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Transitions: Rhode Island School of Design Names New President; U. of Florida President to Resign

Crystal Williams will become president of the Rhode Island School of Design.

CHIEF EXECUTIVES
Appointments
Rosemary Allen, provost and dean at Georgetown College, in Kentucky, has been named the college’s first female president.

David Balkin, chancellor of the South Bend-Elkhart campus of Ivy Tech Community College, in Indiana, has been named president of Erie Community College, part of the State University of New York system. He will take office on February 1, succeeding William Reuter, interim president.

Teik C. Lim, interim president of the University of Texas at Arlington, will become president of the New Jersey Institute of Technology on July 1. He will succeed Joel S. Bloom.

Nancy Niemi, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, has been named president of Framingham State University, in Massachusetts. She will succeed F. Javier Cevallos, who is retiring.

Pamela Ralston, executive vice president for educational programs at Santa Barbara City College, has been named president of Santiago Canyon College, in California.

Michael J. Reed, vice president for academic affairs and provost of the Pennsylvania College of Technology, has been named its next president. He will succeed Davie Jane Gilmour, who has served as president since 1989, on July 1.

Deborah Stanley, president of the State University of New York at Oswego, has been named interim chancellor of the State University of New York system after Jim Malatras resigned.

John Teevan, an adjunct professor at Grace College & Seminary, has been named interim president of the college after Bill Katip retired earlier than originally planned.

Crystal Williams, vice president and associate provost for community and inclusion at Boston University, has been named president of Rhode Island School of Design. She will replace Dave Proulx, who has served as interim president since Rosanne Somerson’s retirement in June.

Jermaine Williams, president of Nassau Community College, in New York, has been named president of Montgomery College, in Maryland. He succeeds DeRionne Pollard, now president of Nevada State College, and Charlene Dukes, who served as interim president.

Resignations
Mark Erickson, president of Northampton Community College, in Pennsylvania, plans to step down this summer after ten years in the role.

W. Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida since 2015, plans to step down within the next year.

Mathew B. Johnson, president of Albion College, in Michigan, has resigned after months of controversy.

Lisa Larson, president of Eastern Maine Community College, stepped down to lead the Community College Growth Engine Fund Initiative at Education Design Lab, in Washington, D.C.

Cecilia M. McCormick, president of Elizabethtown College, in Pennsylvania, has resigned after less than three years.

Frank Sanchez, president of Rhode Island College since 2016, plans to step down in July.

Tommy Thompson, interim president of the University of Wisconsin system, plans to resign in March.

Retirements
David Wright, president of Indiana Wesleyan University since 2013, plans to retire at the end of the academic year.

CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICERS
Appointments
Michael Avaltroni, dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Fairleigh Dickinson University, in New Jersey, has been named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

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Donna Bradley, vice president for academic affairs at Lincoln College, has been named provost.

David S. Figlio, dean of the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, in Illinois, has been named provost of the University of Rochester, in New York, effective July 1.

Karen Gaines, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, has been named provost and dean of the faculty at Norwich University.

Junius Gonzales, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the New York Institute of Technology, will become provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Montclair State University on March 7.

Pardis Mahdavi, dean of social sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, has been named provost and executive vice president at the University of Montana at Missoula.

Gregory N. Mandel, interim provost at Temple University since August 2021, has been named senior vice president and provost.

Christopher Olsen

Christopher Olsen

Christopher Olsen, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Indiana State University since March 2021, has been named to the post permanently.

Rahul Shrivastav, vice president for instruction at the University of Georgia, will become executive vice president and provost at Indiana University at Bloomington on February 15.

Martell Teasley, dean of the College of Social Work at the University of Utah, has been named interim senior vice president for academic affairs.

OTHER TOP ADMINISTRATORS
Appointments
Lorraine Goffe, vice president and chief human resources officer at Pennsylvania State University, has been named vice president for human resources and chief human resource officer at Northwestern University.

Terry Hogan, a dean of students emeritus at Ohio University and former vice president for student affairs at the University of Northern Iowa, has been named interim vice president for student affairs at Ohio University.

Chris Howard, president of Robert Morris University, in Pennsylvania, will become executive vice president and chief operating officer of the ASU Enterprise at Arizona State University in February.

Sharon Perry-Fantini, vice provost for equity, access, and opportunity and Title IX coordinator at Tiffin University, in Ohio, has been named vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Iowa State University.

Ret. Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez Jr., interim vice president for student affairs at Texas A&M University since June, has been named to the post permanently.

