College administration

From Mayor to (College) President?

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The man in charge of running Westfield, Mass., says he's prepared to lead an institution, but some question his credentials. 

What Harvard's Choice Means

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The night before Drew Gilpin Faust was formally named president of Harvard University, women involved in efforts to promote female leaders in academe happened to be gathering in Washington for workshops and networking sessions hel

The Graying of the Presidency

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Length of tenure and age of college leaders rise in survey. Numbers for women increase slightly, while declining for blacks.

When Masterpieces Are Moneymakers

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Fisk's settlement on sale of two valuable paintings reflects a trend in which institutions sell art to pay for other priorities.

New Presidents or Provosts: Art Institute of Charleston, Assumption College, Governors State U., Nebraska Wesleyan U., Northern Michigan U., U. of New Mexico, William Carey College

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  • Marilyn Burstein, dean of education at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, has been named vice president and dean of academic affairs at the Art Institute of Charleston.
  • Francesco Cesareo, dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University, in Pennsylvania, has been selected as president of Assumption College, in Massachusetts.
  • Tommy King, acting president of William Carey College, in Mississippi,
  • Signing (or Not) a Green Pledge

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    As more college presidents sign an environmental pact, one institution says it doesn't know if pledge is realistic.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Central New Mexico CC, Franklin U., North Dakota State College of Science, Shepherd U., Utah Valley State College, Walden U.

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  • David Decker, vice president for global academic programs and dean of the School of Management at the New York Institute of Technology, has been chosen as president of Franklin University, in Ohio.
  • Denise M. DeZolt, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Walden University, in Minnesota, has been promoted to provost there.
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  • Staying Single Sex

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    Three years ago, amid uncertainty, Sweet Briar College decided against admitting men. Its enrollment is up since.

    Administrators' Salaries Up 4%

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    Senior-level administrators are seeing their largest salary gains in five years. The median base pay for salaries for the year is up 4 percent this year, according to data released today by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. That compares to increases in the previous four years of 3.5, 3.3, 2.5 and 3.5 percent.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Albion College, Indiana U., Loyola U. of Chicago, New Mexico State U.-Alamogordo, Saint Lawrence U., Texas Lutheran U.

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  • Cheri A. Jimeno, former provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Montana State University-Northern, has been chosen as the new campus executive officer at New Mexico State University's Alamogordo campus.
  • Valerie D. Lehr, professor of government and coordinator of gender studies at St.
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