New Presidents or Provosts: Blackburn College, Jacksonville State U, Lehigh Carbon CC, Nevada System of Higher Education, Newman U, South Dakota Board of Regents, U of California Davis, U of North Carolina School of the Arts, U of North Carolina System

October 22, 2020
  • Mark Biermann, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Valparaiso University, in Indiana, has been chosen as president of Blackburn College, in Illinois.
  • Mary S. Croughan, professor in the School of Public Health and former vice president for research and economic development at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, has been selected as provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of California, Davis.
  • Peter Hans, president of the North Carolina Community College system, has been named president of the University of North Carolina system.
  • Kathleen S. Jagger, acting president at Thomas More University, in Kentucky, has been chosen as president of Newman University, in Kansas.
  • Don C. Killingsworth Jr., acting president of Jacksonville State University, in Alabama, as has been named to the job on a permanent basis.
  • Brian L. Maher, superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District, in South Dakota, has been selected as executive director and chief executive officer of the South Dakota Board of Regents.
  • Melody Rose, founder of Rose Strategies and former president of Marylhurst University, in Oregon, has been appointed chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
  • Patrick Sims, deputy vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and the Elzie Higginbottom Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, has been selected as executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
  • Larissa M. Verta, interim vice president for academic services and student development at Lehigh Carbon Community College, in Pennsylvania, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.


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