Presidents / chancellors

Cornell poised to win New York City competiton after Stanford withdraws

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Cornell is expected to be named today as winner of New York City competition. On Friday, the university announced $350 million gift for effort just after Stanford withdrew.

Report finds trustees unwilling to push institutional change

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Trustees see numerous problems on the horizon, but few are willing to challenge presidents or push radical changes, report finds.

An established university leader accepts the presidency of a university in her hometown (essay)

Well into her career as a university leader, Suzanne Shipley describes the experience of accepting a job in the town where she grew up.

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Representative Virginia Foxx and the Center for American Progress both call for focus on nondegree career education

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Support for vocational education is crossing the partisan divide, with growing calls for a policy focus on apprenticeships and education programs that don't feature the four-year degree.

Foundation to fund college partnerships on community college transfer

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Unusual foundation grant will pay for community colleges and four-year institutions to improve their transfer pathways, with goal of 30 percent bump in four-year degrees earned by community college graduates.

Purdue acquires Kaplan University to create a new public, online university under Purdue brand

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Indiana institution acquires Kaplan University and its 32,000 students in an unprecedented move to enter online education as many large for-profits continue to slump.

New presidents or provosts: Atlantic Cape Chico Frostburg Jackson Mount Mary Mt. Wachusett SIT Stanislaus Tennessee

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  • Barbara Gaba, provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at Union County College, in New Jersey, has been chosen as president of Atlantic Cape Community College, also in New Jersey.

More colleges look to replicate CUNY's accelerated two-year program

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Community colleges in New York and California are hoping to replicate the success of the City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, which has doubled completion rates.

Students who attend college full-time for even one semester are more likely to graduate

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A growing body of research shows that full-time college students are more likely to graduate, yet experts caution against policies that neglect part-time students.

New presidents or provosts: Bristol Cincinnati Des Moines Hartford Lawrence Merced Nevada State Norco Sacramento

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  • Joe DeHart, executive director of institutional effectiveness at Des Moines Area Community College, in Iowa, has been selected as provost of the college's Newton Campus.
  • Laura L. Douglas, provost at Des Moines Area Community College, in Iowa, has been appointed president of Bristol Community College, in Massachusetts.

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