New Presidents or Provosts: Frontier College, Palm Beach State College–Lake Worth, U of Montevallo, Woodbury U

August 31, 2022
  • Barbara Cipriano, associate dean of public safety at Palm Beach State College, in Florida, has been named provost of the college’s Lake Worth campus.
  • Courtney Bentley, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of Montevallo, in Alabama, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.
  • Barry Ryan, interim chief of staff and associate vice president at California State University, San Bernardino, has been chosen as president and CEO of Woodbury University, also in California.
  • Mélanie Valcin, vice president for programs and impact at Frontier College, in Ontario, has been promoted to president and chief executive officer there.

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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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