College administration

A Special Relationship

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When bishops and college presidents don't get along, things can get very complicated for those leading Catholic colleges.

Can't We All Just Get Along?

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SAN DIEGO -- You know the stereotypes -- perhaps even believe them. College administrators these days care only for the bottom line. Professors can't decide anything or ever endorse change. When professors become department chairs or deans, they cross over to the "dark side," and forget their old values and friends.

Staffing Up, Productivity Down

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Rate of growth in colleges' hiring of full-time support staff has significantly outpaced growth in full-time instructors, think tank report finds.

New Presidents or Provosts: Brock U., College of William

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  • Lori Bettison-Varga, provost and dean of the faculty at Whitman College, in Washington, has been selected as president of Scripps College, in California.
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  • A Contested Search

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    As Hocking College prepares to replace its president after 41 years, leader of search admits destroying evaluations of employees' top candidate.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Carlow U., Franklin Pierce U., Le Moyne College, Rend Lake College, Simmons College, Solano CC, Spartanburg Methodist College, Wheaton College (Mass.)

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  • James Birge, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Wheeling Jesuit University, in West Virginia, has been appointed as president of Franklin Pierce University, in New Hampshire.
  • Linda Eisenmann, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of education and history at John Carroll University, in Ohio, has been selected as provost at Wheaton College, in Massachusetts
  • New Presidents or Provosts: Eastern Oregon U., Mount Olive College, Naropa U., San Francisco State U., State U. of New York-Delhi, U. of Michigan-Dearborn, Westminster College (Mo.)

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  • Bob Davies, vice president for university relations at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been chosen as president of Eastern Oregon University.
  • New Presidents or Provosts: Cayuga County CC, Central Michigan U., Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Finger Lakes CC, Northcentral U., Tabor College

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  • Pat Breen, vice president of executive and professional education at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, has been promoted to vice president of academic affairs there.
  • Clinton D.
  • New Presidents or Provosts: Andrews U., Central Missouri State U., Colorado Christian U., Colorado State U.-Pueblo, Finlandia U., Fulton-Montgomery CC, Kutztown U., Rollins College, Upstate Medical U.

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  • Bill Armstrong, former U.S.
  • New Presidents or Provosts: Hong Kong U. of Science and Technology, LaGrange College, Lyon College, SUNY-Albany

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  • Tony Chan, assistant director for mathematics and physical sciences at the National Science Foundation, has been named president of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
  • Dan McAlexander, provost at Belmont University, in Tennessee, has been appointed as president of LaGrange College, in Georgia.
  • Susan Phillips, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs and dean of the School of Education
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