College President’s Report July 2024

Appointments

 

University of Tampa Welcomes First Female President

Dr. Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg has been chosen to be President of the University of Tempa.  Dahlberg takes the helm following the retirement of President Ronald Vaughn. She previously served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas Christian University.

Read more

University of Nebraska Kearney Names Interim Chancellor

Dr. Charles Bicak has been selected to serve as the Interim Chancellor of University of Nebraska Kearney. Bicak most recently served as Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs at the university from 2009-2022. He follows Chancellor Doug Kristenson who stepped down after leading the university for 22 years.

Read more

St. Mary’s University Selects 14th President

St. Mary’s University  has named Dr. Winston Erevelles to serve as its 14th President.  He steps into the position after the retirement of President Tom Mengler.  Erevelles previously served as the university’s Dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Read more

 

***Stay up-to-date with all the turnover in Higher Ed through HigherEd Direct…Try our database today for free HERE.

 

Union College Names 2003 Alumnus as Interim President

Dr. DJ Washington has been selected to serve as Interim President of Union College.  Washington succeeds President Marcia Hawkins who retired June 30. Washington serves on Union College Board of Trustees and is currently the Director of Employer and Regional Engagement at University of Notre Dame.

Read more

University of New Haven Appoints Seventh President

Dr. Jens Frederickson has been selected to serve as President of UNH.  Fredericksen takes over the role from Interim President Sheahon Zenger.  He comes to the UNH from Fisk University where he most recently served as Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Enrollment Management.

Read more

Lake Superior State University Welcomes New President

Dr. David Travis has been selected to serve as the university’s 11th President.  He succeeds Interim President Lynn Gillette. Weaver comes from the University of Wisconsin River Falls where he served as Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

Read more

New President Named at Drury University

Dr. Jeff Frederick has been named as President of Drury University.  Frederick takes over the helm from Interim President John Beuerlein. He most recently served as Provost and Executive Vice President at Wingate University.

Read more

Georgia Southwestern State University Selects First Female President

Dr. Michelle Johnston  has been selected to serve as President of Georgia Southwestern State University. She succeeds Interim President Teresa MacCartney who stepped in after President Neal Weaver left to accept the presidency at Stephen F. Austin University.  Johnston most recently served as President of College of Coastal Georgia.

Read more

University of Notre Dame Names 18th President

Rev. Robert A. Down has been selected to lead the University of Notre Dame.  Down succeeds President Rev. John Jenkins who stepped down after 19 years.  Down most recently served as Vice President and Associate Provost for the university.

Read more

White Mountains Community College Appoints President

Dr. Sarmad Saman has been selected to serve as President of White Mountains Community College.  The position has been filled by Interim President Melanie Robbins after the departure of President Charles Lloyd. Saman most recently served as Chief of Staff at Bristol Community College.

Read more

University of Dubuque Welcomes 12th President

Dr. Travis L. Frampton has been chosen to be President of the University of Dubuque.  He takes the helm from President Jeffrey Bullock who stepped down after 25 years of service.  Frampton previously served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Schreiner University.

Read more

Mount Saint Mary College Names 8th President

Dr. Robert Gervasi has been selected to serve as the President of Mount Saint Mary College. Gervasi previously served as President of both Ohio Dominican University and Quincy University. He follows Interim President Fr. Gregorie Fluet. Fluet stepped into the role after President Jason Adist left to accept a consulting position.

Read more

Texas Southern University Selects President

Texas Southern University has named Mr. James W. Crawford III, JD to serve as President.  He will take over for Interim President Mary Sias.  Sias served as Interim President from June 2023 after the resignation of President Leisa L. Crumpton-Young.  Crawford previously served as President of Felician University.

Read more

Indiana State University Inducts Next President

Dr. Michael Godard has been selected to serve as President of Indiana State University.  Godard succeeds President Deborah Curtis after her retirement. Godard most recently served as Provost at Southeast Missouri State University.

Read more

University of Texas at Tyler Appoints President

Dr. Julie V. Philley has been selected to serve as President of University of Texas at Tyler.  Philley takes over the role from President Kirk Calhoun following his retirement.  She most recently served as the university’s Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and Vice Provost. She is also a board certified physician.

Read more

Southern Arkansas University Welcomes New President

Dr. Bruno Hicks has been selected to serve as the university’s 13th President.  He succeeds Interim President and SAU President Emeritus Dr. David Rankin who served as Interim since the resignation of President Trey Berry.  Hicks comes from Dalton State College where he served as Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

Read more

Interim President Named at Bradley University

Mr. Jonathan Michael has been tapped as Interim President of Bradley University. He stepped into the position after the resignation of President Stephen Standifird.  Mr. Michael currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the university.

Read more

Chandler-Gilbert Community College Selects Interim President

Chandler-Gilbert Community College has selected Mr. Christopher (CJ) Wurster to serve as Interim President. He succeeds President Greg Peterson who resigned to accept the presidency at Salt Lake Community College.  Wurster most recently served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Phoenix College.

Read more

Marquette University Names Acting President After Death of President

Dr. Kimo Ah Yun has been selected to serve as Acting President in the wake of the death of university president Dr. Michael Lovell.   Yun serves as Provost for the university.

Read more

University of La Verne Appoints Acting President

Mr. Mark Hicks has been selected to serve as Acting President of the University of La Verne in the wake of President Pardis Mahdavi suddenly resigning citing personal reasons.  Hicks is currently a member of La Verne’s Board of Trustees.

Read more

The College of New Jersey Appoints 17th President

Dr. Michael Bernstein has been chosen to be President of The College of New Jersey.  He has served as Interim President since July 2023. Bernstein previously served as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Tulane University.

Read more

Hudson Valley Community College Names Officer In Charge After Firing of President

Dr. Louis Coplin has been selected to serve as the Officer In Charge of Hudson Valley Community College in the wake of the firing of President Roger Ramsammy after allegations of sexual misconduct. Coplin most recently served as Vice President of Student Affairs at the college.

Read more

Talladega College Selects Interim President

Talladega College has named Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough. to serve as Interim President.  He steps into the position after the resignation of President Gregory Vincent.  Kimbrough previously served as President at Dillard University.

Read more

CUNY Graduate Center Names Seventh President

Dr. Joshua C. Brumberg has been selected to serve as President of CUNY Graduate Center after having served as Interim President since October 2023.  Brumberg succeeds President Robin Garrell who resigned in September 2023. He has served CUNY in a variety of positions for over 22 years.

