Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (10/28/2016)

October 23, 2016


Carolyn Hess Abraham, executive director of corporate and foundation relations in the Tepper School of Business, to associate dean of advancement for the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University.

Eliezer Berm√∫dez, chair of applied health sciences, to interim dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Indiana State University.

Robert Bifulco, associate professor of public administration, to associate dean and chair of public administration and international affairs in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Phillip Boiselle, associate dean of academic and clinical affairs in the medical school and professor of radiology at Harvard University, to dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University.

Kathleen Boyle, chair of the department of educational leadership at the University of St. Thomas (Minn.), to dean of the College of Education and Counseling Psychology at Saint Martin's University.

Rory Browne, interim director of the Academic Advising Center, to associate dean of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Academic Advising Center at Boston College.

Richard Bush, executive director of eLearning services at Lawrence Technological University, to dean of the College of Information Technology at Baker College.

Reamer Bushardt, professor and chair of the department of physician assistant studies in the School of Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, to senior associate dean of health sciences in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at George Washington University.

Katrina Caldwell, assistant vice president for diversity and equity at Northern Illinois University, to vice chancellor for diversity and community engagement at the University of Mississippi.

Brian Dalton, former vice president for enrollment and college relations at Allegheny College, to vice president for enrollment services at Wilkes University.

Darby Dickerson, dean of the School of Law at Texas Tech University, to dean at John Marshall Law School (Ill.).

David Fike, an associate professor in the department of earth and planetary sciences in arts and sciences, to associate director of the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability at Washington University in St. Louis.

Karen Flowers, director of development at Jackson Preparatory School, to assistant dean of advancement at Mississippi College Law School.

Gina Rudd French, assistant MBA director, to chief of staff for the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.

Sharief Hashim, assistant varsity coach for men's basketball, to interim director of athletics at Southern Vermont College.

Charles Henley, associate dean of clinical affairs in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Marian University (Ind.), to founding dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Sam Houston State University.

Tiffany Jones, program director of higher-education research and policy at the Southern Education Foundation, to director of higher-education policy at the Education Trust.

Suzanne Kecmer, who served on the cyber policy task force at Teneo Capital, became vice president for business development at Norwich University Applied Research Institutes.

Sharon Kerrick, assistant dean, to interim dean of the W. Fielding Rubel School of Business at Bellarmine University.

Karen Kopera-Frye, a chair in gerontology and a program director of the College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences Gerontology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, to associate dean of the College of Health and Social Services at New Mexico State University at Las Cruces.

Juliet Langman, a professor in the department of bicultural-bilingual studies, to associate dean of graduate studies in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Jessica Leahy, an associate professor, to interim associate dean of research in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture and interim associate director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station at the University of Maine.

Michael Mestan, executive vice president and provost, to president of the New York Chiropractic College.

Cathryn Newton, dean emerita of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of earth sciences and interdisciplinary sciences, to special adviser to the chancellor and provost for faculty engagement at Syracuse University.

Chris Olsen, chair of the history department, to interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana State University.

Dilcie Perez, dean of students at California State University at San Marcos, to dean of student life and judicial affairs at MiraCosta College.

William Pritchard, executive director of the foundation, marketing and public relations, volunteer services, and medical adult day services at Union Hospital, to vice president for institutional advancement at Wesley College (Del.).

S.P. Raj, professor and chair of the marketing department, to interim dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.

Kevin Rivard, co-principal French horn at the San Francisco Opera and principal horn at the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, to a faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Daniel Swagerty, associate chair of geriatric medicine and palliative care and director of clinical geriatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center, to professor and chair of the department of geriatrics at Wright State University.

Joshua Swayne, chief operating officer, to chief executive of Prospect Education.

Joel Thierstein, executive vice president and provost at Mount St. Joseph University, to president of West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Rachel Vassel, director of multicultural marketing at the American Cancer Society, to assistant vice president for program development at Syracuse University.

Mark Warner, senior managing director of the natural resources portfolio, to interim chief executive of the University of Texas Investment Management Company.

Denny Way, senior vice president for psychometric and research services at Pearson, to chief research scientist for digital transformation at College Board.


Judith Huntington, president of the College of New Rochelle.

Jason Hurst, president of Chipola College.

Steven Solnick, president of Warren Wilson College, effective June 30.

Perry White, president of Bethel College (Kan.), effective in June.


Anthony Aveni, professor of astronomy, anthropology, and Native American studies at Colgate University.

Martha Highsmith, senior adviser to the president at Yale University, effective in January.

Lee Rasch, president of Western Technical College (Wis.), effective June 30.

Larry Robinson, executive vice president and provost at Seton Hall University, effective December 31.

Renee Romano, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, effective in May.


David Antin, 84, professor emeritus and former director of the Mandeville Art Gallery at the University of California at San Diego, died on October 13 in San Diego.

Dana Arneman, 86, former regional dean of the College of Osteopathy at Ohio University, died on October 8 in Columbia, S.C.

Joseph Birman, 89, former professor of physics at the City College of New York, died on October 1 in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Ronald Borne, 77, former vice chancellor and professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Mississippi, died on October 18.

Russell Brenneman, 88, adjunct professor of environmental law and policy at the University of Connecticut, died on October 10 in Bridgeport, Conn.

Beverly Benner Cassara, 94, former professor of adult education at the University of the District of Columbia, died on September 20.

Michael Danielson, 82, professor emeritus of politics and public affairs at Princeton University, died on September 22 in Princeton, N.J.

Jason Flynn, assistant professor of film and digital media production at the University of North Alabama, died on October 18.

Tommy Ford, 52, faculty member in the film and television program at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, died on October 12 in Atlanta.

Ned Gaylin, 81, a professor and founding director of the couple and family therapy program in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland at College Park, died on October 17.

Louis Gerson, 94, former professor of political science at the University of Connecticut, died on October 16.

Julie Horney, 68, former professor of criminology and sociology at Pennsylvania State University at University Park, died on October 10 in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

Henry Thomas James, 101, former dean of the School of Education at Stanford University, died on September 30 in Golden Valley, Minn.

Frederick Neidhardt, 85, former vice president for research and a professor of microbiology at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, died on October 7 in Tucson.

Whitman Richards, 84, professor emeritus of cognitive sciences and media arts and sciences and principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, died on September 16.

Janice School of Public Health, 46, professor of art history at Boise State University, died on October 16.

Diane Leslie Stevenson, 69, former senior lecturer in the psychology department at the University of Florida, died on October 6 in Columbia, S.C.

Daniel Timmel, 62, former clinical associate professor and director of the Sudden Infant Death Project at University of Maryland Medical Center, died on September 27 in Towson, Md.

Richard Preston Unsworth, 89, former chaplain at Smith College, died on September 14 in Needham, Mass.

Robert Winfield, 70, chief health officer and director of the university health service at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, died on October 14 in Ann Arbor, Mich.