New Presidents or Provosts: Aquinas College, Cleveland State CC, DePaul U, Fresno Pacific U, Lone Star College–Cyfair, Shippensburg U, State U of New York at New Paltz, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton, U of Massachusetts Lowell

June 10, 2022
  • Julie Chen, vice chancellor for research and innovation at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, has been appointed chancellor there.
  • Alicia Córdoba, associate vice president and Beirne Director of the Center for Catholic Studies at St. Mary’s University, in Texas, has been selected as president of Aquinas College, in Michigan.
  • David J. Hicks, superintendent of Bremen City Schools, in Georgia, has been chosen as president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton.
  • Valerie Jones, associate vice chancellor of academic affairs at Lone Star College, in Texas, has been named president of the college’s Cyfair campus.
  • Robert L. Manuel, president of the University of Indianapolis, in Indiana, has been chosen as president of DePaul University, in Illinois.
  • Charles E. Patterson, president of Mansfield University, in Pennsylvania, has been named president of Shippensburg University, also in Pennsylvania.
  • André Stephens, vice president for student development at Biola University, in California, has been selected as president of Fresno Pacific University, also in California.
  • Ty A. Stone, president of Jefferson Community College, in New York, has been appointed as president of Cleveland State Community College, in Tennessee.
  • Darrell P. Wheeler, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Iona College, in New York, has been chosen as president of the State University of New York at New Paltz.

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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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