Department heads, accustomed to running their own meetings, mostly listened along with provosts, deans and other faculty members during a training workshop in Seattle this week geared toward advising academic leaders in the science, engineering and math fields on how to manage their divisions while keeping diversity in mind.
Sean T. Buffington, associate provost for arts and culture and director of cultural programs at Harvard University, in Massachusetts, has been named president of the University of the Arts, in Pennsylvania.
(Larry) Michael Bower, executive dean of Mott Community College, in Michigan, has been appointed president of Lake Region State College, in North Dakota.
Carol Bresnahan, vice provost for academic programs and policies and professor of history at the University of Toledo, in Ohio, has been chosen as provost and executive vice president at the College of New Jersey.
U. of California taps esteemed Texas chancellor as president and unveils plans for smaller central office. But critics say board chair's backdoor search process proves regents don't respect university governance.