College administration

Anatomy of a Flawed Hire

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Looking back, financial aid administrators' choice of Phil Day as president was clearly a mistake. But was it one that could have been avoided?

New Presidents or Provosts: Cerritos College, Harrison College, Leech Lake Tribal College, Metropolitan State College of Denver

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  • Ginny Carney, interim president at Leech Lake Tribal College, in Minnesota, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.
  • Vicki Golich, professor of political science and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at California State University at San Marcos, has been appointed as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Metropolitan State College of Denver.
  • New Presidents or Provosts: Black Hawk College, Johns Hopkins U., South Arkansas CC, Spartanburg CC, Towson U.

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  • Barbara R. Jones, dean of instruction and academic affairs at Louisiana Delta Community College, has been selected as president of South Arkansas Community College.
  • Para M. Jones, vice president for advancement, planning and college/community relations at Stark State College of Technology, in Ohio, has been appointed as president of Spartanburg Community College, in South Carolina.
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  • The Antioch Fight -- Refought

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    AAUP releases harsh analysis of how the university's board managed the college -- an account disputed by university leaders. Meanwhile, independence for college may be near.

    New Presidents or Provosts: High Point U., U. of Rio Grande/Rio Grande CC, Virginia Community College System, West Coast U.

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  • Dennis Carroll, vice president and dean for academic affairs at High Point University, in North Carolina, has been promoted to provost and vice president for academic affairs there.
  • Barbara Gellman-Danley, vice chancellor for academic affairs and system integration at the Ohio Board of Regents, has been named president of University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College.
  • New Presidents or Provosts: Belmont U., Missouri Western State U., National Council for Minorities in Engineering, Nicolet College

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  • Elizabeth Burmaster, Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction, has been named president of Nicolet College, also in Wisconsin.
  • Jeanne Daffron, assistant vice president for academic and student affairs at Missouri Western State University, has been chosen as provost and vice president for academic and student affairs there.
  • Marcia McDonald, interim provost and professor of English at Belmo
  • Dampened Spirit

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    The firing of the president of Wheeling Jesuit University has prompted resignations from the board, and charges that an area bishop overextended his authority.

    The Price of Wage Concessions

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    Faculty agreement to delay raises at Rutgers came with the realities of the recession and specific pledges on working conditions and financial transparency.

    Friending a Strike

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    At Oakland U., the action isn't just on the picket lines. It's on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.

    New Presidents or Provosts: American U. of Afghanistan, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Oklahoma State U.-Tulsa, Touro U., U. of Cincinnati

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  • Larry Anderson, interim president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, in Minnesota, has been promoted to the job on a permanent basis.
  • Howard Barnett, managing director of TSF Capital, in Oklahoma, has been chosen as president of Oklahoma State University at Tulsa.
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