College President’s Report July 2022

Appointments

Saint Leo University Chooses 11th President

St. Leo has selected Dr. Edward Dadez as its next president. He replaces President Jeffrey who has resigned.

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Ursinus College Names New President

Robyn E. Hannigan is appointed Ursinus’s 19th president.  She previously served as provost at Clarkson University.

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Interim President Chosen at North Carolina Community Colleges

North Carolina CC has named William S. Carver as interim president. He will replace Thomas Stith, III who resigns this month.

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University of Michigan Names 15th President

Santa J. Ono has been selected as University of Michigan’s next president. Ono comes from the University of British Columbia in Canada where he currently serves as president/vice chancellor.

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Interim President Appointed at Sonoma State University

Sonoma State U. has appointed Dr. Ming-Tung Lee as interim president. He succeeds resigning president Dr. Judy K. Sakaki.

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Emmanuel College Names Next President

Emmanuel College in Boston, MA has named Dr. Mary K. Boyd as its next president. Dr. Boyd succeeds Sister Eisner who has served as president there since 1979.

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New President Selected at Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Mark L. Tykocinski is the new president at Thomas Jefferson. Tykocinski previously served as TJU’s provost and EVP.

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg Selects Interim President

WVU Parkersburg has named Dr. Torie Jackson interim president. She succeeds resigning president Dr. Chris Gilmer.

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Interim President at Robert Morris University Appointed Permanently

Robert Morris U. appointed Dr. Michelle L. Patrick president. She has been serving as interim president since April.

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Interim President Appointed at Fullerton College

Fullerton College named Dr. Monte E. Perez interim president. He recently retired from Los Angeles Mission College after serving there as president for 10 years.

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Indiana Wesleyan University Names 10th President

Dr. Jonathan Kulaga will be Indiana Wesleyan’s 10th president. He is currently serving as president of Ohio Christian University.

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Bishop State Community College Names Next President

Bishop State CC has named Olivier Charles its next president. Charles takes over from current president Dr. Reggie Sykes who has retired.

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Interim Appointed Permanent President of Southern Utah University

Mindy Benson will be Southern Utah University’s 17th president. She has served as Southern Utah’s interim president since July 2021.

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Laredo College Names New President

Laredo College has named Dr. Minita Ramirez as its new president. She previously served as VP for student success at Texas A&M International University.

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19th President Appointed at Dartmouth College

Sian Leah Beilock has been appointed Dartmouth’s 19th president. She currently serves as president of Barnard College.

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Maria College Announces Next President

Maria College has chosen Dr. Lynn Ortale as its next president. Ortale previously served as VP for student life at Chestnut Hill College.

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Northampton Community College Names 5th President

NCC has named Dr. David A. Ruth as its next president. He replaces Dr. Mark Erickson, who retired in June.

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Central Community College-Hastings Selects its Next President

Christopher Waddle has been appointed Central CC-Hastings’ new president. He previously served as VP of Human Resources there.

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Interim President Promoted at Leech Lake Tribal College

Leech Lake Tribal College has promoted Interim President Helen Zaikina-Montgomery to the position permanently. Montgomery has served as interim since May 2021.

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Dean College has Selected its 14th President

Dean College appointed Kenneth Elmore its 14th president. Elmore previously served as an administrator at Boston University.

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New Super/President Chosen at San Joaquin Delta College

Dr. Lisa Aguilera Lawrenson is San Joaquin Delta’s new superintendent/president. She has been serving as acting super/president since September 2021.

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Enterprise State Community College Appoints New President

Enterprise State CC has chosen Daniel Long as president. He replaces retired President Matt Rodgers.

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University of Northwestern-St. Paul has Selected its 9th President

Dr. Corbin Hoornbeek will be the next president of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. He succeeds Dr. Alan Cureton who has led the institution for the last 20 years.

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Interim Becomes 18th President at Emporia State University

Emporia State U. has named Ken Hush the 18th president. Hush has been serving as Emporia’s interim president.

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Muskegon Community College Appoints Next President

Dr. John Selmon will be Muskegon CC’s next president. He replaces retiring President Dr. Dale Nesbary.

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Former President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges Returns

Hobart and William Smith Colleges has named President Emeritus Mark D. Gearan its new president. Gearan previously served as Hobart and Smith’s president from 1999 to 2017.

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Edison State Community College Hires Next President

Christopher D. Spradlin has been chosen as Edison State CC’s next president. He succeeds President Dr. Doreen Larson who will retire in 2023.

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New Chancellor Appointed at Eastern Iowa Community College District

EICCD has appointed Dr. Sonya Williams its new chancellor. Williams currently serves there as VP of education and CAO.

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William Carey University Announces Selection of its 10th President

Dr. Ben Burnett was selected as William Carey’s next president. He replaces Dr. Tommy King who retired recently.

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Ivy Tech CC South Bend-Elkhart Appoints New President

Ivy Tech CC South Bend-Elkhart appointed Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper president. She is the former president of Contra Costa College.

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New President Selected at North Idaho College

Dr. Nick Swayne will be North Idaho’s next president. He was previously executive director of 4-Virginia.

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Saint Louis CC at Wildwood Names Next President

STLCC has chosen Dr. Stephen W. White as president and chief academic officer of its Wildwood campus. He previously served as STLCC Florissant Valley’s dean of science for 9 years.

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Indiana University Kokomo Appoints New Chancellor

Dr. Mark Canada has been appointed chancellor of IU Kokomo. He succeeds Dr. Susan Sciame-Giesecke who stepped down to become IU’s VP for regional campuses and online education.

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New President Selected at Cuyahoga CC (Tri-C) Westshore

Tri-C Westshore has selected Dr. Scott Latiolais as its next president. Latiolais currently serves as VP of student success at Clover Park Technical College.

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University of North Florida Confirms 7th President

UNF has confirmed Dr. Moez Limayem as its 7th president. He will take over from retired president Dr. David M. Szymanski.

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Resignations

The President of CCC Kennedy-King College Was Terminated in July

Kennedy-King College has removed Dr. Gregory Thomas from office.  Katonja Webb Walker will serve as interim president.

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President of New Jersey City University Steps Down

Dr. Sue Henderson resigned from New Jersey City College after 10 years as president. NJCU’s VP and chief strategy officer, Jason Kroll, will serve as acting president.

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President-Elect of Northwestern University Will Not Be Able to Serve

Due to medical conditions, President-elect Rebecca M. Blank will not become Northwestern University’s next president. Current President Morton Schapiro will stay on until a new leader is selected.

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Retirements

President of Youngstown State University to Retire

James Tressel, president of Youngstown State U., retires next February. An interim president has not been chosen at this time.

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York College of Pennsylvania President Announces Retirement

Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith will retire from York College of PA in June 2023. A search for her successor will begin immediately.

