NSF Officer Takes Job at Johns Hopkins; Connecticut College to Get New President

Johns Hopkins U

Antoinette Winkler-­Prins
September 03, 2013


Katherine Bergeron, dean of the college at Brown University, will become president of Connecticut College in January. She will succeed Leo I. Higdon Jr., who will retire at the end of the year after seven years as president.

Antoinette Winkler­Prins, who was a program officer of the geography and spatial-sciences program at the National Science Foundation, is the new program director for environmental studies in advanced academic programs at the Johns Hopkins University.

James J. Koelbl, dean of the College of Dental Medicine and interim provost at the University of New England, has been named the university's provost and senior vice president, positions he will hold along with leading the university's new dental school.

Keith G. Webster, who was vice president and director of academic relations and strategy for the publishing company John Wiley & Sons, has been named dean of libraries at Carnegie Mellon University. He succeeds Gloriana St. Clair, who stepped down after 15 years in that post. Now dean emerita, Ms. St. Clair remains active in the university's lifelong-learning institute and other projects.

Martin Wollesen, who was artistic director for ArtPower and director of the university-events office at the University of California at San Diego, is the new executive director of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland at College Park. He succeeds Susie Farr, who retires this month after 14 years in that role.

Martha Bedard, dean of university libraries and learning sciences at the University of New Mexico, will become vice provost for libraries at the University of Connecticut in October.


Robert C. Brown, president of Arkansas Tech University, will step down at the end of this academic year after having led the university for more than 20 years. He is an economics professor and says he hopes to remain on the faculty.

Tony Atwater, president of Norfolk State University, was dismissed by the university's Board of Visitors on a 7-to-4 vote last month, after serving in that position just over two years. Sandra J. DeLoatch, provost and vice president for academic affairs, was named acting president. The university has been troubled by slipping enrollment and accreditation issues.

Doug Guthrie, dean of George Washington University's School of Business, was ousted last month over "fundamental differences about financial and operational performance," the university's provost, Steven R. Lerman, said in a letter to the campus.

Peter Lange will step down next June as provost of Duke University, after 15 years in that post. He plans to remain on Duke's faculty as a professor of political science.