Gazette

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (1/13/2017)

January 08, 2017

Flora Tydings

CHIEF EXECUTIVES

Appointments

David Faigman was appointed chancellor and dean of the University of California Hastings College of Law. He previously held the roles in an interim capacity.

Barbara Gaba was appointed president of Atlantic Cape Community College. Ms. Gaba, current provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at Union County College, in New Jersey, will start on January 30.

Allana Hamilton, vice president for academic affairs at Northeast State Community College, was named president of Jackson State Community College. Both institutions are in Tennessee.

Timothy Houlihan, provost at St. Francis College, in New York, was named interim president of the college. He takes over from Brendan J. Dugan, who died on December 18.

Timothy Karas was appointed president of the College of Alameda. Mr. Karas has served at the college since 2014 as its vice president for instruction.

Larissa Littleton-Steib, vice chancellor for work-force development and technical education at Delgado Community College, was selected to serve as chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College.

Christine Pharr, vice president for alumnae and donor relations at the College of St. Mary, in Nebraska, will become president of Mount Mary University, in Wisconsin, in July. She will succeed Eileen Schwalbach.

Neville Pinto, acting president at the University of Louisville, was appointed president of the University of Cincinnati. He will start in February. Mr. Pinto joined the University of Louisville in 2011 as engineering dean, after 26 years at Cincinnati.

Bryan Reece, vice president for instruction at Crafton Hills College, was named president of Norco College. Both institutions are in California.

Andy Tompkins, who retired as president of the Kansas Board of Regents in June 2015, was appointed interim president of Fort Hays State University.

Flora Tydings was named chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. She will take over from David Gregory, the system’s interim chancellor, in February. Ms. Tydings is president of Chattanooga State Community College.

Resignations

Beth Dinndorf, president of Columbia College, in South Carolina, plans to step down on June 30.

Retirements

Ann Britt, president of Martin Community College, in North Carolina, plans to retire in March after nearly 17 years at the helm.

George Harpster Jr., president of Shippensburg University, in Pennsylvania, will retire on January 20 because of family health issues.

Pam Shockley-Zalabak, who has served as chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs for over 15 years, plans to retire in February. During her tenure, the university saw a 75-percent increase in student enrollment.

Philip Williams, president of McNeese State University, in Louisiana, plans to retire on June 30.

CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICERS

Appointments

Tom Christensen, a professor in the department of physics and energy science and co-director of the UCCSTeach program, to provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Debra Larson, dean of the College of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, to provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University at Chico.

Valentina Purtell, interim provost, to provost of the School of Continuing Education at North Orange County Community College District.

Elizabeth Throop, acting provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin at Platteville, to provost and vice president for academic affairs at Frostburg State University.

Ching-Hua Wang, dean of the School of Health and Natural Sciences at Dominican University of California, to provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University at Sacramento.

Kevin Whitaker, interim provost, to executive vice president and provost at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

Resignations

Paul D’Anieri, provost of the University of California at Riverside, says he will step down from that post at the end of the academic year. In a message to the faculty and staff, he cited faculty concerns about his leadership style. Mr. D’Anieri will return to his faculty appointment in political science.

OTHER TOP ADMINISTRATORS

Appointments

Scott Barnes, athletics director at the University of Pittsburgh, to vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics at Oregon State University.

Camy Broeker, associate vice chancellor for finance, to vice chancellor for finance and administration at Indiana University- Purdue University at Indianapolis.

Ronald Cortez, vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer at San Francisco State University, to vice chancellor for administrative and business services at the University of California at Irvine.

Maria Feeley, general counsel at Florida A&M University, to vice president and general counsel at the University of Hartford.

Mary Jo Gonzales, assistant vice president and dean of students at the University of Rhode Island, to vice president for student affairs at Washington State University.

Laura Jack, vice president for development and alumni relations at Howard University, to vice president for communications at Colgate University.

Michael Londrigan, dean of academic affairs, to vice president for academic affairs at LIM College.

Lynne Scarboro, senior vice president for administration, to chief administrative officer at Loyola Marymount University.

Elizabeth Weatherly, vice president for advancement at the College of Coastal Georgia, to vice president for institutional advancement at Northern Virginia Community College.

Resignations

Keith Todd, chief executive of the Oregon Health & Science University Foundation, has resigned for personal reasons. The foundation raised more than $1.4 billion under his tenure.

DEANS

Appointments

Raquel Alexander, associate dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University, to dean of the College of Management at Bucknell University.

Anthony Bowrin, interim dean, to dean of the College of Business and Management at Saginaw Valley State University.

Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin, associate dean of the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont, to dean of the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Clement Guthro, director of libraries at Colby College, to dean of the library at California State University at Fullerton.

Feng Sheng Hu, associate dean and a professor of plant biology, to dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Monsignor Ronny Jenkins, associate professor of canon law, to dean of the School of Canon Law at Catholic University of America.

Donna Maeda, professor in the department of critical theory and social justice at Occidental College, to dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College.

Elizabeth McCormack, professor of physics at Bryn Mawr College, to dean of academic affairs at Bowdoin College.

M. Ray McKinnie, interim dean, to dean of the College of Agriculture at Virginia State University.

Charles Menifield, associate dean of academic programs in the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri at Columbia, to dean of the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University at Newark.

Todd Mooradian, associate dean of faculty and academic affairs and a professor of business in the Mason School of Business Administration at the College of William and Mary, to dean of the College of Business at the University of Louisville.

Marc Peretz, interim dean, to dean of the College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences at Saginaw Valley State University.

