New Presidents or Provosts: Clayton State U, Gratz College, Kentucky State U, Lamar U, Ohio State U, Paul Smith's College, Prescott College, San Bernardino CC District, South Texas College

August 17, 2021
  • Scott Dalrymple, president of Columbia College, in Missouri, has been chosen as president of Paul Smith’s College, in New York.
  • Zev Eleff, chief academic officer of Hebrew Theological College and vice provost of Touro College Illinois, has been appointed president of Gratz College, in Pennsylvania.
  • Melissa L. Gilliam, vice provost and Ellen H. Block Distinguished Service Professor of Health Justice at the University of Chicago, in Illinois, has been selected as executive vice president and provost at Ohio State University.
  • Leroy Hamilton Jr., special assistant to the president at Norfolk State University, in Virginia, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kentucky State University.
  • Barbara Morris, associate vice provost and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at the State University of New York system, has been appointed president of Prescott College, in Arizona.
  • Diana Z. Rodriguez, president of San Bernardino Valley College, in California, has been chosen as chancellor of San Bernardino Community College District, also in California.
  • Ricardo Solis, president of Laredo College, in Texas, has been selected as president of South Texas College.
  • T. Ramon Stuart, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Fort Valley State University, in Georgia, has been appointed president of Clayton State University, also in Georgia.
  • Jaime R. Taylor, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Marshall University, in West Virginia, has been named president of Lamar University, in Texas.

Share Article

Doug Lederman

Doug Lederman is editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed. He helps lead the news organization's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings and on campuses around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University. Doug lives with his wife, Kate Scharff, in Bethesda, Md.

Back to Top