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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.

New presidents or provosts: Arkansas Baptist Danville DeVry EKU Morehouse South Dakota Mines SUNY Ulster Walsh Wollongong

  • Paul Bartholomew, interim vice chancellor at Ulster University, in Ireland, has been appointed vice chancellor there.
  • Kendrick T. Brown, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Redlands, in California, has been chosen as provost of Morehouse College, in Georgia.

Update on capital campaigns

Finishing Up:

New presidents or provosts: Bay Mills Bethany Cerro Coso Clarkson Columbia Hastings Lee Montfort Northwestern Rock Valley Thaddeus Stevens Thomas More UT System

  • Duane Bedell, tribal manager for Bay Mills Indian Community, in Michigan, has been selected as president of Bay Mills Community College, also in Michigan.
  • William T. (Tom) Bogart, president of Maryville College, in Tennessee, has been appointed president of Columbia College, in South Carolina.

New presidents or provosts: CSULA Drexel ENMU-Ruidoso JWU Lesley NYU-Abu Dhabi Northampton Principia UNLV Westminster

  • José Luis Alvarado, founding dean of the college of education at California State University at Monterey Bay, has been chosen as provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University at Los Angeles.

Colleges start new programs

Colleges award tenure

Bates College

  • Brett Huggett, biology
  • Geneviève Robert, earth and climate sciences

Trinity University, in Texas

Colleges start new programs

New presidents or provosts: Birmingham Columbia Grinnell Lasell Leeds Michigan OCCC UC WKCTC

  • Susan M. Collins, interim provost and former dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, has been appointed provost and executive vice president for academic affairs there.
  • Michael V. Drake, president of Ohio State University, has been named president of the University of California system.


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