New Presidents or Provosts: Austin Peay State U, Bethany Lutheran College, East Carolina U, Mountain View College, St. Clair College, Spring Hill College, Swarthmore College, U of Richmond, Virginia Wesleyan College

May 20, 2015
 
  • Ronald A. Crutcher, former president of Wheaton College, in Massachusetts, has been selected as president and professor of music at the University of Richmond, in Virginia.
  • Patti France, senior vice president for college operations at St. Clair College, in Ontario, has been promoted to president there.
  • Rex Gandy, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M University at Kingsville, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Austin Peay State University, in Tennessee.
  • Robert Garza, vice president for student success at Palo Alto College, in Texas, has been named president of Mountain View College, also in Texas.
  • Scott D. Miller, president of Bethany College, in West Virginia, has been chosen as president of Virginia Wesleyan College.
  • Ron Mitchelson, interim provost at East Carolina University, in North Carolina, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.
  • Gene Pfeifer, president of St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6 to 12, in Minnesota, has been selected as president of the Bethany Lutheran College, also in Minnesota.
  • Christopher Puto, former dean and the Opus Distinguished Chair in the Opus College of Business at St. Thomas University, in Minnesota, has been chosen as president of Spring Hill College, in Alabama.
  • Valerie Smith, dean of the college at Princeton University, in New Jersey, has been named president of Swarthmore College, in Pennsylvania.

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