College administration

New Presidents or Provosts: College of the Desert, Eastern Michigan U., Hebrew U. of Jerusalem, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Ohio U., West Valley College

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  • Menahem Ben-Sasson, professor of the history of the Jewish people at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in Israel, has been named president there.
  • Pamela Benoit, vice provost for advanced studies and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri at Columbia, has been chosen as executive vice president and provost at Ohio University.
  • Head of Aid Group Charged

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    Philip Day charged felonies related to previous job as chancellor of City College of San Francisco, where he is accused of diverting funds to political activities.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Arizona Western, Blue Ridge CC, Columbia State CC, Front Range CC, Grantham U., North Country CC, SUNY-Albany, U. of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio

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  • Carol Brown, special assistant to the chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, in Texas, has been chosen as president of the State University of New York's North Country Community College.
  • Andy Dorsey, vice president of the Westminster campus and college-wide chief academic officer at Front Range Community College, has been named president there.
  • Schools of Sustainability, Colleges of the Environment

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    Universities are creating new entities intended to catalyze interdisciplinary research and teaching on the environment and its human inhabitants.

    Making Student Engagement Official

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    Robert Morris University has created a new dean position -- one exclusively in charge of promoting student engagement.

    Presidential Career Paths

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    Leaders of small and mid-sized private colleges are less likely than those of other institutions to have come immediately from a provost's job, survey finds.

    New Presidents or Provosts: American InterContinental U., Brooklyn College, College of Western Idaho, Colorado State U., Cosumnes River College, Medgar Evers College, Montana State U.-Northern

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  • Joe Blake, president and chief executive officer of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, has been selected as chancellor of the Colorado State University System.
  • Anthony A. Frank, interim president of Colorado State University's main campus, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.
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  • New Presidents or Provosts: Anatolia College, Art Center College of Design, Georgia State U., Palm Beach Atlantic U., U. of South Carolina, William Howard Taft U.

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  • Jerome F. Alley, educational standards evaluator for the Distance Education and Training Council, has been chosen as president of William Howard Taft University, in California.
  • Michael Amiridis, dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina at Columbia, has been promoted to vice president for academic affairs and provost there.
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  • New Presidents or Provosts: Howard Payne U., Northwestern Health Sciences University, State U. System of Florida, Towson U., World Learning

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  • Frank T. Brogan, president of Florida Atlantic University, has been selected as chancellor of the State University System of Florida.
  • William (Bill) Ellis, provost and chief academic officer at Hardin-Simmons University, in Texas, has been chosen as president of Howard Payne University, also in Texas.
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  • New Presidents or Provosts: Bentley U., Hampton U., New College Florida, Pikeville College, U. of Houston-Downtown

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  • Charlene Callahan, associate professor of psychology and director of the environmental studies program at New College of Florida, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs there.
  • William V. Flores, deputy secretary of the New Mexico higher education department and former provost of New Mexico State University, has been selected as president of the University of Houston-Downtown.
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