New Presidents or Provosts: California State U-Sacramento, The Citadel, Kendall College of Art and Design, Northeast Higher Education District, Oakton CC, Pasco-Hernando State College, Roosevelt U, U of Guelph, U of Southampton

June 25, 2015
  • Timothy Beard, vice president of student development and enrollment management at Pasco-Hernando State College, in Florida, has been selected as president there.
  • Leslie Bellavance, dean and director of graduate programs of the School of Art and Design in the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, has been named president of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, in Michigan.
  • Connie Ledoux Book, associate provost of academic affairs at Elon University, in North Carolina, has been appointed provost at the Citadel, in South Carolina.
  • Bill Maki, vice president of finance and administration at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, in Minnesota, has been chosen as president of the Northeast Higher Education District, part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
  • Ali R. Malekzadeh, dean of the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University, has been named president of Roosevelt University, in Illinois.
  • Robert S. Nelsen, former president of the University of Texas-Pan American, has been selected as president of California State University at Sacramento.
  • Joianne Smith, vice president for student affairs at Oakton Community College, in Illinois, has been promoted to president there.
  • Christopher Snowden, president and vice chancellor of the University of Surrey, in Britain, has been appointed vice chancellor of the University of Southampton, also in Britain.
  • Charlotte Yates, dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University, in Ontario, has been chosen as provost and vice president (academic) at the University of Guelph, also in Ontario.


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