Augustana University Names New President
Augustana University has announced that former U.S. Representative, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, will become the school’s 24th president. “She is simply an inspiring individual who will be a transformational leader for Augustana University,” said Becky Blue, chair of the school’s search committee. Sandlin will take over for Mr. Robert C. Oliver, who plans to retire at the end of the 2017 school year in July.
Bellarmine University President to Begin Post in July
Dr. Susan Donovan, a longtime official at Loyola University Maryland, has been named president of Bellarmine University. Donovan served Loyola for over 30 years, and was most recently the executive vice president. Dr. Donovan will begin her position as the school’s fourth president in July.
BYU Idaho Appoints New President
BYU-Idaho has announced that Dr. Henry J. Eyring will become the school’s 17th president. Eyring currently serves the school as its academic vice president. He will begin as president on April 10th, replacing Dr. Clark G. Gilbert. Dr. Gilbert has accepted a role with the LDS church, running its ‘Pathway’ online learning program.
Pending Approval, Carol Christ Named UC Berkeley Chancellor
The UC Board of Regents will vote this Thursday on the nomination of Carol Christ to become Cal Berkeley’s next president. If approved, Christ will become the school’s 11th chancellor and the school’s first female leader. Ms. Christ will begin July 1st upon approval.
UC Davis Selects Next President
University of California President Janet Napolitano has chosen Dr. Gary May to become the next president of UC Davis. Dr. May currently serves as the Dean of College of Engineering at Georgia Tech. Dr. May will replace Linda Katehi, who resigned last year. Dr. Gary May is UC Davis’ seventh chancellor.
Calumet College of St. Joseph Appoints New President
Dr. Amy McCormack has been selected to serve as the seventh president at Calumet College of St. Joseph. McCormack is currently serving as VP for finance and administration at Dominican University in Illinois. Dr. McCormack will replace Daniel Lowery in her new role on July 1st.
Chipola College Names Dr. Sarah Clemmons as President
Dr. Sarah Clemmons has been named by the Chipola College District Board of Trustees to become the school’s next president. Clemmons previously served as interim president after the resignation of Dr. Jason Hurst in October of 2016.
DePaul University Appoints New Leader
DePaul University has named Dr. A Gabriel Esteban as the school’s newest president. Esteban is the institution’s first lay leader in the history of the 119-year-old Catholic school. Esteban is currently president of Seton Hall University. He will replace Rev. Dennis Holtschneider in July.
Dickinson Names New President
Dickinson College has named Dr. Margee Ensign as its next president. Ensign has served the last 15 years as the president of American University of Nigeria. Dr. Ensign will begin her post July 1, replacing Nancy A. Roseman.
Elmira College Stays In-House for Next President
Elmira college as chosen current Provost, Dr. Charles Lindsay, to assume the role as the school’s next president. Lindsay will replace interim president, Dr. Norman Smith, and begin his tenure on July 1st.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Names New President
Dr. P. Barry Butler, who is currently the executive VP and Provost at the University of Iowa, has been named the sixth president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Butler received 100 percent endorsement from the board and everyone else involved in the school’s search. Dr. Butler will begin his role on March 13th.
Graceland University Announces New President
Dr. Patricia Draves has been selected as the next president of Graceland University, located in Iowa. Draves will become the 18th president of the school and will replace John Sellars, who is retiring in July after 10 years of service at the University.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Announces Retirement and New President
The Horry Georgetown Area Commission, the school’s governing board, has named Dr. Marlyn “Murph” Fore as the school’s new president. Dr. Fore will take over for President H. Neyle Wilson, who is retiring April 1st.
New President Named at Ithaca College
Ithaca College’s Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Dr. Shirly Collado as the school’s next president. Collado will serve as the Ithaca’s ninth president and succeed Thomas R. Rochon on July 1st. Dr. Collado previously served as the Exececutive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operation Officer at Rutgers.
Dr. Allana Hamilton Begins as President at Jackson State CC
Dr. Allana R. Hamilton has begun as Jackson State Community College’s fifth president. She previously served as vice president for academic affairs at Northeast State CC. Hamilton beat out 50 other applicants for the job and will replace Dr. Bruce Blanding, who retired in September.
Kentucky State Names New President Amid Controversy
Though divided, the Board of Regents at Kentucky State University Selected a new President this week. Dr. Christopher Brown, currently provost for Louisiana’s Southern University and A&M System, was chosen by a 7-3 vote to become president at Kentucky State. School officials have not agreed publicly on Brown’s start date or the terms of his salary.
Lenoir-Rhyne President Begins Term
Mr. Frederick K. Whitt has begun as the 12th president at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Whitt was announced by the board of trustees as the new president this previous fall. Mr. Whitt previously served at Appalachian State as dean of the Beaver College of Health Sciences.
