Gazette

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (5/26/2017)

May 21, 2017

Mark Brodl

Chief executives

Appointments

Robert Cushman, vice president for academic administration at Walla Walla University, in Washington, was named president of Pacific Union College, in California. He will start on July 1.

Daryll DeWald, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University, will succeed Lisa Brown as chancellor of the Spokane campus. Ms. Brown will step down in August, and Mr. DeWald will start his new post in September.

Robert Fale, who previously served as interim president of Marian University, was appointed interim president of Silver Lake College, in Wisconsin.

Chris Maggio was appointed president of Northwestern State University, in Baton Rouge, La. He had served as acting president since January.

Lynn Morton, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Queens University of Charlotte, will become the first woman to serve as president of Warren Wilson College, in North Carolina. She will start on July 1.

Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, senior vice president and U.S. medical leader for Lilly Bio-Medicines at Eli Lilly and Company, was named president of Oakland University. She previously served as executive vice president for medical affairs and chief executive of the health system at the University of Michigan. Ms. Pescovitz will start on July 1.

Jan Puszynski, vice president for research, was named interim president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He will take over from Heather Wilson, who has been appointed Secretary of the Air Force.

Lesley Travers, dean of the School of Business and Industry at Casper College, in Wyoming, will become president of Eastern Wyoming College. She will begin on July 1.

Damian Woetzel was named president of the Juilliard School. Mr. Woetzel, who currently serves as director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program and artistic director of the Vail International Dance Festival, will start in July next year.

Resignations

Lisa Brown, chancellor of Washington State University at Spokane, will step down in August.

Robert Pastoor, president of Saint Joseph’s College, in Indiana, has resigned.

Glenn Poshard has resigned as president of Morthland College, in Illinois, after about two months on the job. A representative of the college said he cited health reasons.

Neil Salonen, president of the University of Bridgeport, will step down on June 30, 2018. He will have led the university for 18 years.

Heather Wilson, president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, has stepped down to serve as secretary of the Air Force.

Retirements

Thomas Hellie, president of Linfield College, in Oregon, will retire on June 30, 2018, after 12 years at the helm.

Mark Huddleston, who will have served as president of the University of New Hampshire for 11 years, will retire on June 30, 2018.

 

Chief academic officers

Appointments

Mark Brodl, associate vice president for academic affairs and budget and research at Trinity University, in Texas, to provost at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Judy Iwata Bundra, interim dean of the School of Music at DePaul University, to chief academic officer and dean of the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Jeffrey Legro, vice provost for global affairs at the University of Virginia, to provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Richmond.

Dwight McBride, associate provost for graduate education and dean of the graduate school at Northwestern University, to provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory University.

 

Other top administrators

Appointments

Gerald Blazey, interim vice president for the division of research and innovation partnerships at Northern Illinois University, was appointed permanently to the position.

Christopher Card, dean of students at Trinity College, in Connecticut, to vice president for student life at Lawrence University.

Lisa Coleman, chief diversity officer and special assistant to the president at Harvard University, to senior vice president for global inclusion, diversity, and strategic innovation and chief diversity officer at New York University.

Mary Croughan, executive director of the research-grants program office of the University of California, to vice president for research and economic development at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

Daniel Durbin, senior associate vice president for administration and finance at West Virginia University, to associate vice president for health affairs and chief financial officer of the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center.

Christine Gibson, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Wesley College, in Delaware, to vice president for finance and administration at Juniata College, in Pennsylvania.

Mona Jha, interim chief diversity officer at Baruch College of the City University of New York, was appointed permanently to the post.

Virginia Gilbert Loftin, assistant vice president for development communications and principal gifts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, to vice president for advancement at Birmingham-Southern College.

Ivan Samstein, chief financial officer of Cook County, in Illinois, to vice president and chief financial officer of the University of Chicago.

Sandhya Subramanian, vice president and general counsel at Oberlin College, to general counsel at Dartmouth College.

Mackenzie Wilfong, former associate general counsel at Oklahoma State University, to general counsel at Tulsa Community College.

Retirement

Fran McSweeney, vice president for faculty affairs at Washington State University for 14 years, has retired.

 

Deans

Appointments

Paul R. Cohen, a program manager in the Information Innovation Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, to founding dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information.

Lee Fisher, who had served as interim dean of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University since June, was appointed permanently to the post.

Thomas Horan, former dean of the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, to dean of the School of Business at the University of Redlands.

Wayne Jones Jr., a professor and chair in the chemistry department at Binghamton University of the State University of New York, to dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire.

Stephanie Knight, associate dean of undergraduate and graduate studies and a professor of education in the College of Education at Pennsylvania State University at University Park, to dean of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University.

Nancy Pollock-Ellwand, dean of the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, to dean of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona.

Guy Reed, chair of the department of medicine and a professor of medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and interim executive vice president at Methodist Le Bonheur HealthCare, to dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine at Phoenix.

Charles Taylor, dean and vice president for academic affairs at Northeast Ohio Medical University, to dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Antonio Tillis, dean of the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs at the College of Charleston, to dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and a professor of Hispanic studies at the University of Houston.

