Deborah Preston, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Raritan Valley Community College, has been named president of Mercer County Community College, in New Jersey. She succeeds Jianping Wang, who plans to retire.
John Selmon, provost and executive vice president at Muskegon Community College, in Michigan, has been named president of the college. He will succeed Dale Nesbary, who retired this year.
Todd Shields, dean of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, has been named chancellor of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro.
Vann Newkirk, president since February 2021 of Fisk University, in Tennessee, has stepped down.
Laura M. Casamento, president since 2016 of Utica University, in New York, plans to retire in July 2023.
William A. Covino, president of California State University at Los Angeles, plans to retire at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.
Pamela R. Fox, president of Mary Baldwin University since 2003, plans to retire in June 2023.
H. Jeffrey Rafn, president of Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College since 1997, will retire in July 2023.
Christina Royal, president of Holyoke Community College since 2017, plans to retire in July 2023.
CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICERS
Rondall E. Allen, interim vice president for strategic initiatives at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at the university.
Shivanthi Anandan, vice provost for undergraduate education at Drexel University, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at La Salle University, in Pennsylvania.
David Bogen, vice president for academic affairs and provost at the Maryland Institute College of Art, has been named provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Berklee College of Music.
Susan L. Ganter, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, has been named provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
Deborah Thomas, a professor and head of the department of oceanography and dean of the Texas A&M College of Geosciences, has been named chief academic officer at Texas A&M University at Galveston.
OTHER TOP ADMINISTRATORS
Jack Michael Bellamy, executive director for facilities services at the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, has been named vice president for facilities and campus development at Yale University.
Aaron J. Hart, vice president for student affairs at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, has been named vice president for student affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Laura K. Padron, associate vice president at the Florida International University Foundation, has been named senior vice president for advancement at the University of Connecticut Foundation.
Anju Reejhsinghani, assistant vice provost for strategic diversity, equity, and inclusion administration at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, has been named vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Tracey A. Reeves, associate vice president for research and academic communications at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will become vice president for communications and marketing at Bates College.
Krystyn J. Van Vliet, associate provost and associate vice president for research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been named vice president for research and innovation at Cornell University.
Amanda Withers, interim chief financial officer and senior vice president for operations since January at Sam Houston State University, in Texas, has been named to the post permanently.
Lawrence Lokman, vice president for strategic communications at Pennsylvania State University at University Park, will step down at the end of October.
Erick Berrelleza, an assistant professor of sociology at Santa Clara University, has been named founding dean of Messina College, a two-year residential college division of Boston College.
LaShundia Carson, a professor in the School of Education and Psychology at Alcorn State University, has been named dean of the school.
Kim Davis, associate dean of communication, arts, and humanities at Oakland Community College, in Michigan, has been named dean of arts and humanities at Harford Community College, in Maryland.
Michael Dixon, director of graduate studies at the University of Southern Indiana, has been named dean of the new School of Graduate Studies.
Gina Florio, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at St. John’s University, in New York, has been named dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Molloy University.
Giovanna Guidoboni, associate dean of research and a professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri, has been named dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Maine at Orono.
Brian Janssen, director of student organizations and leadership development at Portland State University, in Oregon, has been named dean of students at Kenyon College, in Ohio.
Christine E. Kasper, dean of the University of New Mexico’s College of Nursing, has been named dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Nursing.
Melissa M. Lubin, dean of the School of Professional and Continuing Education and chief economic-engagement officer at James Madison University, in Virginia, has been named dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia.
Thomas Philion, dean of the College of Education and associate provost for strategic initiatives at Roosevelt University, has been named dean of the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education at Northeastern Illinois University.
Vasan Ramachandran, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at Boston University, has been named founding dean of the University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio.
Mark Nelson, dean of the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, will step down and return to the faculty in June 2023.
Jerris R. Hedges, dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, plans to retire on March 1, 2023.
Jamila Jefferson-Jones, a professor of law at the University of Kansas School of Law, has been named associate dean of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Robert Link, director of human resources at the University of Findlay, has been named associate vice president for human resources at the University of Wyoming.
Stephanie Overton, director of advancement communications at Radford University, has been named senior director of communications for the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer at Virginia Tech.
Eric Palkovacs, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, associate director of the Institute of Marine Sciences, and director of the Fisheries Collaborative Program at the University of California at Santa Cruz, has been named associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives for the Office of Research.
Holly Parker, director of the Institute for North Atlantic Studies at the University of New England, has been named director of the Schiller Coastal Studies Center at Bowdoin College.
Christopher Plowe, founding director of the Institute for Global Health at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine, has been named director of the Duke Global Health Institute.
Damon L. Williams Jr., associate dean of diversity and inclusion at Northwestern University, has been named associate vice president in the Office for Institutional Diversity at the University of Kentucky.
Jasmine Young, a former senior director of marketing at Def Jam records and a former adjunct professor in new media at the Metropolitan College of New York, has been named director of the Warner Music/Blavatnik Center for Music & Entertainment Business at Howard University‘s School of Business.
Bill de Blasio, former mayor of New York City, has been named a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics in the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Noe Ortega, former secretary of education for Pennsylvania, has been named commissioner of higher education for Massachusetts.
John Wesley Chandler, a former president of Hamilton College, died on August 5. He was 98.
Frank Drake, a professor emeritus of astronomy and astrophysics and former dean of natural sciences at the University of California at Santa Cruz, died on September 2. He was 92.
Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (2001) who also served as an assistant professor in the health-sciences program at the State University of New York at Old Westbury, died on September 1. She was 81.
Joseph Marvin Higbee, a former president of Utah Valley University, died on August 18. He was 89.
Deborah Nichols, a professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College and president of the Society for American Archaeology, died from cancer on July 27. She was 70.
Edward M. Penson, a former chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, died on July 27. He was 94.
James Turner, founding director of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University, died on August 6. He was 82.
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