Gazette

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (11/18/2016)

November 13, 2016

Bahgat Sammakia

Chief executives

Vincent Boudreau, dean of City College of the City University of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, was named interim president of City College. He succeeds Lisa Coico, who resigned last month.

Houston Davis, interim president of Kennesaw State University, will serve as president of the University of Central Arkansas.

Ray Di Pasquale, former president of the Community College of Rhode Island, was appointed president of Clinton Community College (N.Y.).

Bahgat Sammakia, vice president for research at Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York, was named interim president of SUNY’s Polytechnic Institute. He succeeds Alain Kaloyeros, who resigned last month after he was accused of awarding lucrative contracts to favored companies.

Fred Wood, chancellor of the University of Minnesota at Crookston, to chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District.

 

Chief Executives

Resignations

Alain Kaloyeros, president of the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute.

Retirements

Luns Richardson will retire after having served as president of Morris College, in Sumter, S.C., for 43 years. Mr. Richardson is the ninth and longest-serving president of the historically black institution. He will step down on June 30.

Chief academic officers

Appointments

James Scott Coleman, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northern Arizona University, to provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Persis Drell, dean of the School of Engineering, to provost at Stanford University.

Other top administrators

Appointments

Dimitri Papadimitriou, executive vice president at Bard College, was appointed the minister of economy and development for Greece. Mr. Papadimitriou, an economist, is also president of the college’s Levy Economics Institute. He will continue to hold his titles while on leave.

Elaine Curtis, associate vice president for business services, to vice president for finance and administration at Columbia State Community College.

Michael Kubit, deputy chief information officer for information-technology services at Case Western University, to vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Pennsylvania State University at University Park.

Laura Martin-Fedich, vice president for enrollment and dean of admission and financial aid at Agnes Scott College, to vice president for enrollment at the University of Puget Sound.

Resignations

Brian Herman, vice president for research at the University of Minnesota, will resign on December 31. Mr. Herman plans to return to a faculty position in the university’s department of biomedical engineering. During his tenure, the university was criticized for its practices in human-subject research.

Deans

Appointments

Patricia Bennett, a professor of law, to interim dean of the School of Law at Mississippi College.

Richard Franza, senior associate dean of the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, to dean of the James M. Hull College of Business at Augusta University.

Gary Gildin, interim dean, to dean of Dickinson Law at Pennsylvania State University at University Park.

Linda Sarna, interim dean, to dean of the School of Nursing at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Jeffrey Vincent, a professor of forest economics and management, to interim dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.

Resignations

John Stevenson, dean of the Graduate School at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Alan Townsend, dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.

Other administrators

Appointments

Joanne Arbuckle, dean of the School of Art and Design, to deputy to the president for industry partnerships and collaborative programs at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Frank Ashley III, senior vice president for membership and higher-education engagement at College Board, to senior associate dean of academic affairs in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University at College Station.

Meredith Brunen, former executive director of development at NorthWest Arkansas Community College, to associate vice president for university advancement at the University of West Florida.

Cheryl Davis, interim associate provost, to associate provost for research and creative activity at Western Kentucky University.

Vincent Dollard, associate vice president for health-sciences communications, to senior vice president for communications and public affairs at Emory University.

Nitza Milagros Escalera, assistant dean of student affairs, to an additional post, assistant dean of diversity initiatives for the law school at Fordham University.

Mike Evans, professor of horticulture, to interim associate dean of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

William Foster, an associate professor of law, to associate dean of academic affairs in the School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Jennifer Francis, senior associate dean of programs in the Fuqua School of Business, to vice provost for academic affairs at Duke University.

Dean Franco, professor of English, to an additional post, director of the Humanities Institute at Wake Forest University.

Daniel Gerger, director of operations and professional studies in the Office of International Training and Professional Studies at Bloomfield College, to executive director of the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Jeff Hancks, professor of regional and Icarian studies and coordinator for the archives and special collections in the Malpass Library, to interim director of the School of Distance Learning, International Studies, and Outreach at Western Illinois University.

