New Presidents or Provosts: College of the Ozarks, Connecticut State CC, Gonzaga U, Spelman College, Stony Brook U, U of Portland, Wagner College

June 1, 2022
  • Angelo Araimo, interim president of Wagner College, in New York, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.
  • Helene Gayle, president and CEO of the Chicago Community Trust, in Illinois, has been selected as president of Spelman College, in Georgia.
  • Brad Johnson, vice president for institutional advancement and interim president at Southwest Baptist University, in Missouri, has been chosen as president of College of the Ozarks, also in Missouri.
  • Robert Kelly, vice president, special assistant and clinical professor at Loyola University Maryland, has been named president of the University of Portland, in Oregon.
  • Sacha Kopp, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, has been selected as provost at Gonzaga University, in Washington State.
  • Carl Lejuez, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Connecticut, has been chosen as executive vice president and provost at Stony Brook University, part of the State University of New York.
  • John Maduko, vice president of academic and student affairs at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, has been appointed president of Connecticut State Community College.

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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.

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