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Transitions: Florida State U. Names New President; George Washington U. President to Retire

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Richard McCullough will become chief executive at Florida State U.

CHIEF EXECUTIVES
Appointments
Andrew Agwunobi, chief executive of UConn Health, has been named interim president of the University of Connecticut. He will replace Thomas C. Katsouleas, who will step down in June.

Francine Conway, provost at Rutgers University at New Brunswick, has been named chancellor-provost. In this new position, she will succeed Christopher Molloy, who will step down as chancellor in June.

Marsha Danielson, vice president for economic development at South Central College, will become president of Minnesota State College Southeast on July 1. She will replace Larry Lundblad, who has served as interim president since 2018.

Ray DiPasquale, president of Clinton Community College, has been named president of Massasoit Community College. He will succeed Gena Glickman, who has retired.

Alan Drimmer, former provost at National Defense University, has been named president of Cleary University. He will replace Emily Barnes, who has served as interim president since Jason Boyers left in May 2020.

James (Greg) Hodges, vice president for academics and student-success services at Patrick Henry Community College, has been named president.

Nicole Farmer Hurd, founder and chief executive of College Advising Corps, has been named president of Lafayette College, in Pennsylvania. She will succeed Alison Byerly, who will become president of Carleton College, in Minnesota.

Lisa Jones, vice president for student development at Cedar Valley College, will become president of Colorado Northwestern Community College on July 15. She will succeed Ron Granger, who plans to retire, and will be the first African American woman to serve as president in the Colorado Community College System.

Sandra Kiddoo, chief academic officer at Hazard Community and Technical College, will become president of Northland Community and Technical College on July 1.

Richard McCullough, vice provost for research at Harvard University, has been named president of Florida State University. He will succeed John Thrasher, who will step down.

John Moseley, director of athletics and head men’s basketball coach at Lincoln University, has been named interim president.

Todd Olson, vice president for student affairs at Georgetown University, will become president of Mount Mercy University on July 21. He will succeed Robert Beatty, who stepped down last year.

Harris Pastides, a former president of the University of South Carolina, has been named interim president after Robert Caslen stepped down.

Michael Raich, interim president of the Northeast Higher Education District since 2019, has been named to the post permanently.

Dione Somerville, executive vice president at Hawkeye Community College, will become president of Owens Community College on June 15.

Ralph Trecartin, associate provost and dean of the College of Professionals at Andrews University, will become president of Pacific Union College on July 1.

Denise Whisenhunt, vice president for student services at San Diego City College, will become president of Grossmont College on July 1. She will succeed Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh.

Danielle Wilken, provost and dean of faculty at Goodwin University, has been named president of the University of Bridgeport. The University of Bridgeport will function as an independent institution after its acquisition by Goodwin University.

Resignations
Elaine C. Collins, president of Northern Vermont University since 2018, plans to step down in August.

Retirements
Lorne M. Buchman, president of ArtCenter College of Design, plans to retire in June 2022.

Donald P. Christian, president of the State University of New York at New Paltz since 2011, plans to retire at the end of June 2022.

Paul W. Ferguson, president of Azusa Pacific University since 2019, plans to retire at the end of the fall 2021.

Thomas J. LeBlanc, president of George Washington University since 2017, plans to retire at the end of the academic year.

David Leebron, president of Rice University since 2004, plans to resign in June 2022.

Richard Myers, president of Kansas State University since 2016, plans to retire at the end of this year.

Deborah F. Stanley, president of State University of New York College at Oswego since 1997, plans to retire at the end of this year.

Wim Wiewel, president of Lewis & Clark College since 2017, plans to retire at the end of the academic year.

CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICERS
Appointments
Bob DiPaola, dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky, has been named acting provost.

Karen Moranski, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Sonoma State University since July 2020, has been named to the post permanently.

Debbie Storrs

Debbie Storrs, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Dakota, will become provost and executive vice chancellor and a professor in the sociology department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on June 30.

Anastasia Urtz, interim provost and senior vice president for academic and student affairs at Onondaga Community College, has been named to the post permanently.

OTHER TOP ADMINISTRATORS
Appointments
Jason Amore, vice president for university advancement at Alfred University, will become senior vice president for university advancement at Fairleigh Dickinson University on August 1.

Amale Andraos, dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, will step down and become a special adviser to the president.

Mohamed Attalla, executive director of facilities and services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will become vice chancellor for facilities planning, construction, and management at the City University of New York on June 14.

Kevin J. Curnin, a partner at the national law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, will become the first chief operating officer at Iona College on July 1.

Slandie Dieujuste, vice provost for student affairs/dean of students at Massasoit Community College, will become vice president for student affairs at Springfield College on July 1.

