New presidents

New presidents or provosts: Arkansas Baltimore Contra Costa DRI EWU Georgia Tech Louisiana Monroe Mount Mercy Shawnee Sierra Nevada

  • Kumud Acharya, interim president and research professor at the Desert Research Institute, in Nevada, has been appointed as president on a permanent basis.
  • Ronald Berry, dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, has been promoted to president there.

New presidents or provosts: Arkansas Baptist Danville DeVry EKU Morehouse South Dakota Mines SUNY Ulster Walsh Wollongong

  • Paul Bartholomew, interim vice chancellor at Ulster University, in Ireland, has been appointed vice chancellor there.
  • Kendrick T. Brown, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Redlands, in California, has been chosen as provost of Morehouse College, in Georgia.

Miami Dade College's new president to focus on enrollment and collaboration

The new leader of one of the nation's largest community colleges, Miami Dade College, is a Miami native with decades of higher education experience.


New presidents or provosts: Bay Mills Bethany Cerro Coso Clarkson Columbia Hastings Lee Montfort Northwestern Rock Valley Thaddeus Stevens Thomas More UT System

  • Duane Bedell, tribal manager for Bay Mills Indian Community, in Michigan, has been selected as president of Bay Mills Community College, also in Michigan.
  • William T. (Tom) Bogart, president of Maryville College, in Tennessee, has been appointed president of Columbia College, in South Carolina.

New presidents or provosts: CSULA Drexel ENMU-Ruidoso JWU Lesley NYU-Abu Dhabi Northampton Principia UNLV Westminster

  • José Luis Alvarado, founding dean of the college of education at California State University at Monterey Bay, has been chosen as provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University at Los Angeles.

Miami Dade College Chooses Alumna for President

Miami Dade College will have its first female president starting in January.

The Florida community college's Board of Trustees voted unanimously to hire Madeline Pumariega to be Miami Dade's fifth leader, according to a news release.

Pumariega is currently the executive vice president and provost of Tallahassee Community College. In 2015, she was the first Hispanic woman to be appointed chancellor of the Florida College System. Previously, she was president of the statewide nonprofit Take Stock in Children, which aims to reduce poverty through education.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be selected to lead Miami Dade College, one of the country’s finest higher education institutions and a true beacon of hope for this community,” Pumariega said in the release. “I look forward to serving MDC, its students, faculty and staff and working together to achieve more than we ever thought was possible.”

Pumariega grew up in Miami-Dade County, in Hialeah, and attended the college, according to The Miami Herald. She began her career at Miami Dade as a professor, leaving with the title of Woolfson Campus president. She is expected to receive a salary of $500,000 in her new position, the Herald reported.

She is succeeding Rolando Montoya, who has served as interim president of Miami Dade since August 2019, and Eduardo Padrón, who led the college for 24 years.

The search for the college's next president began in January but was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A search committee recommended four finalists to trustees on Nov. 6.

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New presidents or provosts: Colorado St. Evergreen Fredonia Rhode Island Sam Houston Schoolcraft Shawnee WVSU Wiregrass

  • Sunil Ahuja, associate provost for academic affairs at the University of Scranton, in Pennsylvania, has been appointed provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at Shawnee State University, in Ohio.
  • Glenn Cerny, vice president and chief financial officer at Schoolcraft College, in Michigan, has been appointed president there.

New presidents or provosts: Blackburn Jacksonville Lehigh Carbon Newman SDBOR UNCSA NSHE UC Davis UNC

  • Mark Biermann, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Valparaiso University, in Indiana, has been chosen as president of Blackburn College, in Illinois.

New presidents or provosts: Alfred Carteret CCBC Grossmont Mendocino Warner Warren Wilson Western NE

  • Maggie Brown, dean of industrial technologies at Lenoir Community College, in North Carolina, has been chosen as vice president of instruction and student support at Carteret Community College, also in North Carolina.
  • Beth Ann Dobie, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Alfred University, in New York, has been promoted to provost and vice president of academic affairs there.

New presidents or provosts: Cal Lutheran Cal Maritime Dordt Durham East Central Lewis and Clark McMurry OSU Tennessee Thomas More

  • J. B. Buxton, founder of Education Innovations Group, in North Carolina, has been named president of Durham Technical Community College, also in North Carolina.


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