Lee Hawthorne, director of student life at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, to chief of staff for student affairs at Virginia Tech.

Ken Hovis, director and an academic adviser for the biological-sciences program at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, to assistant dean of educational initiatives in the Mellon College of Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

Robin Jones, assistant to the vice president for administration, operations, and assessment at Humboldt State University, to executive director of organizational effectiveness in the division of student affairs at Virginia Tech.

Jennifer Keane, senior director of the Kansas City Heart Walk at the American Heart Association, to director of development at Park University.

Robin King-Thiele, interim associate dean of postgraduate affairs and a professor and chair of internal medicine, to associate dean of postgraduate affairs in the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine at Campbell University.

Darin Latimore, associate dean of student and resident diversity for the School of Medicine at the University of California at Davis, to deputy dean of diversity and inclusion in the School of Medicine at Yale University.

Carlos Margo, interim associate dean, to associate dean of industry training and economic development at South Texas College.

Dana Marsh, coordinator of the Historical Performance Institute and visiting associate professor of music, to director of the Historical Performance Institute in the Jacobs School of Music and associate professor of music (early music/voice) at Indiana University at Bloomington.

Patricia Mezinskis, professor emerita, to interim executive director of the Emeriti Center at the University of Cincinnati.

Ronald Milon, associate vice president for academic affairs, to chief diversity officer at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Nathania Montes, a mental-health counselor and professor, to associate dean of counseling and advising at the College of DuPage.

Michael Murray, vice president for legal affairs and corporate secretary at ITC Capital Partners, to general counsel for the Kentucky Community and Technical College system.

John Pastor, director of communications, to director of research communications at Virginia Tech.

Steve Pinto, former assistant director of college counseling at Sandy Spring Friends School, to director of enrollment in the Batten Honors College at Virginia Wesleyan College.

Katherine Reeder, a research associate professor at Barnes-Jewish College, to associate dean of research in the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University.

Matt Roberts, deputy director of athletics at Southern Methodist University, to director of athletics at the College of Charleston.

Christine Victorino, assistant vice provost for undergraduate education, to associate chancellor at the University of California at Riverside.

Melessia Webb, dean of nursing at Northeast State Community College, to director of undergraduate programs for the College of Nursing at East Tennessee State University.

Donald Welch, chief information security officer at the University of Michigan, to chief information-security officer at Pennsylvania State University at University Park.

Laine Young-Walker, vice chair of the psychiatry department and assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, to associate dean of student programs and professional development in the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Richard Zeff, assistant dean of admissions and professor of immunology at the University of Connecticut Health Center, to senior associate dean of scholarship and chair and professor of medical sciences in the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.

Xiangwu Zhang, associate head of the department of textile engineering, chemistry, and science and director of graduate programs, to associate dean of research in the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University.

Resignations

Rachel Brown, associate dean of student programs and professional development in the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Linda Headrick, associate dean of education in the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri at Columbia, effective December 31.

Galen McSpadden, athletics director at Seward County Community College, effective December 18.

Retirements

Deborah Harmon Hines, vice provost for school services, professor of radiology, and a professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, plans to retire in December. She has worked at the school for almost 30 years, during which she started a scholarship fund for underrepresented and disadvantaged students and helped to develop the school’s pipeline programs. Ms. Hines will remain as special assistant to the provost for prematriculation programs and will help with the medical school’s admissions efforts.

Ronald Hansen, senior associate dean of program development in the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester.

Faculty

Appointments

Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and former contender for the Republican presidential nomination, was named an executive professor at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service. He will teach an elective course in January on the role of gubernatorial leadership and its impact on government at all levels.

Petulia Blake, lecturer of management, organizational behavior, and human-resources management at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, to assistant teaching professor of management in the School of Business at Quinnipiac University.

Lauren Childs, visiting assistant professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at Williams College, to assistant professor of mathematics at Virginia Tech.

