Provosts / Vice Presidents

New Presidents or Provosts: Cleveland State U., Drexel U., Greenville College, Monroe CC, Stephens College, U. of Idaho, Western Washington U.

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  • Ronald M. Berkman, provost and executive vice president and chief operating officer at Florida International University, has been appointed president of Cleveland State University, in Ohio.
  • Mark Greenberg, interim provost at Drexel University, in Pennsylvania, has been promoted to provost and senior vice president of academic affairs on a permanent basis.
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  • Big Shoes to Fill

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    Death of Edward M. Kennedy leaves gaping hole in federal higher education policy arena. In today's political environment, can anyone else step in? And if so, who?

    Punished for Ambition

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    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.

    Sharing Risk, Sharing Reward

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    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.

    Avoiding the Presidency?

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    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.

    The Value of Libraries

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    As tighter belts lead to closer scrutiny, an academic library group tries to help academic libraries articulate why they are valuable.

    Collaboration Between the Chiefs

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    Joint meeting of small college academic and business officers aims to help institutions' key leaders get on the same page.

    Tenure Changes Coming to Brown U.

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    Once named the most tenure-heavy institution among elite privates, Brown moves to new rules to tighten the process, following faculty sign-off.

    Strife at RISD

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    No-confidence vote in president and provost sheds light on tensions within schools of art -- and higher education. How interdisciplinary can an institution be without strong disciplines?

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