Transitions: People in Academe

George S. Clinton
October 08, 2012


Michael C. Eicher, senior vice president for external affairs and development at the Johns Hopkins University, will join Ohio State University as senior vice president for advancement in November. He will earn $700,000 a year.

Steve Dorman, who was dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida, is the new president of Georgia College & State University.

Thelma Scott-Skillman, interim vice chancellor for student services at City College of San Francisco, will become interim chancellor in November. She will lead an effort to turn around the college, which is in danger of losing its accreditation. The current interim chancellor, Pamila Fisher, is leaving this month.

George S. Clinton, the composer who scored films that include Mortal Kombat (1995) and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007), has been named chair of the film-scoring department at Berklee College of Music.

Lawrence G. Miller, a longtime community-college and university administrator, is the new director of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development at the University of Texas at Austin. The institute trains community-college faculty and other employees. .

Julie C. Stroh, who was senior director of alumni programs at the University of Miami, is the new executive director of alumni programs at Ball State University.


Barbara Couture has agreed to step down as president of New Mexico State University. She will be a senior adviser to the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

John D. Welty, president of California State University at Fresno since 1991, will retire next summer. Other institution leaders who are retiring next summer include William Crouch Jr., president of Georgetown College, which cut its ties with the Kentucky Baptist Convention during his tenure; and Mary L. Fifield, longtime president of Bunker Hill Community College, in Massachusetts.

Jeremy D. Brown will be released from his contract as president of Dowling College, two years before the contract expires, the institution's Board of Trustees said late last month. The college, in New York, has been struggling financially.