Read more

 

University Mergers: A Pathway to Strengthened Higher Education

In recent years, the landscape of higher education has been marked by a significant trend: the merging of universities and colleges. These mergers, aimed at consolidating resources, enhancing academic offerings, and improving financial stability, are reshaping the higher education environment across the United States. Higher Ed Direct, a directory of college administrator data, has compiled a unique dataset to analyze this trend, which really picked up traction in the late 1980s but has seen substantial growth in the last ten years.

Origins of University Mergers

The concept of merging institutions is not new but has gained substantial traction in the past few decades. Initially driven by financial crises, demographic shifts, and the increasing need for efficient resource management, university mergers have become a strategic tool for ensuring the sustainability and competitiveness of higher education institutions.

For instance, in the late 1980s, financial constraints and the need for more robust academic programs led to the merger of several institutions in states like California and Massachusetts. The mergers of Heald College in Santa Clara with Heald College in San Jose and Blue Hills Regional Technical Institute with Massasoit Community College marked early examples of this strategic consolidation.

Growth of University Mergers Across the United States

Since these early examples, the trend of university mergers has accelerated. According to data on institutional changes, numerous states have witnessed a series of mergers to consolidate educational resources and enhance academic offerings. The data below highlights the growth of university mergers over the last twenty years.

Number of Mergers Per Year

2004 10
2005 9
2006 8
2007 2
2008 1
2009 5
2010 8
2011 18
2012 8
2013 11
2014 16
2015 11
2016 8
2017 13
2018 11
2019 20
2020 4
2021 12
2022 9
2023 10
2024 9
203

 

To view a more detailed analysis of mergers from each year from 1986 to 2024 click here, and to view a more detailed analysis of mergers by state click here.

Impact on Access and Attainment

University mergers have played a crucial role in enhancing access to higher education. By combining resources, institutions can offer more diverse and robust academic programs, often at a lower cost. This mainly benefits underserved communities, including low-income students, first-generation college students, and working adults.

Mergers have also improved student services and facilities, enriching the educational experience. For example, merging smaller colleges with prominent universities often brings better research opportunities, more extensive libraries, and improved campus facilities.

Challenges and Opportunities

Despite the numerous benefits, university mergers are challenging. Issues such as accreditation, cultural integration, and alignment of academic programs can pose significant hurdles. Moreover, mergers often need more support from alumni, faculty, and local communities with strong ties to the original institutions.

However, these challenges also present opportunities. Successful mergers require careful planning and execution, including stakeholder engagement and transparent communication. The potential for enhanced academic programs, increased funding opportunities, and stronger institutional reputations can outweigh the initial challenges.

The Future of University Mergers

The evolution of university mergers underscores their importance as a strategy for strengthening higher education. From their origins in the late 20th century to their expansion across multiple states, mergers have proven to be an effective means of enhancing institutional sustainability and academic excellence.

As the higher education landscape evolves, ongoing support and strategic planning for university mergers will be crucial. These efforts will ensure that institutions can continue to provide high-quality education, adapt to changing demographics, and meet the needs of the modern workforce.

By embracing merger potential, the higher education sector can build a more resilient and inclusive future, offering more significant opportunities for all students to achieve their academic and career goals. ​

 

 

 

 

 

Examining Leadership Turnover Rates In Higher Education Over the Past Decade

Leadership stability is not just a desirable trait in higher education, it is a necessity. It ensures continuity in strategic direction, fosters institutional culture, and supports long-term goals. However, turnover in key executive positions can disrupt these aspects, potentially leading to a loss of direction and a shift in institutional culture. This article examines the trends in leadership turnover in higher education over the past decade, focusing on ten top executive positions from 2014 to 2024.

Scope and Objective

We analyze the turnover rates of the following positions: Presidents (of both stand-alone and branch campuses), Chief Academic Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Operations Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Human Resources Officers, Chief Student Life Officers, Directors of Admissions, Chief Advancement Officers, and Chief Alumni Affairs Officers. The objective is to understand the trends and implications of leadership turnover in these critical roles.

Summary of Overall Changes

From 2014-2024, the number of changes in these positions has varied significantly. Our data shows fluctuations in turnover rates , with certain periods experiencing higher instability.

A comparative analysis of the turnover rates in two-year intervals reveals several patterns:

  • A notable increase in turnover from 2016-2018, peaking at 20.70%.
  • A decline in turnover rates from 2018-2022, indicating a period of relative stability.
  • An increase again in 2022-2024, reaching the highest turnover rate of 21.40%.

These trends suggest various periods of stability and instability, potentially influenced by external factors such as economic conditions, political protests, DEI bans, and other policy changes.

Detailed Analysis By Position

While we won’t get into the fine details in this post, our data can also be broken down by position.  Our information indicates that the turnover rates for presidents show fluctuations, with a peak in 2016-2018 (23.33%) and a slight decline by 2022-2024, which suggests some stabilization in recent years.

We see an increasing trend in CFO turnover rates, which may reflect the financial challenges institutions face, among other implications.

Our HigherEd Direct database can provide more information regarding the turnover rates by position.

Overall Insights & Institutional Implications

Over the past decade, the leadership landscape in higher education has seen significant shifts. Our analysis of the turnover rates for top executive positions from 2014 to 2024 reveals several critical insights:

  • Fluctuating Turnover Rates: Turnover rates have experienced notable peaks and troughs, with a marked increase during 2016-2018 and 2022-2024. These fluctuations highlight periods of instability followed by relative stability.
  • Position-Specific Trends: Different leadership roles have experienced varying turnover rates. For instance, Chief Academic Officers and Chief Human Resources Officers have consistently high turnover rates, reflecting ongoing challenges in academic leadership and talent management. Conversely, positions like Chief Operations Officers and Chief Alumni Affairs Officers have shown more stability.
  • Overall Trends: The aggregate data across all positions (MPC ALL) reveals cyclical turnover patterns, with peaks potentially correlating with broader economic and policy changes affecting higher education.

The broader implications of leadership turnover in higher education underscore the need for stability and strategic management of leadership transitions. Continuous analysis and proactive measures are essential to fostering a stable and thriving academic environment. As institutions navigate the complexities of leadership changes, prioritizing stability, strategic planning, and effective succession management will be crucial for long-term success and growth.

