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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (12/4/2015)

November 25, 2015

Top Chief Executives

Thomas Manley, Antioch College

Rev. John Arthur Nunes, Concordia College (N.Y.)

Dennis Rittle, Cowley County Community College

Brenda Kay, Kilgore College

Thomas Keon, Purdue University Northwest

Dennis Assanis, University of Delaware

Appointments

Kristin Ackerman, research assistant professor at the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Notre Dame, to assistant professor of biology at High Point University.

Philip Akers, senior director of leadership gifts and college programs at the Illinois Institute of Technology, to vice chancellor for advancement and external relations at the University of Washington at Bothell.

Ray Angle, director of career services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to assistant vice president for career and professional development at Gonzaga University.

Pamela Anthony, dean of students at Iowa State University, to vice president for student affairs at Southern Methodist University.

Dennis Assanis, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, to president of the University of Delaware.

Holly Ayers, director of institutional effectiveness, to vice chancellor for academic affairs at Arkansas State University-Newport.

Jean-Pierre Bardet, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, to dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Miami.

Michael Beck, city manager for Pasadena, Calif., to vice chancellor for administrative affairs at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Jamel Santa Cruz Bell, vice president for strategic and diversity initiatives, to interim president of Eureka College.

Kimberly Blair, vice president for institutional advancement at Ferrum College, to principal gifts officer at Virginia Tech.

Eric Boerwinkle, professor and chair of the department of epidemiology, human genetics, and environmental health, to dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Jacqueline Higgs Caldwell, associate vice president and director of the Presidential Scholars Program, to vice president for diversity and engagement at the University of Tulsa.

Kate Campbell, interim chair, to chair of the department of accountancy at the University of North Dakota.

Anna Payanzo Cotton, director of human services for Burlington County, N.J., to vice president for workforce development and lifelong learning at Rowan College at Burlington County.

Jack Curran, former vice president for mergers and acquisitions at Textron, to associate vice president for new business development at the University of Notre Dame.

Ayesha Delpish, chair of the department of mathematics and statistics, to associate dean of the School of Education at Elon University.

Tiffany Denton, director of the CORE Assessment Center and assistant professor, to an additional post, assistant dean of the College of Professional Studies at Lipscomb University.

Lawrence DiPaolo Jr., associate dean of the School of Theology at the University of St. Thomas (Tex.), to vice president for academic affairs at Neumann University.

Karl Eikenberry, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, to executive director of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University.

Brian Ellison, dean of vocational education, to vice president for instruction at Merced College.

Greg Feeney, dean of academics, to vice president for academics and workforce development at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

Alan French, asset protection and safety operations manager at Mattel Corporation, to director of campus safety at Park University.

Risa Goluboff, professor of law and of history, to dean of the School of Law at the University of Virginia.

Nancy Guerra, professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Delaware, to dean of the School of Social Ecology at the University of California at Irvine.

Richard Hammond, director of campus recreation at Valdosta State University, to director of campus recreation at the University of Central Arkansas.

Philip Harris, partner at Jenner & Block, to vice president and general counsel at Northwestern University.

Armenta Hinton, associate dean, Title IX deputy coordinator, and director of the Center for Intercultural Advancement and Student Success at Allegheny College, to equity and Title IX coordinator at Elizabethtown College.

Roberto Horowitz, professor of mechanical engineering, to an additional post, chair of the department of mechanical engineering at the University of California at Berkeley.

Jeffrey Horrell, librarian, to dean of libraries at Dartmouth College.

Melodie Jackson, director of financial aid at Goucher College, to director of financial aid at Elizabethtown College.

Linda Joule, executive director of Native Village of Kotzebue, to director of the Chukchi campus at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.

Brenda Kay, president of Stanly Community College, to president of Kilgore College.

Thomas Keon, chancellor of Purdue University Calumet, to chancellor of Purdue University Northwest.

Karl Kunkel, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Pittsburg State University, to provost at Southeast Missouri State University.

Arthur Leible, chief information officer at Ellucian, to chief information officer at El Camino College.

Charles Lindsay, associate dean of faculty and director of academic advising, to provost at Elmira College.

Jennifer Macksey, director of student accounts at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, to chief financial and administrative officer at Southern Vermont College.

Thomas Manley, president of Pacific Northwest College of Art, to president of Antioch College.

