New Presidents or Provosts: Erie CC, Queen's U, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Rush U, St. Catherine U, Temple College, Terra State CC, U of Calgary, U of Central Missouri, U of Houston-Downtown

December 19, 2018
  • Roger Best, interim president of the University of Central Missouri, has been appointed president there on a permanent basis.
  • Robert A. Coons, interim president and senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, in Indiana, has been named president there on a permanent basis.
  • Patrick Deane, president and vice chancellor of McMaster University, in Ontario, has been selected as principal and vice chancellor of Queen's University, also in Ontario.
  • Sherine E. Gabriel, dean of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in New Jersey, has been named president of Rush University, in Illinois.
  • Eric Carl Link, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Purdue University Fort Wayne, has been appointed provost and senior vice president for academic and student affairs at the University of Houston-Downtown.
  • Ed McCauley, vice president (research) at the University of Calgary, in Alberta, has been selected as president and vice chancellor there.
  • Christina Ponce, executive vice president at Lee College, in Texas, has been chosen as president of Temple College, also in Texas.
  • Douglas Scheidt, provost and vice president of academic affairs at the State University of New York at Canton, has been appointed provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at Erie Community College, also part of SUNY.
  • Ronald Schumacher, interim president of Terra State Community College, in Ohio, has been named president there on a permanent basis.
  • Anita Jones Thomas, founding dean of the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Indianapolis, in Indiana, has been chosen as executive vice president and provost at as St. Catherine University, in Minnesota.


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