College administration

New Presidents or Provosts: Birmingham-Southern College, LDS Business College, Northwestern U., Riverside CC, Schenectady County CC

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  • Quintin B. Bullock, provost of Tidewater Community College's Virginia Beach Campus, has been appointed president of Schenectady County Community College.
  • Jan Muto, assistant to the chancellor for teaching and learning at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and interim president of Maysville Community College, has been named president of Riverside Community College.
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  • New Presidents or Provosts: Bethany College (Kan.), Capital U., Christian Brothers U., Hampden-Sydney College, West Chester U.

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  • Eugene Bales, vice president for academic affairs at Bethany College, in Kansas, has been promoted to provost and dean of the college there.
  • Christopher B. Howard, vice president for strategic and leadership initiatives at the University of Oklahoma, has been chosen as president of Hampden-Sydney College, in Virginia.
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  • New Presidents or Provosts: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, Drake U., MiraCosta College, Pikeville College, Salem State College

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  • Kristin G.
  • New Presidents or Provosts: Central European U., Idaho State U., Massachusetts Dept. of Higher Education, U. of Southern Maine

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  • Kate Langdon Forhan, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northeastern Illinois University, has been named provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of Southern Maine.
  • Richard M.
  • New Presidents or Provosts: College of Idaho, Mary Baldwin College, Smith College

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  • Marvin Henberg, a professor and chair of philosophy and former interim president at Linfield College, in Oregon, has been appointed president of the College of Idaho.
  • Catherine O'Connell, provost at Defiance College, in Ohio, has been named vice president for academic affairs, dean of the college and professor of English at Mary Baldwin College, in Virginia.
  • Marilyn R.
  • A President Retires, and Plagiarism Probe Ends

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    University of Texas announces that no purpose would be served by looking into allegations that raised questions about the dissertation of the leader of the Pan American campus.

    'I Am Less Patient and Dress Better'

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    SEATTLE -- Stories abound in higher education about professors with short memories about faculty life once they are promoted into the dean's office or the administration building. Nothing is more galling to many professors than the sense that Dean Jones or Vice Provost Smith really should know better -- they were so nice, after all, when they had the (smaller) office next door and shared teaching duties.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Arcadia U., Auburn U., Capella U., Clinton CC, Oral Roberts U., Schenectady County CC, U. of Toronto

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  • Quintin B. Bullock, provost of Tidewater Community College's Virginia Beach campus, has been appointed president of the State University of New York's Schenectady County Community College.
  • Kevin Gilligan, president and CEO of United Subcontractors, Inc., has been chosen as chief executive officer of Capella University.
  • John E.
  • Gordon Gee's Call for 'Reinvention' of Higher Ed

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    WASHINGTON -- Noting that the United States created land-grant colleges in the middle of the Civil War, E. Gordon Gee told his fellow college presidents Sunday evening that the current economic crisis is no reason not to consider bold and far-reaching reforms of the institutions. "I am calling for intentional upheaval at our colleges and universities just when fiscal chaos already places us on the edge," Gee said here at the annual meeting of the American Council on Education.

    The choice for higher education, he said: "reinvention or extinction."

    Happy but Not Looking to Be the Chief

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    Study of chief academic officers finds that they like their jobs. But in potential break with traditional patterns, they don't necessarily want to become presidents.


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