Mark McIntosh, director of graduate studies in the department of molecular biology and immunology, to interim vice chancellor for research, graduate studies, and economic development at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Bruce McPheron, vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, to interim executive vice president and provost at Ohio State University.

Jayathi Murthy, chair and professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, to dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Robert Myers, former executive vice president and chief operating officer at the University of Maryland University College, to interim vice president for administration and planning at Gonzaga University.

Ian Neuhard, president of the Kent campus and Cecil Center at Florida State College at Jacksonville, to provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Rev. John Arthur Nunes, professor at Valparaiso University and former chief executive of Lutheran World Relief, to president of Concordia College (N.Y.).

Megan O'Bryan, executive director of the Cleveland Transformation Alliance, to vice president for development at Cuyahoga Community College.

Daniel Presson, assistant director of admission for transfer recruitment, to coordinator of employer relations at Southeast Missouri State University.

Dennis Rittle, provost and executive vice president for learning at Ozarka College, to president of Cowley County Community College.

Monique Robinson-Nichols, assistant dean of student affairs, to associate dean of students and equity, diversity and inclusion for the College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University.

Joe Seiaman, assistant dean of undergraduate programs and advising for the College of Business and Economics, to interim executive director of advising and student success at West Virginia University.

Donald Simpson, director of the cytotechnology program and professor and chair of the department of laboratory sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, to dean of the College of Health Professions at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University.

John Sklut, interim vice president for administration and planning, to chief of staff to the president at Gonzaga University.

Traki Taylor, dean of the College of Education at Bowie State University, to dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University.

Terry Tumbarello, associate director of university housing, to interim dean of students at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.

Rick Van Kooten, interim vice provost and associate vice president, to vice provost for research and associate vice president for research at Indiana University at Bloomington.

Dean Walsh, assistant coach for women's basketball at Austin Peay State University, to head coach for basketball at Converse College.

Patrick Whalen, former chief operating officer for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, to interim director of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute at Niagara University.

Ben Zibers, coordinator for student engagement, to director for student engagement at Park University.

Resignations

Sandra Woodley, president of the University of Louisiana system, effective December 31.

Retirements

Walter Harrison, president of the University of Hartford, effective June 30, 2017.

Winfield Hunt, director of facilities planning and construction at James Madison University, effective January 31.

David Weidner, dean of the College of Law at Florida State University, effective June 30.

Deaths

Helen Alkire, 100, professor emeritus and founder of the dance department at Ohio State University, died November 14 in Orient, Ohio.

Elsie Kathryn Barnett, 85, former dean of nursing at Auburn University at Montgomery, died November 14 in Tyler, Tex.

Robin Redfern Bellinder, 70, professor of horticulture at Cornell University, died November 13.

Pauline Kung Bjorem, 45, co-director of the PianoFest Summer Academy, director of piano studies, and associate professor of piano at Abilene Christian University, died November 15 in Dallas.

Alan Davison, 79, professor emeritus of chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, died November 14.

Catherine Fruhan, 67, professor of art and art history at DePauw University, died November 20.

Howard Green, 90, former chair of the department of cell biology and professor emeritus of cell biology at Harvard University, died October 31.

Judith Magyar Isaacson, 90, former dean of students at Bates College, died November 10.

Stephen Jacobs, 70, former professor of urology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, died October 30.

Nancy McLaurin, 91, former chair of the department of languages and literature and professor emerita of English at Pfeiffer University, died November 13 in West Columbia, S.C.

Katherine Davis Moore, 100, former professor of English at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, died November 14 in Knoxville.

Sister Kathleen Morrissey, 79, former professor of math at Ancilla College, died November 17 in Donaldson, Ind.

Marilyn Beverly Hilley Pettit, former director of the archival program and professor at New York University, died November 16 in Portland, Ore.

Herbert Scarf, 85, professor emeritus of economics at Yale University, died November 15 in Sag Harbor, N.Y.

Chuck Scott, 91, founder and director emeritus of the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University, died November 20 in Athens, Ohio.

David Joseph Slatkin, 72, founding dean and dean emeritus of the College of Pharmacy at Chicago State University, died November 16.

Arthur Tolson, 91, former professor of history at Southern University at New Orleans, died November 18 in Baton Rouge.

Read profiles of new appointees in the People section.