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.
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.
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.