College administration

New Presidents or Provosts: Martin U., Missouri Western State U., Occidental College, U. of Maryland-Baltimore County, U. of Missouri System, Valparaiso U., Westminster College (Pa.)

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  • Richard H. Dorman, vice president for institutional advancement at Otterbein College, in Ohio, has been selected as president of Westminster College, in Pennsylvania.
  • Gary D. Forsee, former chairman and chief executive officer of Sprint Nextel Corp., has been named president of the University of Missouri System.
  • Sudden Departure at Deep Springs

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    Unusual college ousts its president after only six months on the job, apparently due to dispute with trustees over fund raising.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Chabot College, Eagle Gate College, Las Positas College, Marian College, Rhode Island School of Design, Rockford College, Saint Mary's College of California, Texas A

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  • Celia Barberena, vice president for student services at Hartnell College, in California, has been chosen as president of Chabot College, part of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, also in California.
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  • Counterpoint to Presidential Careerism

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    In era of million-dollar campus CEO's, small college group urges focus on "fit" between leaders' personal "call" and the mission of their institutions.

    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.


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