College administration

'Mission and Money' in Higher Ed

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Even before the economic collapse, colleges have been going through intense debates about how they should be financed and what missions they should hold onto -- and which they should revamp. A new book from Cambridge University Press, Mission and Money: Understanding the University, explores these issues. The authors are Burton A. Weisbrod, the John Evans Professor of Economics at Northwestern University; Jeffrey P.

New Presidents or Provosts: Cornerstone U., Georgia Institute of Technology, Mississippi Valley State U., Mount Mary College, Ranken Technical College, Swarthmore College, U. of California at Riverside

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  • Rebecca S. Chopp, president of Colgate University, in New York, has been selected as president of Swarthmore College, in Pennsylvania.
  • Rick Ostrander, interim vice president for academic affairs at John Brown University, in Arkansas, has been chosen as provost and chief academic officer at Cornerstone University, in Michigan.
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  • Dartmouth's Historic Choice

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    On Saturday at a meeting sponsored by the Education Writers Association, L. Ling-chi Wang told a group of journalists that Asian Americans were "marginalized" and "invisible" at the top rungs of American higher education, despite considerable success as students and professors at many institutions. Wang, who teaches at the University of California at Berkeley and was one of the founders of Asian Americans in Higher Education, recalled a joint conference planned by Asian American studies and black studies scholars at Berkeley.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Dartmouth College, Notre Dame de Namur U., Salve Regina U., Tusculum College, U. of the Pacific

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  • Pamela Eibeck, dean of the College of Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering at Texas Tech University, has been selected as president of University of the Pacific, in California.
  • New Presidents or Provosts: Antioch University McGregor, Coker College, Coleman College for Health Sciences, MacArthur Foundation, West Virginia U.

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  • James P.
  • New Presidents or Provosts: Adelphi U., California Lutheran U., U. of Oregon, Valparaiso U., Vermont State Colleges

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  • Tim Donovan, president of the Community College of Vermont, has been selected as chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges system.
  • Gayle D. Insler, dean of the College of Arts and Science and acting provost at Adelphi University, in New York, has been appointed as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs there.
  • Richard W.
  • New Presidents or Provosts: Chaminade U., Columbus State U., Eastern Shore CC, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Harper College, Saint Joseph's College (Ind.), U. of Dayton

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  • Kenneth Ender, president and chief executive officer of Cumberland County College, in New Jersey, has been selected as president of Harper College, in Illinois.
  • Frank A.
  • Following the Money in New Mexico

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    Questions about administrative growth, use of resources, "corporatization," and shared governance are at root of faculty-administration conflicts.

    Death of a University Builder

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    Constantine Papadakis, who transformed Drexel U. and earned fans and critics along the way, dies suddenly.

    New Presidents or Provosts: California State U.-San Bernardino, Carroll College (Mont.), Sage Colleges, South Texas College of Law, State U. of New York-New Paltz, U. of Dayton, U. of Hawaii-Manoa,

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  • Andrew R. Bodman, former provost and vice president of academic affairs at Western Washington University, has been named provost and vice president of academic affairs at California State University at San Bernardino.
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