New Presidents or Provosts: Fayetteville Technical CC, Our Lady of the Lake U, Smith College, U of Alabama–Huntsville, U of North Texas Health Science Center

September 21, 2022
  • Abel Antonio Chávez, vice president for enrollment and student success at Western Colorado University, has been selected as president of Our Lady of the Lake University, in Texas.
  • Charles L. Karr, interim president of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.
  • Mark A. Sorrells, senior vice president for academic and student services at Fayetteville Technical Community College, in North Carolina, has been named president there.
  • Sylvia Trent-Adams, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, has been chosen as chancellor there
  • Sarah Willie-LeBreton, provost and dean of the faculty at Swarthmore College, in Pennsylvania, has been named president at Smith College, in Massachusetts.

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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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