Debasish (Deba) Dutta, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity at Purdue University, was named the next chancellor of Rutgers University at New Brunswick. He will succeed Richard Edwards, who plans to step down at the end of this academic year and join the faculty after a sabbatical.
Janet Gullickson will become the first female president of Germanna Community College, in Virginia, on July 1. Ms. Gullickson is president of Spokane Falls Community College, in Washington. She will succeed David Sam, who plans to retire on June 30.
Mary Holz-Clause, dean of the Huntley College of Agriculture at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, was named chancellor of the University of Minnesota at Crookston. She will succeed Fred Wood, who became chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District, in California, in January. She will start on June 30.
Rachel Lindsey, former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Chicago State University, was appointed interim president of the university.
Katricia Pierson took office as president of East Central University, in Oklahoma, on March 1, making her the first woman to serve in the role. Ms. Pierson, who was provost and vice president for academic affairs, succeeded John Hargrave, who retired.
Kevin Quinn will become president of Aquinas College, in Michigan, on July 1. He is dean of the Donald J. Schneider School of Business and Economics, which he helped found, at St. Norbert College, in Wisconsin. He will succeed Juan Olivarez, who will retire on June 30.
JoAnna Schilling, interim vice president for academic affairs at Rio Hondo College, will become president of Cypress College in July. She will succeed Bob Simpson, who plans to retire.
William Taggart chief operating officer at Morehouse College, will serve as interim president. He will take over from John S. Wilson, who has led the college since 2013.
The Rev. David Tyson will serve as interim president of Holy Cross College, in Indiana. Father Tyson is director of nonprofit professional development in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. He will take over from Brother John Paige, who is taking a leave of absence before starting a new job.
J. Keith Motley, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Boston since 2007, will step down at the end of the academic year and will return to the faculty after a sabbatical.
Glenn Mroz, president of Michigan Technological University since 2004, plans to step down and return to the faculty on or after June 30, 2018.
Vicky Carwein, chancellor of Indiana University — Purdue University at Fort Wayne since 2012, plans to retire by the end of 2017.
Nancy Kleniewski, president of the State University of New York College at Oneonta since 2008, plans to retire in July 2018.
W. Taylor Reveley III, president of College of William & Mary since 2008, plans to retire on June 30, 2018.
Chief academic officers
David Bejou, dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences at West Virginia State University, to provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Empire State College of the State University of New York.
Nigel Boyle, a professor of political studies and founding director of the Institute of Global/Local Action and Study at Pitzer College, to vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at the college.
Geoffrey Chase, vice president at the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ Senior College and University Commission, to provost at California State University-Channel Islands.
Elizabeth Frombgen, associate vice president for academic affairs at Hastings College, to vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Thiel College.
Gary Kuleck, dean of the College of Engineering and Science at the University of Detroit Mercy, to provost and vice president for academic affairs at the Oregon Institute of Technology.
Kristina Lantzky-Eaton, interim provost, to provost and vice president for academic affairs at Hilbert College.
Vicki Román-Lagunas, acting provost and a professor of Spanish at Northeastern Illinois University, to executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at Indiana University-Northwest.
Michael Spagna, dean of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education at California State University at Northridge, to provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University-Dominguez Hills.
Other top administrators
Tina Guegold, vice president for marketing at Nationwide Realty Investors, to vice president for integrated marketing and communications at Capital University.
Amy Hecht, vice president for student affairs at the College of New Jersey, to vice president for student affairs at Florida State University.
Diane Nyhammer, vice president for learning and chief academic officer at Blackhawk Technical College, in Wisconsin, to vice president for educational affairs at Waubonsee Community College, in Illinois.
Rob Rutenbar, head of the computer- science department and a professor of engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to senior vice chancellor for research at the University of Pittsburgh.
Mark J.T. Smith, dean of the Graduate School at Purdue University at West Lafayette, to dean of the Graduate School and senior vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
Joan Bullock, associate dean of academic affairs in the College of Law at Florida A&M University, to dean of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, in San Diego.
Duane Compton, interim dean, to dean of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.
Milton S.F. Curry, associate dean of academic affairs and strategic initiatives at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, to dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California.
Louis Hamilton, director of the Baldwin Honors Program at Drew University, to dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Richard Moberly, interim dean, to dean of the College of Law at the University of Nebraska.
Matthew Myers, dean of the Farmer School of Business at Miami University, in Ohio, to dean of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.
Ulysses (U.J.) Sofia will become dean of the W.M. Keck Science Department, which serves Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, in July. He is associate dean of research at American University.
Ron Jacobson, dean of the College of Education at Northwest University, to executive director of the School of Education at Central Washington University.
Kathleen Kirleis, vice president for finance and administrative services at Massachusetts Bay Community College, to vice chancellor for administration and finance at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.
Michael Kloss, executive director of university events, to chief of staff in the president’s office at Emory University. He will also be director of protocol and senior adviser to the president.
Tamla Lewis, associate general counsel, to associate dean of administration at the University of Arkansas School of Law.
Charles Smith, a professor of political science, to associate dean of the division of continuing education at the University of California at Irvine.
Paul Weinberger, vice president for congressional and public affairs at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, to director of federal relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dana Wilkie, interim dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and associate dean of adjunct faculty at Westchester Community College, in New York, to assistant provost at Post University, in Connecticut.
Roger Thomas, athletics director at the University of Mary, will retire on June 30.
Margaret Berry, 101, a former associate dean of women at the University of Texas at Austin, died on April 9. Ms. Berry wrote several books on the university’s history.
James Brooks, 91, who was president of Central Washington University from 1961 to 1978, died on April 2 in Ellensburg, Wash.
Norman Fintel, 92, president emeritus of Roanoke College, who led the institution for 14 years beginning in 1975, died on April 7.
Dan Moskwa, 85, former division dean at the State University of New York at Delhi who later served as an education consultant and program evaluator at the New York State Department of Education, died on April 1 in Syracuse, N.Y.
John O’Brien, 48, executive vice dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering and a professor of electrical engineering and electrophysics at the University of Southern California, died on March 31.