College administration

New Presidents or Provosts: Florida Gulf Coast U., Manatee CC, Marylhurst U., Metropolitan State U., Northwest Nazarene U., Quinnipiac U., U. of Southern Mississippi

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  • David Alexander, vice president for university advancement at Southern Nazarene University, in Oklahoma, has been chosen as president of Northwest Nazarene University, in Idaho.
  • Lars Hafner, provost of St. Petersburg College, in Florida, has been selected as president of Manatee Community College, also in Florida.
  • Sue K.
  • Too Catholic, Even for Many Monks

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    At Saint Vincent College, a president with a White House pedigree raises hackles of students, professors and many Benedictine clergy with his orthodoxy and perceived interference.

    'Failures of Leadership'

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    A panel charged with investigating West Virginia University's decision to award a master of business administration degree retroactively to the governor’s daughter last fall found that senior administrators showed poor judgment and a failure of academic leadership in hastily opting to grant the degree -- without clear or sufficient evidence that Heather Bresch had fairly earned it.

    In fact, the panel found, she had not.

    Unexpected Departure at Simmons

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    President quits after less than 2 years in office; board chair without academic background named as interim for 2-3 years.

    New Presidents or Provosts: American U. in Cairo, Benedictine U., Kilian CC, Marquette U., Metropolitan State U., Minnesota State U. Moorhead

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  • Lisa Anderson, James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations and former dean of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, in New York, has been named provost at American University in Cairo.
  • Sue K.
  • Degree Scandal at West Virginia Fells Provost

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    As anger builds in wake of report finding wrongdoing in awarding of M.B.A. to governor's daughter, questions arise whether resignation will be the last.

    The Spending Side of the Equation

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    New analysis -- attempting to shift college cost debate -- finds shrinking share of funds going to instruction and growing public-private gap.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Bucknell U., Gustavus Adolphus College, Loyola U. New Orleans, Saint Xavier U., Tarleton State U., Texas A

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  • F. Dominic Dottavio, president of Heidelberg College, in Ohio, has been selected as president of Tarleton State University, in Texas.
  • Angela Durante, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, professor of sociology, and academic associate to the provost at Lewis University, in Illinois, has been appointed provost at Saint Xavier University, also in Illinois.
  • Dan R.
  • The Buck Stops Where?

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    Professors at West Virginia U., outraged by scandal, demand president's ouster. Will anyone listen?

    Solution to Financial Woes: More Classes?

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    Kean University considers extending its academic week to six days, a change that would require more instructors and has some professors up in arms.


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