New Presidents or Provosts: Goddard College, Indiana U.-Kokomo, Indiana U. Northwest, Modesto Junior College, Mount Ida College, Pittsburg State U., St. Norbert College, U. of Kansas
Submitted by Doug Lederman on May 4, 2010 - 3:00am
Jeffrey A. Frick, associate provost for academic services and professor of chemistry at Illinois Wesleyan University, has been appointed dean and academic vice president at St. Norbert College, in Wisconsin.
Michael Harris, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kettering University, in Michigan, has been selected as chancellor of Indiana University Kokomo.
Gaither Loewenstein, vice president of Riverside Community College District's Norco campus, in California, has been named president of Modesto Junior College, also in California.
William Lowe, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota, has been chosen as chancellor of Indiana University Northwest.
Lynette Olson, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs at Pittsburg State University, in Kansas, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.
Jo Ann Rooney, president of Spalding University, in Kentucky, has been selected as president of Mount Ida College, in Massachusetts.
Barbara Vacarr, director of the School of Education at Lesley University, in Massachusetts, has been appointed president of Goddard College, in Vermont.
Jeffrey S. Vitter, professor of computer science and former provost at Texas A&M University, has been named provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas.