Gail Hackett, university vice provost and dean of University College at Arizona State University, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Michele Haney, president of Morgan Community College, in Colorado, has been appointed president of Red Rocks Community College, also in Colorado.
Paul McCarthy, president of Prairie State College, in Illinois
Patrick Allen, provost at Southern Nazarene University, in Oklahoma, has been appointed provost of George Fox University, in Oregon.
Sheri Noren Everts, interim senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, has been named vice president for academic affairs and provost at Illinois State University.
By many accounts, Desdemona Cardoza was the hands-down favorite to lead California State University's Los Angeles campus when James M. Rosser -- the president since 1979 -- eventually stepped aside. Cardoza had spent 22 years as a faculty member and administrator there, and had worked closely with Rosser since he appointed her provost in 2007.
For such a mundane undertaking, reforming a campus’s back-office information system can be an expensive and risky prospect for a university CIO.
Larry Conrad knows this. Back when he was the chief information officer at Florida State University, Conrad remembers being called into the president’s office as he was about to preside over the implementation of a new information system -- known as an enterprise resource planning system, or ERP.
Chief academic officers from many postsecondary institutions express little interest in becoming college or university presidents, but provosts at liberal arts colleges are even less likely to make the big move.