Transitions: NATO Commander to Lead Fletcher School at Tufts

May 13, 2013


James G. Stavridis, the U.S. Navy admiral who was NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of the U.S. European Command from 2009 until this week, will become dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University after he retires from the Navy this summer. The current dean of the school of international affairs, Stephen W. Bosworth, who has had the job since 2001, will retire. Admiral Stavridis has master's and doctoral degrees from the school.

Vincent W. Stewart, who was a senior program officer for the youth program of the James Irvine Foundation, began work this month as vice chancellor for governmental relations at the California Community Colleges.

Bennington College
Eva Chatterjee-Sutton
Eva Chatterjee-Sutton, a former dean of students at Bennington College, has been named vice president and dean of student life at Washington & Jefferson College. She will start on July 1, succeeding Byron P. McCrae, who has been in that role since 2008.

David D. Perlmutter, director of the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Iowa and a contributing writer for The Chronicle, will become dean of Texas Tech University's College of Media and Communication on July 1. He will succeed Jerry C. Hudson, who is retiring.

Thomas R. Kepple Jr., who will retire as president of Juniata College this month, will succeed Ann Die Hasselmo as president of the American Academic Leadership Institute in July. She is retiring.

Gerald P. Koocher, a professor of psychology and associate provost at Simmons College, in Boston, and a former president of the American Psychological Association, will become dean of the College of Science and Health at DePaul University in July. He will replace Jerry Cleland, who has served as interim dean since the college was established, in 2011.

Steven R. DiSalvo, president of Marian University, in Wisconsin, will become president of Saint Anselm College in July. He will succeed the Rev. Jonathan DeFelice, who will retire this summer after 24 years of leading the institution.


The Rev. Lawrence Biondi, who has had conflicts with the faculty of Saint Louis University over governance issues, has said he will retire as president. He made the announcement this month at a celebration of his 25 years of leadership. A search for his replacement will start this fall.

Rod Smolla, president of Furman University, will step down from the position at the end of June, for personal reasons. He has held the job since 2010. Carl F. Kohrt, a member of Furman's Board of Trustees and a past chief executive of Battelle Memorial Institute, will serve as interim president.