Resignations

Jennifer Bard, dean of the law school at the University of Cincinnati, has resigned after receiving a settlement of $600,000 and dropping a lawsuit against the university.

Gerald Holder, dean of the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, will step down after 21 years in the job.

 

Other administrators

Appointments

Christopher Augostini, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Georgetown University, to executive vice president for business and administration at Emory University.

Sonu Bedi, an associate professor of government, to director of the Ethics Institute at Dartmouth College.

Scott Bennett, a professor of political science, to associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of the Liberal Arts at Pennsylvania State University at University Park.

Andrew Binks, director of the second-year cardiopulmonary module and an associate research professor at the University of South Carolina at Greenville, to director of faculty development and an associate professor at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Eileen Hunt Botting, a professor of political science, to director of merit scholarship programs at the University of Notre Dame.

David Capes, academic dean and a professor of New Testament at the Houston Graduate School of Theology, to associate dean of biblical and theological studies and a professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, in Illinois.

Stacy Danley, former athletics director at Alabama State University, to athletics director at South Carolina State University.

Luisa Havens, vice president for enrollment management and services at Florida International University, to vice provost for enrollment management at Virginia Tech.

Chou Her, interim chief of police at the University of California at Merced, was appointed permanently to the role.

Leslie Kendrick, a professor of law, to vice dean of the law school at the University of Virginia.

Gregory Kessler, a professor of architecture, to interim director of the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University.

Rev. Craig Kocher, senior pastor at Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, in North Carolina, to university chaplain at the University of Richmond.

Ruth Ellen Kocher, chair of the English department, to associate dean of arts and humanities at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Jeffrey Moore, a professor of materials science and engineering, to director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kevin Murray, director of medical education and a clinical professor at the University of Wyoming, to clinical campus associate dean for the medical educational program on the Vancouver campus of Washington State University.

Alla Rosenfeld, lecturer and senior curator of Russian art at Rutgers University’s Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, to curator of Russian and European art at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum.

Larry Schecter, chief medical officer for the Western Washington region at Providence Health & Services, to clinical-campus associate dean for the medical educational program on the Everett campus of Washington State University.

Jason Schupbach, director of design and creative placemaking programs at the National Endowment for the Arts, to director of the design school at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

Christina VerHeul, vice president at ReviveHealth, an integrated marketing agency that focuses on health care, to communications director at Washington State University.

Kelly Ward, a professor of higher education and chair of the department of educational leadership, sport studies, and educational/counseling psychology, to vice provost for faculty development and recognition at Washington State University.

Farion Williams, assistant dean of graduate medical education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, to clinical-campus associate dean for the medical educational program on the Tri-Cities campus of Washington State University.

Kimberly Young, executive director of executive education and executive M.B.A. programs at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, to executive director of continuing and professional studies at the University of Mary Washington.

 

Department chairs

Appointments

Jason Corace, a faculty member in interactive design and art, to chair of the bachelor’s program in game design at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Allison Gilmore, former associate dean of academic affairs and an associate professor emerita of history at Ohio State University, to head of the humanities and social-sciences department at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Merce Graell, coordinator of the master’s program in design-management research at Istituto Europeo di Design, in Spain, to chair of the master’s program in integrative design at the Columbus College of Art & Design.

Renee LeClair, clinical associate professor of biomedical sciences at the University of South Carolina at Greenville, to chair of the department of biomedical science and an associate professor at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Leslie Speer, a former professor of industrial design at San Jose State University, to chair of the bachelor’s program in product design at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

 

Faculty

Appointments

Tina Mitchell, an adjunct professor at Temple University, to an assistant professor of education at Wesley College, in Delaware.

John Raymond, a jazz trumpeter who teaches at the United Nations International School, in New York City, to assistant professor of music at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

Masumi Per Rostad, a violist, to faculty member in the strings, harp, and guitar department at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester.

 

Organizations

Appointments

Robert E. Anderson, interim chief academic officer and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University System of Georgia, to president of the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.

Lucy Shaffer Croft, associate vice president for student affairs at the University of North Florida, to an additional post, chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Campus Activities.

Wayne Firestone, former chief executive of the International Lifeline Fund, to chief executive of the National Honor Society Scholarship Fund.

 

Deaths

Peter Kivy, a professor emeritus of musicology and philosophy at Rutgers University, died on May 6 at age 82.

Norman James Norton, former vice president for academic affairs and provost at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, died on March 24 in Columbia, S.C., at age 83.

Jerrell Shofner, a professor emeritus of history and former chair of the history department at the University of Central Florida, died on April 11 at age 88.

Mark Wainberg, a professor of biology and virology at McGill University, died on April 11 at age 71. Mr. Wainberg was part of a research team that in 1989 identified the antiviral properties of lamivudine used to treat Hepatitis B and HIV infection.

Gerard Washnitzer, a professor emeritus of mathematics at Princeton University, died on April 2 in Scotch Plains, N.J., at age 91.