New Presidents or Provosts: Calhoun CC, Fitchburg State U., Grand Rapids CC, Middlesex CC, Mt. St. Mary's U., Muhlenberg College, Texas A&M U.-San Antonio

March 9, 2015

  • Laurie Chesley, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Grand Rapids Community College, in Michigan, has been promoted to provost there.
  • James S. Klauber Sr., president of Owensboro Community and Technical College, in Kentucky, has been appointed president of Calhoun Community College, in Alabama.
  • Richard S. Lapidus, dean of the College of Business Administration at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, has been selected as president of Fitchburg State University.
  • James Mabry, vice president of academic affairs at Mesa Community College, in Arizona, has been chosen as president of Middlesex Community College, in Massachusetts.
  • Simon Newman, chief executive officer of Cornerstone Management Group, in California, has been named president of Mount St. Mary’s University, in Maryland.
  • Cynthia Teniente-Matson, vice president for administration and chief financial officer at California State University at Fresno, has been chosen as president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
  • John I. Williams Jr., a consultant and entrepreneur, has been selected as president of Muhlenberg College, in Pennsylvania.


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