New Presidents or Provosts: California State U-Los Angeles, Drexel U, Eastern New Mexico U-Ruidoso, Johnson & Wales U, Lesley U, New York U-Abu Dhabi, Northampton CC-Monroe, Principia College, U of Nevada-Las Vegas, Westminster College

November 20, 2020
  • José Luis Alvarado, founding dean of the college of education at California State University at Monterey Bay, has been chosen as provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University at Los Angeles.
  • Allison Fitzpatrick, interim dean of regional locations at Brookdale Community College, in New Jersey, has been chosen as vice president for the Monroe Campus of Northampton Community College, in Pennsylvania.
  • Jonathan K. Jefferson, interim provost and chair of the business management division at Lesley University, in Massachusetts, has been named chief academic officer and provost there.
  • Paul E. Jensen, interim provost at Drexel University, in Pennsylvania, has been appointed executive vice president and Nina Henderson Provost there.
  • Kyle J. McInnis, vice president for graduate, research and learning innovations at Merrimack College, in Massachusetts, has been selected as provost of Johnson & Wales University, in Rhode Island.
  • Jamie McMinn, associate dean of academic affairs and professor of psychology at Westminster College, in Pennsylvania, has been promoted to vice president for academic affairs and dean there.
  • Arlie O. Petters, Benjamin Powell Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and former dean of academic affairs for Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University, in North Carolina, has been chosen as provost of New York University's Abu Dhabi campus.
  • Ryan Trosper, vice president of student learning and success at Eastern New Mexico University's Ruidoso campus, has been promoted to president there.
  • Keith Whitfield, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs and a professor of psychology at Wayne State University, in Michigan, has been selected as president of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
  • John Williams, interim president of Principia College, in Illinois, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.


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