Transitions: Santa Jeremy Ono to Lead U. of Cincinnati; Dinesh D'Souza Steps Down

Coe College

David McInally
October 29, 2012


Santa Jeremy Ono, who became interim president of the University of Cincinnati in August following the resignation of Gregory H. Williams, was named to that post permanently in October. A professor of pediatrics and biology, he was the university's provost for two years.

Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, a researcher and pediatrician who has been interim president of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston since last year, has been appointed to the post permanently.

Patrick D. Hogan, a former executive with Ernst & Young, is the new executive vice president and chief operating officer of the University of Virginia. The post had been filled by Michael Strine, who resigned in August following the ouster and then reinstatement of the university's president, Teresa A. Sullivan.

Jack Scott, a former California state legislator who retired this year as chancellor of the California Community Colleges, is joining the College Brain Trust, a consulting firm, to provide advice to colleges.

David McInally, executive vice president and treasurer at Allegheny College, in Pennsylvania, will become president of Coe College, in Iowa, next July. He will succeed James Phifer, who will retire next year after having led the college for 18 years.


Dinesh D'Souza, the prominent author and filmmaker, stepped down as president of the King's College, in New York, in October, saying his resignation would allow the college "to go forward without distraction." He had led the institution for two years. The college's Board of Trustees expressed concern about a news magazine's report that he was having a romantic relationship with a woman who was not his wife. Mr. D'Souza, who says he has been living apart from his wife for a while, has filed for divorce.

Reginald S. Avery has said he will resign next January as president of Coppin State University, in Baltimore. He received a no-confidence vote last February from the faculty.

George A. Goodman, who has been president of Logan College of Chiropractic University Programs, in Missouri, for two decades, has said he will retire next year. He has been criticized for his high pay and employment of family members.