan White has been selected to become the school’s eighth chancellor. Dr. White is currently VP for academic affairs and research with the University of Alaska System. He will begin his roll at UA Fairbanks in July.
New President Named at Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg University has approved Dr. Bashar W. Hanna to become the school’s next president. Dr. Hanna was previously the vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Delaware Valley University. He will begin July 7th, following the retirement of Dr. David L. Soltz.
Buena Vista Approves Incoming President
Dr. Joshua Merchant has been selected as the next president at Buena Vista University. Merchant is currently vice president of development and alumni engagement at the University of North Florida. Merchant will succeed Dr. Frederick Moore, who is stepping down after 22 years, in July.
Chattanooga State CC Selects New President
Chattanooga State Community College has named Dr. Rebecca Ashford as the school’s next president. Dr. Ashford is currently VP of student affairs at Pellissippi State CC. She will begin as president on July 10th.
New President at Delaware County CC
Delaware County Community College’s Board of Trustees has unanimously selected Dr. Joy Gates Black as the school’s new president. Black will be the 4th president and first women to head the college. Dr. Black will begin in July after the retirement of Dr. Jerry Parker. Parker served Delaware County CC for 40 years, 14 of which he was president.
Heritage University Names Next President
A new sheriff’s in town at Heritage University. Dr. Andrew C. Sund has been named as president of the Washington state school. He is currently president of St. Augustine College in Chicago. Sund will begin in July following the retirement of Dr. John Bassett.
Immaculata University Introduces Lettiere as President
Barbara Lettiere has been announced as the 10th president of Immaculata University. Lettiere graduated from the school in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in math. She will replace Sister R. Patricia Fadden on July 1st. Fadden has served as president since 2002.
Iowa Board of Regents Elects New President
Dr. Michael Richards has been unanimously elected to serve as the next president of the Iowa Board of Regents. Dr. Richards will become the 22nd president of the Iowa Board immediately.
University of Missouri has New Chancellor
The University of Missouri has named Dr. Alexander Cartwright as the school’s new chancellor. Cartright is currently the provost and executive vice chancellor of the State University of New York School System. He will begin at Missouri on August 1st.
Next President Named at Oakland University
Oakland University has named Dr. Ora Pescovitz to become the Detroit school’s next president. Dr. Pescovitz has formerly served has the head of the University of Michigan’s Health System. She will be the school’s 7th president and takes over in July, following the letting go of outgoing President George Hynd.
Cedar Crest President Leaving for Oberlin College Job
Ms. Carmen T. Ambar is stepping down as president of Cedar Crest College to become the new president of Oberlin College in Ohio. Ambar said, “My time here at Cedar Crest has been truly glorious.” She will take over at Oberlin for Dr. Marvin Krislov, who is stepping down at the end of June.
New President Named at Portland State
Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi has been announced as the next president at Portland State University. Shoureshi is currently the interim president at the New York Institute of Technology. Dr. Shoureshi will become the school’s 9th president in August following the resignation of Dr. Wim Wiewel in June.
Rockland CC Appoints New President
A new president has been named at Rockland Community College. Dr. Michael Baston, currently provost at LaGuardia CC, will become Rockland’s next president on July 1st. Baston is taking over for Dr. Cliff Wood who is retiring in June.
State Legislator Chosen at Salem State
Salem State University trustees have announced John Keenan to become the school’s 14th president. Keenan previously served as a Massachusetts state representative for 10 years before becoming Salem State’s vice president for administration. He will succeed Dr. Patricia Meservey who is retiring in June.
Interim President Named at San Diego State After President Resigns
Dr. Sally Roush has been named the new interim president of San Diego State University. Roush will begin on July 12th and replaces Dr. Elliot Hirshman who will resign at the end of June. Hirshman is leaving San Diego State to become the president of Stevenson University in Maryland.
New President Selected at Tompkins Cortland Community College
Tompkins Cortland Community College has selected Dr. Orinthia Montague to become the school’s next president. Montague will become the fourth president of Tompkins Cortland CC. She will succeed Dr. Carl Haynes, who has served as president for the past 23 years. Montague will begin in July.
New President Announced at UTPB
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has named Dr. Sandra Woodley to become to school’s next president. Dr. Woodley is the former president of the University of Louisiana System. She will take over for Dr. David watts who resigning at the end of August.
Warren Wilson College Appoints Next President
Dr. Lynn M. Morton will become the first female to lead Warren Wilson College. Morton has previously served as provost at Queens University of Charlotte. She replaces Dr. Steven Solnick on July 1st. Solnick will resign in June.
Linfield College President to Retire in 2018
Dr. Thomas Hellie has announced that he will retire as president of Linfield College. Hellie has served the school for the past 11 years and said “the timing is right.” The search for Dr. Hellie’s replacement will begin immediately.
Carlson Announces Retirement from Porterville College
Porterville College President, Dr. Rosa Carlson, has announced that she will retire in September. Carlson said, “It is with mixed emotions that I announce my intent to retire from Porterville College (KCCD) in September of this year, 2017.” Rosa headed the school for 11 years.
St. Michael’s College President Retiring
Dr. John Neuhauser has announced he will retire in June 2018. Neuhauser has served the college since 2007. Chair of the board, Mary-Kate Mckenna, praised Dr. Neuhauser saying, “His tenure defines what it means to be an outstanding college president.”
Agnes Scott President to Resign
President of Agnes Scott College, Dr. Elizabeth Kiss, has announced that she will resign as president on June 30th. Kiss has been president of the school for the last eight years, and is credited with enrolling the three largest classes in Agnes Scott College history.
After 24 Years, Pratt President to Step Down
Dr. Thomas Schutte has announced he will be stepping down as president of Pratt in July 2017. Dr. Schutte served as the school’s 11th president for the past 24 years.
Houston-Victoria President Stepping Down
Dr. Raymond V. Morgan will resign from his position as president of the University of Houston-Victoria by fall of 2018. The search for Morgan’s replacement is currently underway.
Utah President David Pershing Resigning
Dr. David Pershing has announced that he will resign. The resignation comes amid turmoil over a power play for control of the Huntsman Cancer Institute after the sudden firing—then reinstatement—of the institute’s director and CEO, Mary Beckerle. Preparations for the search of a successor are currently underway.
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