M. Katherine Banks

CHIEF EXECUTIVES
Appointments
Paul Alivisatos, executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California at Berkeley, will become president of the University of Chicago on September 1. He will succeed Robert J. Zimmer.

David D. Allen, dean of the School of Pharmacy and executive director and research professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Mississippi, has been named president of the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. He will succeed John A. Pieper, who plans to retire.

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor for engineering and national laboratories and dean of Texas A&M University at College Station’s College of Engineering, has been named the sole finalist to be the university’s next president. If approved at a future meeting of the A&M system’s Board of Regents, she would succeed Michael K. Young, who stepped down at the end of December. John Junkins has served as interim president since then.

Laurie A. Carter, president of Shippensburg University, will become president of Lawrence University on July 1. She will succeed Mark Burstein and will be the first Black president to lead the university.

Kevin F. Hallock, dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, has been named president of the University of Richmond. He will succeed Ronald A. Crutcher, who plans to step down.

Jim Hood, a professor of English at Guilford College, has been named interim president. He replaces Carol Moore, who became interim president in August after Jane Fernandes stepped down.

Amy Marcus-Newhall, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Scripps College, has been named interim president. She previously served as interim president of the college in the 2015-16 academic year.

Steven D. Mason, provost and vice president for academic affairs at LeTourneau University, has been named president of the university.

Christine Johnson McPhail, president and chief executive of the McPhail Group LLC and a professor of practice in the John E. Roueche Center for Community College Leadership at Kansas State University, has been named president of Saint Augustine’s University, in North Carolina. Her husband, Irving Pressley McPhail, served as president of the university until his death in October.

Daniel J. Myers, a professor of sociology and former provost at American University, will become president of Misericordia University on July 1. He will succeed Kathleen Owens.

Richard Plumb, executive vice president and provost at the University of St. Thomas, in Minnesota, will become president of Saint Mary’s College of California on July 1. He will succeed James Donahue.

Gregory Postel, interim president of the University of Toledo since July, has been named to the post permanently.

Ken Shaw, president of Southwestern Adventist University, in Texas, will become president of Southern Adventist University, in Tennessee, on June 1. He will succeed David Smith, who plans to retire.

Resignations
Sam Horn, president of the Master’s University and Seminary, has stepped down after one year in the role.

Morton Schapiro, president of Northwestern University since 2009, plans to step down on August 31, 2022.

Retirements
Kathleen M. Murray, president of Whitman College since 2015, plans to retire at the end of the 2021-22 academic year.

CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICERS
Appointments
Michael Dunphy, interim vice president for academic affairs since June 2020 at Walsh University, in Ohio, has been named to the post permanently.

Meghan Griffin

Meghan Griffin

Meghan Griffin, associate provost and dean of unrestricted education at Southeastern University, has been named provost.

Lynda A. Szymanski, associate provost at St. Catherine University, has been named provost at Luther College.

Tynisha Willingham, dean of the College of Education at Mary Baldwin University, has been named interim provost and chief academic officer.

OTHER TOP ADMINISTRATORS
Appointments
Randi Arsenault, senior associate dean and director of admissions at Colby College, will become assistant vice president for admissions and financial aid and dean of admissions on July 1.

Sunil B. Gupta, dean of the Center of Adult Continuing Education and Workforce Development at the City University of New York Borough of Manhattan Community College, has been named vice president for adult and continuing education at the City University of New York La Guardia Community College.

Claudia Marroquin, director of admissions at Bowdoin College, will become senior vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid in July.

Dan Peterson, director of college compliance at Western Governors University, has been named president of the online division at Herzing University.

Robert Robinson, director of multicultural student affairs at the University of North Georgia, has been named the inaugural vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Northampton Community College.

Deborah Shufrin, deputy chief investment officer of Brandeis University, will become chief investment officer at Colby College on April 1.

J. Goosby Smith, an associate professor of leadership and management and assistant provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Citadel, will become vice president for community belonging and chief diversity officer at Pepperdine University.

Steven F. Soba, vice president for enrollment and marketing at Muskingum University, has been named vice president for enrollment management at Husson University.

Aimee Uen

Aimee Uen

Aimee Uen, vice president for finance and controller at Loyola Marymount University, has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Retirements
Sheri Phillips, vice president for student development at Evangel University, plans to retire.

DEANS
Appointments
Colin Crawford, dean of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, has been named dean of the School of Law at Golden Gate University.

John Daly, interim dean of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University since October 2019, has been named to the post permanently.

Katie Evans, director of the mathematics and statistics and online programs and associate dean of strategic initiatives in the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University, will become dean of the College of Science and Engineering and a professor of mathematics at Houston Baptist University on July 1.

Ying Shang, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Evansville, has been named dean of the College of Engineering and School of Computer Sciences at the Indiana Institute of Technology.

