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Manhattanville College
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Ms. Sarah E. Kelly

Ms. Sarah E. Kelly, a highly accomplished advancement leader, has been named Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Manhattanville College. Ms. Kelly has a proven track record of developing creative fundraising strategies during her successful previous tenures as Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Wheeling Jesuit University and U.S. Advancement Officer and Director of Development, National University of Ireland, Galway. Currently, she serves as Vice President for Development for the League of American Orchestras in New York City. Manhattanville College looks forward to her arrival on campus April 1, 2020.

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03/30/2020 - 10:14
Ohio Northern University
Vice President of Financial Affairs
Mr. Jason Broge

Ohio Northern University has selected Mr. Jason Broge as the next Vice President of Financial Affairs. Mr. Broge is currently the Vice President of Business Services and the CFO at Kirtland Community College in Grayling, Michigan, a position he has held since 2010.  Prior to his work at Kirtland, he held financial positions at Eastern Michigan University, Lourdes University, and Adrian College. Mr. Broge has a BS in Business Administration with an accounting major from Central Michigan University, an MA in Organizational Leadership from Siena Heights University, and is a CPA. His appointment is effective July 1, 2020.

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03/27/2020 - 15:57
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Pratima Gandhi

The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point has appointed Ms. Pratima Gandhi as its new Chief Financial Officer.  Ms. Gandhi is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Bradley University. Ms. Ghandi’s tenure at Bradley spans 27 years where she provided leadership and operational management for all aspects of the financial, business and facilities functions at the university.  Prior to her experience in higher education, she held finance and audit related positions in the private sector and serves on the boards of directors of various community organizations. She holds a B.S. Accounting from Indiana University – Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Indiana. She will assume her new role on June 1, 2020

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03/27/2020 - 06:29
Johnson C. Smith University
Financial Aid Director
Ms. Rochelle D. King

Ms. Rochelle D. King has been appointed Financial Aid Director at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC. Most recently Ms. King served at Livingston College as Assistant Director of Financial Aid and prior to that at Shaw University as Financial Aid Director. Ms. King has valuable experience serving Historically Black Colleges and Universities and understands the student population, academic programs, and the relevance of the HBCU experience. She will assume her new role at the University on April 1, 2020.

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03/25/2020 - 14:05
MacMurray College
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Teresa Smith, Ph.D.

MacMurray College, in Jacksonville, IL, has appointed Dr. Teresa Smith as Interim Chief Financial Officer. 

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03/25/2020 - 13:14
Johnson County Community College
Dr. Andrew W. Bowne

The Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Andrew W. Bowne as the college's new President. Dr. Bowne currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Ivy Tech Community College. Read more here.

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03/20/2020 - 06:14
Morningside College
Dean of the Sharon Walker School of Education
Dr. Kelly Chaney

Morningside College has selected Dr. Kelly Chaney as their new Dean of the Sharon Walker School of Education. Dr. Chaney most recently served as the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies at Marian University, having previously served Marian as the Dean of the School of Education.  Prior to her tenure at Marian she served Blackburn College, Carlinville, Illinois, for eight years as a Professor of Education and Education Department Chair. 

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03/13/2020 - 09:19
University of South Carolina
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Dr. William F. “Bill” Tate IV

Dr. William F. “Bill” Tate IV has been appointed as the new Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the University of South Carolina. Dr. Tate is currently Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Washington University in St. Louis. At Washington University, Tate has held academic and research appointments including in African and African American studies, American culture studies, Center for Applied Statistics and Computation, Institute for Public Health, social policy, urban studies and education. Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University, he held the William L. and Betty F. Adams Chair at Texas Christian University and spent a decade on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He earned his doctorate in mathematics education with a cognate in human development from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in psychiatric epidemiology from the Washington University School of Medicine, a MAT in mathematical sciences education from the University of Texas at Dallas and a bachelor's degree in economics from Northern Illinois University. He also is a past president of the American Educational Research Association. Read more here.

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03/06/2020 - 14:30
Hanover College
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Carey Adams
Hanover College has selected Dr. Carey Adams as it's new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Dr. Adams was most recently the vice president for academic affairs at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, and previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Armstrong State University and dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Missouri State University. Dr. Adams earned his doctorate in communications from the University of Kansas, his master’s degree in communications from Baylor University, and his bachelor’s degree from William Jewell College. Read More here.

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03/03/2020 - 12:15