New Presidents or Provosts: Broward College, California CC System, Johns Hopkins U, Portland CC, River Valley CC, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U of Sudbury, Wilberforce U

September 13, 2016
  • Sophie Bouffard, director and founder of La Cité Universitaire Francophone at the University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, has been appointed president and vice chancellor of the University of Sudbury, in Ontario.
  • Marielena DeSanctis, vice president for student affairs and academic affairs at Broward College, has also been named president of the college's A. Hugh Adams Central Campus.
  • Herman J. Felton Jr., chief operating officer and vice president of institutional advancement at Livingstone College, in North Carolina, has been appointed president of Wilberforce University, in Ohio.
  • Rolando Garcia, interim president of Broward College's Judson A. Samuels South Campus, has been named president there on a permanent basis.
  • Robert J. Jones, president of the State University of New York at Albany, has been selected as chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Sunil Kumar, dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has been named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University, in Maryland.
  • Mark Mitsui, deputy assistant secretary for community colleges at the U.S. Department of Education, has been appointed president of Portland Community College, in Oregon.
  • Eloy Ortiz Oakley, superintendent-president of the Long Beach Community College District, in California, has been chosen as chancellor of the California Community Colleges system.
  • Ali Rafieymehr, workforce development consultant and dean of Dyn University at Dynamic Network Services, in New Hampshire, has been selected as vice president of academic affairs at River Valley Community College, also in New Hampshire.


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