College administration

(Commencement) Season's Greetings

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Tis the season when “speakers” descend on college campuses, bringing with them impressive resumes or big names, or both, along with some words of wisdom to dispense. This year has, like most, featured a few controversies, but for today, turning elsewhere. ...

Both Sides of the Pond

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After career at Yale, Alison Richard was tapped as Cambridge's leader. In podcast interview, she discusses academic leadership and the future of research universities.

New Presidents or Provosts: Cleveland State U., Drexel U., Greenville College, Monroe CC, Stephens College, U. of Idaho, Western Washington U.

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  • Ronald M. Berkman, provost and executive vice president and chief operating officer at Florida International University, has been appointed president of Cleveland State University, in Ohio.
  • Mark Greenberg, interim provost at Drexel University, in Pennsylvania, has been promoted to provost and senior vice president of academic affairs on a permanent basis.
  • Anne M.
  • Extra, Extra, Go to WWW...

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    Internal university communications continue migrating to all-online formats, driven, in part, by budget cuts.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Chicago State U., Davenport U., Hostos CC, Pittsburg State U., Sarah Lawrence College, South Dakota State U., Stetson U.

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  • Jerrilynn D.
  • New Presidents or Provosts: Art Institute of Pittsburgh, City U. of New York, Community College of U. of the District of Columbia, Spartanburg Methodist College, SUNY-Stony Brook, Texas A

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  • Darrel D. Colson, provost and dean at Centenary College, in Louisiana, has been chosen as president of Wartburg College, in Iowa.
  • Sharon L.
  • Forced Transparency

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    Following series of controversial political appointments, chancellor position for Alabama Community College System now must be publicly advertised when vacant.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Armstrong Atlantic State U., Bossier Parish CC, Culver-Stockton College, St. Cloud State U., U. of California-San Francisco, U. of Colorado-Boulder, U. of Rhode Island

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  • Linda Bleicken, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Georgia Southern University, has been selected as president of Armstrong Atlantic State University, also in Georgia.
  • Susan Desmond-Hellmann, president of product development for Genentech, has been appointed chancellor of the University of California at San Francisco.
  • Phil DiStefano, interim chancellor at the University
  • Uncharted Territory

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    A public/private partnership aimed at strengthening international enrollments and programming at Oregon State has promise, but has come at the cost of the English Language Institute's accreditation.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Centenary College (N.J.), Columbus State CC, Eastern Mennonite U., Old Dominion U., Philadelphia U., Saint John's U. (Minn.), U. of Wisconsin-Green Bay

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  • John R. Broderick, interim president of Old Dominion University, in Virginia, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.
  • Fred Kniss, chair of the department of sociology at Loyola University Chicago, has been selected as provost at Eastern Mennonite University.
  • The Rev.
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