Encouraging ongoing analysis and proactive management of leadership transitions can help institutions remain resilient and adaptable in an ever-changing landscape. By addressing the factors contributing to leadership turnover, higher education institutions can build a strong foundation for future success.

 

Looking for more college and university leadership data? HEP can help! Our HigherEd Direct database contains accreditation details, contact information, and other metrics on over 4,400+ institutions and 89,000+ school administrators nationwide.

 

Access our entire database with a 14-day risk-free trial today!

Exploring the Legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): A Comprehensive Overview

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), a term used to refer to institutions of higher education founded primarily for African Americans’ education, are pillars of education, resilience, and empowerment within the landscape of American higher education.

 

Since their inception, these institutions have played a vital role in providing educational opportunities for African American students, combating systemic barriers, and fostering academic excellence.

 

Today, HBCUs continue to make significant contributions to American society, enriching the fabric of higher education with their academic excellence and unique culture and heritage.

Overview of HBCUs

At the heart of the HBCU legacy lies a commitment to equality, access, and excellence in education. These institutions were founded with the mission of providing African American students with the opportunity to pursue higher education at a time when segregation and discrimination barred them from attending predominantly white institutions.

 

To that end, the nation’s first Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, opened in 1837—yes, even before the American Civil War. HBCUs were initially opened to allow African Americans to become specific roles like teachers, ministers, and tradesmen.

 

Today, our Higher Education Directory lists 105 HBCUs, each with a rich history, distinct characteristics , and unique degree offerings. Let’s explore some of these HBCUs and the higher education landscape that surrounds them.

Exploring the HBCU Landscape

There is a diverse landscape of HBCUs across the United States. From Alabama and Georgia to Texas and Maryland, these institutions span the country and offer a range of degree programs and academic opportunities.

 

Of the 105 HBCUs in our database, 40 offer degrees up to Doctorates, while 28 offer only up to a Master’s degree. This is a far advancement from the educational opportunities that were offered at the conception of these Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Maryland has three state-funded institutions that rank among the top 20 HBCUs for 2024, according to US News. Those schools are Bowie State University, which enrolls 6,275 students; Morgan State University, which enrolls 9,101 students; and the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, which enrolls 2,518 students. All three of these institutions offer Doctorate-level degrees for their students.

 

Of those top 20 HBCUs, Georgia has 2 colleges that rank among them, with a third, Clark University, falling in at 21. Those Georgian Institutions include Clark Atlanta University, a private Methodist research university with around 4,000 enrollment. The degree offerings at this university include a Doctorate. Ranked #1 on the list for 2024 is Spelman College, an independent non-profit institution that offers Baccalaureate degree opportunities. This institution enrolls around 3,102 students. Morehouse College, which also offers Baccalaureate degrees and is an independent, non-profit institution, sees around 2,567 students enrolled.

 

You can find all this information and more within our HigherEd Direct Database.

 

Notable HBCUs:

While all HBCUs have significantly contributed to higher education and society, some institutions stand out for their historical significance, unique programs, or notable alumni. From Howard University in Washington, D.C., to Morehouse College in Georgia, they have left an indelible mark on American history and culture.

 

  1. Howard University (Washington, D.C.): Founded in 1867, Howard University is one of the most prestigious HBCUs in the country. It offers various undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs and is renowned for its esteemed faculty and groundbreaking research. Howard University has produced numerous trailblazers in various fields, including politics, law, medicine, and the arts. Notable alumni include Thurgood Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Kamala Harris, the first female Vice President of the United States.
  2. Spelman College (Atlanta, Georgia): Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private, liberal arts institution for women and is consistently ranked among the top HBCUs in the nation. Spelman is renowned for its strong emphasis on social justice, community service, and academic excellence. The college has a distinguished history of producing leaders in various fields, including activism, academia, and the arts. Notable alumni include Stacey Abrams, Alice Walker, and Rosalind Brewer, the former CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance.
  3. Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, Alabama): Founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee University is a leading research institution known for its pioneering work in agricultural science, aviation, and engineering. It gained international recognition for the groundbreaking research conducted by its founder, Dr. George Washington Carver. Tuskegee has a long-standing tradition of producing trailblazers in fields such as medicine, education, and the military. Notable alumni include Ralph Ellison, Lionel Richie, and General Daniel “Chappie” James Jr., the first African American four-star general in the U.S. Air Force.

 

These HBCUs represent just a fraction of the remarkable institutions that have made significant contributions to American higher education and society as a whole. Their impact transcends their campuses, shaping the lives and careers of countless individuals and leaving an enduring legacy of excellence, empowerment, and social justice.

The Impact of HBCUs:

The impact of HBCUs extends far beyond the walls of their campuses. These institutions have produced generations of leaders, professionals, and scholars who have made significant contributions to their fields and communities. Here’s a closer look at just some of HBCUs’ impacts on American society:

 

  1. Academic Excellence: HBCUs have a long-standing commitment to academic excellence despite facing challenges such as limited funding and resources. These institutions have consistently produced high-achieving graduates who excel in their chosen fields. HBCUs are known for providing a supportive and nurturing environment that fosters intellectual growth, critical thinking, and leadership skills.
  2. Diversity and Inclusion: HBCUs have been at the forefront of promoting diversity and inclusion in higher education. These institutions welcome students from diverse backgrounds and provide inclusive environments where students feel valued, respected, and supported. HBCUs celebrate cultural diversity and encourage students to embrace their heritage while fostering a sense of unity and solidarity among all campus community members.
  3. Social Mobility: HBCUs have provided pathways for social mobility for generations of African American students. Many HBCUs serve students from low-income backgrounds and first-generation college students, offering them opportunities for upward mobility and economic advancement. These institutions provide access to higher education for students who may not have had the opportunity to attend college otherwise, helping to close the opportunity gap and promote social equity.

 

Overall, HBCUs’ impact extends far beyond their campuses, shaping the lives of individuals, communities, and the nation as a whole. Despite underfunding and accreditation issues, HBCUs have demonstrated unwavering resilience, remaining steadfast in their mission to provide a high-quality education to all students. These institutions embody the values of excellence, resilience, and empowerment, and their contributions to American higher education are invaluable.

