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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (8/4/2017)

July 30, 2017

Margie Smith-Simmons
Chief executives

Appointments

Kimberly Beatty, who was vice chancellor for instructional services and chief academic officer at Houston Community College, became chancellor of Metropolitan Community College at Kansas City on July 1. She succeeds Mark James, who retired at the end of June.

John Estorge, who was associate campus director and director of admissions at Miller-Motte College, is the new president of the Fortis College campus in Foley, Ala.

Edwin Hernández, provost at Adventist University of Health Sciences, will become the university’s president. He succeeds David Greenlaw, the university’s founding president, who planned to retire on July 31.

Richard L. Ludwick, who had been president of the Independent Colleges of Indiana since 2010, became president of University of St. Thomas, in Houston, on July 1. He succeeded Robert Ivany, who led the university for 13 years.

Carlo Montemagno, a professor of engineering who founded and leads the interdisciplinary Ingenuity Lab at the University of Alberta, in Canada, will become chancellor of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale on August 15. He is an expert in nanotechnology.

Charlene Purtlebaugh, vice president for operations at SAE Institute, was named president of Remington College Online.

Mark Rocha, senior program manager at the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, in New York, and a former president of Pasadena City College, became chancellor of the City College of San Francisco on July 1. He replaced the interim chancellor, Susan Lamb, who led the college during its successful effort to keep its accreditation.

Subra Suresh, the past director of the National Science Foundation who stepped down as president of Carnegie Mellon University in June, will become president of Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore, on January 1. He will succeed Bertil Andersson, who has been at the helm at Nanyang since 2011.

Reginald Sykes, interim president of Bishop State Community College since February 2016, has been named to the post permanently.

Resignations

Daniel L. Lehmann will step down as president of Hebrew College, which he has led since 2008, in the coming academic year.

Don Straney, chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, will step aside from that role to become vice president for academic planning and policy for the University of Hawaii system, effective August 1.

Retirements

Frank T. Brogan says he will retire as chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education on September 1. He has held that post since 2013. Previously he was chancellor of the State University System of Florida, president of Florida Atlantic University, lieutenant governor of Florida, and secretary of education of Florida.

Steven Gamble, president of Eastern New Mexico University, retired on July 1. He had led the college for 16 years.

Edison Jackson, president of Bethune- Cookman University since 2013, has said he will retire early, about a year before his contract was set to expire. He has been praised for increasing enrollment but criticized for an expensive dormitory deal and his decision to invite U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to speak at commencement.

Thomas A. Kazee, president of the University of Evansville since 2010, plans to retire on May 31, 2018. During his presidency, the university secured the largest gift in its history, a $39-million bequest.

Ronald R. Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, plans to retire in December after more than 44 years at the organization.

Chief academic officers

Appointments

Michael T. Brown, dean of the University of California at Santa Barbara Extension and a former chair of the University of California Academic Senate, to provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of California in September. He will succeed Aimée Dorr, who is retiring.

Carol A. Fierke, dean of the Rackham Graduate School and vice provost for academic affairs and graduate studies at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, to provost and executive vice president at Texas A&M University at College Station.

Joshua Hamilton, dean of the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota at Duluth, to provost and vice president for academic affairs at Rhode Island College.

Lily S. Hsu, who was vice provost at Johnson & Wales University, to provost there in June. Thomas L. Dwyer, who had been provost and vice chancellor, will continue as vice chancellor.

Linda C. Martin, director of the second-year transformational-experience program at Ohio State University, to vice president for academic affairs and student success at the University of Tennessee.

Sharon Meagher, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Widener University, to vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Marymount Manhattan College.

Michelle Metzinger, who was vice president for academics at Presentation College, to provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Saint Mary, in Kansas, in July. She succeeded Bryan Le Beau, who retired.

Marni Baker Stein, chief innovation officer at the University of Texas system’s Institute for Transformational Learning, to provost and chief academic officer at Western Governors University.

Other top administrators

Appointments

Belinda Burke, a consultant to Wesley College and a certified public accountant, to vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer there.

Alexander A. Bustamante, inspector general in the Los Angeles Police Department, to senior vice president and chief compliance and audit officer in the University of California’s Office of the President.

Rosalie A. Carpenter, vice president for student affairs at Spring Hill College, to vice president for student affairs at Seton Hill University.