Tricia Serio, professor and head of the department of molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona, to dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Maneesh Sharma, dean of the School of Business at Tiffin University, to dean of the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide.

Sheryll Wood, chair of the department of English/humanities, to dean of the division of arts and sciences at Edgecombe Community College.

Resignations

Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School since 2009, plans to step down at the end of this academic year.

Retirements

Naomi Rosenberg, dean of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University, effective June 30.

OTHER ADMINISTRATORS

Appointments

Mary Lou Aleskie, director at International Festival of Arts & Ideas, in New Haven, Conn., to director of the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College.

Kai Bird, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist, to executive director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Cathy Cartwright, director of budget, grants, and contracts, to director of financial services at Highline College.

Christopher Contag, a professor in the departments of pediatrics, radiology, bioengineering, and microbiology and immunology at Stanford University, to director of the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and chair of the department of biomedical engineering at Michigan State University.

Robert Cottrell, a pathologists’ assistant at Greenwich Hospital, to an additional role, director of the pathologists’ assistant program and clinical assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Quinnipiac University.

Edward De Barbieri, director of the Urban Economic Development Clinic, assistant professor of clinical law, and counsel to the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship at Brooklyn Law School, to director of the Community Development Clinic at Albany Law School.

Laura Hanyok, director of the internal-medicine residency program and assistant professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview, to assistant dean of graduate medical education at Johns Hopkins University.

Cecil Howard, executive director of social equity at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, to chief diversity officer at the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg.

Harper Johnson, director of enterprise solutions at Northern Arizona University, to chief information officer and associate vice chancellor for information technology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Kim Kirkland, director of equal opportunity at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, to executive director of equal opportunity and access at Oregon State University.

Katie Ladas, former director of volunteerism at Greater Twin Cities United Way, to executive director of alumni engagement at Macalester College.

William Lawlor, controller of business and finance office, to assistant vice chancellor for business and finance at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Michael Lenn, vice president for federal affairs at the Insured Retirement Institute, was appointed director of federal relations at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Mr. Lenn previously worked for Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, a Wisconsin Republican, for nearly 15 years, most recently as chief of staff.

Sara Melita, senior adviser to the senior team, to senior adviser and chief of staff to the dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at George Washington University.

David Provost, senior vice president for institutional advancement and finance at Champlain College, to executive vice president for finance and administration at Middlebury College.

Chuck Ross will direct the University of Vermont’s Extension, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Mr. Ross, who will start on January 30, is currently secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets. He previously served as state director and senior adviser under U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy for 16 years.

Shari Piotrowski Schwartz, registrar at Onondaga Community College, to registrar at the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg.

Del Siegle, a professor of gifted education and head of the department of educational psychology, to associate dean of research and faculty affairs for the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.

Nathan Stephens, director of the Center for Inclusive Excellence at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, to director of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Charlie Strong, head football coach at the University of Texas at Austin, to head football coach at the University of South Florida.

Maria Tucker, associate dean of students at Pomona College, to dean of students at Colby College.

Allan Weatherwax, dean of the School of Science and Engineering, to senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Merrimack College.

DEPARTMENT CHAIRS

Appointments

Jonathan Alpert, vice chair for clinical services in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, to professor and chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Montefiore Health System.

FACULTY

Appointments

Sarah Clinton, an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, to an associate professor in the School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech.

Georgia Hodes, a postdoctoral researcher at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, to assistant professor in the School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech.

Thomas O’Donnell, postdoctorate researcher in the Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events at the University of California at Berkeley, to assistant professor of particle physics at Virginia Tech.

ORGANIZATIONS

Appointments

Dan Gavitt, vice president for men’s basketball, to senior vice president for basketball at the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill, vice president for development at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, to executive director of the Fund for Academic Renewal.

Paaige Turner, associate dean of the School of Communications at Webster University, to executive director of the National Communication Association.

M. Roy Wilson, president of Wayne State University, has assumed an additional role, chair-elect of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Phyllis Wise, a former chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a professor of molecular and integrative physiology there, will start as chief executive of the Colorado Longitudinal Study in February. The goal of that project is to analyze health-related behaviors and outcomes.

Resignations

Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education, will step down on October 31. She is the first woman to lead the organization, which she has guided for nine years.

Retirements

Julia Lopez, chief executive of the College Futures Foundation, plans to retire at the end of June.

DEATHS

E.R. Braithwaite, the Guyanese author known for his novel To Sir, With Love, died on December 12 in Rockville, Md. He was 104. Mr. Braithwaite taught English at Howard University and other institutions.

Mary Doyle, 73, former law dean at the University of Miami, died on December 14.

Sidney Drell, 90, professor emeritus of theoretical physics at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, died on December 21 in Palo Alto, Calif.

Brendan Dugan, 69, president of St. Francis College (N.Y.), died on December 18.

Grace Mary Ederer, 97, former medical director of clinical microbiology and professor of laboratory medicine and pathology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, died on December 15.

John Edmunds, former dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences and former professor of American history at the University of South Carolina Upstate, died on December 20. Mr. Edmunds joined the university when it was founded in 1967 and worked there for 43 years. He was the first professor hired by the university.

Ned Goldwasser, 97, former vice chancellor for academic affairs and professor emeritus of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, died on December 14.

Alice Manicur, who retired as vice president emerita for student and educational services at Frostburg State University, died on January 2. Ms. Manicur was the university’s first dean of students and was the first woman to serve as president of Naspa — Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Jerald Carter Walker, 78, former president and chancellor of Oklahoma City University, died on December 24 in Tulsa. Mr. Walker, who held office for 18 years, was the university’s longest-serving president.