College administration

New Presidents or Provosts: Centenary College (La.), Central Georgia Technical College, Essex County College, Harrison College, Southwestern Oklahoma State U., Truman State U.

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  • Edythe M. Abdullah, president of the downtown campus of Florida State College in Jacksonville, has been selected as president of Essex County College, in New Jersey.
  • Bold Choices

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    Grinnell's new president reflects growing trend of liberal arts colleges hiring leaders from different kinds of institutions -- a development that may also increase the diversity of the selections.

    Filling Key Presidency in Christian Higher Ed

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    Wheaton of Illinois names a new leader -- at a time the college enjoys greater prominence and faces some criticism.

    Flat Salaries for Senior Officials

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    Median increase for top higher ed administrators in 2009-10 is 0%.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Abilene Christian U., Ivy Tech CC, Marian U., Michigan Technological U., Purdue U., Texas A

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  • Richard Caulfield, director of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks' Tanana Valley Campus, has been selected as provost of the University of Alaska Southeast.
  • Steven R. DiSalvo, president and founder of the Hopewell Group, a consulting group in New York, has been appointed as president of Marian University, in Wisconsin.
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  • Layoffs Without 'Financial Exigency'

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    One of the ultimate protections of being a tenured faculty member, historically, has been being immune from layoff in all but the most extraordinary circumstances. Under policies issued by the American Association of University Professors and largely accepted by higher education leaders, only institutions that declare "financial exigency" -- a state so dire that it "threatens the survival of the institution as a whole" -- can eliminate the jobs of tenured faculty members.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Baylor U., Briarcliffe College, College of the Albemarle, U. of Michigan at Flint, U. of San Francisco, William Penn U., Youngstown State U.

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  • Cynthia Anderson, vice president for student affairs at Youngstown State University, in Ohio, has been selected as president there.
  • David M. Cohen, vice president/provost at Five Towns College, in New York, has been appointed provost at Briarcliffe College, also in New York.
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  • Challenges of Twitter and Plato

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    College presidents are urged to embrace the latest technology -- and to engage in timeless philosophical debates.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Arapahoe CC, Manhattanville College, North Carolina A

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  • Linda Thompson Adams, dean and professor of nursing at Oakland University, in Michigan, has been selected as provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at North Carolina A&T State University.
  • Diana Doyle, executive vice president of learning and student affairs at Community College of Denver, in Colorado, has been appointed president of Arapahoe Community College, a
  • A Private College Goes For-Profit

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    Dana is sold a year after another Lutheran institution was sold. But new owners plan to keep tenure and the traditional, residential mission.

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