James Dicker, vice president for institutional advancement at Temple University, to vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of Delaware.

Oscar Dubón, a professor of materials science and engineering and associate dean of equity and inclusion at the University of California at Berkeley’s College of Engineering, to vice chancellor for equity and inclusion at the university.

Jason Meriwether, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student affairs at Indiana University-Southeast, to vice president for student success at Rhode Island College.

Leonard N. Moore, a history professor and associate vice president for academic diversity initiatives at the University of Texas at Austin, to interim vice president of its division of diversity and community engagement.

Sherine O. Obare, associate vice president for research at Western Michigan University, to interim vice president for research.

Stacey Patterson, associate vice president for research in the University of Tennessee system, to interim vice president for research, outreach, and economic development.

Jill Pipher, a professor of mathematics and founding director of Brown University’s Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, to vice president for research.

Bobbie Remias, a certified public accountant and a former director of finance and investments at Macomb Community College, to interim vice chancellor for administrative services at Oakland Community College, effective July 17.

Keith Saunders, director of state relations for the University of Iowa, to interim executive director of the Iowa Board of Regents.

J. Rex Tolliver, interim vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been appointed to that post permanently, effective July 17.

Angela Hall Watkins, co-founder and chief executive at Capacity to Grow, to vice president for institutional advancement at Huston-Tillotson University, in Texas.

Roger L. Worthington, a professor and chair of the department of counseling, higher education, and special education in the College of Education at the University of Maryland at College Park, to interim associate provost and chief diversity officer of the university.

Departures

Kathleen Smith, who was chief administrative officer of the University of Louisville Foundation, is no longer working there, a foundation official said in a statement. A recent forensic audit of the foundation described lax oversight of funds and poor decision making. Ms. Smith had been on paid leave since last fall.

Jason Tomlinson, chief financial officer of the University of Louisville Foundation, was fired after an audit found millions of dollars of overspending.

Deans

Appointments

Christian Brady, a former dean of the Schreyer Honors College at Pennsylvania State University, to dean of the University of Kentucky’s Lewis Honors College.

Peter Doolittle, executive director of Virginia Tech’s Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research and assistant provost for teaching and learning, to director of the university’s School of Education.

Shari L. Dworkin, associate dean for academic affairs at the University of California at San Francisco, to dean of the School of Nursing & Health Studies at the University of Washington at Bothell.

Bill Graves, associate dean of the Graduate College at Iowa State University, to dean of the college.

Robin Hart Ruthenbeck, assistant dean of students at Macalester College, to dean of students at Kenyon College.

Vernon Hurte, senior associate dean of students and director of the Center for Student Diversity at Iowa State University, to associate vice president and dean of students.

Alan Randolph Kluver, global faculty ambassador for Asia, executive director of the Confucius Institute, and a communications professor at Texas A&M University at College Station, to dean of Oklahoma State University’s School of Global Studies and Partnerships.

William B. Lamb, dean of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, to dean of the School of Business at Iona College.

Holly McCormack, dean of Field Work Term and career development at Bennington College, to dean of the Career Development Office at Kenyon College.

Uppinder Mehan, who was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fort Valley State University, to dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Moravian College in June.

Darrell M. Newton, associate dean of the Fulton School of Liberal Arts at Salisbury University, to associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.

Gautam Pillay, associate vice president for research and sponsored programs at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, to vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school at Western Washington University in August. He will succeed Kathleen Kitto, who is retiring.

Terrill F. Saxon, an educational-psychology professor and associate dean for research and graduation education at Baylor University, to interim dean of the School of Education there.

Michael Shinn, chair of keyboard studies and an instructor at the Juilliard School and a senior adviser for educational and artistic programs at Juilliard Global Ventures, to dean of music at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Bill Sliwa, who was interim director of admissions at Alfred University, to dean of enrollment management at Moravian College in May.

Marcelo F. Vazquez, associate dean of students at the University of Nevada at Reno, to associate vice president of student life and dean of students at California State University-Dominguez Hills.

James White, director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder, to dean of the university’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Resignations

Brad Foley, dean of the University of Oregon’s School of Music and Dance since 2002, will step down at the end of the next academic year. He will return to the classroom as a professor of music.

Rich Lyons, dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, will leave that role in June 2018.

Nan M. Sussman, dean of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at City University of New York College of Staten Island, will step down from her position in August. She will return to her work as a professor of psychology.

