New Presidents or Provosts: Alvin CC, Bishop State CC, Calhoun CC, California State U–Monterey Bay, Logan U, Southern Utah U, United States International U–Africa, U of Liverpool

August 5, 2022
  • Michael Beck, senior dean of liberal arts at Wake Tech Community College, in North Carolina, has been appointed vice president of instruction at Alvin Community College, in Texas.
  • Mindy Benson, interim president of Southern Utah University, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.
  • Olivier Charles, vice chancellor for student success at the Alabama Community College System, has been chosen as president of Bishop State Community College, also in Alabama.
  • Margee Ensign, president of American University of Nigeria, has been selected as vice chancellor of United States International University–Africa, in Kenya.
  • Jimmy Hodges, interim president of Calhoun Community College, in Alabama, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.
  • Tim Jones, provost and vice principal at the University of Birmingham, in Britain, has been appointed vice chancellor of the University of Liverpool, also in Britain.
  • Brian McAulay, vice chancellor for academic affairs at South University, in Georgia, has been chosen as vice president of academic affairs at Logan University, in Missouri.
  • Vanya Quiñones, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Pace University, in New York, has been selected as president of California State University, Monterey Bay.

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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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