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Larissa Ruiz Baia Appointed Interim President of Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, New Hampshire

Larissa Ruiz Baia Appointed Interim President of Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, New Hampshire

Since 2012, Dr. Baia has served as vice president for student services and enrollment management at the college. Earlier, she was associate vice president for enrollment management at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire.

Lori Kloos to Lead St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota

Lori Kloos to Lead St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota

Since 2000, Kloos has served as vice president of administration and chief financial officer at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. She is expected to serve as interim president for one year while a search is undertaken to find a permanent president for the college.

The New Leader of the Moab Campus of Utah State University

The New Leader of the Moab Campus of Utah State University

Dr. Lianna Etchberger joined the faculty at the Uintah Basin campus of Utah State University as a an adjunct lecturer in 1995. She was promoted to a full tenured professorship in biology in 2015. She will be the executive director of the Moab campus and lead all Utah State University operations in the Southwest region of the state.

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons, who served as the 18th president of Brown University, the Ivy League educational institution in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012, has been named the interim president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Kelly M. Quintanilla Selected to Lead Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Kelly M. Quintanilla Selected to Lead Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Dr. Quintanilla has served as interim president since January 2017. Since joining the faculty in 1994, she has served as a professor of communication, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, chair of the department of communication and theatre, and provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Another Women's College Decides to Become Co-Educational

Another Women’s College Decides to Become Co-Educational

The University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, announced that men will be eligible for admission to all of the university’s undergraduate programs, effective for students entering in the fall of 2018.

Princeton's Tracy K. Smith Named the Next Poet Laureate of the United States

Princeton’s Tracy K. Smith Named the Next Poet Laureate of the United States

Tracy Smith is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University, and director of the university’s Program in Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts. She joined the faculty at Princeton in 2005.

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Since 2009, Dr. Blake has been serving as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. When she takes office on August 1, she will become the first woman to serve as president of the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Drew Faust Will Step Down as President of Harvard University Next June

Drew Faust Will Step Down as President of Harvard University Next June

Dr. Faust became the first woman president of Harvard University in July 2007. At the time of her appointment, she was serving as the founding dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Earlier, she served for 25 years on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.

Princeton University Press Names Its Next Director

Princeton University Press Names Its Next Director

Since 2008, Christie Henry has been serving as editorial director for sciences, social sciences, and reference at the University of Chicago Press. She joined the University of Chicago Press in 1993 as an editorial assistant.

Rebecca Wyke Appointed President of the University of Maine at Augusta

Rebecca Wyke Appointed President of the University of Maine at Augusta

Since 2008, Dr. Wyke has been serving as vice chancellor for finance and administration for the University of Maine System. She had served as interim president of the Augusta campus for six months in 2015. Dr. Wyke is the former commissioner of the Department of Administration and Finance for the state of Maine.

The Next Executive Director of the Modern Language Association

The Next Executive Director of the Modern Language Association

Dr. Paula M. Krebs will resign her positions as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts in order to take on her new duties at the Modern Language Association on August 1. The association has more than 24,000 members in 100 countries around the world.

Florida International University Scholar Appointed to Lead an African University

Florida International University Scholar Appointed to Lead an African University

Ophelia Weeks, who served for more than 30 years on the faculty at Florida International University in Miami, was appointed the fourteenth president of the University of Liberia in Africa. When she takes office, she will be only the second woman to lead the university since its founding in 1951.

The First Woman President of New River Community College in Virginia

The First Woman President of New River Community College in Virginia

Dr. Huber has been a member of the staff at the community college since 1988. Most recently, she has served as vice president for instruction and student services. When she takes office as president on July 1, she will be the first woman to serve as the leader of New River Community College.

Sheila Bair Steps Down From the Presidency of Washington College in Maryland

Sheila Bair Steps Down From the Presidency of Washington College in Maryland

President Bair cited family reasons for her decision to step down after two years of a five-year term. But published reports suggested that there were strains between the college’s board and the president.

Tonjua Williams Will Be the First Woman President of St. Petersburg College in Florida

Tonjua Williams Will Be the First Woman President of St. Petersburg College in Florida

Dr. Williams has been on the staff at the college for 30 years. Since 2013, she has served as senior vice president of student services. She holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Barry University in Miami.

Charlotte P. Morris to Lead Tuskegee University in Alabama

Charlotte P. Morris to Lead Tuskegee University in Alabama

Dr. Morris is a professor of management at the university and has been serving as interim dean of the Andrew W. Brimmer College of Business and Information Science. She served as interim president of the university once before in 2010.

The Next President of Oberlin College in Ohio

The Next President of Oberlin College in Ohio

Since 2008, Dr. Ambar has been serving as president of Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She is widely regarded as having done a remarkable job leading the woman’s college. Earlier in her career, she was the youngest dean in the history of Rutgers University.