Department chairs

Appointments

Tom Crawford, a professor of sustainability at Saint Louis University, to chair of the department of geography in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment.

Terry L. Kirkpatrick, a professor of plant pathology in the University of Arkansas system’s division of agriculture, to interim head of the departments of entomology and plant pathology

Laszlo Kulcsar, a professor of sociology and head of the department of sociology, anthropology, and social work at Kansas State University, to head of the department of agricultural economics, sociology, and education at Pennsylvania State University at University Park, effective August 1. He will also be a professor of rural sociology and demography.

Other administrators

Appointments

Christopher R. Agnew, a social-psychology professor at Purdue University, to associate vice president for research in the area of regulatory affairs.

Sughra Ahmed, a Muslim chaplain, 2016 Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellow at Yale University, and a former president of the Islamic Society of Britain, to associate dean of religious life at Stanford University.

George Andreou, vice president and senior editor at Alfred A. Knopf, to director of Harvard University Press.

Will Atkins, interim executive director of multicultural and diversity affairs at the University of Florida, was appointed permanently to the post.

Billye W. Auclair, associate provost at Johnson & Wales University, to vice provost.

Taryn Bayles, a professor in the department of chemistry and petroleum engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, to vice chair for undergraduate education in the department.

Michael Brumage, executive director and health officer in the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, to assistant dean for public-health practice and service at West Virginia University’s School of Public Health.

Tonya Butler, director of the music-industry-studies program at Minnesota State University at Mankato, to assistant chair of the department of music business and management at Berklee College of Music on August 1. She will be the first woman to hold a leadership role in the department.

David Darling, director of the Facilities Management and Operations Center at Sandia National Laboratories, to associate vice chancellor for facilities planning and management at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Georgina Dodge, chief diversity officer, associate vice president, and Title IX coordinator at the University of Iowa, to associate provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Bucknell University.

Renarde D. Earl, chief of the campus police at Forsyth Technical Community College, in North Carolina, to associate vice chancellor for police and public safety and chief of police at Fayetteville State University.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, director of scholarly communication at the Modern Language Association, to director of digital humanities and a professor of English at Michigan State University.

William Gropp, interim director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been appointed permanently to the role.

Dwight Hamilton, vice president for inclusion, diversity, and equity at Smith College, to associate vice president for equity at Northwestern University.

Hugh Hemmings Jr., chairman of anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine, to senior associate dean for research.

Donald P. Judges, interim vice provost for distance education and interim head of the Global Campus at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, has been named to those posts permanently.

Andrea Keener, dean of the School of Professional and Career Education at Barry University, additionally to associate vice provost for extended learning.

Lael Keiser, a professor of public policy and administration at the University of Missouri at Columbia, to director of the university’s Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs in September.

Joseph McCarthy, vice chair for education in the department of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is a professor, to vice provost for undergraduate studies.

Ernest Morrell, a professor of English education at Columbia University’s Teachers College and director of Columbia’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education, to director of the Center for Literacy Education at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives. He will also be a professor in both the English and Africana-studies departments.

Jacob Olkkola, senior associate athletics director at the University of Delaware, to athletics director at Colby College.

Chris E. Ostrander, assistant dean and director of strategic initiatives and external relations at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, to director of national foundation relations at the University of Utah.

Susan E. Parker, deputy university librarian at the University of California at Los Angeles, to university librarian at the University of British Columbia.

Robert Parker, a professor in the department of chemistry and petroleum engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, to vice chair for graduate education in the department.

Brian Patchcoski, associate dean of students and director of the LGBT Resource Center at Cornell University, to director of the LGBTQA Student Resource Center at Pennsylvania State University at University Park.

Randall Phebus, a professor of animal sciences and industry at Kansas State University, to interim director of the the university’s Food Science Institute.

Ann Campion Riley, acting director of the University of Missouri Libraries, to the new position of vice provost for libraries and university librarian.

Brian Schottlaender, who retired in June as university librarian at the University of California at San Diego, to director of the senior-fellows program at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Brian H. Smith, a professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, to associate dean of graduate initiatives at the university’s Graduate College.

Margie Smith-Simmons, assistant vice president for strategic communications at Indiana University, to assistant vice chancellor for finance and administration at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Barry Swanson, a former associate vice provost for campus operations and chief procurement officer at the University of Kansas, to chief procurement officer at the University of Kentucky.

