Presidents / chancellors

New presidents or provosts: Cal Poly Pomona ECSU Fresno Northwest Salt Lake Santa Fe UCI Victoria

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  • Ken Burt, former vice president of finance & administration at Dalhousie University, in Nova Scotia, has been selected as president and CEO of Northwest Community College, in British Columbia.

New presidents or provosts: Amarillo Bahamas Baltimore El Centro Middlesex North Lake St. Thomas UT

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  • Jose Adames, vice president and dean of academic affairs at Dutchess Community College, part of the State University of New York System, has been selected as president of El Centro College, part of the Dallas County Community College District, in Texas.

New roles for guarantee agencies in era of direct federal lending

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Guarantee agencies branch out as private-lending pool dries up. Most stick to college completion and financial advising, but one produces a film while another buys 56 campuses from a for-profit.

 

Lawmakers look at Chinese influence on American universities

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During Congressional hearing Chinese scholars, and human rights activists criticize the influence of the Chinese government in academic affairs.

Two-year colleges in Illinois and other states lean on local government for funding

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Illinois leads list of states where community colleges already get only a single-digit percentage of their budgets from the state, and more cuts may be on the way.

Competency-based bachelor's from Brandman could be glimpse of the future

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Brandman University goes all-in with a competency-based bachelor's degree that is online, available on a tablet, and not based on the credit hour. Its projected price tag? $10,000.

New presidents or provosts: Asheville Farmington Liverpool MCCC Mercy Mott Paul Smith's SUNY

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  • Margaret Bartow, executive vice president and provost at Lakeland Community College, in Ohio, has been named provost of Delaware County Community College, in Pennsylvania. (Note: This item has been corrected from an earlier version.)

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Fri, 11/14/2014

Shift for national free-college group, which wants to bolster local programs

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National "free tuition" group changes its name and pitch with plan to support state and city tuition scholarships while continuing to push on the federal level.

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Date Announced: 
Wed, 11/19/2014

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