College administration

New Presidents or Provosts: Allan Hancock College, Marietta College, Northwestern U., Plymouth State U., State U. of New York at Stony Brook, Tyler Junior College, Vanguard U. of Southern California

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  • Julie N. Bernier, interim provost at Plymouth State U., in New Hampshire, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.
  • Anna Davies, a dean at Cuesta College, in California, has been appointed associate superintendent and vice president for academic affairs at Allan Hancock College, also in California.
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  • New Presidents or Provosts: Lincoln U. (Mo.), Seton Hall U., Walden U.

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  • Annette Digby, dean of the education division at City University of New York’s Lehman College, has been selected as vice president of academic affairs and provost at Lincoln University, in Missouri.
  • A. Gabriel Esteban, provost and dean of faculty at the University of Central Arkansas, has been chosen as provost at Seton Hall University.
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  • A Gay President Says 'I Do'

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    Like many college leaders, Ralph Hexter opens up the presidential home each fall for a party for faculty and staff members. At a Tuesday evening garden party, Hexter told his guests that on September 1, he married his co-host for the event (and many such events at Hampshire), his partner of 27 years, Manfred Kollmeier.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Argosy U., Argosy U.-D.C. campus, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Coppin State U., Lincoln U. (Mo.), Seton Hall U., Technical College of the Lowcountry, U. of California-Santa Cruz, Walden U., Western Mindanao State U.

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  • Reginald S. Avery, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of South Carolina Upstate, has been selected as president of Coppin State University, in Maryland.
  • Bruce A. Barker, vice president of operations at Chippewa Valley Technical College, in Wisconsin, has been promoted to president there.
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  • Stumbling Upon Secure Data

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    Journalism adviser at Western Oregon University loses her job for how student newspaper staffers responded after finding file full of Social Security numbers -- on a public server.

    The Changing Community College President

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    At Virginia's Lord Fairfax Community College -- and 2-year colleges all over -- a newfound focus on alumni affairs and fund raising is changing the job description.

    Looking Back on 60 Years in Academe

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    Retired philosopher and Pittsburgh provost Rudolph Weingartner's book examines liberal education, the life of the student and the nature of teaching.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Arkansas State U.-Jonesboro, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Hunter College, Northwestern College (Iowa)

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  • Greg Christy, vice president for institutional advancement at Dakota Wesleyan University, in South Dakota, has been selected as president of Northwestern College, in Iowa.
  • G. Daniel Howard, vice president for university administration and international relations at the University of North Alabama, has been named vice chancellor for academic affairs and research at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro.
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  • Phoenix's New Market: Training College Leaders

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    Many an academic has speculated about whether the University of Phoenix was poised to take over higher education. Even with a difficult year of late, the growth of the for-profit giant over the last decade has been tremendous, leaving small liberal arts colleges, public universities and others wondering what would happen when Phoenix came to town.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Ohio State U., Paine College, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Santa Fe CC, Texas A

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  • Joseph A. Alutto, interim provost and former business dean at Ohio State University, has been named executive vice president and provost there.
  • Anantha S. Babbili, dean of the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University, has been chosen as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
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