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Transitions: New Chancellor at the U. of Washington at Bothell; George Washington U. Names Interim Provost

Kristin Esterberg will become chancellor of the U. of Washington at Bothell this fall.

CHIEF EXECUTIVES
Appointments
Kristin Esterberg, president of the State University of New York College at Potsdam, will become chancellor of the University of Washington at Bothell on October 1. She will succeed Wolf Yeig, who plans to step down and return to the faculty.

Star Rivera-Lacey, vice president for student services at the San Diego College of Continuing Education, the noncredit division of the San Diego Community College District, has been named superintendent/president of Palomar College.

Jaime R. Taylor, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Marshall University, has become president of Lamar University. He succeeded Ken Evans.

Resignations
Dean Bresciani, president of North Dakota State University since 2010, plans to step down.

Shirley M. Collado, president of Ithaca College, will step down to become president and chief executive of College Track.

Anthony G. Collins, president since 2003 of Clarkson University, in New York, plans to step down at the end of the 2022 academic year.

Retirements

John J. Hurley, president of Canisius College since 2010, plans to retire on June 30, 2022.

Shirley Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute since 1999, plans to retire on July 1, 2022.

Lesa Roe, chancellor of the University of North Texas System since 2017, plans to retire on March 31, 2022.

CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICERS
Appointments
Chris Bracey, vice provost for faculty affairs at George Washington University, has been named interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. He succeeds M. Brian Blake, who stepped down after being named the next president of Georgia State University.

Mark L. Kornbluh, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, will become provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wayne State University, in Michigan, on July 1.

OTHER TOP ADMINISTRATORS
Appointments
Constance Brooks, vice president for public affairs and diversity at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and vice president for regional government affairs at MGM Resorts International, will become vice chancellor for public affairs and advancement at the Nevada System of Higher Education on July 29.

Sylvia R. Carey-Butler, chief diversity officer at Kennesaw State University, will become vice president for institutional equity and diversity at Brown University on August 16.

Kauline Cipriani, associate dean of inclusive excellence in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will become vice president for diversity and inclusion at Colorado State University at Fort Collins on August 1.

Shawna Cooper-Gibson, vice president for student services at Seton Hall University, will become vice president for student affairs at Boston College on August 9.

Cynthia Evers, interim vice president for student affairs at Howard University, has been named to the post permanently.

Douglas A. Gage, interim vice president for research and innovation at Michigan State University for the past year, has been named to the post permanently.

Maj. Gen. David P. Glaser (retired), deputy commanding general of the United States Army North (Fifth U.S. Army), will become chief strategy officer at Sam Houston State University on August 23.

Mary Ann Schwartz Graffeo, senior associate dean of advancement at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering, has been named vice president for advancement at Colorado College.

Allen W. Groves, dean of students at the University of Virginia, has been named senior vice president for student experience at Syracuse University.

Klara Jelinkova, vice president for international operations and IT at Rice University, will become vice president and university chief information officer at Harvard University on September 13.

Kathleen G. Kerr

Kathleen G. Kerr

Kathleen G. Kerr, associate vice president for student life at the University of Delaware, will become vice president for student affairs at the State University of New York College at Oswego on August 1.

Olga Osaghae, director of enterprise applications and deputy project manager for the Workday Human Capital Management system at Howard University, has been named interim chief information officer and head of enterprise technology services.

Ishwar K. Puri, dean of the engineering school at McMaster University, in Ontario, has been named vice president for research at the University of Southern California.

Nicole Reaves, provost of the Medical Education Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, has been named executive vice president for programs at Wake Technical Community College.

Michael Sanseviro, associate vice president and dean of students at Georgia State University, has been named vice president for student engagement and programs.

Richard Sears, interim vice president for business and finance at Columbus State University since January, has been named to the post permanently.

Retirements
Peter Hayashida, president of the UCR Foundation and vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of California at Riverside since 2009, plans to retire in December.

DEANS
Appointments
Estella Atekwana, dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware, will become dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of California at Davis on August 1.

