New Presidents or Provosts: American Public U System, LaSalle U, Northeast State CC, Saginaw Valley State U, Savannah State U

August 17, 2022
  • Shivanthi Anandan, vice provost for undergraduate education at Drexel University, in Pennsylvania, has been selected as provost and vice president of academic affairs at LaSalle University, also in Pennsylvania.
  • Nuno Fernandes, president and CEO of Ilumno, in Brazil, has been chosen as president of American Public University System, in West Virginia.
  • George Grant Jr., chancellor of Pennsylvania State University–Berks, has been appointed president of Saginaw Valley State University, in Michigan.
  • Jeff McCord, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, has been named president of Northeast State Community College, in Tennessee.
  • Yolanda W. Page, vice president for academic affairs and professor of English at Dillard University, in Louisiana, has been selected as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Savannah State University, in Georgia.

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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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