The Closure of HBCUs

Unfortunately, the journey of some HBCUs has come to an end. Since the publication of the HigherEd Direct, seven HBCUs have closed their doors. Each closure, such as Morristown College in Tennessee being acquired by Knoxville College in 1989, represents a loss for the community and the broader landscape of higher education. Click here to view additional data surrounding HBCU closures, their location, their accreditation, and the reasons for closing.

The Importance of HBCUs

In conclusion, the legacy of HBCUs is one of resilience, excellence, and empowerment. These institutions have played a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape of America and continue to be beacons of hope for future generations. As we reflect on their contributions, let us celebrate the rich heritage of HBCUs.

Community Colleges Offering Baccalaureate Degrees: A Pathway to Accessible Higher Education

In 2005, Florida pioneered a transformative initiative in higher education by introducing Community Colleges Baccalaureate (CCB) degrees. This innovative approach addressed the growing demand for affordable four-year degree options, particularly among underserved communities.

Today, CCB programs have expanded beyond Florida’s borders, making higher education more accessible across the United States.

Origins of CCB Programs

Florida’s groundbreaking move to offer baccalaureate degrees through community colleges marked a significant shift in the higher education landscape.

By extending their academic offerings to include four-year programs, community colleges opened doors for students who may have otherwise faced barriers to obtaining a bachelor’s degree.

Inspired by Florida’s success, California and Texas followed suit, recognizing the potential of CCB programs to meet their communities’ diverse needs.

Growth of CCB Programs Across the United States

Since 2005, the concept of CCB programs has gained momentum, with 23 states now offering these innovative pathways to higher education. According to Higher Education Publications (HEP) data, the proliferation of CCB programs reflects a growing demand for accessible and affordable higher education options.

According to our data, community colleges have emerged as key players in addressing the evolving needs of the workforce while fostering educational equity and inclusivity, with almost 15% of Community Colleges offering CCB degrees.

 

State 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
CCB Count CCB Count CCB Count CCB Count CCB Count CCB Count
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 9
California 12 13 13 14 14 15
Colorado 6 9 9 9 10 12
Delaware 1 1 1 1 1 4
Florida 19 19 19 19 20 20
Georgia 4 4 4 4 4 4
Hawaii 1 1 1 1 1 1
Idaho 0 0 1 1 1 1
Indiana 1 1 1 1 1 1
Massachusetts 0 0 0 0 0 1
Michigan 6 6 6 6 6 6
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 1 1
Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 2
North Carolina 1 1 1 1 1 1
North Dakota 1 1 1 1 1 1
New Mexico 1 1 1 1 1 1
Nevada 2 2 2 2 2 2
Ohio 12 14 15 15 17 21
Oklahoma 1 1 1 1 1 1
South Carolina 0 1 1 1 1 1
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 1 1
Texas 5 9 18 23 26 29
Utah 1 1 1 1 1 1
Washington 24 25 28 28 29 29
Wyoming 0 0 1 3 3 3
98 110 125 133 143 168
Total Community Colleges 1,172 1,149 1,141 1,139 1,130 1,123
Percent CCB Schools 8.36% 9.57% 10.96% 11.68% 12.65% 14.96%

Impact on Access and Attainment:

CCB programs have had a profound impact on access to higher education, particularly for underrepresented groups such as low-income students, first-generation college students, and working adults. By providing flexible scheduling, lower tuition costs, and localized educational opportunities, CCB programs have empowered individuals to pursue their academic and career goals. Moreover, these programs have increased baccalaureate attainment rates, bridging the gap for students in states where traditional four-year institutions may be geographically or financially out of reach.

Challenges and Opportunities:

Despite their success, CCB programs face challenges such as accreditation issues, funding constraints, and potential resistance from traditional four-year institutions. However, there are opportunities for further growth and improvement.

Collaboration between community colleges and universities, expansion of program offerings to meet evolving workforce demands, and increased financial support from state and federal governments can enhance the sustainability and effectiveness of CCB programs.

Conclusion

The evolution of CCB programs from their inception in Florida to their expansion across 23 states underscores their importance as a pathway to accessible and equitable higher education. Community colleges are vital in increasing baccalaureate attainment and promoting social mobility by providing affordable and flexible four-year degree options.

As we look to the future, continued support and investment in CCB programs are essential to ensuring that all individuals have the opportunity to pursue their educational aspirations and contribute to a more inclusive society.

College President’s Report Winter 2023/24

Appointments

 

Michigan State Hires Next President

Kevin Guskiewicz has been unanimously selected by the board of trustees at Michigan State to become the institution’s new president. Guskiewicz currently serves as chancellor at UNC Chapel Hill. He will begin his tenure on March 4th.

read more

Mark Welsh Announced as New President at Texas A&M

General Mark Welsh III has been approved to become the permanent president at Texas A&M. Welsh has served as interim president for the last four months.

read more

***Stay up-to-date with all the turnover in Higher Ed through HigherEd Direct…Try our database today for free HERE.

 

University of Louisiana System Selects New President

Current Grambling State University President Rick Gallot has been announced as the next president of the University of Louisiana System.

read more

Modesto Junior College Names Next Leader

Brian Sanders has been selected as the next president at Modesto Junior College. Sanders is a longtime instructor and is the current interim VP of instruction at MJC. He will begin on the first of this year.

read more

New President Announced at New Mexico Highlands

Dr. Neil Woolf has been approved by the board of regents to become New Mexico Highland’s next president. Woolf will be the institution’s 19th president and begin in July.

read more

Interim President Announced at Saint Augustine’s University

Dr. Marcus Burgess has been announced as interim president at Saint Austine University. Burgess previously served as VP for institutional advancement at Claflin University.

read more

Gordon State College Appoints President

Dr. Donald J. Green has been named as President after serving as Interim President since May.  Green previously served as President of Point Park University in Pittsburgh.

read more

First Alumna President Named at Sweet Briar College

Dr. Mary Pope Hutson has been appointed President after serving as Interim President since March.  A Sweet Briar College graduate of 1983, Hutson served as the college’s Senior Vice President of Alumnae Relations for the past eight years.

read more

White Mountain Community College Selects Interim President

White Mountain Community College has named Ms. Melanie Robbins as Interim President following the departure of President Dr. Charles Lloyd who accepted the position of Vice Chancellor of the Community College System.  Robbins has served in several positions for the school since 1996.