Kristen Eshleman, director of innovation initiatives at Davidson College, will become vice president for library and information technology services at Trinity College on July 12.

María Pabón Gautier, interim vice president for equity and inclusion at St. Olaf College, has been named to the post permanently.

Angel Gonzalez, program manager for the Center for Inclusive Education at Stony Brook University, will become the inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer at New Jersey City University on June 14.

Brett Hinson, vice president for IT project and solution services at AmWINS Group, in Charlotte, N.C., has been named vice president for technology at Lipscomb University.

Nina E. King, senior deputy director of athletics for administration and legal affairs and chief of staff at Duke University, has been named vice president and director of athletics.

Eva Martinez Powless, director of diversity and inclusion at Marquette University, has been named the first diversity, equity, and inclusion executive at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Ara Serjoie, vice president for advancement at Guilford College, will become vice president for institutional advancement at Haverford College on August 1.

Tammi Simpson, associate dean of students and dean of seniors at Washington and Lee University, has named the first vice president for community and inclusivity at Hood College.

Doug Thompson, associate dean of students at the University of St. Thomas’s Dougherty Family College, has been named the inaugural vice president for equity and inclusion at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Beth Zapatka, associate dean for development and alumni affairs in the School of Nursing at Yale University, will become vice president for institutional advancement at Springfield College on July 1.

DEANS
Appointments
Keith A. Alford, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Syracuse University, will become dean of the school of social work at the University at Buffalo on August 15.

Danica G. Hays, interim dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas since August 2020, has been named to the post permanently.

Jason Irizarry, interim dean of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut since March, has been named to the post permanently. He will be the first Latino dean to lead the school.

Deborah LaVine, a filmmaker and director of the graduate-level film directing program at California Institute of the Arts, will become dean of the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts on July 1.

Hari M. Osofsky, dean of Penn State Law and the Penn State School of International Affairs at Pennsylvania State University, will become dean of the Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern on August 1.

Gary M. Pollack, a professor and dean of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Toledo, has been named dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

Phylicia Rashad, an actress known for The Cosby Show who also served as a guest lecturer and adjunct faculty member at Howard University, has been named dean of the university’s renamed Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts.

Celine Parreñas Shimizu, director of the School of Cinema and a professor of cinema studies at San Francisco State University, will become dean of the Arts Division at the University of California at Santa Cruz on July 1.

Amanda Thein, associate dean of faculty and academic affairs and a professor of literacy, culture, and language education in the University of Iowa College of Education, has been named dean of the university’s Graduate College.

Mario Torres, a professor of educational administration and human-resource development at Texas A&M University, will become dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio on August 1.

Jillian Wallen

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Jillian Wallen

Jillian Wallen, assistant dean of extramural activities and outreach and chair of the department of growth and development in the College of Dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will become dean of the Creighton University School of Dentistry on August 1.

Lisa Withers, an associate professor of music at Emory & Henry College, has been named dean of the School of Arts & Sciences.

Resignations
Luke Bierman, dean of the School of Law at Elon University, plans to step down in December.

Anthony E. Varona, dean at the School of Law at the University of Miami, has been asked to step down.

OTHER ADMINISTRATORS
Appointments
Adele Brumfield, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management at the University of California at San Diego, will become vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor on August 2.

Kathleen Cagney, a professor of sociology and former deputy dean at the University of Chicago, will become director of the Institute for Social Research at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor on September 1.

Christie Lewis, director of budget, planning, and assessment at D’Youville College, has been named assistant vice president for budgets and financial reporting at Hilbert College.

Ernest Morrell, a professor of literacy education and director of the Center for Literacy Education in the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame, will become associate dean of the humanities and equity in the College of Arts and Letters on July 1.

Alex Sevilla, associate dean in the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida, will become vice provost for career advancement and engagement at Vanderbilt University on August 9.

Manfred van Dulmen, interim associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies at Kent State University, has been named to the post permanently.

DEATHS
Gerald W. Gibson, president emeritus of Maryville College, died on May 20. He was 83.

Jerome Kagan, a professor emeritus of psychology at Harvard University, died on May 10. He was 92.

Sister Francesca Onley, president of Holy Family University from 1981 until 2014, died on April 17. She was 88.

William C. Richardson, a former president of the Johns Hopkins University from 1990 to 1995, died on May 18. He was 81. Richardson also served as graduate dean and vice provost for research at the University of Washington and then went on to serve as the executive vice president and provost at the Pennsylvania State University.

David Swensen, chief investment officer at Yale University since 1985, died on May 5. He was 67.


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