U. of Pittsburgh Gets New President; Longtime College Leader to Retire

Lone Star College System

Richard Carpenter, chancellor of the Lone Star College system, will retire this summer.
February 17, 2014


Patrick D. Gallagher, acting deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce and director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will become chancellor and chief executive of the University of Pittsburgh. He succeeds Mark A. Nordenberg, who will step down on August 1, after leading the university for 19 years.

Kimberly Wright Cassidy, interim president of Bryn Mawr College since July 2013, was named to the post permanently. She had been the college’s provost.

Sanjeev Kulkarni, a professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University and director of its Keller Center, will become dean of the university’s Graduate School on March 31. He succeeds William B. Russel, who will step down after serving as dean since 2002. The goal of the Keller Center is to encourage students to become leaders in a technology-driven society.

Samuel Hoi, president of Otis College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles, will become president of Maryland Institute College of Art in July. He succeeds Fred Lazarus IV, who will step down after 36 years as president.

Robyn S. Hadley, founder and executive director of the "What’s After High School?" program in Burlington, N.C., has been named associate vice chancellor and director of the John B. Ervin Scholars Program at Washington University in St. Louis. The program awards scholarships to exceptional incoming freshmen with commitments to community service and diversity. She will be the program’s second director, following James E. McLeod, who led the program from 1986 until his death, in 2011.

Joanne F. Goldstein, who has stepped down as Massachusetts secretary of labor and workforce development, will take the newly created position of associate vice president forwork-force development and employer engagement in the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University in May. She will focus on integrating work-force needs into the college’s academic programs.


Richard Carpenter, chancellor of the Lone Star College system, in Texas, says he will retire this summer for health and family reasons. He has led the system since 2007 and has been a college president or chief executive for 32 years, including in the Wisconsin Technical College system.

Correction (2/24/2014, 3:23 p.m.): A photo caption in the original version of this article misidentified Richard Carpenter as president of the Lone Star College system. He is the system's chancellor. The caption has been corrected.