St. John’s U. Selects New President; U. of Nebraska Appoints Dean of Dentistry

Janet Guthmiller
April 21, 2014

Job Moves

Conrado M. Gempesaw, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Miami University, in Ohio, will become president of St. John’s University, in New York, on July 1. He will succeed the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, who became interim president following the retirement last year of the Rev. Donald J. Harrington.

Janet Guthmiller, associate dean for academic affairs and a professor in the department of periodontology in the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. On September 1 she will succeed John W. Reinhardt, who has held the job since 2000.

Chukuka S. Enwemeka, a professor and dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, will become provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at San Diego State University on July 1. He will succeed Nancy A. Marlin, who is stepping down from the role she has held since 1998.

Terry Papillon, director of the University Honors Program at Virginia Tech since 2008, will become dean of the college at Sewanee: the University of the South, in Tennessee, on July 1. He will succeed John Gatta, who plans to step down on June 30 after seven years in the post.

Andrew W. Moore, a Google vice president who is founding director of its engineering office in Pittsburgh, will become dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science in August. A former professor of computer science and robotics there, he will succeed Randal E. Bryant, who will return to the faculty after having served as dean since 2004.

Katherine Anandi Rowe, a professor of English at Bryn Mawr College and a leader of digital-humanities efforts, will become provost and dean of faculty at Smith College on July 1. She will succeed Marilyn Schuster, who has been provost since 2009.


Thomas L. (Les) Purce says he will step down in August 2015 as president of Evergreen State College, which he has led since 2000. The college says he is the longest-serving president among public baccalaureate institutions in Washington State.

Barry Mills, president of Bowdoin College since 2001, says he will step down in June 2015. He told the Bowdoin community in an email that he did not plan to retire but would seek another "professional challenge."