read more

UT Martin Appoints Chancellor

Dr. Yancy Freeman has been named as Chancellor of University of Tennessee Martin.  Freeman comes from UT Chattanooga where he served in various capacities for 25 years.  He succeeds Dr. Keith Carver who moved to the position of Senior Vice Chancellor of the UT Institute of Agriculture.

read more

Midwestern State University Names New President

Dr. Stacia Haynie has been named as the 13th President of MSU.  Prior to her appointment as President she served as Executive Vice President, Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Louisiana State University.

read more

Bluefield State University – Beckley Announces 1st President

Dr. Ted Lewis has been selected to serve as the first President of BSU-Beckley.  Dr. Lewis previously served as Bluefield State Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.

read more

 

Resignations

 

Penn President Resigns

Liz Magill, president at the University of Pennsylvania, has resigned four days after what many are calling a disastrous public testimony in Washington DC. Pressure from donors and criticism from the public are a few of the reasons she has stepped down.

read more

Resignation Announced by Harvard President

Harvard President Claudine Gay has resigned as leader at the esteemed school. Gay has faced intense scrutiny for her testimony given in front of congress on campus antisemitism. She has also been alleged to have plagiarized previous academic work. She was president at Harvard for six month, the school’s shortest tenure ever.

read more

 

Retirements

 

Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor to Retire

Doug Kristensen has announced his plans to retire from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Kristensen will step down at the end of this academic year.

read more

Retirement Announced at Ren Lake College

President Terry Wilkerson will soon retire from Ren Lake College after serving the institution for more than 30 years. Wilkerson will officially retire in June of 2025.

read more

Otero College President to Retire

Dr. Timothy Alvarez will retire as president from Otero College on August 11th. He has served the college for the past five years.

read more

 

College President’s Report – November 2023

Appointments

 

Kenyon College Names 20th President

Dr. Julie Kornfield was selected as the 20th President of Kenyon College.  She served as Vice Provost of Academic Affairs at Columbia University.  She assumed the role on October 1, 2023.

Read more

Northern Kentucky University Selects New President

Dr. Cady Short-Thompson has been selected to be the 7th President of Northern Kentucky University.  Short-Thompson most recently served as the CEO/Executive Director of Breakthrough Cincinnati, an educational equity nonprofit organization.

Read more

Towson University Appoints New President

Dr. Mark Ginsberg began his tenure as Towson University’s 15th President Oct 30, 2023, succeeding former President Kim Schatzel.  Ginsberg comes from George Mason University where he served as Provost and Executive Vice President.

Read more

***Stay up-to-date with all the turnover in Higher Ed through HigherEd Direct…Try our database today for free HERE.

Upper Iowa University Announces 22nd President

The Board of Trustees at Upper Iowa University has named Kathy Franken as the University’s 22nd President.  She has served as Interim President since May 2023.  Franken is the first female president to lead the University.

Read more

Berkley City College Names New President

Berkley City College has announced the appointment of Dr. Denise Richardson as the permanent President.  She has been working as Interim President since July 2023.  Dr. Richardson was previously the Vice President of Instruction at Merritt College. She follows Dr. Angelica Garcia who stepped down in June to become President/Superintendent 0f Santa Rosa Junior College.

Read more

Ferrum College Appoints 13th President

Ferrum College has appointed Dr. Mirta M. Martin as permanent President, where she has served a Interim President since January 2023.  Prior to her arrival at Ferrum College, Martin served as President of Fairmont State University.

Read more

Howard University Inaugurates Next President

Ben Vincent III has been inaugurated as the 18th president at Howard University. Vincent previously served as provost at Case Western Reserve University and will succeed Wayne Frederick.

Read more

Saint Michaels College Announces Next President

Trustees at Saint Michael’s have selected Richard Plumb to become the 18th President of the school. Plumb previously served at Saint Mary’s college as president. He will begin his tenure in January.

Read more

 

 

Resignations

 

Illinois Wesleyan President to Step Down

S. Georgia Nugent has announced her plans to leave Illinois Wesleyan. Nugent has been President since August 2019. She is the first female leader of the school and plans to leave at the end of this academic year.

Read more

Notre Dame President to Resign

University of Notre Dame President John Jenkins will step down as leader of the esteemed  university. Jenkins has served as President since 2004 and will leave at the end of this academic year.

Read more

 

Retirements

 

Tuskegee U President Retiring

Charlotte P. Morris has announced her plan to retire from Tuskegee University. Morris was appointed in August of 2021 and has served the university for the past 40 years.

read more

Fitchburg State President Announces Retirement

President Richard Lapidus will retire from Fitchburg State at the end of this academic year. Lapidus has served as leader of the school since July of 2015. Fitchburg will begin a national search immediately.

read more

 

College President’s Report – September 2023

Appointments

 

Temple Names Next President

Temple University appointed Dr. Richard M. Englert as acting president after the untimely death of JoAnne A. Epps in September. Dr. Englert has served Temple University in multiple roles over his 45 year career there, including serving as acting president twice and as president for five years prior to his retirement in 2021.

Read more

Board Announces Fisk U President

The Fisk University Board has named Dr. Agenia Walker Clark as their next president. Dr. Clark most recently served as the CEO of the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee. She begins her presidency of the 158 year-old HBCU on November 6, 2023.

Read more

Seventh President Announced at Norther Kentucky

Dr. Cady Short-Thompson will become the seventh president of Northern Kentucky University on October 2, 2023. Dr. Short-Thompson is currently the CEO and Executive Director of Breakthrough Cincinnati, a non-profit providing college prep programs to high need/potential middle and high school students.

Read more

***Stay up-to-date with all the turnover in Higher Ed through HigherEd Direct…Try our database today for free HERE.

Cal State LA Names New President

California State University, Los Angeles’s next president will be Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes. Dr. Earns is currently the president of York College/CUNY. Eanes will become CSULA’s first female president on January 8, 2024.

Read more

U-NOLA President Announced

Dr. Kathy Johnson will become the eighth president of the University of New Orleans. Dr. Johnson will be leaving Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis where for the past eight years she has served as executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer.

Read more

New President at North Seattle

Dr. Rachel Solemsaas has been named as interim president of North Seattle College. Dr. Solemsaas comes to North Seattle from Hawaii Community College where she served as chancellor for seven years.

