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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (7/21/2017)

July 16, 2017

Shawntel Landry

Chief executives 

Appointments

Roslyn Clark Artis, president of Florida Memorial University since 2014, will become president of Benedict College on September 1. She will be the college’s first female chief executive.

Rebecca Ashford, who was vice president for student affairs at Pellissippi State Community College, became president of Chattanooga State Community College on July 10, taking over from the interim president, Debbie Adams. Ms. Ashford succeeds Flora W. Tydings, who became chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents system in February.

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, interim president of Bennett College since last summer, was appointed permanently to the post.

T. Taylor Eighmy, vice chancellor for research and engagement and a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, has been named sole finalist for the presidency of the University of Texas at San Antonio. The previous president, Ricardo Romo, who had been planning to retire, stepped down abruptly in March following allegations that he violated sexual-harassment policies. Pedro Reyes, the University of Texas system’s former executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, has been serving as interim president since March.

Stephanie F. Gardner, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, was named interim chancellor of the medical campus. She will start July 31, when the current chancellor, Dan Rahn, retires.

James Herbert, who was executive vice provost and dean of the Graduate College at Drexel University, became president of the University of New England on July 1. He succeeded Danielle Ripich, who led the university for 11 years.

Mark La Branche, who had been president of Louisburg College since 2009, became president of Martin Methodist College on July 1. He succeeds the late Ted Brown, who retired in January.

Shawntel Landry, interim president of the American College of Education since 2013, was appointed permanent president. She joined the online institution in 2009 and has held several administrative posts there.

Thomas McHenry, who was a partner with the Los Angeles law firm Gibson Dunn, became president and dean of Vermont Law School on July 1. He succeeds Marc B. Mihaly.

Rebecca Stoltzfus, vice provost for undergraduate education and a professor of human nutrition at Cornell University, will become president of Goshen College on November 1. She will succeed James E. Brenneman, who stepped down in June. Goshen’s provost, Ken Newbold, is serving as interim president. Ms. Stoltzfus’s father, Victor Stoltzfus, was president of Goshen from 1984 to 1996.

Hilda Tunstill, vice president for finance and administration at Motlow State Community College, will become interim president.

Neal Weaver, vice president for university advancement and innovation at Nicholls State University, was appointed president of Georgia Southwestern State University.

Judie Wexler, who had been interim president and provost at the California Institute of Integral Studies since 2016, became permanent president on July 1, the first woman in that role. She joined the institution as an academic vice president in 2002.

Resignations

Tashni-Ann Dubroy, president of Shaw University since 2015, will step down to become executive vice president and chief operating officer at Howard University in October.

Adam Falk, president of Williams College since 2010, will step down in December to become president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

John J. Neuhauser, president of Saint Michael’s College, in Vermont, will step down in June 2018.

Retirement

R. Barbara Gitenstein, president of the College of New Jersey since 1999, says she will retire in June 2018. She is the first woman to serve as president of the institution. During her tenure, she substantially improved four-year graduation rates.

Chief academic officers

Appointments

Michael K. McLendon, dean of Baylor University’s School of Education and a professor of higher-education leadership and policy, to interim provost of the university.

Martin Philbert, dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, to provost and executive vice president for academic affairs there.

Laurie Weingart, senior associate dean of education in the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, to interim provost there.

Retirement

Daniel I. Linzer, provost of Northwestern University since 2007, will retire this summer. On October 1, he will become president and chief executive officer of the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, a foundation in Tucson.

Other top administrators

Appointments

David J. Adams, interim chief administrative officer at the University of Louisville and chief executive of its Institute for Product Realization, to chief executive of the University of Cincinnati Research Institute and chief innovation officer at the university.

Anthony Altieri, associate dean of students, to interim vice president for student affairs at Lynn University.

Danita Brown Young, vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, to vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Gretchen Buhlig, chief operating officer and managing director of the Arizona State University Foundation, to its chief executive.

Manuel Carballo, director of admissions at Middlebury College, to vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Oberlin College.

James Cline, a retired U.S. Army Reserve lieutenant colonel and a certified public accountant, to chief financial officer at Northeast State Community College.

Yvonne Romero Da Silva, vice dean and director of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, to vice president for enrollment at Rice University.

