New Northwestern U. President Named; Wayne State U. Leader to Step Down

Michael H. Schill, president of the U. of Oregon, has been named president of Northwestern U.

Michael H. Schill, president of the U. of Oregon, has been named president of Northwestern U.

CHIEF EXECUTIVES
Appointments
Ben C. Burnett, executive vice president and dean of the School of Education at William Carey University, was named the university’s next president.

Edward Dadez, provost at Saint Leo University, has been named president.

Daisy Gonzales, the deputy chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, was selected as interim chancellor of the system.

George Grant Jr., chancellor of Pennsylvania State University-Berks, has been named president of Saginaw Valley State University.

Mark David Milliron, senior vice president and executive dean of the School of Education at Western Governors University, has been named president of National University, in California.

Lara Moore, vice president of finance and administration, and Richard Chaves, chair of the board of trustees at Eastern Oregon University, have been named interim co-presidents. They replace Tom Insko, who stepped down to become president and chief executive of a wood products company.

Patrick Phillips, provost and senior vice president at the University of Oregon, has been named interim president.

Michael H. Schill, president of the University of Oregon, has been named president of Northwestern University. He will succeed Morton O. Schapiro after the initial president-elect, Rebecca M. Blank, stepped down due to her cancer diagnosis.

Melva K. Williams, chief of staff at the Southern University System, in Louisiana, has been named president of Huston-Tillotson University, in Texas.

Resignations
Damian Fernandez, president of Eckerd College, stepped down Monday after two years on the job. James Annarelli, the vice president for student life and dean of students, has been named interim president.

Tom Insko, who has served as president of Eastern Oregon University since 2015, is leaving at the end of September to become the president and chief-executive officer of Collins, a wood-products company.

Joyce Jacobsen, president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges since 2019, will step down and rejoin the faculty. Mark D. Gearan, who served as president from 1999 to 2017, will return to the post.

Charles Nwankwo, president of Clovis Community College, was placed on administrative leave while an investigation of alleged misconduct continues.

M. Roy Wilson, president of Wayne State University, announced he will step down when his contract ends on July 31, 2023. He has served as president since Aug. 1, 2013.

Retirements
Michael R. Cunningham, chancellor of the National University System and president of National University, in San Diego, since 2013, plans to retire at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.

Bonita Jacobs, president of the University of North Georgia since 2013, plans to retire at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.

Steven Kaplan, chancellor of the University of New Haven, in Connecticut, plans to retire at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.

Jerry King, president of Trinity Valley Community College, in Texas, plans to retire at the end of the semester.

CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICERS
Appointments
Barbara J. Johnson, vice president for academic affairs at Arkansas Tech University, has been named executive vice president and provost at Talladega College.

Patricia Price

Patricia Price, associate provost and assistant vice president for academic administration, faculty development, and research at the City University of New York’s Baruch College, has been named interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at CUNY’s Queens College.

Tricia Serio, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and associate chancellor for strategic academic planning at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been named provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.

OTHER TOP ADMINISTRATORS
Appointments
Tom Addonizio, associate dean of communications and marketing in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, has been named vice president for communications and marketing at the University of Richmond.

Sean Bennett, vice president for diversity and inclusion at Salem State University, in Massachusetts, has been named vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Hamilton College, in New York.

Kamrhan Farwell, vice chancellor and chief marketing and communications officer at the University of Missouri at Columbia, has been named vice chancellor for communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Eric Foushée, acting vice president for college advancement since July at Bates College, in Maine, has been named to the post permanently.

Jennifer Griffin, a Delaware State Police trooper and an adjunct professor in the department of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Delaware, has been named vice president for public safety at Temple University, in Pennsylvania.

Allison Heard, director of institutional diversity and Title IX coordinator at the University of St. Francis, in Illinois, has been named vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh.

James J. Husson, senior vice president for university advancement at Boston College, has been named vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of Pennsylvania.

Danette Joslyn-Gaul, chief compliance officer at Pearson, has been named general counsel and vice president for ethics, compliance, and legal affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Hala Madanat, interim vice president for research and innovation at San Diego State University, has been named to the post permanently.

Dan Martin, a former president of Seattle Pacific University, has been named president of the University of Kansas Endowment.

Karen Nelson, founder of NelStar Leadership & Diversity Consulting and director of equity, diversity, and inclusion at Rogers Behavioral Health, has been named vice president of inclusion and community impact at Herzing University.

Donna Ng, vice president for finance and administration at Skidmore College, in New York, has been named vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer at Bryant University, in Rhode Island.

