College administration

New Presidents or Provosts: Berry College, Carleton U., Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College, Ivy Tech CC, Mercer U., Robert Morris U.

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  • Wallace L. Daniel, Ralph L. and Bessie Mae Lynn professor of history and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University, in Texas, has been appointed provost of Mercer University, in Georgia.
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  • New Presidents or Provosts: Mesa CC, Newman U., Tarleton State U.-Central Texas

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  • Michael Austin, dean of graduate studies at Shepherd University, in West Virginia, has been named provost at Newman University, in Kansas.
  • Shouan Pan, provost of Broward Community College's South Campus, has been appointed president of Mesa Community College, part of the Maricopa Community Colleges.
  • Garry Ross, deputy vice provost at the
  • A Winter Break They Can (Finally) Enjoy

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    Harvard will synchronize the schedules of its disparate schools, moving up the start of fall semester and ending the grand tradition of finals in January.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Collins College, Freed-Hardeman U., King Abdullah U. of Science and Tech, Loyola Marymount U., Luna CC, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY College of Tech at Alfred, Westfield State College

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  • John M. Anderson, executive vice president and provost at Hartwick College, in New York, has been appointed president of the State University of New York College of Technology at Alfred.
  • David W. Burcham, the Fritz B.
  • New Presidents or Provosts: Central CC (Neb.), CC of Denver, Erie CC, Johnson C. Smith U., Missouri Southern State U., Rogers State U., Shippensburg U., U. of Arkansas-Fayetteville, U. of Tennessee Health Science Center, Wesley College

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  • Karén Clos Bleeker, vice president of educational services and chief academic officer of the Temple College District, in Texas, has been named president of the Community College of Denver.
  • Ronald L. Carter, provost and dean of faculty at Coker College, in South Carolina, has been appointed president of Johnson C. Smith University, in North Carolina.
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  • A University President Backs McCain

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    Public higher ed leaders rarely endorse, especially in primaries, so decision by U. of Florida chief surprises many. But he's not alone in aligning early.

    Call to Arms for Private Colleges

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    In an address to fellow presidents about the future of higher education, MIT's leader says "our story isn’t well understood by Congress or the public."

    Next Generation President

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    Report examines demographics of those holding jobs that frequently lead to chief positions on campuses, and finds more women, but a largely white pool.

    In Colorado's Chosen Chief, Faculty See Tenure Foe

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    The sole finalist to become president of the University of Colorado system was, as a state teachers' union describes it, “the architect and chief proponent” of changes at Metropolitan State College of Denver that "eliminated tenure as we know it.” Bruce Benson, the owner and president of an oil and gas exploration and production company since 1965, served as chair of Metro State’s Board

    New Presidents or Provosts: Asian U. for Women, Barnard, Drury U., Langston U., Texas Woman's U., U. of North Dakota

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  • Kay Clayton, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M University at Kingsville, has been selected as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas Woman's University.
  • Nancy Dye, former president of Oberlin College, has been appointed as founding president of Asian University for Women, in Bangladesh.
  • Robert Kelley, dean of the College of Health Sciences and professor o
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