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Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing
San Jose State Univerity
Christine S. Hutchins

San Jose State University has appointed Ms. Christine S. Huchins as its new Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing.  Christine brings over 25 years of related experience and accomplishments in communications, marketing and external relations to the position. Previously, Ms. Hutchins served as Associate Vice President and Chief Communications Officer at San Diego State University where she served as an executive member of the President's Cabinet. She holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.B.A. from MIT's Sloan School of Management.  

10/09/2018 - 11:32
Harry S Truman College
Dr. Shawn Jackson

The Board of Trustees of the City Colleges of Chicago has appointed Dr. Shawn Jackson as the new President of Harry S Truman College. Dr. Jackson has served as Interim President of the College since 2017. Prior to coming to City Colleges, Dr. Jackson served as the Chief Officer of Leadership and Learning at the Chicago Public Schools. He holds a Ph.D. from Loyola University (Chicago), a M.A. from St. Xavier University, and a B.A. from Northeastern Illinois University.

10/05/2018 - 08:11
Valley City State University
Dr. Alan LaFave

The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education has named Dr. Alan LaFave as the next President of Valley City State University. Dr. LaFave currently serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

For more details read the announcement here.

09/27/2018 - 13:25
Associate Vice President for Development and Executive Director of the Campaign
San Jose State University
Dwane Anderson

San Jose State University has announced the appointment of Dwane Anderson to the position of Associate Vice President for Development and Executive Director of the Campaign.

Mr. Anderson is a senior fundraising executive with more than two decades of experience at all levels of fundraising, including service in two highly successful multi-billion dollar comprehensive campaigns at Stanford University. He has held successively responsible positions at Stanford over the past 12 years, and most recently served as Director of Development for Clinical and Strategic Initiatives at the Stanford University Medical Center. Mr. Anderson previously served in key fundraising and development support roles early in his career at the University of San Diego and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.   

Mr. Anderson holds the Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Towson University and certificates of completion from the Stanford Leadership Academy and the Johns Hopkins Summer Institute in Medical Philanthropy. In addition, he previously served on the Steering Committee on Advancement of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 

Mr. Anderson joined SJSU's Advancement team September 10, 2018. 

09/24/2018 - 09:36
Dean of the School of Engineering
Liberty University
Dr. Mark F. Horstemeyer

Liberty University has announced the appointment of Dr. Mark F. Horstemeyer as the new Dean of the School of Engineering. 

Dr. Horstemeyer comes to Liberty University from Mississippi State University, where he has taught computational manufacturing and design as a Giles Distinguished Professor. He also served as Chair for Computational Solid Mechanics in the University’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS), one of the world’s premier automotive research centers. As a global pioneer in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), Dr. Horstemeyer is the founder and President of two start-up companies: Predictive Design Technologies and Yobel Technologies.

Dr. Horstemeyer holds a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master of Science from Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University. 

To view additional information about the appointment, please click here.

09/24/2018 - 09:17
Director, Applied Technology Master's and Graduate Certificate Program
Agnes Scott College
Carlee A. Bishop

Agnes Scott College has appointed Carlee A. Bishop as their next Director of Applied Technology. Dr. Bishop received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University and has most recently served as Principal Research Engineer at Georgia Tech Research Institute.

08/13/2018 - 12:49
Kingsborough Community College
Claudia V. Schrader

City University of New York Interim Chancellor Vita C. Rabinowitz has appointed Claudia V. Schrader president of Kingsborough Community College and made interim appointments for the top posts at Queensborough and Borough of Manhattan Community Colleges. Dr. Schrader is currently Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Success at Bronx Community College and previously served in senior positions at Medgar Evers College.

Read more here

08/13/2018 - 11:49
Dean of Graduate Studies
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Dr. Jennifer A. Ziegler

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s inaugural Dean of Graduate Studies will be Dr. Jennifer A. Ziegler. Dr. Ziegler most recently served as the Dean of Graduate School and Continuing Education at Valparaiso University in Indiana.

08/06/2018 - 12:01
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ms. Barbara Hough

The Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute has selected Barbara Hough as their new Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the institution. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Hough served as the Vice President, Controller and Treasurer at Columbia University.

08/03/2018 - 08:30