New presidents

Top administrators at Texas A&M asked to submit resignation letters to new president

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Texas A&M system chancellor asks top officials at flagship campus to submit letters of resignation before a new president starts. He says he's helping the new leader, but critics aren't sure.

Purdue's president and faculty clash over student learning assessment

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Purdue's politician turned president wants a nationally normed measure of what students learn -- and he's tired of waiting. Professors want meaningful assessment but aren't sold on standardized exams.

New presidents or provosts Alfred State Idaho Penn St. Brandywine St. Francis SMSU Southern Utah Florida

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  • Marshall Criser III, president of AT&T Florida, has been appointed as chancellor of the State University System of Florida.
  • Bill Eddleman, vice provost and dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Southeast Missouri State University, has been promoted to provost there.

Catholic colleges worry as number of female presidents falls

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For decades, female presidents led the majority of Catholic colleges. But as women leaders have gained ground elsewhere, at Catholic colleges, they’re disappearing.

College presidents are older, whiter, more likely to come from outside academe

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Study shows sharp upturn in proportion of campus leaders older than 61 and those coming from outside higher ed -- and continued dominance of white men.


Wittenberg President Makes Rare Jump to Two-Year College Presidency

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The president of a private liberal arts university takes the helm at a community college. It's a rare career move, but the two institutions -- and the two jobs -- have a lot in common.

New Presidents or Provosts: Claremont Lincoln U., Columbia College (Calif.), Daytona State College, Fashion Institute of Technology, Southern Maine CC, Texas State Technical College-West Texas

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New Presidents or Provosts: Confederation College, Ivy Tech CC-Wabash Valley, Marymount U., U. of Toledo, Western Connecticut State U., Yuba CC District

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New presidents or provosts: Benedictine Cayuga CSU-Bakersfield LeMoyne-Owen Mid-South Peralta Southern Ulster Watkins

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  • Ray L. Belton, chancellor of Southern University's Shreveport campus, in Louisiana, has been appointed president and chancellor of the Southern University System.
  • Michael S. Brophy, president of Marymount California University, has been named president of Benedictine University, in Illinois.

New presidents or provosts: Anna Maria Bellingham Cape Fear Catholic Concorde CSUN Grambling Iowa Wesleyan UMKC

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  • Andrew V. Abela, dean of the School of Business and Economics at Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C., has been promoted to provost there.
  • Guy Bell, former president of Brown Mackie Colleges, in Cincinnati, has been selected as president and chief operating officer of Concorde Career Colleges, in Missouri.


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