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President of Stockton University to Retire in 2023

Stockton U. president Dr. Harvey Kesselman will retire next year. The university will start a presidential search in the next few months.

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University of the District of Columbia President Announces Retirement

UDC President Ronald Mason, Jr. will retire at the end of the next academic year. He will have been president there for 8 years.

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The Great Resignation numbers not so “great” for college administrators – overall turnover down through pandemic

New research from Higher Education Publications, Inc. indicates the turnover of college administrators during The Great Resignation in fact, is not so “great.” Our data shows that higher education administrators are not leaving in any remarkable numbers, with overall turnover trending slightly lower when compared to pre-pandemic/great resignation levels.

Analysis of our HEP Directory Data Extracts tracked administrators at accredited colleges and universities in two-year increments from 2013 through January of 2022. The higher education database consists of over 90,000 self-reported administrators; ranging from presidents to directors of alumni through deans in academic sectors (such as business, humanities, and law).

When looking at job changes in the database, we found total administrator turnover has fallen to 19.1% in the last two years. Down from a 20.7% high during the 2015-2017 semesters (see charts below).

All Administrators
 Years Total Changed % Change
2013-2015 91,736 18,898 20.60%
2015-2017 91,822 20,364 22.18%
2017-2019 90,427 19,373 21.42%
2019-2021 90,466 17,558 19.41%

We additionally targeted higher-level positions for the same semesters. Administrators specifically analyzed were presidents, provosts, chief financial officers, chief of operations/administration, advancement/development directors, chief technology officers, chief HR officers and chief student affairs officers.

Though the data shows that presidential turnover is slightly elevated, it has yet to reach the highest rates seen in 2013-2015 and 2015-2017. We found that presidents and chancellors have changed at a rate of 23.5% in the last two years, up from a 20% low in the 2017-2019 (see chart). The previous four years of 2013-2017 averaged a higher 24.6% turnover overall.

Presidents and Chancellors
Years Total Changed % Change
2013-2015 3,755 888 23.65%
2015-2017 3,705 926 24.99%
2017-2019 3,611 720 19.94%
2019-2021 3,362 746 22.19%

Provost, admissions directors and directors of development data followed the same trend with turnover ticking up slightly in the last two years.

Provosts trended up from 29.9% in 2017-2019, to 31% in 2019-2022, and admissions directors from 19.5% to 21.1 % (see charts). Likewise, the highest turnover was seen in the 2013-2015 semesters.

Provosts
Years Total Changed % Change
2013-2015 3,812 1,239 32.50%
2015-2017 3,979 1,220 30.66%
2017-2019 3,926 1,174 29.90%
2019-2021 3,750 1,162 30.99%
Directors of Admissions
Years Total Changed % Change
2013-2015 2,778 697 25.09%
2015-2017 2,830 663 23.43%
2017-2019 2,730 532 19.49%
2019-2021 2,482 524 21.11%

Development Directors did show an increased turnover rate, up to 15.8% from the previous low of 12.9% in 2017-2019.

Directors of Development
Years Total Adjusted % Change
2013-2015 2,328 569 24.44%
2015-2017 2,306 327 14.18%
2017-2019 1,450 187 12.90%
2019-2021 1,083 171 15.79%

Of the specifically selected positions, one showed a discernable decrease in turnover during the covid/resignation years. Chief of Administration/Operations rates fell to 12.9%, down from 14.9% in the 2017-2019 semesters (see chart).

Chief of Administration/Directors of Operations
Years Total Changed % Change
2013-2015 1,107 151 13.64%
2015-2017 1,010 163 16.14%
2017-2019 1,007 151 15.00%
2019-2021 1,014 131 12.92%

The other four specifically tracked positions remained consistent with a turnover of 1% or less. (Chief information technology officers, chief HR, and chief student affairs officer turnover increased < 1%, CFOs decreased 1%.

 

In this case, our data suggests relative stability despite the challenges Covid-19 has delivered. When solely looking at the numbers, overall administrator change is down. Any positions that have increased in turnover are only slightly elevated. Though slowly trending higher, they have yet to reach the height of previous years (2013-15, 2015-17).

However, managing a higher education institution is never easy. Administrator turnover impacts student recruiting, marketing, and retention opportunities. The pandemic has exacerbated already-existing financial woes for many institutions and added a slew of public health concerns – keeping colleges under the national microscope. Additionally, a change in college demographics has shifted student bodies away from the common 18- to 24-year-old traditionally enrolled, increasing higher education’s need for robust financial aid and flexible academic programs.

 

In the long term, many believe this will force a transition to more adaptive leadership styles, allowing navigation through modern challenges. At this moment, however, we have yet to see the substantial number of administrator resignations and new hirings many have forecasted.

 


 

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College President’s Report June 2022

Appointments

Western Colorado University Announces Next President

Western Colorado U. selected William Bradley Baca as its next president. Baca currently serves as Western’s EVP and COO.

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New Superintendent/President Chosen at Rio Hondo College

Rio Hondo College has chosen Dr. Marilyn Flores as its new president/superintendent. She will replace retiring Super/President Teresa Dreyfuss.

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Rogue Community College Names Future President

Dr. Randy Weber will be Rogue CC’s next president. Weber will succeed Dr. Cathy Kemper-Pelle who retires in June.

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Portland Community College Selects New President

Portland CC has selected Dr. Adrien Bennings as president. Bennings is currently serving as president of Kellogg CC.

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New President Appointed at Southern Crescent Technical College

Dr. Irvin T. Clark, III has been appointed president of Southern Crescent Tech College. He was formerly VP for economic Development at Georgia Piedmont Tech College.

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Mercy College of Health Sciences Names Next President

Mercy College of HS has chosen Dr. Adreain M. Henry as its 4th president. Henry will succeed President Dr. Douglas Fiore who retires at the end of the academic year.

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Mercy College of Health Sciences Names Next President

Mercy College of HS has chosen Dr. Adreain M. Henry as its 4th president. Henry will succeed President Dr. Douglas Fiore who retires at the end of the academic year.

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Future President Appointed at Pittsburg State University

Dr. Daniel Shipp is appointed president of Pittsburg State University. He currently serves as VC for Strategic Initiatives at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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New President Selected at Southern State Community College

Southern State CC has selected Dr. Nicole Roades as its next president. Roades is currently VPAA there and will assume the presidency in July.

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Holy Cross College Selects Next President

Dr. Marco Clark will be Holy Cross College’s next president.  Clark will be the first president who is not a Holy Cross brother or priest.

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Vermont Law School Appoints New President

Vermont Law School has appointed Rodney A. Smolla as its future president.  Smolla currently serves as dean and professor at Widener University Delaware Law School.

