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
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.
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.