New Presidents or Provosts: California State U.-Dominguez Hills, Drake U., New Jersey Institute of Technology, Pacific Oaks College, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Sacred Heart U., Taylor U.

March 2, 2012
  • Joel Bloom, vice president for academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College at New Jersey Institute of Technology, has been appointed as president there.
  • Deneese Jones, dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Longwood University, in Virginia, has been selected as provost at Drake University, in Iowa.
  • Jeffrey A. Moshier, vice provost and dean of the graduate school at Wheaton College, in Illinois, has been named provost at Taylor University, in Indiana.
  • Laura Niesen de Abruna, provost, executive vice president for academic affairs and professor of English at Roger Williams University, in Rhode Island, has been named provost, vice president for Academic Affairs and professor of English at Sacred Heart University, in Connecticut.
  • Ezat Parnia, provost and executive vice president at Nichols College, in Massachusetts, has been selected as president of Pacific Oaks College & Children's School.
  • Carol S. Pearson, executive vice president and provost at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in California, has been promoted to president there.
  • Ramon Torrecilha, executive vice president of Mills College, in California, has been chosen as provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University-Dominguez Hills.



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