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Future President Named at Davidson College

Dr. Douglas A. Hicks is named president of Davidson College. He replaces current President Dr. Carol Quillen who will step down after 11 years.

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College of the Ozarks Announces New President

College of the Ozarks has chosen Dr. Brad Johnson as its next president. Johnson is currently VP of institutional advancement at Southwest Baptist University.

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Grace College and Seminary Promotes Advancement VP to President

Dr. Drew Flamm is appointed 7th president of Grace College and Seminary. He will succeed retired President Dr. William Katip in July.

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Mercer County Community College Names 7th President

Mercer County CC has named Dr. Deborah Preston as its next president. Preston currently serves as provost/VP at Raritan Valley CC.

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A New President is Selected by Piedmont Virginia Community College

Dr. Jean Runyon will become Piedmont Virginia CC’s next president. Runyon comes from Front Range CC where she is VP of the Larimer Campus.

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Iowa Lakes Community College Announces Next President

Iowa Lakes CC has named Scott Stokes as its future president. Stokes is currently executive dean of the Estherville Campus there.

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Interim President at Christian Brothers University Promoted to President

David L. Archer was appointed permanent president of Christian Brothers U. He has been interim president since November 2021.

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Salisbury University Names New President

Salisbury U has named Dr. Carolyn Ringer Lepre as its next president.  Lepre is currently the interim president of Radford University.

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Fresno City College VP Appointed President

Robert Pimentel was appointed president of Fresno City College. He is currently Fresno’s VP of educational svcs/inst effectiveness.

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President of Keystone College Selected to be the Next President of Abraham Baldwin Ag College

Dr. Tracy Brundage has been named president of Abraham Baldwin Ag College. She currently serves as president of Keystone College.

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Aquinas College in Michigan Names 9th President

Aquinas College has chosen Dr. Alicia Cordoba as its new president. She will replace current President Kevin Quinn who will not seek another term leading the college.

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Interim President Chosen at Sul Ross State University

Dr. Carlos Hernandez has been appointed interim president of Sul Ross State U. He is currently SVP and CFO at Sam Houston State University.

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Shippensburg University Selects New President

Shippensburg Interim President Dr. Charles Patterson is named to the position permanently. Patterson has been the interim there since June 2021.

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New President Selected at Wesleyan College in Georgia

Wesleyan College has appointed Meaghan Blight as its next president. Blight currently serves as an administrator for a Canadian college.

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University of Southern Maine Appoints 14th President

Dr. Jacqueline Edmondson is named 14th president of the University of Southern Maine. She currently serves as chancellor and CAO of Penn State Greater Allegheny.

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Amherst College Names New President

Amherst College has appointed Dr. Michael Elliott as its next president.  Elliott succeeds Dr. Carolyn (Biddy) Martin who has been president at Amherst since 2011.

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Elon U. Dean Named 8th President of Dillard University

Dillard University has appointed Dr. Rochelle Ford as the next president. Ford will succeed Dr. Walter Kimbrough in July.

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Ripon College Selects New President

Dr. Victoria Folse will be Ripon’s new president. She is currently chair of the School of Nursing at Illinois Wesleyan U.

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South Carolina State U. Names Permanent President

SCSU has named Alexander Conyers as its next president. Conyers has been interim president there since August 2021.

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New Chancellor Elected by the University of North Carolina Wilmington

Dr. Aswani K. Volety has been named chancellor of UNC Wilmington. He will replace Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli who retires at the end of June.

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Trinity University in Texas Selects Next President

Trinity U. has selected Dr. Vanessa Beasley as its 20th president. Beasley will replace Dr. Danny Anderson who retired at the end of May.

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Interim President Appointed by Rosemont College

Jim Cawley has been appointed interim president of Rosemont College. He succeeds President Dr. Jayson Boyers who has resigned.

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New President Appointed at Oregon State University

Oregon State names Jayathi Y. Murphy as its next president. Murphy currently serves as UCLA’s dean of engineering and applied sciences.

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Purdue University Names Next President

Purdue University has named Dr. Mung Chiang as its next president. Chiang is currently serving as Purdue’s dean of engineering and VP for strategic initiatives.

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Colorado State University Selects Interim President

Dr. Rick Miranda has been selected as Colorado State U.’s interim president. He will succeed Joyce McConnell who steps down at the end of June.

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University of Portland Appoints 1st Lay President

U of Portland has named Dr. Robert Kelly as its 21st president. Kelly is currently VP and special assistant to the president at Loyola U. in Maryland.

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New President Selected at Western Oregon University

Western Oregon U. appoints Dr. Jesse Peters as its next president. Peters currently serves as dean of arts and sciences at Ft. Lewis College in Colorado.

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Virginia Community College System to Launch New Search for Next Chancellor

Virginia CC System has selected Dr. Sharon Morrissey as interim president while a new search begins for the next chancellor. Morrissey will replace Chancellor Glenn DuBois who is retiring after 21 years at the helm of VCCS.

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 New President Named at Ulster County CC

Dr. Alison Buckley has been selected as Ulster County CC’s 7th president. She will succeed President Dr. Alan P. Roberts when he retires at the end of July.

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Stephen F. Austin State University Appoints Interim President

SFA appointed Dr. Steve Westbrook as interim president. He is replacing former President Dr. Scott Gordon who stepped down in April.

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Wagner College’s Interim President Promoted to Permanent Position

Angelo Araimo has been named Wagner’s 20th president. He has been serving as interim president there since October 2021.

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Mesa Community College Appoints a New President

Mesa CC has appointed Dr. Tammy Robinson as its next president. She has been MCC’s interim president since February 2020.

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New Chancellor Selected by the University of Massachusetts Lowell

Dr. Julie Chen is selected as UMass Lowell’s next chancellor. Chen will succeed Chancellor Jacquie Moloney who retires at the end of the academic year.

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Lone Star College Names New LSC-CyFair President

The Lone Star College System has named Dr. Valerie Jones as the president of LSC-CyFair. Dr. Jones has been serving as Lone Star’s Sr AVP of academic affairs.

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 10th President Named at Joliet Junior College

Joliet Junior College has named Dr. Clyne G.H. Namuo as its 10th president. Namuo succeeds Dr. Judy Mitchell who will retire at the end of August.

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University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Selects Chancellor

Dr. Mike Holtzclaw will be UNM-Los Alamos’ next chancellor. He currently serves as VP of instruction and acting VP of student services at the College of San Mateo.

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 Kennebec Valley CC Acting President Appointed to Position Permanently

Acting President Karen Normandin has been appointed to the position permanently at Kennebec Valley CC. Ms. Normandin has been with KVCC for over 30 years.

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The Next President of Front Range CC Has Been Selected

Front Range CC has selected Dr. Colleen Simpson as its next president. Dr. Simpson is currently VP of student svcs/regional learning ctrs at Northeast Wisconsin Tech College.