Read more

Vermont State Names Interim President

Dr. David G. Bergh has been named interim president of Vermont State University. Dr Bergh has held several positions within the Vermont State College System in the past but most recent he was president at Cazenovia College in New York which closed last June.

Read more…

New President Appointed at Wisconsin Parkside

University of Wisconsin–Parkside announced that Dr. Lynn D. Akey will become the university’s seventh president at the beginning of 2024. Dr. Akey is currently serving as vice president for student success at Minnesota State University.

Read more

Mount Saint Mary College Interim Leader Named

Father Gregoire Fluet has been named interim president of Mount Saint Mary College in New York. Earlier in the year, Fr. Fluet was appointed acting president while the Board of Trustees searches for a new president.

Read more

 

Resignations

 

Yale President to Step Down

President Peter Salovey has announced his plans to step down as president at Yale University. Salovey has been president since 2013 and plans to return to his position on the faculty. He will leave his post next June.

Read more

Arkansas Tech President Resigns

Arkansas Tech University terminated Dr. Robin E. Bowan while she was on extended medical leave following a scheduled surgery. Russel Jones has been appointed interim president.

Read more

Resignation at Broward College

Dr. Greg Haile has resigned as the president of Broward College. The unexpected resignation caused the Board of Trustees to hold an unscheduled meeting the day following receipt of Dr. Haile’s resignation letter.

Read more

 

Retirements

 

New Hampshire President to Retire

Dr. James Dean, Jr., president of the University of New Hampshire, announced his plans to step down in June of 2024.

read more

Retirement Announced at Vermont System

Sophie Zdatny will step down as chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges System at the end of December. No interim replacement has been named at this time.

read more

Wagner College (NY) President Retiring

Dr. Angelo Araimo will retire as president of Wagner College in New York at the end of the 2023-24 academic year. Dr. Araimo has been president since 2022, though his career at Wagner College spans three decades.

read more

Ursuline President to Retire

Sister Christine De Vinne will retire as the president of Ursuline College effective June 30, 2024. Sister Chris, as she is known on campus, is an Ursuline graduate who will attend her 50th class reunion later this year.

read more

 

College President Report

College President’s Report – Summer 2023

Appointments

University of Oregon Names 19th President

Dr. John Karl Scholz has been named the next president of the University of Oregon. Scholz comes from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he served as Provost.  Read more

University of Pittsburgh Announces 19th Chancellor

Joan T. A. Gabel, Dr. Joan T.A. Gabel, President of the University of Minnesota, has been selected as President of the University of Pittsburgh. Read more

Dartmouth Welcomes New President

Dr. Sian Leah Beilock is succeeding Philp J. Hanlon who stepped down after a 10-year tenure as president.  Read more

Corbin University Selects 11th President

Dr. John Mark Yeats has been chosen as President of Corban University. The former interim President, Dr. John Cornman, will serve as Senior Vice President and Provost at the university. Read more

University of Nebraska – Lincoln Appoints 21st Chancellor

Dr. Rodney Bennett, former President of the University of Southern Mississippi, has been named Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.  Read more

***Stay up-to-date with all the turnover in Higher Ed through HigherEd Direct…Try our database today for free HERE.

 

College of Staten Island CUNY Names Interim President in Permanent Role

Dr. Timothy G. Lynch, Interim President of the College of Staten Island, part of the City University of New York, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.  Read more

Delta State University Announces Next President

Dr. Daniel J. Ennis has been chosen as President of Delta State University, in Mississippi.  Read more…

New President Appointed by Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Lance Tatum Senior appointed President. The former interim President, Dr. Clarence Green, will serve as Vice President of Culture at the university.  Read more

Dalton State College Names Interim President

Dr. John Fuchko III has been named Interim President of Dalton State College. He replaces Dr. Margaret H. Venable, who retired in May.  Read more

President of Oglethorpe University Named New President of San Francisco Bay University

Dr. Nicholas Ladany, President of Oglethorpe University in Georgia, has been appointed President of San Francisco Bay University.  Read more

Mount San Antonio College Selects New President

Dr. Martha Garcia has been selected as the new president of Mt. San Antonio College.  Read more

Columbus State University Names Next President

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia named Dr. Stuart Rayfield President.  Read more

18th President of Howard University Announced

Dr. Ben Vinson III, Provost and Executive Vice President at Case Western Reserve University has been appointed President of Howard University.  Read more

Mary Baldwin Appoints New President

Dr. Jeffrey Stein, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships at Elon University, has been named president of Mary Baldwin University following the retirement announcement of Dr. Pamela Fox.  Read more

Kentucky State University Appoints 19th President

Dr. Koffi Akakpo, President of Bluegrass Community and Technical College, has been named President of Kentucky State University.  Read more

18th President of Howard University Announced

Dr. Ben Vinson III, Provost and Executive Vice President at Case Western Reserve University has been appointed President of Howard University.  Read more

Ohio University Names New President

Dr. Lori Stewart-Gonzales, Executive Vice President and Provost at Louisville University, also served as Interim President there.  Read more

Utah State Chooses New President

Dr. Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Cantwell replaces Dr. Noelle Cockett who stepped down after serving six years as President.  Read more

Next President of College of Saint Mary Named

Heather A. Smith, Vice President for Ambulatory Services has been named President of the College of Saint Mary.  Read more

Eastern Oregon University Names 13th President

Dr. Kelly A. Ryan, Interim Chancellor at Indiana University Southeast, has been named president of Eastern Oregon University.  Ryan succeeds Tom Insko, and Interim Co-Presidents Richard Chaves and Lara Moore, who have led the university since last September. Read more

Bay College Chooses New President

Dr. Nerita Hughes, Interim Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Innovation and the Dean of the School of Business, Careers, Education and Workforce Innovation at North Hennepin Community College, has been chosen as president of Bay College, in Michigan.  Read more

California State University Sacramento Appoints New President

Dr. J. Luke Wood, Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer at San Diego State University, has been chosen as president of California State University, Sacramento.  Read more

Columbia College Announces Twenty-First President

Dr. John Dozier, Institute Community and Equity Officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been chosen as president of Columbia College.  Read more

Resignations

Stanford President Resigns

Marc Tessier-Lavigne has announced his resignation from Stanford University. The resignation is in response to board of trustees reviewing allegations that he participated in fraud and other unethical conduct in relation to research papers, some dating back decades. Read more