Martina Nieswandt, associate vice chancellor for research and engagement at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been named vice president for research of Chapman University, in California.

Armand Paliotta, a member of the executive committee at the Oklahoma City law firm Hartzog Conger Cason, has been named vice president and general counsel at the University of Oklahoma.

Braelin Pantel, associate vice president for student engagement and wellness and dean of students at Metropolitan State University of Denver, has been named vice president for student life at the Colorado School of Mines.

Jeffrey Perkins, vice president for communications and marketing and associate vice president for communications and external relations at the Otis College of Art and Design, in California, has been named vice president for communications and marketing at Bennington College, in Vermont.

Mike Poterala, vice president for legal affairs and general counsel at the University of Maryland, has been named general counsel at Wayne State University.

Pamela Ross-McClain

Pamela Ross-McClain

Pamela Ross-McClain, a former professor of education at Saginaw Valley State University, has been named the first chief officer of culture, belonging, and community building at Delta College, in Michigan.

Brooke Vick, associate provost for faculty and diversity initiatives at Muhlenberg College, in Pennsylvania, has been named the college’s first chief diversity officer.

Resignations
Nick Long, vice president for finance and administrative services and chief financial officer at Central Michigan University since July 2020, has stepped down.

Retirements
Paul Genecin, chief executive officer of Yale Health at Yale University, plans to retire in January after more than 30 years at the university.

DEANS
Appointments
Christa D. Acampora, deputy provost and a professor of philosophy at Emory University, has been named dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia.

Brookie Best, a professor of clinical pharmacy and pediatrics and associate dean of pharmacy education in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California at San Diego, has been named dean of the school.

Christopher Corbo, assistant provost of academic affairs at Wagner College in New York, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Jacksonville University.

Deborah Crown, dean of the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, in Florida, has been named dean of the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University, in California.

Ann Gaylin, associate dean of graduate education at Yale University, has been named dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Fordham University.

Rakesh Goel, executive associate dean in the College of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, has been named dean of the School of Engineering at the University of California at Merced.

Donald Jaamal, dean of student success at the Art Institute of Atlanta, has been named dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and Title IX coordinator, at Coe College, in Iowa.

Andrés Jaque, a professor of professional practice and director of the master of science program in advanced architectural design at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, has been named dean of the school.

Kenneth B. Kahn, dean and professor at Cleveland State University’s Monte Ahuja College of Business, has been named dean of the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University, in Virginia.

Beth Mayer-Davis, a professor of nutrition and medicine and chair of the department of nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named dean of the university’s Graduate School.

Ethel Scurlock, interim dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, has been named to the post permanently.

Joi Spencer, a professor of mathematics education and interim dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego, has been named dean of the School of Education at the University of California at Riverside.

Elizabeth Yakel, a professor of information and senior associate dean of academic affairs in the School of Information at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, has been named interim dean of the school.

Resignations
Sanjay Gupta, dean of the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, has resigned over leadership concerns.

DEPARTMENT CHAIRS
Appointments
Tara T. Green, a professor of African American and African-diaspora studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has been named founding chair and a professor of the department of African American studies at the University of Houston.

OTHER ADMINISTRATORS
Appointments
Stephen Ackley-Ortiz, director of development at Yale University’s Law School, has been named chief development officer in the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton University.

Kali-Ahset Amen, managing director of the Billie Holiday Center for the Liberation Arts, in Baltimore, and an assistant research professor of sociology at the Johns Hopkins University, has been named the inaugural executive director of the Center for Journalism and Democracy at Howard University, in Washington, D.C.

Michael Brown, chair of the department of emergency medicine in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University, has been named university physician.

Walter M. Kimbrough, a former president of Dillard University, in Louisiana, has been named interim executive director of Morehouse College’s Black Men’s Research Institute, in Georgia.

Kenny Monday, director of wrestling and head wrestling coach at Spire Academy and an Olympic gold medalist in wrestling, has been named men’s wrestling coach at Morgan State University, in Maryland.

Lynne Parker, who recently served as deputy U.S. chief technology officer and director of the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office in the White House, will return to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville as associate vice chancellor and director of the new AI Tennessee Initiative.

ORGANIZATIONS
Appointments
Ray Martinez III, deputy commissioner for academic affairs and work-force education at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, has been named president and chief executive of the Texas Association of Community Colleges.

DEATHS
Tim Barnett, a professor in the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego, died on August 12. He was 84.

Susan Whealler Johnston, former president and chief executive of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, died on August 12. Johnston was the association’s first female president and recently stepped down.

Neal Nathanson, a retired professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University, died on August 11. He was 94.

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