Kim Talus, a professor of energy law at the University of Helsinki and the University of Eastern Finland, to professor of energy law and founding director of the Tulane Center for Energy Law at Tulane University Law School, effective January 2018.

Tamara Underiner, associate dean for research at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, to associate dean of academic affairs in the university’s Graduate College.

Ann Marie VanDerZanden, director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Iowa State University, to associate provost for academic programs.

Elaine L. Westbrooks, associate university librarian for research at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, to vice provost for university libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Christoph Winkler, academic director at the Long Island University Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, to founding program director of the new Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Iona College.

Resignations

Joan Slavin, Title IX coordinator and director of the Sexual Harassment Prevention Office at Northwestern University, has stepped down.

Retirements

Roberta Bell, executive director of Vanderbilt University’s Institutional Research Group, plans to retire from her position on July 31.

Peter Blaze Corcoran, a professor of environmental studies and environmental education and director of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University, retired in June. He joined the faculty as a professor at the founding of the university, in 1997. He previously served as a faculty member at College of the Atlantic, Swarthmore College, and Bates College

Beverly Lynch, director of the senior-fellows program at the University of California at Los Angeles since 1991 and a professor of information studies there, is retiring.

Faculty

Appointments

Sue Cange, a U.S. Department of Energy administrator who was manager of the agency’s Office of Environmental Management in Oak Ridge, Tenn., became a visiting scholar in civil and environmental engineering at Vanderbilt University. She started her two-year appointment in July.

Paul Kelton, a professor of history and associate dean for the humanities at the University of Kansas, to professor of American history at Stony Brook University.

Stephanie Kelton, a professor of economics at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, to professor in the new Center for the Study of Inequality and Social Justice at Stony Brook University.

Su Fang Ng, an associate professor of English at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, to professor of English at Virginia Tech.

H. Curtis Spalding, immediate past administrator for New England at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to professor of the practice in environment and society at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, at Brown University.

Organizations

Appointments

Michelle Edwards, dean of academics at the Delta School of Business and Technology, to president and chief executive of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

Andrew K. Benton, president and chief executive of Pepperdine University, to chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. He is expected to serve a 19-month term.

David Kuntz, chief research officer at the adaptive-learning-technology company Knewton, to principal adviser for adaptive learning at the standardized-testing organization ACT.

Elise Miller, a higher-education consultant and a past senior program officer for postsecondary data at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to vice president for research and policy analysis at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

Ted Mitchell, a consultant to the American Council on Education and an under secretary of education during the Obama administration, to president of the council on September 1. He will succeed Molly Corbett Broad, who has led the organization since 2008.

Judith Scherer Connealy, assistant vice president for adult and international student enrollment at Briar Cliff University, to director of continuing education and outreach at College Center, in Nebraska. The center is a joint continuing-education project between Wayne State College and Northeast Community College.

Deaths

S. Allen Counter, a professor of neuroscience and founding director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, died on July 12 following a brief illness. He was 73.

Paul Gannon, a former associate professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, died on July 6. He was 88.

Larry Houck, a professor of religion at Mount Vernon Nazarene University from 2000 to 2010, died in Mount Vernon, Ohio, on July 22. He was 70.

Russell Langworthy, a professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology at Carleton College, died in Providence, R.I., on July 1. He was 92.

Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford University who was the only woman to ever win the Fields Medal, died at Stanford Hospital on July 14, at age 40. She had breast cancer, which spread to her liver and bones. A specialist in theoretical mathematics, she won the prestigious Fields Medal in 2014. Before she joined the Stanford faculty in 2009, Ms. Mirzakhani, a native of Iran, was an assistant professor at Princeton University and a research fellow at Clay Mathematics Institute.

Sister Joyce Rowland, née Cecilia Mary Rowland, president of the College of Saint Teresa from 1969 to 1980, died in Rochester, Minn., on July 19. She was 94.

Kenneth Silverman, a professor emeritus of English at New York University who wrote The Life and Times of Cotton Mather and other biographies, died on July 7. He was 81. He won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize in Biography or Autobiography for his book on Mather, a Puritan preacher.

Naip Tuna, a professor of medicine, a cardiologist, and a researcher at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities until he retired at age 90, died in Edina, Minn., on June 24. He was 95.

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