Texas A&M President Stepping Down Immediately

Katherine Banks has resigned immediately over fallout with the recent resending of professor in the journalism school. The move was believed to be politically motivated. Read more

Temple President Resigns

Jason Wingard has submitted his resignation at Temple University. Wingard faced a turbulent semester at Temple with a graduate student worker strike and a fatal shooting of a campus police officer. Read more

 

Retirements

Saint Michael’s President to Retire

Lorraine Sterritt has announced her plans to retire at the end of the 2022-23 school year. She has served has president of Saint Michael’s since 2018.

read more

University of Hartford President Retiring

President Gregory Woodward has announced his retirement from the University of Hartford. He will officially step down in June.

read more

Otero College President to Retire

Dr. Timothy Alvarez will retire as president from Otero College on August 11th. He has served the college for the past five years.

read more

 

The Shifting Landscape of Higher Ed: Understanding The Rise in Non-Profit College Closures

New research from Higher Education Publications, Inc. shows a steady increase in the number of two and four-year non-profit universities being forced to close. Several key factors have contributed to the increase of non-profits closures such as financial challenges, declining enrollment, perceived ROI, and increased competition.  

 

According to Higher Education Publications data, since 2004, approximately approximately 221 non-profit colleges and universities have been shut down. Our split analysis shows a significant uptick of closures since 2014, especially with private, liberal arts colleges. In the period between 2004 and 2013, only 33 private four-year universities closed.  From 2014 until 2023, the number of closings skyrocketed to 143, which averages 15 closings per year. 

 

Previously for-profit closures such as ITT Tech and Corinthian colleges made up the bulk of institutional closings. However, since 2020, the numbers dropped heavily, after ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges) — a for-profit’s main accreditor — was shut down by the US Department of Education.

 

To add, finances have always been challenging in higher education. The most common expenditures of colleges and universities include facilities maintenance, administrator/faculty pay, technology/research funding, and financial aid. Certainly, each school’s budget is unique, however additional costs have taken a toll on non-profits.   

 

Colleges and universities with larger endowments and recognition are in a different position than smaller, less competitive schools. “For brand-name colleges, the demand is off the charts,” says Hafeez Lakani founder and president of Lahaina Coaching in New York. “It has never been harder to get in.”  On the other hand, private colleges that are less prestigious (but equally expensive) are struggling to attract applicants, he said. “The majority of people are going to say, ‘Is that worth my while.” 

 

As technology has advanced, the higher education landscape has become more competitive with an increase in online learning platforms and alternative education options. Additionally, there has been an increase in the number of adult learners and non-traditional students who seek flexible learning options. Certain non-profit universities, which often have more rigid structures and traditional classroom-based approaches, have struggled to adapt to this evolving demand.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

As a result, many institutions have lost out on non-traditional enrollments and faced difficulties sustaining operations. On the other hand, the numbers show certain universities have been able to successfully pivot in providing online degree programs. According to edsmart.org, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and rankings, the top ten best non-profit online accredited universities for 2023 include: Johns Hopkins University, Florida State University, Purdue University, University of Delaware, Georgetown University, Villanova University, Arizona State University, George Mason University, and New York University.   

 

Shifting demographics have also played a role in declining enrollment. Falling birth rates have resulted in a smaller pool of college-age students, making it difficult for non-profit universities to maintain enrollment levels. According to Robert Franek, editor in chief of the Princeton Review, “We’ll be graduating our lowest high school classes by 2025.  most enrollment professionals have been wringing their hands about this date of 2025, but many schools have seen those enrollment declines already.” Moreover, for the young adults who were affected by Covid during their secondary school years, many are foregoing college for work. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, there was an 8% enrollment drop from 2019 to 2022. According to a recent Forbes article, “If I would have gone to college after school, I would be dead broke, says 19-year-old Daniel Moody. “There were a lot of us with the pandemic, we had a do-it-yourself kind of attitude of like, ‘Oh, I can figure this out,” he said. “Why do I want to put in all the money for a piece of paper that isn’t going to help me with what I’m doing right now?” 

 

Unfortunately for the young adults who opt out of attending college, their lifelong earning potential is significantly less than their peers with college degrees. Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce notes that for those individuals who opt out of attending college, their earning potential is 75% less than those with bachelor’s degree.  

 

The increasing closure of non-profit universities can be attributed to a combination of financial challenges, declining enrollment, changing demographics, and increased competition. Said factors have collectively placed significant pressure on non-profit institutions, forcing many to shutter their doors. As the higher education landscape continues to evolve, it is imperative for non-profit universities to adapt and innovate to remain relevant and sustainable for the future. 

 

College President's Data

College President’s Report – Spring 2023

Appointments

 

Pitt Announces New Chancellor

Joan Gabel, current president of the University of Minnesota System, has been named the next president of the University of Pittsburgh. She will become the school’s 19th and first female chancellor this July.

read more

Liberty University Appoints New President

Major General Dondi Costin has been appointed the next leader of Liberty University. He will replace Jerry Prevo as the institution’s sixth president.

read more

***Stay up-to-date with all the turnover in Higher Ed through HigherEd Direct…Try our database today for free HERE.

 

New Acting President Named at Temple University

Trustees at Temple University have named JoAnne Epps as the school’s new acting president. Epps has been at the University for the past 30 years, including Dean of Temple Law School

read more

NYU Announces First Female President

Dr. Linda G. Mills will become the first woman president of New York University. Mills has served the school in various roles for the past 24 years. She will begin on July 1st.

read more

Wilberforce University Announces Presidential Appointment

Dr. Vann Newkirk has been appointed the next president of Wilberforce University. He will begin his tenure at the nation’s oldest and private HBCU in July.

read more

Barnard College Names Next President

Laura A. Rosenbury has been approved to become the next president at Barnard College. She previously served as Dean of the University of Florida’s law school and will begin this fall.

read more

Albion College Announces Next President

Current interim president of the College of Wooster, Wayne Webster, has been announced as Albion College’s 18th President. He will begin on July 1st.

read more

New President at Prince George CC

Prince George’s CC has announced its next president. Chanelle Walker will take over immediately. She previously served as VP for equity, culture and talent at the school.