New President Decided at Maine College of Art
Dr. Laura Freid has been chosen as the new president at Maine College of Art. Freid has spent her career promoting the arts, and most recently served as director of the Silkroad Project, an organization founded by fabled musician Yo-Yo Ma. Freid will begin as president on July 1st, replacing Stuart Kestenbaum, who served as interim president.
North Greenville University President Appointed
Trustees at North Greenville University have chosen Dr. Gene. C. Faint Jr. to become the institutions next president. Dr. Faint is currently provost and chief academic officer at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Faint will begin his new role on June 1st.
Ohio University Names New President
Dr. Duane Nellis has been chosen by Ohio University’s Board of Trustees to become the university’s 21st president. Dr. Nellis, who was formerly president of Texas Tech University, was chosen unanimously from a field of four finalists. Dr. Nellis said, “My vision, my priority is to take Ohio University, with the commitment collectively from all of us, to new levels of distinction and I think this institution is poised for an exciting future.” Nellis will begin his six-year term on July 1st.
Pace University Names New President
Mr. Marvin Krislov will become the next president of Pace University in New York City. Krislov is currently the president of Oberlin College in Ohio. Mr. Krislov is a former Rhodes scholar and holds multiple degrees from Yale. He will replace Mr. Stephen J. Friedman, who decided to retire last year.
The Sage Colleges Announce New President
The Sage Colleges has announced a new president after a nine-month national search. Dr. Chrisopher Ames will become acting president on July 1. Ames was formerly provost at Shepherd University, and will replace Dr. Susan Scrimshaw, who will retire in June.
New President Named at Wittenburg University
Dr. Michael Frandsen has been named the new president of Wittenberg University. Frandsen is currently the vice president for finance and administration at Oberlin College. Frandsen was chosen after a six-month national search. “I am deeply honored to have been chosen to lead Wittenberg during this important time in its distinguished history,” Frandsen said. He will begin as acting president on July 1st.
Wrights State is the Right Fit for New President
Wrights State officials have announced that Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader will become the next president of Wright State University. Schrader is currently the chancellor of Missouri University of Science and Technology. Upon Joining Wright State, Shrader will be the first woman to hold the office of presidency. Dr. Schrader will officially begin her post as president on July 1st.
Castleton President to Retire
David S. Wolk has announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2017 school year. Wolk says, “moving on at the end of 2017 will indeed be emotionally challenging because I absolutely love our students and staff.” Upon retiring, Wolk and his wife plan to start a consulting business. Mr. Wolk served Castleton University for 16 years.
Itawamba Community College President Announces Retirement
Dr. Michael Eaton is ready to pass the torch as college president at Itawamba CC. Eaton has been with the college for over 40 years, including positions as athletic director, dean of students, and assistant to the president. Dr. Eaton plans to leave at in June, after the spring semester.
Memphis College of Art President to Retire
The Memphis College of Art has announced that Dr. Ron Jones will be retiring at the end of the month. Dr. Jones has served the school since 2011. He will be replaced by interim president, Ms. Laura Hine.
Monmouth University President to Take Sabbatical, Retire in March
Dr. Paul R. Brown has announced that he will retire from Monmouth University in March. Brown became the school’s eighth president in 2013. Henry Mercer, the chairman of Monmouth’s Board of Trustees, said the university made great strides during Brown’s tenure. Former Monmouth University Vice President Grey J. Demenna will serve as interim president during a search for a successor.
UNF President Announces Retirement
After running the University of North Florida for the past 15 years, John Delaney has announced he will retire in 2018. Delaney says he will leave the school in the spring of 2018, but is still unsure of what the future holds. Mr. Delaney announced his retirement early in order to give North Florida a chance to look for the school’s next President. He says he will continue to strengthen North Florida’s programs and accrue donations to the school.
Ferguson Submits Letter of Resignation at Bevill State
Dr. Larry Ferguson has submitted his letter of resignation as president of Bevill State Community College. The letter comes with Fergusson deciding to return to his home state of Kentucky. He will now serve as a vice president for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
Elon President Resigns After Nearly Two Decades
Dr. Leo Lambert, after 18 years, has announced he will step down as president of Elon University. Lambert has served as president of Elon since 1999. In his time at the school enrollment has jumped from 4,000 to 6,700 students. Elon’s board of trustees is currently searching for the school’s next president.
San Diego State President Announces Resignation
Dr. Elliot Hirshman, president of San Diego State University, has announced that he is leaving to become the president of Stevenson University. “We hate to lose him,” said Jerry Sanders, former San Diego mayor. The move brings Hirshman closer to his family on the east coast where he was once provost at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Hirshman was the eighth president at SDSU.
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