College administration

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
  • New Presidents or Provosts: Butler U., Bryn Mawr College, Mass. College of Pharmacy and Health, U. of Windsor

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  • Jamie Comstock, vice president for academic affairs and professor of communications at Millikin University, in Illinois, has been chosen as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Butler University, in Indiana.
  • Jane Dammen McAuliffe, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgetown University, in the District of Columbia, has been appointed president of Bryn Mawr College, in Pennsylvania.
  • Converts to Leading Women's Colleges

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    Judith Shapiro, who is retiring this year after a successful run as president of Barnard College, was no stranger to women's colleges when she was named its president in 1994. She had spent the previous 19 years at Bryn Mawr College, as a professor and eventually as provost. Last month, Barnard named its next president, Debora L.


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