Transitions: People in Academe

U. System of GA.

Everette J. Freeman
October 28, 2013


E. Gordon Gee, who retired as president of Ohio State University in July, has been named by John R. Kasich, Ohio's governor, to lead an effort to make college education more affordable and accessible.

William C. Powers Jr., president of the University of Texas at Austin, has been selected as chair of the Association of American Universities, a group of 62 North American research-intensive institutions.

Everette J. Freeman planned to step down this week as president of Albany State University, in Georgia, to become president of the Community College of Denver.

Michael T. Ryan, director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Columbia University, will become vice president and director of the New-York Historical Society's Patricia D. Klingenstein Library in January.


Gilbert L. Rochon has resigned as president of Tuskegee University. Matthew Jenkins, an entrepreneur who had been on Tuskegee's Board of Trustees, will be acting president.

Robert Klonoff says he will step down as dean of the law school of Lewis and Clark College at the end of the academic year and return to teaching.

MaryAnn Baenninger, president of the College of Saint Benedict since 2004, says she will step down next June.

Alan M. Dershowitz will retire as a professor of law at Harvard University at the end of the academic year, after having taught there for 50 years, and become a professor emeritus.