College administration

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.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Andrews U., Baruch College, Florida Atlantic U., Longwood U., Medical College of Georgia, U. of Montreal, SIT/World Learning

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  • Ricardo Azziz, professor and vice chair of obstetrics and gynecology and professor of medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, has been appointed as president of the Medical College of Georgia.
  • Guy Breton executive vice rector and professor of medicine at the University of Montreal, in Canada,
  • Some Presidents Got Raises

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    During the last year, many college presidents -- frequently as a prelude to employee salary freezes (or cuts) -- announced that they were freezing or cutting their own salaries. While such announcements became common, it turns out that a notable minority of private college presidents did receive raises, some of them healthy ones for a year of little inflation.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Auburn U. at Montgomery, Greensboro College, Merrimack College, National-Louis U., Ohio Dominican U., Prescott College, U. of Akron, U. of North Texas at Dallas

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  • John Beehler, associate provost for economic initiatives and dean of the Haile/US Bank College of Business at Northern Kentucky University, has been named provost and vice president for academic excellence and student success at the University of North Texas at Dallas.
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