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DePaul University Names 13th President

Dr. Robert L. Manuel is named 13th president of DePaul University. He succeeds current President Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban who steps down at the end of June.

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New President Selected at Fresno Pacific University

Fresno Pacific selects Dr. Andre Stephens as president. Stephens is currently VP for student development at Biola University.

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SUNY BOT Appoints Next President of SUNY at New Paltz

Dr. Darrell P. Wheeler has been appointed president of SUNY at New Paltz. He will succeed retiring President Dr. Donald P. Christian.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Names Next Chancellor

UW-Madison named Dr. Jennifer L. Mnookin as its next chancellor. She will succeed current Chancellor Dr. Rebecca Blank in August.

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New England College President Appointed NEC Chancellor

NEC has appointed its president, Dr. Michele Perkins, as chancellor. Current Provost and CAO Dr. Wayne L. Lesperance, Jr. has been chosen as interim president.

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New President Named at Eastern Maine Community College

Liz Russell has been named president of Eastern Maine CC. She is currently VP of academic affairs there.

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University of Tennessee Southern Selects Interim Chancellor

UT Southern has selected Linda C. Martin as its interim chancellor. She will replace retiring Chancellor Mark La Branche in July.

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 New President Announced at Tennessee Wesleyan University

TWU names Dr. Tyler Forrest as its next president. Dr. Forrest is currently VC for finance and administration at the Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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San Diego Mesa College Appoints Next President

Dr. Ashanti Hands has been appointed San Diego Mesa’s next president. She will succeed President Dr. Pam Lester who retires at the end of June.

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 New Mexico Junior College Announces New President

NM Junior College has chosen Dr. Derek Moore to be its next president. Moore is currently VP for student affairs at South Arkansas Community College.

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Texas A&M University-Kingsville Confirms Incoming President

Dr. Robert H. Vela, Jr. has been confirmed as Texas A&M U.-Kingsville’s 22nd president.  He previously served as president of San Antonio College.

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Hartwick College Selects 11th President

Darren Reisberg has been appointed the 11th president of Hartwick College. He will succeed retiring President Dr. Margaret Drugovich in August.

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Eckerd College Appoints Interim President

Eckerd College has appointed Dr. James Annarelli as interim president. Annarelli is currently Eckerd’s VP for student life and dean of students.

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New President Announced at Greenfield Community College

Dr. Michelle Schutt has been named Greenfield CC’s 11th president. She replaces Interim President Dr. Richard Hooper.

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Cleveland State Community College Has a New President

Dr. Ty A. Stone has been appointed Cleveland CC’s next president. Stone succeeds retiring President Dr. Bill Seymour.

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New President Appointed at Allen Community College

Allen CC has selected Dr. Bruce Moses as its new president.  Moses replaces President John Masterson who retires at the end of the academic year.

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Resignations

Harvard University President to Step Down in 2023

Lawrence S. Bacow, chancellor of Harvard University, will resign in June 2023. He will have been in this position for 5 years when he steps down.

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University of Pittsburgh Chancellor to Step Down

Pitt Chancellor Dr. Patrick Gallagher will step down in the summer of 2023. He plans to join the faculty as a professor.

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Fairmont State University Terminates President’s Contract

Fairmont State has terminated President Dr Mirta Martin’s contract. Diana Phillips, provost and VPAA at Amherst, will be acting president.

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The Chancellor of Seattle Colleges to Step Down

Seattle Colleges Chancellor Dr. Shouan Pan will step down in August. Pan has been the system chancellor there since 2016.

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Bowdoin College President to Step Down Next Year

Bowdoin President Dr. Clayton Rose announces his departure in June 2023. He has been president there for 7 years.

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University of Phoenix President Resigns

President George Burnett has resigned from U of Phoenix. The CFO there, Chris Lynne, has been chosen as interim president.

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President of Rockford University to Step Down

President Dr. Eric Fulcomer announced he will step down from Rockford U. in December. He is taking a position as president of the Wisconsin Assn. of Independent Colleges and Universities.

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Eckerd College President Will Step Down this Summer

President Dr. Damian J. Fernandez will step down after 2 years in office. An interim president has not been appointed at this time.

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Snow College Announces President’s Resignation

Snow College President Dr. Bradley Cook will step down from his position in July. He has accepted the presidency of the American University of Bahrain in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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President of New York University to Step Down

President Andrew Hamilton announced he will step down as president in June 2023. After a sabbatical he will return as a professor in the chemistry department.

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President of Columbia University in the City of NY to Resign in 2023

President Lee Bollinger of Columbia University will step down in June 2023. He plans to continue teaching and doing research full-time at Columbia.

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Florida Atlantic University President to Step Down

Florida Atlantic U. President John Kelly will step down at the end of the academic year. He will then become FAU’s president emeritus. An interim president has not been chosen at this time.

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President of New Jersey City University Resigns

President Dr. Sue Henderson resigns from New Jersey City U. in July. NJCU has named Jason Kroll as acting president.

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Western Connecticut State University President Steps Down

WCSU President Dr. John Clark resigns in July. Dr. Paul Beran will become WCSU’s interim president.

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Retirements

Hendrix College President to Retire

Hendrix College President W. Ellis Arnold, III will retire in June 2023. His retirement will conclude a 33-year career in education leadership, including 17 years as a president.

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U of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor to Retire

UMass Amherst Chancellor Dr. Kumble Subbaswamy will retire at the end of June 2023. He has been chancellor there since July 2012.

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Washburn University President to Retire

Washburn University President Jerry Farley will retire after more than 25 years in office. In September Farley will become Washburn’s president emeritus.

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President of Manhattanville College to Retire

Manhattanville College President Dr. Michael E. Geisler will retire at the end of June. Dr. Louise Feroe has been selected as interim president.

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Trine University President Announces His Retirement

Trine U.’s President Dr. Earl D. Brooks, II will resign in May 2023. He will have served as Trine’s president for 23 years.

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Medaille University President Announces Retirement

Medaille U. President Dr. Kenneth Macur retires in June. Dr. Lori V. Quigley has been appointed interim president there, effective in June.