Amr S. Elnashai, dean of the College of Engineering at Pennsylvania State University at University Park, to vice chancellor and vice president for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston.

Zhanjiang (John) Liu, associate provost and associate vice president for research at Auburn University, to vice president for research at Syracuse University.

Wendy Lowery, vice chancellor for institutional advancement at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and executive director of its foundation, to vice president for advancement at Radford University.

Kenechukwu (K.C.) Mmeje, assistant vice president and dean of students at Loyola University Chicago, to vice president for student affairs at Southern Methodist University.

Leonard N. Moore, senior associate vice president for diversity and community engagement at the University of Texas at Austin, to interim vice president for diversity and community engagement.

Jeff Neal, former chief university spokesperson and senior director of communications at Harvard University, to vice chancellor for communications and marketing at the University System of Maryland.

Barbee Oakes, chief diversity officer and assistant provost at Wake Forest University, to chief diversity officer at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

Melissa Farmer Richards, vice president for communications at St. Lawrence University, to vice president for communications and enrollment management at Sweet Briar College.

Robert Simari, a professor of cardiology and executive dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, will also serve as interim executive vice chancellor of the university’s medical center.

Steven Soba, vice president for enrollment management at Moravian College, to vice president for enrollment and marketing at Muskingum University.

Charlene Connell White, finance manager at Dyersburg State Community College, to vice president for finance and administrative services there.

Retirements

Walter K. Knorr, vice president, chief financial officer and comptroller at the University of Illinois system for more than a decade, will retire on August 31.

Susan Nutter, vice provost and director of the libraries at North Carolina State University, will retire this fall.

Deans

Appointments

Aimee deChambeau, interim dean of university libraries at the University of Akron for the past year, was appointed to the job permanently.

Raj Echambadi, a professor and senior associate dean for strategic innovations in the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to dean of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.

Michael A. Elliott, a professor of English who had served as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Emory University since last August, was named to the post permanently.

Judson Graves, a retired partner at the law firm Alston & Bird and an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law, to interim dean of the law school.

Darnell M. Hunt, a professor of sociology and African-American studies, chair of the sociology department, and director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles, to dean of the university’s Division of Social Sciences.

Elizabeth Kennedy, interim dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology at the University of Akron for the past year, was appointed to the job permanently.

Sharon Matusik, interim dean of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was appointed to the position permanently.

Cynthia M. Newman, interim dean of the College of Business Administration at Rider University, was appointed to the job permanently.

Jack Wade Nowlin, a professor and senior associate dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law, to dean of Texas Tech University School of Law.

Jonathan Overpeck, director of the University of Arizona Institute for the Environment, to dean of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor’s new School for Environment and Sustainability.

Gregory J. Paveza, a higher-education consultant and a former dean of graduate studies and the library at Central Washington University, to interim dean of library services at the university.

Maury Peiperl, director of the Cranfield School of Management and pro-vice-chancellor of Cranfield University, in England, to dean of the School of Business at George Mason University.

Harry J. Ploehn, associate dean of faculty affairs and strategic initiatives in the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina, to dean of the College of Engineering and Technology at East Carolina University.

John Quelch, a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, to dean of the University of Miami’s School of Business Administration and vice provost for executive education.

Tom Reichert, professor and head of the advertising and public-relations department at the University of Georgia, to dean of the College of Information and Communications at the University of South Carolina.

Jeffrey Runner, a professor and chair of the department of linguistics at the University of Rochester, to dean of the university’s College in Arts, Sciences and Engineering.

Justin Schwartz, a professor and head of the materials-science and engineering department at North Carolina State University, to dean of the College of Engineering at Pennsylvania State University at University Park.

Nicholas Shudak, an associate professor and chair of the division of curriculum and instruction in the School of Education at the University of South Dakota, to dean of the School of Education and Counseling at Wayne State College, in Nebraska.

Elizabeth Smith, a professor of biological sciences at Dartmouth University, to dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences there.

Mark Stacy, vice dean for clinical research at Duke University School of Medicine, to dean of the Brody School of Medicine and senior associate vice chancellor for medical affairs for the Division of Health Sciences at East Carolina University.

Yasuko Taoka, an associate professor of classics and the chair of the department of languages, cultures, and international trade at Southern Illinois University, to dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Wayne State College, in Nebraska.

