New Presidents or Provosts: Christian Brothers U, Cleveland State U, Davidson College, Mesa CC, Saint Mary’s U, South Carolina State U, Texas A&M U–San Antonio, U of Colorado

June 6, 2022
  • Mohamed Abdelrahman, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at Colorado State University Pueblo, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M University–San Antonio.
  • David Archer, interim president of Christian Brothers University, in Tennessee, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.
  • Laura Bloomberg, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Cleveland State University, in Ohio, has been selected as president there.
  • Alexander Conyers, interim president of South Carolina State University, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.
  • Douglas A. Hicks, dean of Oxford College of Emory University, in Georgia, has been chosen as president of Davidson College, in North Carolina.
  • Barbara May, academic dean at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, in Minnesota, has been named provost and senior vice president at Saint Mary’s University, in Indiana.
  • Tammy Robinson, vice president of instruction at Cañada College, in California, has been selected as president of Mesa Community College, in Arizona.
  • Todd Saliman, interim president of the University of Colorado, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.

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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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