Resignations
David Johnsen, dean of the College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics at the University of Iowa, will step down after this semester. Johnsen drew criticism from Republican lawmakers after he sent a mass email objecting to the 2020 executive order that banned diversity training that former President Donald Trump deemed “offensive and anti-American.”

John Keller, associate provost for graduate and professional education and dean of the Graduate College at the University of Iowa, plans to step down on July 31.

OTHER ADMINISTRATORS
Appointments
Richard Bakken, a lecturer in psychology and leadership studies at Pennsylvania State University, has been named assistant chief information officer of support services in the residential and dining enterprises IT division at Stanford University.

David Freeman Engstrom and Nora Freeman Engstrom, professors of law at Stanford University, have been named co-directors of the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession. They will succeed Deborah Rhode, the founder and former director of the center, who died in January.

Emily Esten, Judaica Digital Humanities Project Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, has been named the inaugural Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica curator of digital humanities.

Anand Jagota, a professor in the departments of bioengineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering at Lehigh University, has been named associate dean of research for the College of Health.

Justin Nowicki, assistant vice president for development at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, has been named associate vice president for enrollment management.

Tweed Roosevelt, a professor and chairman of the Theodore Roosevelt Institute at Long Island University and a great-grandson of Theodore Roosevelt, has been named chairman of the university’s new Roosevelt School.

Christian Sundquist, a professor at Albany Law School, has been named associate dean for research and scholarship.

FACULTY
Appointments
Kobena Mercer, a professor in history of art and African American studies at Yale University, has been named to a joint appointment between the art history and visual culture program in the undergraduate college and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

TENURE AWARDS
The following professors were awarded tenure at their institutions. If a faculty rank is not included, the faculty member is being promoted to the rank of associate professor. The changes take effect on varying dates.

Colorado College
Richard Fernando Buxton, classics
Lynne Gratz, environmental studies
Olivia Hatton, molecular biology
Jessica Hoel, economics and business
Scott Ingram, anthropology
Jean Lee, environmental studies
Katrina Miller-Stevens, economics and business
Christina Rader, economics and business
Tina Valtierra, education

Muhlenberg College
Ioanna Chatzidimitriou, French
Chrysan Cronin, public health
Maura Finkelstein, anthropology
Ermira Mazziotta, accounting
Dustin Nash, religion studies
Ranajoy Ray-Chaudhuri, economics
Justin Sparks, chemistry

University of La Verne
Amber Bechard, special education
Yeri Cho, management
Ronald Hallett, education
Yvette Latunde, education
Nixon Mwebi, chemistry
Laurie Rodrigues, English
Kristan Venegas, education

PROMOTIONS IN RANK
Faculty members’ new ranks are listed below.

Colorado College
Marlow Anderson, to professor emeritus of mathematics and computer science
Stephanie DiCenzo, to professor emeritus of physics
Ralph Garcia-Bertrand, to professor emeritus of molecular biology
Tom Lindblade, to professor emeritus of theater and dance
Mario Montano, to professor emeritus of anthropology
Barry Sarchett, to professor emeritus of English
Marc Snyder, to professor emeritus of organismal biology and ecology

ORGANIZATIONS
Appointments
Marjorie Hass, president of Rhodes College, has been named president of the Council of Independent Colleges. She will succeed Richard Ekman, who will step down after 21 years in the summer of 2021.

Sharon Higgins, associate vice president for marketing and communications at Loyola University Maryland, has been named associate vice president for marketing services at Eduvantis, a strategic consulting firm.

Resignations
William D. Hansen, president and chief executive of Strada Education Network, plans to step down. Tom Dawson, Strada’s chief operating officer, has been named interim chief executive.

DEATHS
John Bentson, former chief of the neuroradiology department at the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center, died of complications of Covid-19 on December 28. He was 83.

Dennis R. DePerro, president of St. Bonaventure University since 2017, died due to complications from Covid-19 on February 28. He was 62.

Joseph D. Duffey, a former president of American University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, died on February 25. He was 88. Duffey also served as chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities under Jimmy Carter and later as director of the U.S. Information Agency.

Norman Golb, a professor emeritus of Jewish history and civilization at the University of Chicago, died on December 29. He was 92. Golb refuted the original theory behind the origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Leo A. Goodman, a former assistant professor of sociology and statistics at the University of Chicago, died of complications of Covid-19 on December 22. He was 92.

David Katzenstein, a professor emeritus of infectious diseases and global health at Stanford Medicine, died of Covid-19 on January 25. He was 69.

Naomi Levine, founder of the George H. Heyman Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University, died on January 14. She was 97. Levine was hired as the university’s chief fund raiser in 1978. She later taught law at the university before her retirement in 2004.

J. Hillis Miller, a professor emeritus in the departments of comparative literature and English at the University of California at Irvine, died on February 7. He was 92.

Jon Westling, a former president of Boston University, died on January 15. He was 78.



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