Donald J. Visco, interim dean of the University of Akron’s College of Engineering for the past year, has been appointed to the role permanently.

Shawn Wahl, a professor and head of the communication department at Missouri State University, to interim dean of the College of Arts and Letters there.

Julie Zerwic, executive associate dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago, to dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Iowa.

Resignations

Eric Dannenmaier, who had been on voluntary administrative leave since February, resigned as the dean of Northern Illinois University’s College of Law.

Richard Feldman, who served as dean of the College in Arts, Sciences and Engineering at the University of Rochester for the past decade, is stepping down. He will return as a professor of philosophy following a year of leave.

James Goldgeier, dean of the American University School of International Service, will step down from his post of six years on August 8.

Retirement

Patricia Cutright, dean of library services at Central Washington University since 2010, will retire in August.

Other administrators

Appointments

Kristen Case, associate professor of English at the University of Maine at Farmington, to director of the university’s New Commons Project in Public Humanities and Arts.

Tom Eppes, former chief communications officer at the University of Mississippi, to chief communications officer at East Carolina University.

David R. Friedrich, associate dean of students at Harvard College, to senior director of housing operation and renewal planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Vittorio Gallo, a professor of pediatrics and of pharmacology and physiology at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, to associate dean for child-health research.

Joanna Grabski, chair of art history and visual culture at Denison University, to director of the School of Art at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

Diana Harvey, director of communications, marketing, and alumni engagement for Duke University’s Global Health Institute, to associate vice chancellor for communications and public affairs at the University of California at Berkeley.

Sharon Inkelas, a linguistics professor at the University of California at Berkeley, to special faculty adviser to the chancellor on sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Kathryn Inskeep, director of the Writing Center and an instructor in the English department at Kean University, to associate dean of assessment and learning support at the School for International Training, in Vermont.

Dale Lennon, director of public affairs at the University of Mary and a former head football coach there, was appointed the university’s athletics director.

Paul P. Marthers, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management and student success, and chief enrollment and student-affairs officer in the State University of New York system, to vice provost for enrollment management at Emory University.

Lee E. Ohanian, a professor of economics at the University of California at Los Angeles, to director of the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University and a professor of economics in the W.P. Carey School of Business there.

Amy R. Pritchett, a professor in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, to head of the department of aerospace engineering at Pennsylvania State University at University Park.

Daryl Rice, interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, was appointed permanently to the role.

David P. Schmitt, a professor of psychology at Bradley University, to professor and director of the center for culture and evolution at Brunel University, in London.

Darius Teter, vice president for global programs at Oxfam America, to executive director of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, or Stanford Seed.

Terri Walker, manager of the Learning Resources Center at Mercer University’s School of Medicine, to director of career counseling at the school.

Christopher Watson, dean of undergraduate admissions at Northwestern University, will also become assistant vice president for student outreach.

Retirement

Ken Lehrman, vice provost for affirmative action at Pennsylvania State University at University Park since 2008, retired in July.

Awards & fellowships

Martha S. Cooley, a professor of English at Adelphi University, won the O. Henry Prize for her short fiction "Mercedes Benz."

Saif Y. Ishoof, vice president for engagement at Florida International University, has been selected one of 68 Marshall Memorial Fellows for 2017-18. The fellowship, a program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, promotes leadership in trans-Atlantic relations.

Vithala R. Rao, a professor of management and of marketing and quantitative methods at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, received the 2017 Gilbert A. Churchill Award for Lifetime Contributions to Marketing Research. The award is administered by the American Marketing Association’s Marketing Research Special Interest Group.

Deaths

David Fromkin, 84, a lawyer and professor emeritus at Boston University, died on June 11. He was also founding director of the university’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. He joined the university in 1994 after writing several books, including A Peace to End All Peace, on the Middle East.

Paul Hardin III, 86, who was chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1988 to 1995, died on July 1. Earlier, he served as president of Wofford College, Southern Methodist University, and Drew University, and was a trustee of Duke University.

Adrian G. Marcuse, 95, who was president of LIM College, in New York, from 1972 to 2002, died on June 29. His father founded LIM as a junior college to train women for careers in retail in 1939. Under Adrian Marcuse’s leadership, LIM became a co-ed four-year college. Mr. Marcuse was also a founding member of the Association of Proprietary Colleges, in New York.

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