Amy Shoemaker, deputy university counsel and associate athletic director for administration at the University of Louisville, has been named vice president and general counsel at Miami University, in Ohio.

Shelton Walker, chief of staff and associate vice president for strategic initiatives at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, has been named chief of staff and vice president for strategic initiatives at Bennington College.

Retirements
Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president for administration at Duke University, plans to retire on September 30.

Carlos Hernandez, chief financial officer and senior vice president for operations at Sam Houston State University, will retire at the end of the academic year.

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DEANS
Appointments
Alena Allen, associate dean for research and faculty development and professor of law at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, has been named interim dean of the School of Law.

Kathryn Drager, associate dean of research and graduate education in the College of Health and Human Development at Pennsylvania State University at University Park, has been named interim dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for Graduate Education.

M. Daniele Fallin, chair of the department of mental health in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and director of the Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the Johns Hopkins University, has been named dean of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Philip Hong, a professor and associate dean of research at Loyola University in Chicago, will become dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia.

Emily Janoski-Haehlen, associate dean of academic affairs and law technology programs in the School of Law the University of Akron, has been named dean of the school.

Jennifer Jewell, a professor and director of the School of Social Work at Salisbury University, will become dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Columbia College, in Missouri, on July 1.

Hollis Robbins, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Sonoma State University, will become dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Utah on July 1.

Clark Stanford, dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been named dean of the College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics at the University of Iowa. He will succeed David Johnsen, who stepped down last summer, on April 1.

Roberta Waite, a professor of nursing and executive director of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services at Drexel University, will become dean of the School of Nursing at Georgetown University on July 1.

DEPARTMENT CHAIRS
Appointments
Santhosh K.G. Koshy, director of interventional cardiology, vice chair of the department of medicine, chief of medicine, and chief of cardiovascular services at the Regional One Health Hospitals and Clinics at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, has been named chair of the department of medicine at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.

Emily Liu, a professor of nuclear engineering and engineering physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named head of the department of industrial and systems engineering.

Lee Newman, an associate professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, has been named chair of the department of chemistry.

OTHER ADMINISTRATORS
Appointments
Daniel Pascoe Aguilar, associate provost for immersive learning and career design at Drew University, has been named founding director of the Center for Social Justice and chief diversity officer at Excelsior College.

Toya Corbett, assistant vice president for student affairs at the University of North Carolina System Office, has been named associate vice president for strategic initiatives at the University of Virginia.

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Susan M. Davis, associate vice president for student affairs at the University of Virginia, has been named senior associate vice president for student affairs and retains her position as liaison to university counsel.

Natara Gray

Natara Gray

Natara Gray, director of undergraduate admissions and diversity outreach at Eastern Nazarene College, has been named assistant dean of admissions, diversity, and inclusion recruitment at Berklee College of Music.

Josh Grossman, director of media relations at Syracuse University, has been named executive director of media relations and university spokesperson at George Washington University.

James D. Hogan, vice president for advancement at Mitchell Community College, has been named assistant vice chancellor for engagement at Western Carolina University.

Henry (Joe) Long Jr., executive director of development for libraries at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been named associate vice president for institutional advancement at American International College.

Chaitra Powell, African American collections and outreach archivist at the university libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named curator of the Southern Historical Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library.

Edward Scott, director of athletics at Morgan State University, has been named deputy athletics director at the University of Virginia.

Demetrius D. Smith, special assistant to the vice chancellor for equity, diversity, inclusion and student affairs at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, has been named associate vice president for student affairs at the University of Georgia.

FACULTY
Appointments
The Rev. Calvin O. Butts III, a former president of the State University of New York at Old Westbury, has been named a visiting professor in the Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy Division at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education.

Cynthia Osborne, an associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, has been named a professor of early childhood education and public policy in the Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University.

DEATHS
Natalie Datlof, former executive director of Hofstra University’s Cultural Center, died on December 12.

Russell Klyver Hobbie, a professor emeritus of physics at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, died on December 16. He was 87.

Nancy K. Klein, a professor emerita of education at Cleveland State University, died on December 11. She was 82.

John D. Manley, a Title IX pioneer and the first administrator of health, physical education, recreation, and athletics at what is now the Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville, died on December 14. He was 94.

Julius S. Scott, a faculty member in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan and author of The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution (2018), died on December 6. He was 66.

E.O. Wilson, a professor emeritus at Harvard University who won two Pulitzer Prizes for his writing on the evolution of behavior, died on December 26. He was 92.

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