Gazette

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (6/9/2017)

June 04, 2017

Ingrid Thompson-Sellers

Chief executives

Appointments

Brenda Allen, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Winston-Salem State University, was named president of Lincoln University (Pa.). She will take over from Richard Green, who has served as interim president since July 2015.

Sian Leah Beilock, executive vice provost at the University of Chicago, was named president of Barnard College. She will take over from the interim president, Robert Goldberg, on July 1. Her predecessor is Debora Spar, who stepped down in March to lead the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Aminta Hawkins Breaux, vice president for advancement at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, was appointed president of Bowie State University. On July 1 she will succeed Mickey Burnim, who will retire after 11 years in office.

Laurie A. Carter, executive vice president and university counsel at Eastern Kentucky University, will become president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania on August 7. She will take over from Barbara Lyman, who has served as interim president since George Harpster Jr.’s retirement in January.

Alexander Cartwright, provost and executive vice chancellor at the State University of New York, was named chancellor of the University of Missouri at Columbia. On August 1, he will take over from the interim chancellor, Garnett Stokes.

Kelly Damphousse, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, will become chancellor of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro on July 1. He will take over from the interim chancellor, Doug Whitlock.

Douglas Girod, executive vice chancellor for the University of Kansas Medical Center, will become chancellor of the University of Kansas on July 1. He will succeed Bernadette Gray-Little, who will step down after eight years at the helm.

Cindy Gnadinger will become president of Carroll University, in Wisconsin. She is an executive consultant for Bellarmine University and previously served as president of St. Catharine College, in Kentucky. Ms. Gnadinger will succeed Douglas Hastad, who will retire after 11 years at the helm.

Bashar Hanna will join Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania as its president on July 7. He is currently a professor of biology at Delaware Valley University, where he previously served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty. Mr. Hanna will succeed David Soltz, who will retire in July after more than nine years in office.

Michael Middleton, who was recently the interim president of the University of Missouri system, will become interim president of Lincoln University (Mo.) on June 15. He will take over from Kevin Rome, who is leaving to lead Fisk University.

Timothy Mottet, provost at Northwest Missouri State University, was appointed president of Colorado State University at Pueblo. He will succeed Lesley Di Mare, who will retire on June 30.

Sally Roush, who served as senior vice president for business and financial affairs at San Diego State University before retiring in 2013, will return on July 1 to serve as its interim president. She will take over from Elliot Hirshman, who will leave in July to lead Stevenson University, in Maryland.

Ricky Shabazz, vice president for student services at San Bernardino Valley College, was named president of San Diego City College. He will start on July 11 and will succeed Anthony Beebe, who left last July to lead Santa Barbara City College.

Rahmat Shoureshi, interim president and provost of the New York Institute of Technology, was appointed president of Portland State University, in Oregon. Mr. Shoureshi will begin his new post on August 14 and will succeed Wim Wiewel, who will step down after nine years at the helm.

Andrew Sund, president of St. Augustine College, in Chicago, will join Heritage University, in Washington, on July 1 to serve as its president. Mr. Sund will succeed John Bassett, who will retire after seven years in office.

John Swallow, executive vice president and provost at the University of the South, in Tennessee, was named president of Carthage College, in Wisconsin. Mr. Swallow will take office in July and will succeed Gregory Woodward, who is leaving to lead the University of Hartford.

Ingrid Thompson-Sellers, who has served as interim president of South Georgia State College since last June, was appointed permanently to the post. She succeeds Virginia Carson, who retired last year after eight years in office.

Daniel White, vice president for academic affairs and research for the University of Alaska system, will become chancellor of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks on July 1. He will take over from the interim chancellor, Dana Thomas.

Resignations

Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College, in Georgia, since 2006, effective June 30, 2018.

Anna Wasescha has stepped down as president of Middlesex Community College, in Connecticut, to lead the West Central Initiative, a community foundation in Minnesota.

Retirements

James P. Klyczek retired as president of Niagara County Community College, in New York, in April after allegations that he had made disparaging comments about a woman who complained that a man had sexually assaulted her near the campus library. The comments were secretly recorded.

Leo Morton, chancellor of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, plans to retire next year.

 

Chief academic officers

Appointments

Bradley Caskey, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, to provost and vice president for academic affairs at Birmingham-Southern College.

Maria Cimitile, associate vice president for academic affairs, to provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs at Grand Valley State University, in Michigan. She will take over from Gayle Davis, who will retire in June after 15 years in the position. 

Scott Furlong, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, to provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Oswego.

Dona Lantz, associate provost for curriculum at the College for Creative Studies, in Detroit, to provost at the Columbus College of Art & Design, in Ohio.

Scott McKay, dean of science and engineering at Southern Arkansas University, to provost and vice president for academic affairs at Dakota State University.

Robert J. Phillips, chief academic officer and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Wheeling Jesuit University, to vice president for academic affairs at Davis & Elkins College.

 

Other top administrators

Appointments

Sybol Cook Anderson, director of the DeSousa-Brent Scholars Program and an associate professor of philosophy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, to chief diversity officer at Loyola University New Orleans.

