New presidents

NC State revamps community college leadership doctoral degree

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NC State wants to help solve the community college leadership pipeline problem amid broader shift in focus of doctoral training programs.

New presidents or provosts: Columbia Intl Cuyahoga Labette Lake Michigan Lane W&L WGU Washington Wesleyan Wittenberg

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  • Melody Blake, visiting assistant professor of psychology at Wesleyan College, in Georgia, has been promoted to provost and vice president for academic affairs there.
  • Marc C. Conner, interim provost and the Jo M. and James M. Ballengee Professor of English at Washington & Lee University, in Virginia, has been named to the provost job on a permanent basis.

New presidents or provosts: American Ball St. Central Carolina Chapman Edinburgh NKU Princeton Sioux Falls Sweet Briar

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  • Brett Bradfield, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Sioux Falls, in South Dakota, has been promoted to president there.
  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell, former U.S. secretary of health and human services, has been named president of American University, in Washington, D.C.

New presidents or provosts: Delaware County Gavilan Laurier Oregon State Reinhardt Saskatchewan Stetson Tiffin Vassar

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  • L. Joy Gates Black, vice chancellor for academic affairs and student success at Tarrant County College District, in Texas, has been chosen as president of Delaware County Community College, in Pennsylvania.
  • Elizabeth Howe Bradley, the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy at Yale University, in Connecticut, has been appointed president of Vassar College, in New York.

Report envisions future of the college presidency

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Citing a shrinking talent pool and a retirement boom, a panel of campus leaders convened by the Aspen Institute lays out what the changing job requires and who might fill it.

New presidents or provosts: GWU MacMurray Macomb Merrimack Monroe NMHU UMSL West Chester West Hills

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  • Christopher M. Fiorentino, interim president and vice president for external operations at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, has been chosen as president there.
  • Roxanne Gonzales, executive dean of Venango College at Clarion University, in Pennsylvania, has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at New Mexico Highlands University.

New president at University of Phoenix

Peter Cohen was formerly with McGraw-Hill Education.

New presidents or provosts: Atlantic Cape Chico Frostburg Jackson Mount Mary Mt. Wachusett SIT Stanislaus Tennessee

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  • Barbara Gaba, provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at Union County College, in New Jersey, has been chosen as president of Atlantic Cape Community College, also in New Jersey.

New presidents or provosts: Bristol Cincinnati Des Moines Hartford Lawrence Merced Nevada State Norco Sacramento

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  • Joe DeHart, executive director of institutional effectiveness at Des Moines Area Community College, in Iowa, has been selected as provost of the college's Newton Campus.
  • Laura L. Douglas, provost at Des Moines Area Community College, in Iowa, has been appointed president of Bristol Community College, in Massachusetts.

New presidents or provosts: D'Youville Earlham Free State Harford JMU Rhodes Southwestern UNI UNT-Dallas Walsh

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  • Lorrie Clemo, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York College at Oswego, has been selected as president of D'Youville College, also in New York.


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