Rebecca Stoltzfus Tapped to Be the Next President of Goshen College in Indiana

Rebecca Stoltzfus Tapped to Be the Next President of Goshen College in Indiana

Dr. Stoltzfus is vice provost for undergraduate education and professor of nutritional studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She joined the faculty at Cornell University in 2002. From 1992 to 2002, she served on the faculty of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Elizabeth Kiss Announces She Will Retire as President of Agnes Scott College

Elizabeth Kiss Announces She Will Retire as President of Agnes Scott College

Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Decatur, Georgia, has announced that she will step down at the end of the 20017-18 academic year. President Kiss has led the college for the past 11 years.

Julia Ross Named Dean of Engineering at Virginia Tech

Julia Ross Named Dean of Engineering at Virginia Tech

Dr. Ross has been serving as dean of engineering and information technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She joined the faculty there in 1995. Dr. Ross’ research focuses on the role of fluid dynamics in infection formation in the human cardiovascular system.

Sian Leah Beilock Named the Eighth President of Barnard College in New York City

Sian Leah Beilock Named the Eighth President of Barnard College in New York City

Dr. Beilock has been serving as executive vice provost at the University of Chicago. She also was the Stella W. Rowley Professor in the department of psychology. Professor Beilock joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2005. Earlier she taught at Miami University.

Sally Roush to Lead San Diego State University

Sally Roush to Lead San Diego State University

Roush joined the staff at San Diego State in 1982 as director of personnel services. In 1994, she was promoted to senior vice president for business and financial affairs. She retired in 2013 after 31 years of service to the university. She is expected to serve as interim president for one year, beginning July 1.

Brenda Allen Named the Fourteenth President of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania

Brenda Allen Named the Fourteenth President of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania

Dr. Allen has been serving as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She is the former associate provost for institutional diversity at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Earlier, she taught at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Former Assistant Attorney General Named to Lead the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City

Former Assistant Attorney General Named to Lead the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City

When she takes office on August 1, Karol V. Mason will be the first woman and the first person of color to serve as president of the college. She served as an assistant attorney general during the Obama administration and was the director of the Office of Justice Programs.

Green River College in Auburn, Washington, Names Suzanne Johnson as President

Green River College in Auburn, Washington, Names Suzanne Johnson as President

Suzanne Johnson has been serving as vice president for academic affairs at Suffolk County Community College in New York. Earlier she was dean of Dowling College in Oakdale, New York. She will begin her new job as president of Green River College on July 1.

Carol Moore to Lead Columbia College in South Carolina

Carol Moore to Lead Columbia College in South Carolina

Dr. Moore came to Columbia College last fall to serve as provost and executive vice president. She is the former president of Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont, and the former provost and vice president of academic affairs at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Ty Stone Appointed the Sixth President of Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York

Ty Stone Appointed the Sixth President of Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York

Dr. Ty Stone has been serving as vice president for strategic initiatives as Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, the third largest community college in the state. She has been on the staff at the college since 2010.

Ora Pescovitz Appointed President of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan

Ora Pescovitz Appointed President of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan

Since 2014, Dr. Pescovitz has been serving as senior vice president for Eli Lilly and Company, a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Indianapolis. From 2009 to 2014, she was executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of the University of Michigan Health System.

Felicia Davis to Lead Olive-Harvey College in Chicago

Felicia Davis to Lead Olive-Harvey College in Chicago

Davis is a former Chicago police detective and served as deputy chief of staff to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. She has been serving as director of the Public Building Commission for the City of Chicago.

The First Woman President of Warren Wilson College in North Carolina

The First Woman President of Warren Wilson College in North Carolina

Dr. Lynn M. Morton has spent 27 years on the faculty at Queens University of Charlotte. Since 2014, she has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs.When she takes office on July 1, she will be come the first woman to serve as president of Warren Wilson College.

Orinthia T. Montague Appointed the Fourth President of Tompkins Cortland Community College in New York

Orinthia T. Montague Appointed the Fourth President of Tompkins Cortland Community College in New York

Dr. Montague, who will take office on July 5, has been serving as vice president for student affairs and chief diversity officer at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota. Earlier she was dean of students at the college.

The Next President of Bowie State University in Maryland

The Next President of Bowie State University in Maryland

For the past three years, Aminta Hawkins Breaux has served as vice president for advancement at Millersville University, a campus of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. She was vice president for student affairs at Millersville University from 2008 to 2014.

Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan Names Its Next Provost

Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan Names Its Next Provost

Maria Cimitile joined the faculty at Grand Valley State University in 1999 as an assistant professor of philosophy. She has served as associate dean for students and curriculum in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and for the past two years has been associate vice president for academic affairs.

Cynthia Warrick Named the Seventh President of Stillman College in Alabama

Cynthia Warrick Named the Seventh President of Stillman College in Alabama

Dr. Warrick has been serving as interim president since the beginning of the year. In recent years, Dr. Warrick has twice filled the role of interim president at historically Black universities; South Carolina State University and Grambling State University in Louisiana.