James Baldwin was named president of Excelsior College. He has served as acting president since May, when John Ebersole stepped down for health reasons.
Noelle Cockett, executive vice president and provost at Utah State University, will be its first female president.
Tracy Farnsworth, associate dean of the health-sciences division at Idaho State University, was appointed president of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Jacquelyn Fetrow, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Richmond, will be the first graduate to lead Albright College, in Reading, Pa. She succeeds Lex McMillan III, who will retire at the end of May.
Roderick Paige, a former U.S. secretary of education, was appointed interim president of Jackson State University, in Mississippi. He takes over from Carolyn Meyer, who resigned after inquiries into campus finances. Mr. Paige is an alumnus.
Kelly Quintanilla, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, will become interim president. The current president, Flavius Killebrew, will retire at the end of the year.
Charlie White, former president of Wytheville Community College, was appointed interim president of New River Community College. He succeeds Jack Lewis, who will retire in December.
Flavius Killebrew, president of Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, effective December 31.
Richard Ortner, president of the Boston Conservatory, will retire in June after leading the institution for 19 years. During his tenure, he oversaw the institution’s merger with Berklee College of Music, which became official in June, establishing the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Mr. Ortner will remain as a senior adviser at the conservatory to help improve its international reputation, board composition, and music, dance, and theater strategies.
Tim Bellamey, president of Shawnee Community College, effective April 30.
Linda Bleicken, president of Armstrong State University, effective June 30.
Mark James, chancellor of Metropolitan Community Colleges at Kansas City, effective in June.
Chief academic officers
Mark Schneider, associate dean and professor of physics at Grinnell College, to vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Ursinus College.
Other top administrators
Bobbi Barends, dean of instruction, to vice president and director of the Jack F. Owens campus in Georgetown at Delaware Technical Community College.
Kevin Behrns, chair of the department of surgery at the University of Florida, to vice president for medical affairs and dean of the medical school at Saint Louis University.
Michael Boehm, vice provost for academic and strategic planning at Ohio State University, to vice chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and vice president for agriculture and natural resources at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
Kelly Brennan, acting vice president, to vice president for enrollment management and student success at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Cheryl Johnson, vice president for human capital services at Kansas State University, to vice chancellor for human resources at the University of Pittsburgh.
O’Neil Outar, senior associate dean and director of development for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, to interim vice chancellor for institutional advancement at the University of Pittsburgh.
Shari Prussin, deputy to the president for strategic initiatives, to vice president for strategic planning and institutional effectiveness at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Bill Spindle, vice chancellor for administrative services and chief financial officer at the University of Alaska at Anchorage, to vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer at Texas A&M University at San Antonio.
Danny Gillum, executive vice president at Dodge City Community College.
Harry Le Grande, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of California at Berkeley, effective December 31.
James Anderson, executive associate dean and professor of education, to interim dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois.
Sean Callanan, professor of veterinary pathology, director of postgraduate studies, and director of the Center for Integrative Mammalian Research, to dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University.
Martin Camargo, associate dean of humanities and interdisciplinary programs, to interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Gregory Christiansen, chair and associate professor of emergency medicine at Campbell University, to dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University.
George Daley, professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology, to dean of the medical school at Harvard University.
Luz Gonzalez, dean of the College of Social Sciences, to dean of the Visalia campus at California State University at Fresno.
Richard Kolbe, dean of the Haile/US Bank College of Business at Northern Kentucky University, to dean of the Leighton School of Business and Economics at Indiana University at South Bend.
Louis Manzione, dean of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, to an additional post, director of collaborative research and economic development at the University of Hartford.
Todd McLoda, senior associate dean, to dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology at Illinois State University.
Nena Peragallo Montano, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Miami, to dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
John Percival, founder and chief executive at J.R.P. Associates, to dean of the College of Business at Minerva Schools at KGI.
Brian Ross, executive associate dean of social and behavior sciences and area centers in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to dean of the College of Social Sciences at Minerva Schools at KGI.
Irene Young, vice president for strategic partnerships at Vancouver Community College, to campus dean and executive director at the New York Institute of Technology at Vancouver.
Charles Bierbauer, dean of the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies at the University of South Carolina at Columbia.
Asu Ozdaglar, professor of electrical engineering, to head of the department of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Robert Blauner, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, died on October 20. He was 87. Mr. Blauner was known for his work on race relations. In the 1960s, he helped to start an affirmative-action program in Berkeley’s graduate sociology program. He has written six books and various articles on the topic, including Black Lives, White Lives: Three Decades of Race Relations in America, which includes various interviews with blacks and whites between 1968 and 1986 on race relations.
David Tyack, professor emeritus of education and history at Stanford University, died on October 27 of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 85. Mr. Tyack was a social historian of education and has written various papers and books, including The One Best System: A History of American Urban Education.
Robert Bass, 84, former chairman of the department of family medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, died on August 4.
Danny Brown, 70, former associate dean of student affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of communication at East Tennessee State University, died on October 4 in Nashville.
David Burton, 91, former professor of history at St. Joseph’s College (now a university), died on October 22 in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Alice Jean Clark, 79, former professor and chair of the English department at Delaware Valley University, died on July 26 in Philadelphia.
Richard Creal, 86, former president of Prairie State College, died on October 22 in Melbourne, Fla.
James Tracy Crown, 88, former professor of political science at New York University, died on July 27.
Raoul Dederen, 91, former pastor and dean and professor emeritus of systematic and historical theology at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, died on October 24.
Stephen Mark Dobbs, 73, former professor of arts and humanities at San Francisco State University, died on October 25.
Lester Ervin Ehler, 70, professor emeritus of entomology at the University of California at Davis, died on September 2 in Vacaville, Calif.
Linda Ellis, former associate dean of the School of Nursing and an associate professor emeritus at the Medical College of Georgia, died on October 27.
Robert Fain, 79, former provost and professor emeritus of physical sciences at Tarleton State University, died on August 6 in Stephenville, Tex.
Frank Fox, 92, professor emeritus of East European history at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, died on August 2.
Richard Geiger, professor emeritus of history at St. Ambrose University, died on August 7 in Davenport, Iowa.
Carol Hiscoe, associate professor of English at William Peace University, died on October 26 in Raleigh, N.C.
Wilsie Greene Jenkins, 88, former professor of education at Fort Valley State University, died on October 26 in Atlanta.
David Reading Krathwohl, 95, professor emeritus of education and former dean of the School of Education at Syracuse University, died on October 13 in Glen Ellyn, Ill.
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