Former Coach to Lead Youngstown State; Duke School of Nursing Chooses New Dean


Marion E. Broome
May 19, 2014


James P. Tressel, a former head football coach at Ohio State and Youngstown State Universities and executive vice president for student success at the University of Akron, will become the next president of Youngstown State. He will succeed Randy J. Dunn, who left in March to become president of Southern Illinois University. Mr. Tressel had also been in the running to be president of Akron, but Scott L. Scarborough, provost of the University of Toledo, got that job. Mr. Scarborough will succeed Luis M. Proenza, who will remain at Akron as a faculty member.

Marion E. Broome, who has been dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing since 2004, will become dean of the Duke University School of Nursing on August 1. She will succeed Catherine L. Gilliss, who is stepping down after 10 years in the post.

Kurt L. Schmoke, general counsel and interim provost at Howard University as well as a past law dean there and a past mayor of Baltimore, will become president of the University of Baltimore in July. Robert L. Bogomolny, the university’s president since 2002, is retiring.

Debasish Dutta, associate provost and dean of the Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will become provost of Purdue University on July 1. Mr. Dutta will succeed Timothy D. Sands, who is leaving Purdue to become president of Virginia Tech.

Carol J. Erting, associate provost for research and dean of the Graduate School, continuing studies, and international programs at Gallaudet University, will become the university’s provost in July. She will replace Stephen F. Weiner, who has been provost since 2007.

David Nygren, a physicist who has worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 1973, will join the University of Texas at Arlington College of Science as a professor this fall. Mr. Nygren is known for inventing the time projection chamber, which is used to analyze particle collisions.


Rhoda Dorsey, who was president of Goucher College when it decided to enroll male students, in 1986, died on May 10. She was 86. She served as president for 21 years, retiring in 1994.

George Clement Bond, a professor of anthropology and education at Teachers College at Columbia University, died on May 4 at the age of 77. He was also director of the college’s Center for African Education. His decades of work in Zambia and Uganda have been credited with helping overturn a Eurocentric view of Africa held by some scholars.

Donald J. Bogue, a longtime demographer in the sociology department at the University of Chicago and the National Opinion Research Center at the university, died on April 21. He was 96. He helped found the university’s Population Research Center in 1958, and also founded Demography, the journal of the Population Association of America, and served as its first editor, from 1964 to 1969.