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Leadership Appointments

Misericordia University
President
Dr. Daniel J. Myers, Ph.D.
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The Board of Trustees of Misericordia University has appointed Daniel J. Myers, Ph.D., professor and acting chairperson of Sociology at American University in Washington, D.C., as the next president of Misericordia University.  Dr. Myers will begin his presidential term on July 1, 2021. Dr. Myers earned a B.A. in political science, an M.A. in higher education and student affairs from Ohio State University, before completing an M.A. and doctorate in sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Read more here.

Feb 23, 2021
Blackburn College
Vice President for Inclusive Enrollment
Dr. Steven Lambert
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Blackburn College has named Dr. Steven Lambert as its new Vice President for Inclusive Enrollment. Dr. Lambert joins Blackburn from New Jersey City University (NJCU) where he served as Assistant Director of University Admissions. Prior to NJCU, he served as Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgian Court University. Dr. Lambert earned his Ed.D. from Saint Peter’s University with a focus on higher education leadership. He began his duties for Blackburn on February 8, 2021. Read more here.

Feb 17, 2021
University of Toledo
Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management
Dr. David Meredith
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The University of Toledo has appointed Dr. David Meredith, Ph.D. as its Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management, effective 2/11/21.

Feb 16, 2021
University of North Dakota
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Eric Link
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The University of North Dakota has named Dr. Eric Link as the university's new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Link currently serves as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Houston-Downtown, a public, comprehensive institution of more than 15,000 students. In his role as provost, Dr. Link has provided leadership for the academic affairs, student affairs, and enrollment management operations of the university. An award-winning teacher and scholar, he earned his Ph.D. in American Literature from Purdue University. Read more here.

Feb 12, 2021
Arizona State University - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Vice Dean for Research and Innovation
Dr. Sridhar Seetharaman
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Arizona State University has announced the appointment of Dr. Sridhar Seetharaman as the Vice Dean for Research and Innovation in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.  Before joining ASU he served as the associate vice president for research and technology transfer at the Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Seetharaman received his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his undergraduate degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Read more here.

Feb 8, 2021
New York State Education Department
Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York
Dr. Betty A. Rosa
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The Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department has appointed Dr. Betty A. Rosa as permanent Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York. Dr. Rosa has served as Interim Commissioner since August 2020. A nationally recognized education leader, Dr. Rosa will be the first Latina woman to serve in the position. She has more than thirty years of instructional and administrative experience, with expertise in inclusive education, cooperative teaching models, student achievement, and policy implementation. She received Ed.D. and M.Ed. degrees in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University. Read more here.
Feb 8, 2021
Cornell University
Executive Director and Tenure-Track Professor, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Dr. Ian Owens
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Cornell University has announced the appointment of Dr. Ian Owens as the next Executive Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Dr. Owens is currently serving as the Deputy Director for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History having previously held positions as the Director at the Natural History Museum in London and as a professor at Imperial College London. Retiring Director, Dr. John Fitzpatrick, stated, "“It means a lot to me personally that I can hand off the baton to Ian and have 100% confidence. He’s a genuine bird person and has done very significant research both in evolutionary ecology and in global-scale conservation. We’re getting a real star here.” Dr. Owens will take the helm of the 106-year-old institution on July , 2021. He will also hold an appointment as professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Read more here.
Jan 27, 2021
Central Connecticut State University 
Inaugural Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Dr. Stacey Miller
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Central Connecticut State University has concluded its search for the inaugural Vice President for Equity and Inclusion with the hiring of Dr. Stacey Miller. For the past five years, Dr. Miller served as Associate Provost for Inclusion and Retention at Valparaiso University in northwestern Indiana. As the chief diversity officer, she was responsible for the creation and implementation of the University’s strategic vision for diversity and inclusion and worked on a number of initiatives to strengthen the institutional climate and hiring practices.  Prior to her tenure at Valpo, Dr. Miller served as the director of residential life in the Student Affairs division at the University of Vermont (UVM), a position she held for 12 years. She also received her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from UVM and served there as a lecturer for the higher education and student affairs graduate program.  Dr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Stony Brook University.  Read more here.

Jan 19, 2021
St. Mary's College of California
President
Dr. Richard Plumb
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The Board of Trustees and the Christian Brothers are delighted to announce Richard Plumb’s appointment as the 30th president of Saint Mary’s College of California. Plumb will begin his term on July 1, 2021. After a thorough national search, Plumb was selected because of his broad experience in strategic planning, curriculum development, financial management, fundraising, capital planning, and other critical skills necessary to leverage Saint Mary’s College’s distinguished history and write the next chapter for this remarkable institution. Plumb is a highly respected administrator, esteemed faculty member, and student-oriented leader. Learn more.

Jan 14, 2021