read more

Mount Holyoke Announces Next Leader

Mount Holyoke College has selected its next president, Danielle Ren Holley. Holley will begin her tenure on July 1st, 2023. She will become the school’s 20th president.

read more

Drew University Appoints Next President

Dr. Hilary Link has been announced as the next president at Drew University. She previously served as president of Allegheny College and will begin on July 1st.

read more

Rasmussen U Announces New President

John Lock will become the next leader of Rasmussen University. He will begin on April 17th and currently serves as the chief digital transformation officer at MedStar Health.

read more

New President Announced at Bates

Bates College as selected Garry W. Jenkins to become the school’s next leader. Jenkins currently serves as the dean at the University of Minnesota’s Law School. He will begin his role on July 1st.

read more

Florida Announces New President

Former R. Senator Ben Sasse has been appointed the next president at the University of Florida. He began on February 6th.

read more

Presidential Appointment Announced at St. Norbert

Laurie M. Joyner has been named the next president at St. Norbert college. She will become the schools ninth president and first woman to lead the university. Joyner will begin her tenure on July 12th.

read more

Mount Union Names New President

Gregory L King has been appointed the next president at the University of Mount Union. King will become the school’s 14th president on March 1st.

read more

St. Cloud Technical Appoints President

Lori Kloos has been appointed by the Minnesota State Board of Trustees to become St. Cloud Technical & Community College’s next leader. She has been serving as interim president since July 2022.

read more

SUNY Potsdam Names Next President

Dr. Suzanne Smith has been appointed the new president of SUNY Potsdam. She will begin her role as president on April 17th, 2023

read more

Resignations

 

Temple President Resigns

Jason Wingard has submitted his resignation at Temple University. Wingard faced a turbulent semester at Temple with a graduate student worker strike and a fatal shooting of a campus police officer.

read more

Vermont State President to Step Down

The board of trustees at Vermont State has voted to accepw President Parwinder Grewal’s resignation. Grewal faced backlash over his initiative to cut the Vermont State College System’s budget.

read more

Prairie View A&M President to Resign

President Ruth Simmons has announced she will resign from Prairie View A&M at the end of February. She had initially said she would leave on June 1st.

read more

Illinois State President Resigning

Terri Goss Kinzy has announced her intention to step down early from leading Illinois State University. No reason for the departure has been given. Aondover Tarhule is to become interim president.

read more

 

Retirements

 

Saint Michael’s President to Retire

Lorraine Sterritt has announced her plans to retire at the end of the 2022-23 school year. She has served has president of Saint Michael’s since 2018.

read more

University of Hartford President Retiring

President Gregory Woodward has announced his retirement from the University of Hartford. He will officially step down in June.

read more

Otero College President to Retier

Dr. Timothy Alvarez will retire as president from Otero College on August 11th. He has served the college for the past five years.

read more

 

College President's Report

College President’s Report – February 2023

Appointments

Slippery Rock University Names New President

Dr. Karen Riley is chosen as Slippery Rock’s next president. She will succeed William Behre who retires in June.

read more

Next President of the Virginia Community College System is Chosen

VCCS has appointed Dr. David Dore as its next president. Dr Dore currently serves as president of campuses at Pima Community College.

read more

New President Chosen at George Washington University

Dr. Ellen Granberg will be GWU’s 19th president. She is currently provost/SVP for academic affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology.

read more

Emerson College Names Next President

Emerson College has named Dr. Jay M. Bernhardt its 13th president. He is currently an academic dean at the University of Texas at Austin.

read more

***Stay up-to-date with all the turnover in Higher Ed through HigherEd Direct…Try our database today for free HERE.

.

Ohio Wesleyan University Names Next President

Ohio Wesleyan has named Dr. Matthew P. vandenBerg its next president. He will succeed President Rock Jones who retires at the end of the academic year.

read more

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Names New Chancellor

UW-Whitewater has named Dr. Corey A. King as its 18th chancellor. Corey is currently serving as a VC at UW-Green Bay.

read more

Northern Kentucky University Has Appointed an Interim President

Bonita Brown has been appointed NKU’s interim president. She replaces former president Ashish K. Vaidya who has resigned.

read more

New President Selected at Mercy College

Mercy College has selected Dr Susan L. Parish as its 13th president.  She currently serves as an academic dean at Virginia Commonwealth University.

read more

Sewanee: The University of the South Elects 18th Vice Chancellor/President

Dr. Robert Wesley Pearigen will be the next VC/president of The University of the South.  Pearigen is currently president of Millsaps College.

read more

Delaware County CC Appoints its Next President

Dr. Marta Yera Cronin will be Delaware County CC’s next president. She currently serves as the president of Columbia Gorge CC.

read more

Hennepin Technical College Promotes Interim to Permanent President

Interim president Joy Bodin has been named permanent president of Hennepin Tech. She has been interim president since June 2022.

read more

New President Appointed at Tufts University

Tufts University has appointed Dr. Sunil Kumar as its 14th president. Kumar currently serves as provost/SVP at Johns Hopkins University.

read more

Northern New Mexico College Selects Next President

The Honorable Hector Balderas has been selected president of NNMC. He was formerly New Mexico’s Attorney General.

read more

Interim President Promoted to Permanent Position at Sul Ross State U.

Dr. Carlos Hernandez has been promoted to president at Sul Ross State U. He is Sul Ross’ 14th president.

read more

Waubonsee Community College Has a New President

Waubonsee CC appointed Dr. Brian Knetl president. He succeeds retired president Dr. Christine J. Sobek.

read more

Alvernia University Promotes its SVP/Provost to President

Dr. Glynis Fitzgerald will be Alvernia’s next president. She replaces John Loyack who has transitioned to CEO at Alvernia.

read more

New President Chosen at Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids CC has chosen Dr. Charles Lepper as it’s 11th president. He was formerly a VP at Salt Lake Community College.

read more

Resignations

The President of CUNY Hunter College is Stepping Down

CUNY Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab is stepping down next year. Raab has lead Hunter College for the past 22 years.

read more

 

Retirements

The President of Johnson C. Smith University Announces Retirement

JCSU president Clarence D. Armbrister announced he will retire in June 2023. He has served as JCSU’s 14th president since January 2018.

read more

The Chancellor of Austin Community College District to Retire

The ACC chancellor, Dr. Richard M. Rhodes, will retire in August. He has been chancellor at ACC for 12 years.

read more