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College administrator Turnover

College Presidents Report April/May 2022

Appointments

 

Ohio Northern University Selects 12th President

Dr. Melissa Baumann has been selected as Ohio Northern’s next president. She will succeed retiring President Daniel DiBiasio in July. read more

 

New President Appointed by Champlain College

Champlain College appoints Alejandro Hernandez as its new president. Hernandez currently serves as vice provost of online learning at the University of Virginia. read more

 

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Whitman College Announces Next President

Dr. Sarah Bolton will be Whitman College’s 15th president. She will succeed President Kathleen Murray who retires in June 2022. read more

 

President Appointed at The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington appointed Dr. Jennifer Evans-Cowley as its next president. Cowley served as provost there. read more

 

The University of Pennsylvania Elects New President

Elizabeth Magill is confirmed as president of the University of Pennsylvania. She will begin her duties as president in July. read more

 

The Chancellor of the University of Illinois-Chicago Named President of the University of South Carolina

Dr. Michael Amiridis, chancellor of the University of IL-Chicago, is named president of the University of SC. He will start at SC this summer. read more

 

Whitworth University Interim President to Become the 19th President

Whitworth Interim President Scott McQuilkin has been selected as its permanent president. He succeeds President Beck A. Taylor who departed for Samford University. read more

 

New President Appointed at Malone University

Malone University has appointed Provost Gregory J. Miller as its 14th president. He succeeds Dr. David King who is retiring in June 2022. read more

 

Avila University Selects its Next President

Dr. James Burkee will take over from retiring President Ronald Slepitza effective July 2022. Burkee is currently vice president for strategic initiatives at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. read more

 

Pacific University Announces 18th President

Current dean of Ketchum University’s College of Optometry Dr. Jennifer Coyle is named president of Pacific University. She will succeed President Dr. Lesley M. Hallick who retires this summer. read more

 

Former Community College President Selected as Northeast Iowa Community College President

Northeast Iowa CC has named Dr. Herbert Riedel as its next president.  Previously, Riedel served as president of Lurleen B. Wallace CC. read more

 

Widener University Names 11th President

Dr. Stacey Robertson will be Widener University’s next president. She is currently provost and VP for academic affairs at SUNY College at Geneseo. read more

 

Fordham University Selects Future President

Tania Tetlow is selected as president of Fordham University. She will be the first layperson and first woman leader of Fordham University. read more

 

Interim President of Viterbo University Named to Position Permanently

Viterbo University promotes Interim President Dr. Richard Trietley to president. He has served as interim president since June 2021. read more

 

Florida College Announces Next President

Florida College selects Dr. John Weaver as its 6th president. Dr. Weaver currently serves as academic dean there. read me

 

American International College Welcomes New President

Dr. Hubert Benitez is named the new president of American International College. Benitez succeeds retired President Vince Maniaci. read more

 

New President Chosen at Scottsdale Community College

Current Maricopa County CC District Interim Exec Vice Chancellor/Provost Dr. Eric Leshinskie will be the next Scottsdale CC president.  He will assume his new role in July 2022. read more

 

Interim President of Lyon College Named to Position Permanently

Lyon College selected Interim President Dr. Melissa Taverner as its 19th president. Taverner was previously provost and dean of faculty at Lyon College prior to becoming interim president. read more

 

Lake Forest College Announces Next President

Lake Forest named Dr. Jill M. Baren to be its new president. Baren will replace Stephen Schutt who is retiring after 21 years as president. read more

 

Frederick Community College Appoints New President

Dr. Annesa Cheek will be Frederick CC president in July.  Dr. Cheek is currently president of St. Cloud Technical & Community College. read more

 

New President Selected by North Dakota State University

North Dakota State U. has selected Dr. David Cook as its 15th president. Cook serves as a Vice Chancellor at the University of Kansas and will start in his new position in July 2022. read more

 

Winthrop University Appoints Alumnus as Next President

Edward Serna will be Winthrop University’s next president. He is currently the president of the University of Maine at Farmington. read more

 

Southern University System and Southern University and A & M College Name New Leader

Dennis Shields is named president of Southern University System and chancellor of Southern University and A&M College. He succeeds retiring President-Chancellor Ray L. Belton. read more

 

New President Chosen by the University of Detroit Mercy

The University of Detroit Mercy has appointed Dr. Donald B. Taylor as its 26th president. Taylor is currently president of Cabrini College. read more

 

Southern Wesleyan University Selects Next President

Southern Wesleyan has named Dr. William D. Barker as president. Barker will replace Interim President Dr. Bill S. Crothers effective July 2022. read more

 

Lewis and Clark College Appoints 26th President

Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan is chosen as Lewis and Clark’s new president effective July 2022. She succeeds retiring President Wim Wiewel. read more

 

New President Appointed by Alfred State College

Dr. Steven Mauro was appointed president of Alfred State College. He previously served as VP for strategy and campus operations at Gannon University. read more

 

Penn State Altoona Admin Selected as Penn State DuBois Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer

Penn State DuBois has named Dr. Jungwoo Ryoo its next chancellor and CAO. Dr. DuBois replaces retired Chancellor M. Scott McBride. read more

 

Bethel University Names New President

Bethel University Interim President Barbara Bellefeuille was named to the position permanently. She has been with the university since 2012. read more

 

Former Georgia Governor Appointed Chancellor of the University System of Georgia

Dr. Sonny Perdue is chosen as chancellor of the University System of Georgia. Perdue was also the former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. read more

 

Azusa Pacific University Selects Next President

Azusa Pacific names Dr. Adam J. Morris as 18th president. Morris is currently EVP, chief transformation officer and chief advancement officer at Biola University. read more

 

Northwest College Promotes Interim President to Permanent Status

Northwest College has promoted Lisa Watson from interim to permanent president. Watson has been in the interim position since November 2020. read more

 

Mid-America Christian University Names New President

Rev. Phil Greenwald will be the next president of Mid-America Christian University. He succeeds outgoing President Dr. John Fozard. read more

 

New President Announced at Lane Community College

Lane CC has chosen Dr. Stephanie Bulger as its 8th president. Bulger currently serves as VC for instructional services at San Diego CC. read more

 

Cleveland State University Chooses Next President

Cleveland State University names Dr. Laura Bloomberg as the university’s 8th president. Dr. Bloomberg replaces Harlan Sands, who served as CSU’s president since 2018. Read more

 

Randolph College Announces New President

Sue Ott Rowlands is selected as Randolph College’s new president. She will succeed President Dr. Bradley W. Bateman who retires in June. read more

 

New President Chosen by Clinton Community College

Clinton CC has chosen Dr. John Kowal as its next president. Kowal has been Administrator in Charge there since August 2021. read more

 

Faulkner University Selects Next President

Mitch Henry is Faulkner’s 9th president. He replaces President Mike Williams who steps down to become president of Harding University. read more

 

State Fair Community College Names 6th President

State Fair CC has named Dr. Brent Bates as its new president. He is currently serving as VP for education and student support services at SFCC. read more

 

New President Appointed by The Catholic University of America

Catholic University has appointed Dr. Peter K. Kilpatrick as President. He will succeed President John Garvey who will step down after 12 years as president. read more

 

Texas State University Names Future President

Texas State U Names Dr. Kelly R. Damphousse as president. Damphousse currently serves as president of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and will join TSU in July. read more

 

