College administration

Tuition Is Up -- As Is Uncertainty

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Increases for current academic year slightly outpaced inflation for four-year institutions, and lagged inflation for 2-year colleges and for-profits.

New Presidents or Provosts: Cornell U., Georgia State U., Shawnee State U., Union Graduate College, U. of Tennessee-Knoxville, U. System of New Hampshire

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  • Mark P. Becker, provost of the University of South Carolina at Columbia, has been selected as president of Georgia State University.
  • Jimmy Cheek, senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources at the University of Florida, has been chosen as chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
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  • The Heavy Lifters

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    At meeting of provosts of small private colleges, academic officers are challenged on budgets, student learning and their ever-expanding portfolios.

    Down 36 Students, College Will Lose 40 Jobs

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    Beloit's cuts illustrate how -- in the current economic environment -- a seemingly small enrollment decline can have major consequences.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Gadsden State CC, Lord Fairfax CC, Mississippi State U., New England Board of Higher Education, Stetson University

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  • W. Darryl Harrison, vice president for academic affairs at West Georgia Technical College, has been named president of Gadsden State Community College, in Alabama.
  • Mark Keenum, U.S. under secretary of farm and foreign agricultural services, has been selected as president of Mississippi State University.
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  • Scrutiny for a Presidential Spouse

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    U. of Tennessee banned wife of system's leader from contact with donors and employees -- and lifted ban only after stipulating her lack of authority.

    New Presidents or Provosts: St. Johns River CC, St. Lawrence U., Savannah Technical College, Sterling College (Kan.), Three Rivers CC, U. of the District of Columbia

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  • Graeme Baxter, former president of Mount Vernon College and executive dean of George Washington University at Mount Vernon College, has been selected as provost at the University of the District of Columbia.
  • William L. Fox, president of Culver-Stockton College, in Missouri, has been named president of St.
  • For Leon Botstein, Happy Days Are Here Again

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    Angst is omnipresent at gatherings of academic leaders these days, but if you've spent years arguing that relentless endowment growth is hurting higher ed, these times aren't so bad.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Austin Peay State U., Carson-Newman College, Saint Martin's U., U. of Arkansas at Fayetteville

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  • Tristan Mark Joseph Denley, associate professor of mathematics at the University of Mississippi, has been named provost at Austin Peay State University, in Tennessee.
  • Sharon L. Gaber, senior associate provost at Auburn University, has been appointed provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas.
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  • 33-Year-Old Priest Picked for President

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    University of Mary's new leader is admittedly inexperienced, but "raring to go."

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