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Community college presidents surveyed on enrollment, recruitment, pipeline

April 21, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed's annual Survey of Community College Presidents finds institutional leaders dealing with declining enrollments and concerns over the future of their profession.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On May 10 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Paul Fain presented a free webinar on the results. To view the recording of the webinar click here. To download the slide deck, click here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Ellucian, InsideTrack, Jenzabar, Pearson and VitalSource.


New presidents or provosts Alfred State Idaho Penn St. Brandywine St. Francis SMSU Southern Utah Florida

  • Marshall Criser III, president of AT&T Florida, has been appointed as chancellor of the State University System of Florida.
  • Bill Eddleman, vice provost and dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Southeast Missouri State University, has been promoted to provost there.

Colleges start new programs

  • Grace College is offering a major in professional communication.
  • Lake Superior State University is starting a B.S. in data science.
  • Quincy College, in Massachusetts, is starting a bachelor’s degree in business management.

New presidents or provosts: Campbellsville DelVal Howard Memphis NSULA Rice South Alabama SOU Wagner

  • Richard J. Bailey Jr., president of Northern New Mexico College, has been selected as president of Southern Oregon University.
  • Jo Bonner, chief of staff to Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama, has been appointed president of the University of South Alabama.

Colleges start new programs

New presidents or provosts: Henderson Marshall OSU-OKC Sacred Heart Wagner Wiregrass

  • Charles Ambrose, president and CEO of KnowledgeWorks, in Ohio, has been selected as president of Henderson State University, in Arkansas.
  • DeAnnia Clements, interim president of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.

Update on capital campaigns

Starting Off

  • Dickinson College is starting a campaign to raise $75 million for financial aid. The college has already raised $35 million.
  • Fordham University has announced a campaign to raise $350 million, probably by 2024. The university has raised $170 million so far.

New presidents or provosts: Alice Lloyd Cuyahoga Flagler Harding Lake Erie Loyola Nossi

  • John Delaney, president emeritus of the University of North Florida, has been chosen as president of Flagler College, also in Florida.
  • Bryan DePoy, senior vice president for academic affairs and institutional effectiveness at Lake Erie College, has been appointed provost there.

Colleges award tenure

Elgin Community College

  • Amy Brandolino, art history
  • Christopher Cunningham, mathematics
  • LaTasha DeHaan, history
  • Liddy Hope, human services
  • Daniel Josh, visual arts
  • Marisol Rivera, history
  • Joshua Thusat, English
  • Umberto Tinajero, industrial manufacturing technology and computer integrated manufacturing
  • Jessica Woloszyk, nursing

Muhlenberg College

  • Ioanna Chatzidimitriou, French
  • Chrysan Cronin, public health
  • Maura Finkelstein, anthropology

New presidents or provosts: Alabama A&M Brevard Camp Heidelberg Northwestern Prairie Taylor

  • Bradley J Andrews, president of Southwestern College, in Kansas, has been selected as president of Brevard College, in North Carolina.


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