New President Selected at Talladega College

Dr. Gregory Vincent will become the 21st president of Talladega College. He replaces President Dr. Billy C. Hawkins who retires in July. read more

 

West Virginia State University Appoints Next President

WVSU has chosen Ericke Cage as its 13th president. Cage has been WVSU’s interim president since September 2021. read more

 

Duke U. Dean Selected as President of University of Maryland Baltimore County

UNBC has named Dr. Valerie Sheares Ashby as its next president. Ashby will succeed President Dr. Freeman Hrabowski in August. read more

 

North Dakota State College of the Sciences Appoints 10th President

NDSCS has appointed Dr. Rod Flanigan as president. Flanigan is currently dean of business and technology at Cochise College in Arizona. read more

 

Interim President Named at Mount Holyoke College

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum has been named interim president of Mount Holyoke College. She will replace President Sonya Stephens who steps down in August to become president of The American University of Paris. read more

 

Hampton University Hires Retired General as President

Hampton University has chosen retired Lt. General Darrell K. Williams as its next president. He succeeds Dr. William R. Harvey, who retires after 44 years as Hampton’s president. read more

 

University of Colorado Interim President Promoted

Mr. Todd Saliman has been named president of the University of Colorado.  He has been CU’s interim president since July 2021. read more

 

Interim President Named at Robert Morris University

Robert Morris U. has named Dr. Michelle Patrick interim president and provost. She was previously dean of the RMU School of Business. read more

 

Hennepin Technical College Appoints Interim President

Dr. Joy Bodin has been appointed interim president of Hennepin Technical College. She will replace Acting President Dr. Jessica Lauritsen in June. read more

 

New President Selected at Spelman College

Spelman College has appointed Dr. Helene D. Gayle as its new president. She will succeed President Mary Schmidt Campbell who retires in June. read more

 

Cottey College Appoints 13th President

Dr. Stefanie D. Niles has been chosen as Cottey’s next president. She currently serves as VP for enrollment and communications at Ohio Wesleyan University. read more

Resignations

 

President of Northwest Missouri State University Steps Down

Dr. John Jasinski will step down as president of Northwest Missouri State effective June 2022. Dr. Clarence Green has been selected as interim. read more

 

Clayton State University President Resigns

Clayton State U. President T. Ramon Stuart has resigned. Kerry L. Heyward, attorney for Georgia State U., has been named interim president. read more

 

President of Paul Smith’s College has Resigned

President Scott Dalrymple has resigned from Paul Smith’s College. PSC’s Provost Dr. Nicholas Hunt-Bull has been named as interim. read more

Retirements

 

Washburn University President to Retire

Washburn University President Jerry Farley will retire after more than 25 years in office. In September Farley will become Washburn’s president emeritus. read more

President's Report

College Presidents Report February/March 2022

Appointments

 

The Next President of the University of Wisconsin System Selected

Jay Rothman will become the next president of the UW System in June. He will replace President Tommy Thompson who steps down in March.

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Moore College of Art and Design Names Next President

Cathy Young, currently executive director and SVP of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music, will be the new president at Moore College of Art and Design. Young will succeed current President Cecelia Fitzgibbon in July 2022.

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Eastern Washington University Selects New President

Provost and VP for academic affairs at California State University at San Bernardino Dr. Shari McMahan will be Eastern Washington’s next president. She will replace interim president David May this summer.

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New President Appointed at Oklahoma City Community College

Dr. Mautra Jones will be the next president of Oklahoma City CC. She is presently the VP of institutional advancement and external affairs at Langston University.

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Lake-Sumter State College Names Next President

Dr. Heather Bigard will become Lake-Sumter’s next president in July. She will succeed Dr. Stan Sidor who retires at the end of June.

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Midwestern State University Appoints 12th President

Dr. JuliAnn Mazachek will be Midwestern’s next president. She is currently vice president for academic affairs at Washburn University.

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New President Named at Canisius College

Canisius College Board of Directors has chosen Dr. Steve Stoute as its 25th president. Stoute, currently a VP at DePaul University, will begin in his new position in July 2022.

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Rockhurst University Selects Next President

Rockhurst University has named Sandra Cassady as their 15th president. Cassady will be the university’s first female and first lay president.

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New President Named at Santa Clara University

Dr. Julie H. Sullivan has been chosen as Santa Clara’s next president. Sullivan currently serves as president of the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

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Dickinson College Appoints 30th President

John E. Jones III, currently Dickinson’s interim president, has been appointed president on a permanent basis. Jones has been the interim president since June 2021.

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Interim President at Harris-Stowe University Selected as Next President

Harris-Stowe University has selected its Interim President Dr. LaTonia Collins Smith as the new president. Collins Smith succeeds Dr. Cory Bradford who accepted a position at a research university.

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Cazenovia College Announces New President

Dr. David Bergh, currently interim president at Cazenovia, has been named the 30th president. He succeeds Dr. Ron Chesbrough who retired in January 2022.

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New President Selected by Ithaca College

Ithaca College Appoints Dr. La Jerne Terry Cornish president. She has been serving as interim president since August 2021.

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St. Bonaventure University Names Future President

Dr. Jeff Gingerich has been named president at St. Bonaventure. He currently serves as provost and VP of academic affairs at the University of Scranton.

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Kennesaw State University Chooses Next President

Interim President Dr. Kathy Schwaig has been appointed Kennesaw’s next president. She previously served as provost and SVP for academic affairs at Kennesaw.

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Randolph College Appoints New President

Randolph College appoints Sue Ott Rowlands as president. She will replace President Bradley Bateman who retires in June.

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Western University of Health Sciences Announces New President

Dr. Robin Farias-Eisner has been selected as WesternU’s president. Eisner was previously chief academic officer in the School of Medicine at Creighton University.

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Interim President Named at Saint Cloud Technical & Community College

Saint Cloud Tech & CC names VP/CFO Lori Kloos interim president. She replaces President Annesa Cheek who has accepted a position at Frederick Community College.

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Western Nevada College Appoints Interim President

Western Nevada College appointed Dr. J. Kyle Dalpe as interim president effective March 2022 Currently Dalpe serves as provost/VP of finance there.

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Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Names 10th President

Toyin Tofade will be Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ next president.  She begins her term in July 2022.

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New President Selected for Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College in Minnesota

Bemidji State U and Northwest Tech College will share a new president – Dr. John Hoffman. Hoffman is currently VC for academic/student affairs at the University of Minnesota-Crookston.

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Ursinus College Announces New President

Robyn Hannigan will be Ursinus College’s new president. Hannigan comes from Clarkson University where she serves as provost.

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The State Board for Community Colleges Selects the next Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges

The next chancellor of Virginia’s CCs will be Russell A. Kavalhuna. Kavalhuna is currently president of Henry Ford College in MI.

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Saint Martin’s University Appoints New President

Saint Martin’s appoints Dr. Jennifer Bonds-Raacke as its next president. Bonds-Raacke is currently the provost and VP for academic affairs at St. Norbert College.

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New President Named at Ferris State University

Ferris State has named Bill Pink as its 19th president. Pink will succeed current President Dr. David Eisler who retires at the end of June 2022.

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Calvin University Appoints Next President

The next president of Calvin University will be Dr. Wiebe Boer. Boer will replace Dr. Michael K. Le Roy who retires at the end of the 21-22 academic year.

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Clarkson University Names New President

Clarkson U names Marc P. Christensen as its next president. Christensen will succeed Dr. Anthony G. Collins who is stepping down at the end of June 2022.

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New President Appointed at Roanoke College

Roanoke College appoints Dr. Frank Shushok Jr. as its 21st president. He will take over from President Michael C. Maxey who retires in July.

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University of South Florida Chooses Alum as President

USF picks Dr. Rhea Law as its next president. Law will be the first alum to lead the university.

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Interim Chancellor Named at the California State University System

Jolene Koester is selected as CSU System’s interim chancellor. Koester will succeed President Joseph Castro who retired in February 2022.

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University of Illinois Springfield Appoints Next Chancellor

UI Springfield appoints Janet L. Gooch as chancellor effective July 2022.  Gooch is the EVP for academic affairs and provost at Truman State University.

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Grand View University Announces Next President

Grand View has selected Dr. Rachelle Keck as its next president. Keck is currently president of Briar Cliff University.

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New President Named at Wartburg College

Rebecca Neiduski is named president of Wartburg College effective July 1, 2022. She will succeed retiring President Dr. Darrel Colson.

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Retirements

 

Pitzer College President Announces Retirement

President at Pitzer College since 2016, Melvin L. Oliver will retire at the end of June 2022. Pitzer Trustee Jill Klein will serve as interim president effective July 2022.

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Eastern New Mexico University President to Retire

Patrice Caldwell, currently president and system chancellor at ENMU announced her plans to retire at the end of July.  She has been with ENMU for 42 years.

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President of Slippery Rock University Announces Retirement

William Behre will retire as president of Slippery Rock University in June 2023. He has been president there since July 2018.

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Columbus State University President Retires

Vice Chancellor for Organizational Effectiveness Dr. John M. Fuchko III has been chosen as interim president of Columbus State effective July 2022. He will replace Dr. Chris Markwood who retires at the end of June.

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Lamar Community College President to Retire

Lamar CC President Dr. Linda Lujan will retire in December 2022. Lujan has worked in higher education for almost 40 years.

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Resignations

 

Chancellor at Contra Costa Community College District Resigns

Dr. Bryan Reece resigned from Contra Costa CC District effective February 2022. EVC for education & technology Mojdeh Mehdizadeh is the interim president.

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MIT President to Step Down

L. Rafael Reif plans to step down as president of MIT at the end of this year. He has been at MIT since 1980 and president for the last 10 years.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute President Departs for Jet Propulsion Lab

Laurie Leshin will be stepping down as president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in May.  She will be the next director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and VP at Caltech.

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Mount Holyoke College President to Step Down

Mount Holyoke College President Sonya Stephens will resign in August 2022. She has accepted the position of president of the American University of Paris.

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Northeast State University President Resigns

Dr. Bethany Bullock resigns from Northeast State. VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Connie Marshall will become interim president.

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Chancellor of Indiana University Kokomo to Step Down

Indiana University Kokomo Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke will step down. She has been appointed VP for regional campuses and online education at Indiana University Bloomington effective May 1, 2022.

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College President's Report

College President’s Report January 2022

Appointments

 

Auburn Names Next President

Christopher B. Roberts, current dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, has been selected as the next president at Auburn University. Robert’s will become the University’s 21st president on May 16.

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Lassalle University Hires New President

Danielle Allen has been confirmed as the 30th president at Lassalle University. Allen will replace Colleen Hanycz who left for Xavier this past summer. Allen will begin his tenure in April.

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Pillar College Names New President

Current COO and executive VP of Pillar College, Rupert Hayles Jr. has been announced as Pillar College’s new president. He will succeed David Schroeder, who has been named chancellor of the school.

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New President Announced at Scripps College

Suzanne Keen will become the next president of Scripps College. She currently serves as VP for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Hamilton College. She will begin on July 1st of this year.

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Georgetown College Announces New President

Rosemary Allen has been named the first female president of Georgetown College in Kentucky. Allen currently serves as provost and dean at the school.

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NJ Institute of Technology Names Next President

Teik C. Lim has been announced as the next president at the NJ Institute of Technology. Lim currently serves as the interim president of UT Arlington. He will begin his tenure on July 1st.

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New President Named at Framingham State

Current provost and VP for academic affairs at Maryland-Eastern Shore, Nancy Niemi, has been named the next president of Framingham State University, in Massachusetts. Niemi will succeed the retiring F. Javier Cervallos on July 1st.

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Penn College of Technology Announces Next President

VP for academic affairs at Penn College of Technology, Michael J. Reed, has been announced to succeed Davie Gilmour as president. He will begin on July 1st.

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Rhode Island School of Design Names Next President

Crystal Williams has been announced the next president of RI School of Design. Williams currently serves as VP and associate provost for community and inclusion at Boston University. She will replace interim president Dave Proulx.

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Montgomery College Announces Next President

Current president of Nassau CC, Jermain Williams, has been named president of Montgomery College, in Maryland. Williams will replace Interim President Dave Proulx in June.

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St. John’s Announces New President

Former president of Providence College, Rev. Brian J. Shanley, has been selected as the next president at St. John’s University. Rev. Shanley will replace Conrad Gempesaw, who will retire in June 2021.

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Scripps College Names New President,

Current COO and Executive VP of Pillar College, Rupert A Hayes Jr, has been named president at Scripps College. He will succeed David Schroeder.

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New President at Southern Illinois

James T. Minor has been named the next chancellor at Southern Illinois University. Minor currently serves as the assistant vice chancellor and senior strategist in the office of the chancellor at Cal State University. He will become the school’s 10th chancellor on March 1st.

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MIT Provost named President at RPI

Martin A Schmidt has been named the next president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Schmidt currently serves as provost at MIT and will begin his tenure on July 1st.

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Retirements

President at Indiana Wesleyan to Retire

David Wright, current president of Indiana Wesleyan has announced his plan to retire at the end of this academic year. Wright has served the school since 2013.

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Flagler President Announces Retirement

President Joseph G. Joyner will retire after the 2020-21 academic year. Joyner joined the school in 2017. A national search is currently underway to find Flagler’s next president.

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SW Oklahoma State President Retiring

President Randy Beutler has announced plans to retire from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Beutler has served as the university’s president since February of 2010.