Melissa Bard, associate vice chancellor and chief human resources officer at East Carolina University, to vice chancellor for human resources for the California State University system.

Edwin Beauchamp, vice president for operations at Georgia Gwinnett College, to regional vice chancellor for business and financial affairs at the University of South Florida at Sarasota-Manatee.

Sean Blackburn, associate vice president and dean of students, to vice president for student affairs at the University of Wyoming.

Christopher Daubert, professor and head of the food, bioprocessing, and nutrition sciences department at North Carolina State University, to vice chancellor and dean of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.

Loretta Early, vice president and chief information officer at the University of Oklahoma, to chief information officer at George Washington University.

Andrew Feldman, dean of science, engineering, and mathematics at Linn-Benton Community College, to vice president for learning at Spokane Falls Community College.

Laurie Locascio, acting principal deputy director and associate director of laboratory programs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to vice president for research at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Preeti Malani, a professor of internal medicine, to chief health officer for the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Jenni Martin, interim vice president for instruction at Spokane Community College, was appointed permanently to the post.

Theresa Martinez, associate vice provost and dean of students at the Johns Hopkins University, to vice president and dean of students at Hamilton College, in New York.

Kevin M.R. Mayne, senior vice president at Helms College, to vice president for enrollment management at Landmark College.

Paul McLoughlin II, dean of students at Lafayette College, to vice president and dean of the college at Colgate University.

Joseph Pettibon II, associate vice president for academic services, to vice president for enrollment and academic services at Texas A&M University at College Station.

Devarajulu Ravichandran, senior IT officer for arts, sciences, and engineering at the University of Rochester, to vice president for educational technologies and chief information officer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dara Royer, chief development and marketing officer at Mercy Corps, to senior vice president and chief communications officer at Syracuse University.

Joe Shelley, assistant vice chancellor for information technologies and chief information officer at the University of Washington at Bothell, to vice president for libraries and information technology at Hamilton College, in New York.

Ron Tarbutton, interim chief facilities officer at Oklahoma State University, was appointed permanently to the post.

Rosemary Thomas, chief operating officer at the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, to vice president for enrollment management and institutional advancement at Davis & Elkins College.

Wayne Webster, vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of Northern Colorado, to vice president for advancement at the College of Wooster.

Marcine Pickron-Davis, chief community engagement and diversity officer at Widener University, to chief diversity and community relations officer at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

 

Deans

Appointments

Richard Blythe, dean of the RMIT University School of Architecture and Design, in Australia, to dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.

Shawn Brixley, dean of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance, and Design at York University, in Toronto, to dean of the School of Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of the law school at the University of California at Irvine, to dean of the law school at the University of California at Berkeley.

Steven Corey, interim dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Columbia College Chicago, was confirmed as the school’s dean.

John Judge, associate dean of the School of Engineering at the Catholic University of America, to dean of the school.

Debra Louis, who has served as interim dean of the Glenn R. Jones College of Business at Trident University since last November, was confirmed as the college’s dean.

Suzanne McCotter, associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Education and Human Service at Montclair State University, to dean of the School of Education at the College of New Jersey.

Neil Olson, dean of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, to dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at St. George’s University, in Grenada.

James Pasley, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, to dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Park University.

Sarah Roth, associate dean of humanities at Widener University, to dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Meredith College.

David Weil, a professor of management at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and former head of the wage and hour division of the U.S. Department of Labor under President Barack Obama, to dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

Boyce Williams, chief executive of the National Alliance for Learning, a higher- education consulting agency, to interim dean of the College of Education at Frostburg State University.

Retirements

Lawrence Harkless, founding dean of the College of Podiatric Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, effective June 30.

 

Other administrators

Appointments

Marya Barlow, communications manager at California State University-Channel Islands, to director of communications for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.

LeManuel (Lee) Bitsóí, director of student diversity and multicultural affairs at Rush University Medical Center, to chief diversity officer at Stony Brook University.

Dirk Brown, director of the Faber Entrepreneurship Center at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, to director of the university’s new McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise.

Louis Calvelli, a project coordinator for accreditation at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, in New York, to director of alumni relations at Manhattan College.

Jennifer Case, a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Cape Town, in South Africa, to head of the engineering-education department at Virginia Tech.

Kevin Courtney, director of development for the Egan School of Nursing at Fairfield University, to director of the capital campaign at Manhattan College.

Resignations

Maggie Williams, director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University.

 

Faculty

Appointments

Leah Boustan, a professor of economics at the University of California at Los Angeles, to a professor of economics at Princeton University.

Ibram Kendi, an assistant professor of African American history at the University of Florida, to founding director of the Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center and a professor of history and international relations in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of International Service at American University.

Bridget Moriarty, a musical theater instructor at Syracuse University, to an assistant professor of theater at Niagara University.

Correction (6/15/2017, 2:20 p.m.): The original version of the article inadvertently gave incorrect position titles for Scott McKay in one listing. Dona Lantz, not Scott McKay, is the associate provost for curriculum at the College for Creative Studies, in Detroit, who was appointed provost at the Columbus College of Art & Design, in Ohio. Mr. McKay, dean of science and engineering at Southern Arkansas University, was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Dakota State University. The listing has been corrected.