College in Minnesota Appoints First Female President; Duke Names New Provost


Rebecca M. Bergman
March 10, 2014

Job Moves

Sally Kornbluth, a professor of pharmacology and cancer biology at Duke University and vice dean for basic science in Duke’s School of Medicine, will be the university’s next provost. She will succeed Peter Lange, who will step down on June 30 after 15 years in the position.

Rebecca M. Bergman, a senior executive at Medtronic Inc. who has served on the Board of Trustees of Gustavus Adolphus College since 2007, will become the college’s first female president. On July 1, she will succeed Jack R. Ohle, who will retire after having led the college since 2008.

Paul R. Krugman, the New York Times columnist and winner of the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, will leave his position as a professor of economics and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University to join the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He will become a distinguished scholar at the center’s Luxembourg Income Study Center in July and a professor in the Ph.D. program in economics in August 2015. He will continue his work for the Times.

Anthony Guida Jr., who was senior vice president for external affairs at the Education Management Corporation, has been named executive vice president for external affairs at Corinthian Colleges.

Gene Zdziarski, an expert in emergency management at colleges who is vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Roanoke College, will become vice president for student affairs at DePaul University in July.

E. Gordon Gee, who became president of West Virginia University on an interim basis this year, has been asked by the Board of Governors to fill the post on a permanent basis.


Lawrence E. Mitchell has resigned as dean of Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law but will remain on the faculty. He took a leave of absence from the deanship in November, after a professor filed a lawsuit accusing him of retaliation after the professor reported incidents that appeared to him to constitute sexual harassment.


Helen Tartar, editorial director of Fordham University Press, was killed on March 3 in an automobile accident in Colorado. She was 62. She joined the press in 2003, after having been a longtime acquisitions editor in the humanities at Stanford University Press. She is credited with attracting top scholars to Fordham’s press.