Southern Illinois U. Taps Youngstown State’s President; New Leader for Transylvania U.

DePaul U.

Mary C. Finger
February 24, 2014

Job Moves

Jared L. Cohon, president emeritus of Carnegie Mellon University and an engineering professor there, will become director of the university’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation on July 1. He will succeed M. Granger Morgan in that role and will work with Andrew J. Gellman, who will remain the institute’s co-director.

Randy J. Dunn, president of Youngstown State University, in Ohio, since last July, will resign on August 16 to become the next president of Southern Illinois University. He will replace Glenn Poshard, who has led Southern Illinois since 2006 and is retiring.

Seamus Carey, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Conn., will become president of Transylvania University on July 1. He will succeed R. Owen Williams, who has led the institution since 2010.

Victor J. Dzau, chancellor of health affairs at Duke University and president and chief executive of the university’s Health System, will become president of the Institute of Medicine in July. He will succeed Harvey V. Fineberg, who has led the institute, part of the National Academy of Sciences, for 12 years.

Lisa Hogarty, a former vice president for campus services at Harvard University, will become vice president for campus planning and facilities at Dartmouth College at the end of March.

Scott A. Ashford, who was head of Oregon State University’s School of Civil and Construction Engineering, has been named dean of the university’s College of Engineering. He replaces Sandra Woods, who had been dean since July 2012. She will remain on the faculty.

Mary C. Finger, senior vice president for advancement at DePaul University, will become president of Seton Hill University by July 1. The last permanent president, JoAnne Woodyard Boyle, retired last June.

Chris H. Wiggins, an associate professor of applied mathematics at Columbia University and a founding member of its Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering, has taken on an additional role, as chief data scientist for The New York Times. He will help the newspaper learn more about how readers consume its content.


Dan Lundquist, vice president for marketing and enrollment management at the Sage Colleges, will retire this May. He also worked in admissions at Union College, in New York; the University of Pennsylvania; and Coe College.


Franklin W. Houn, a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, died on February 3 in Maryland. He was 93. A specialist in Chinese communist politics and policies, he was the author of A Short History of Chinese Communism (Prentice-Hall, 1967), three other books, and many papers.

Charles J. Fillmore, a professor emeritus of linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley, died on February 13. He was 84. He is credited with discovering frame semantics and developing other fundamental concepts of modern linguistics in the 1960s and 1970s. After his retirement, in 1995, he directed the International Computer Science Institute’s Framenet Project at Berkeley. The project is a database that shows English words in each of their senses and illustrates how they combine with other words in phrases.