Robert Gramacy, associate professor of econometrics and statistics at the University of Chicago, to professor of complex stochastic modeling in the department of statistics at Virginia Tech.

Erin Hotchkiss, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Quebec, to assistant professor of biological sciences at Virginia Tech.

Norman Krieger, professor of keyboard studies at the University of Southern California, to professor of music (piano) at Indiana University at Bloomington.

Shaowen Luo, recent recipient of a doctorate in economics at Columbia University, to assistant professor of economics at Virginia Tech.

Organizations

New Roles

Sarah Kahrl will become executive director of the Five Colleges of Ohio in July. Ms. Kahrl will join the organization after 12 years at Kenyon College, most recently as director of the Kenyon Institute and senior adviser to the president. She was previously vice president for college relations for 10 years, during which time she helped the college complete a $240-million fund-raising goal. Ms. Kahrl will succeed Susan Palmer, who is retiring after leading the consortium of Ohio colleges for 20 years.

David Leebron, president of Rice University, was elected to serve as chair of the Association of American Universities’ Board of Directors.

Barbara Ransby, director of the Social Justice Initiative and professor of history, African-American studies, and gender and women’s studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was elected president of the National Women’s Studies Association.

Deborah Stanley, president of the State University of New York College at Oswego, will also serve as chair of the Board of Directors at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Todd Wetzel, professor of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, will serve as president of the North American Spine Society for a one-year term.

Retirements

Susan Palmer, executive director of the Five Colleges of Ohio consortium.

Deaths

Ralph Cicerone, former chancellor of the University of California at Irvine, died on November 5. He was 73. Mr. Cicerone was an atmospheric chemist whose research greatly influenced environmental policy and earned him the Bower Award & Prize for Achievement in Science from the Franklin Institute in 1999. He was founding chair of the university’s department of earth system science and former dean of its School of Physical Sciences. After leaving the university, he served as president of the National Academy of Sciences until his retirement in 2016.

Jonathan Biggers, 56, professor of organ and harpsichord at Binghamton University, died on September 27.

Gary Birnbaum, professor of law at Arizona State University, died on November 1.

Thomas Alfred Burns, 81, former provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Northwestern State University, died on October 30 in Vancouver, Wash.

F. Richard Ciccone, 76, adjunct professor of American studies and journalism at the University of Notre Dame, died on November 2.

John Dundurs, 94, former professor of civil engineering at Northwestern University, died on September 21 in Evanston, Ill.

Donald Fischer, 88, professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Cincinnati, died on November 1.

Michael Dalan Glover, 45, research assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, died on October 27.

Aaron Holland Groth Jr., 60, professor emeritus and former head of the pathology and parasitology department at Auburn University, died on October 30.

Lennette Johnson Ivy, 63, professor emerita and chair emerita of the department of communication sciences and disorders at the University of Mississippi, died on October 21.

Betty Rita Gomez Lance, 93, professor emeritus of Romance languages and literatures at Kalamazoo College, died on September 18.

William LeNoir, 86, dean emeritus of the School of Science at Columbus State University, died on August 1 in Loudon, Tenn.

George Henry Lenz, 76, former academic dean and professor of physics at Sweet Briar College, died on October 8.

Archibald Leyasmeyer, 80, professor emeritus of English at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, died on October 22.

Ada Letitia Loveless, 91, former director of women’s athletics at Kalamazoo College, died on September 22.

Donald McGinnis, 99, professor emeritus of music and director emeritus of bands at Ohio State University, died on October 28 in Hilliard, Ohio.

Matthew Parker, 43, associate dean of graduate programs and executive director of legal-education programs in the law school at the University of Pennsylvania, died on November 6.

John Calvin Rezmerski, 74, professor emeritus of English at Gustavus Adolphus College, died on November 5.

Nicholas Scheetz, 63, former manuscripts librarian in the Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library at Georgetown University, died on October 29.

Robert Simon, 82, former psychiatry professor at Georgetown University, died on November 3.