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Victor to Retire from Mercyhurst

President Michael T. Victor has announced his plans to retire from Mercyhurst University this June. Victor began his tenure as the school’s 12th president in August of 2015. A search for the next president is currently underway.

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Resignations

Michigan President Fired

Mark Schlissel has been fired by The University of Michigan Board of Regents. The decision comes after and investigation into an anonymous report that he was having an affair with a subordinate employee.

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FIU President Resigns

Florida International University President Mark Rosenburg has resigned as president.  Initially citing health concerns, Rosenburg released an additional statement saying he “caused discomfort for a valued colleague.” Rosenburg has served at FIU since 1976.

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University of Florida President Announces Resignation

Kent Fuchs has announced his plant to step down as president at the University of Florida. Fuchs is beginning his eighth year as leader at the school. He said he plans to officially resign from the post once a successor is named.

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Texas A&M President Resigning Earlier than Expected

President Michael Young has announced his plans to leave his roll as president at Texas A&M. Young previously said he would resign in May of 2021, however he stepped down on December 31st 2020. Current chair of the engineering school, Dr. John L. Junkins, has stepped in as interim president until a replacement is found.

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College President’s Report – Winter 21/22

Appointments

 

Penn State Names New President

Neeli Bendapudi, current president at the University of Louisville, will become the next president of Penn State University Park. Bendapudi will become the first female to lead Penn State on July 1st.

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New President Announced at Kansas State

Current dean of agriculture and life sciences at NC State, Richard Linton, has been named the next president of Kansas State University. Linton will succeed Richard Myers this February.

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Cal State Northridge Appoints Next President

The California State University Board has appointed Erika D. Beck to become the next president of Cal State Northridge. Beck is the current president of Cal State Channel Islands and will begin her new role on January 11th, 2021.

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New President Selected at Case Western Reserve

Eric W. Kaler has been selected to become the next president at Case Western Reserve. Kaler previously served as the University of Minnesota’s President. He will replace Barbara Snyder on July 21st, 2021.

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Mount Saint Vincent Appoints Next Leader

Current VP of Academic Affairs, Susan R. Burns, has been selected to become the College of Mont Saint Vincent’s sixth president. Burns will succeed Charles L. Flynn who is retiring. She will begin her tenure as president on January 1st,  2021.

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Connecticut College System Provost to Become Interim President    

Jane McBride Gates has been approved by the UConn State College and University Board to become the system’s new interim president. Gates currently serves as the system’s seniot VP for academic and student affairs. She will replace Mark Ojakian who is retiring on December 31st.

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Harding University Replaces President        

David Burks, Harding’s chancellor and former president, will return to an administrative role this December. Amid declining enrollment and a shortening budget Harding Trustees announced the need for a replacing current president, Bruce McLarty. A national search is currently being conducted for a long-term successor.

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New President Appointed at Harford CC

Theresa Felder has been selected to become the 10th president of Harford Community College. Felder will replace Dianna Phillips, who resigned last February. She will begin her tenure on January 1st.

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Hofstra Board Announces New Leadership 

Hofstra University has announced current provost for the University of Chicago, Dr. Susan Poser, as the school’s next president. Poser will become the school’s first female president and will start in August.

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Law School Dean New President at Seattle University

Current Cornell Law School Dean, Eduardo M. Penalver, has been named the next president at Seattle University. Penalver will begin his new post as president on July 1st, 2021.

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St. John’s Announces New President

Former president of Providence College, Rev. Brian J. Shanley, has been selected as the next president at St. John’s University. Rev. Shanley will replace Conrad Gempesaw, who will retire in June 2021.

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New President at Western Illinois

The Board of Trustees at Western Illinois has voted to approve Dr. Guiyou Huang as the university’s next president. Huang currently serves as president at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He became W. Illinois’ 12th president on the first of this year (2021).

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Wichita State Appoints Interim Leader

Dr. Richard Muma has been named by the Kansas Board of Regents the interim president at Wichita State. Muma is the current provost and replaced acting President Jay Golden. Golden resigned last September.

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Scripps College Names New President,

Current COO and Executive VP of Pillar College, Rupert A Hayes Jr, has been named president at Scripps College. He will succeed David Schroeder.

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New President at Southern Illinois

James T. Minor has been named the next chancellor at Southern Illinois University. Minor currently serves as the assistant vice chancellor and senior strategist in the office of the chancellor at Cal State University. He will become the school’s 10th chancellor on March 1st.

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MIT Provost named President at RPI

Martin A Schmidt has been named the next president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Schmidt currently serves as provost at MIT and will begin his tenure on July 1st.

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Retirements

Fresno Pacific University President to Retire

Joseph Jones has announced his plans to retire this summer. Jones as served the school for the last five years.

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Belmont University President Announces Retirement

Longtime Belmont University President, Bob Fisher, will retire at the end of the 2020-21 academic year. Fisher has served as Belmont’s leader for over two decades. In that time Fisher doubled the school’s undergraduate enrollment and added grad programs.

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Mellon Retiring from Carlow University

President Suzanne Mellon has announced her plans to retire as leader at Carlow University. Mellon has served the school for the last eight years. She plans to officially leave on June 30th, 2021.

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Clayton State President to Retire

Dr. Thomas Hynes Jr. informed students that he will retire as president from Clayton State University. Hynes has led the school since February 2010. His tenure will end on June 30th 2021.

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Flagler President Announces Retirement

President Joseph G. Joyner will retire after the 2020-21 academic year. Joyner joined the school in 2017. A national search is currently underway to find Flagler’s next president.

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Victor to Retire from Mercyhurst

President Michael T. Victor has announced his plans to retire from Mercyhurst University this June. Victor began his tenure as the school’s 12th president in August of 2015. A search for the next president is currently underway.

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SW Oklahoma State President Retiring

President Randy Beutler has announced plans to retire from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Beutler has served as the university’s president since February of 2010.

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Resignations

Texas A&M President Resigning Earlier than Expected

President Michael Young has announced his plans to leave his roll as president at Texas A&M. Young previously said he would resign in May of 2021, however he stepped down on December 31st 2020. Current chair of the engineering school, Dr. John L. Junkins, has stepped in as interim president until a replacement is found.

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University of Washington Tacoma Chancellor Stepping Down

President Mark Pagano has announced plans to resign from UW Tacoma. Pagano cited family reasons as the reason for stepping down. He will serve the rest of the academic year as chancellor.

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VMI Superintendent Resigns

Army Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III has resigned as president of the Virginia Military Institute after an investigation into “ongoing structural racism” at the school.  Peay has served as leader of VMI for the last 17 years.

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Sewanee President to Resign

Reuben E Brigety II has announced his plan to step down as president at Sewanee. Brigety is leaving to become U.S. ambassador to South Africa.

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