Richard Corsi, dean and professor of engineering and computer science at Portland State University, has been named dean of the College of Engineering at the University of California at Davis.

Georita M. Frierson, interim vice president for academic affairs at D’Youville College, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University.

Monica Jackson, interim deputy provost and dean of faculty at American University for the past year, has been named to the post permanently.

Julie Petherbridge, interim dean of the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business at Mercer University since June 2019, has been named to the post permanently.

Agustín Rayo, a professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been named interim dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

Lynne Richardson, dean of the College of Business at the University of Mary Washington, has been named dean of the LaPenta School of Business at Iona College.

Santiago Schnell, chair of the department of molecular and integrative physiology at the University of Michigan Medical School, has been named dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame.

Julie Sease, a clinical professor and senior associate dean in the College of Pharmacy at the University of South Carolina at Columbia, has been named interim dean of the college. She succeeds Stephen Cutler, who was named the university’s interim provost.

Carroll Ann Trotman, associate dean of faculty development and chair of the department of orthodontics in the School of Dental Medicine at Tufts University, has been named dean of the College of Dentistry at Ohio State University.

Retirements
Vincent P. Verdile, dean of Albany Medical College, plans to retire on December 31.

OTHER ADMINISTRATORS
Appointments
Mimi Calter, deputy university librarian at Stanford University, has been named vice provost and university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis.

Patricia L. Clark, a professor of chemistry and director of the Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility at the University of Notre Dame, has been named associate vice president for research.

Brie Gertler, a professor of philosophy in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, has been named vice provost for academic affairs.

Adrianna Kezar, director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California, has been named executive editor of Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning.

Art Markman, interim director of the Extended Campus at the University of Texas at Austin, has been named vice provost for continuing and professional education and new education ventures.

Prita Patel, associate vice provost for academic administration at American University, has been named vice provost for academic administration.

Wilmore Webley, an associate professor of microbiology and the director of the pre-med/pre-health advising program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, will become associate dean of the Office of Inclusion and Engagement in the Graduate School on September 1.

Resignations
David Perry, chief of police at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has resigned.

FACULTY
Appointments
Ta-Nehisi Coates, a journalist and author, has been named a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a journalist with The New York Times and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for “The 1619 Project,” has been named chair in race and journalism and a faculty member at the Cathy Hughes School of Communications at Howard University.

Malinda Maynor Lowery, a professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a professor of American history in the College of Arts and Sciences at Emory University.

ORGANIZATIONS
Appointments
Jason Delisle, a nonresident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, has been named a senior policy fellow at the Urban Institute.

Susan Margulies, chair of the biomedical-engineering department at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, has been selected to lead the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Engineering.

Barmak Nassirian, director of federal relations and policy analysis at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, has been named vice president for higher-education policy at Veterans Education Success.

DEATHS
Lauren Berlant, a professor of English language and literature at the University of Chicago, died on June 28. They were 63.

Sister Maureen Fay, president emerita of the University of Detroit Mercy, died on May 27. She was 87. She served as president of the university from its founding, in 1990, until 2004.

Frederick S. Humphries, former president of Florida A&M University, died on June 24. He was 85.

Richard C. Lewontin, a professor emeritus of biology at Harvard University, died on July 4. He was 92.

David Michaels, a professor of linguistics at the University of Connecticut, died on May 26. He was 83.

Roger Oettli, a financial officer at several universities, last at the University of Washington, died of complications from cancer on May 15. He was 70.

Marilyn Schlack, president of Kalamazoo Valley Community College from 1982 to 2018, died on June 22. She was 85.

David Shrider, a professor and director of global business programs in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University, in Ohio, died on June 25. He was 52.

Deborah Swackhamer, a former professor of environmental chemistry and public affairs and director of the Water Resources Science Program at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, died on June 23. She was 66. She served on the Science Advisory Board to the International Joint Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board, and was chair of the EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors until dismissed by the Trump administration, in 2017.




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