Ahmed Abdelal, provost at Northeastern University, in Massachusetts, has been appointed provost at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Stephen Allred, executive associate provost and professor of public law and government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been chosen as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Richmond, in Virginia.
Sylvia Rodriguez Andrew, former dean and professor of the College of Social Work at San Jose State University, in California, has been chosen as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Antioch University Los Angeles.
Don Betz, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has been appointed as president of Northeastern State University.
A panel charged with investigating West Virginia University's decision to award a master of business administration degree retroactively to the governor’s daughter last fall found that senior administrators showed poor judgment and a failure of academic leadership in hastily opting to grant the degree -- without clear or sufficient evidence that Heather Bresch had fairly earned it.