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Vice President for Enrollment Management
Marietta College
Scott Schaeffer
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Marietta College has announced that the search for Vice President for Enrollment Management has concluded with the hiring of Scott Schaeffer.  Mr. Schaeffer has a long successful career in enrollment management. Since 2007, he has served as Vice President for Enrollment Management at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Previously he was Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, Dean of Admission at the University of Evansville (Indiana), Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Kentucky Wesleyan College and Director of Admission at St. Norbert College. He began his career at his alma mater, De Paul University, as an Admissions Counselor. Scott received his baccalaureate degree from DePaul and a masters in organizational leadership from Marian University.
For additional information please see the announcement on the Marietta website.

01/28/2019 - 14:03
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Senior Director, Institutionally Related Foundations
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Juliana Laing
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The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) has announced that Juliana Laing will be joining the AGB staff as Senior Director, Institutionally Related Foundations on January 24, 2019.  Ms. Laing most recently served as Special Projects Advisor to The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.  Prior to that, she was Founder and Managing Director of an advisory services firm focused on non-profit governance in Vancouver, BC.

01/18/2019 - 14:58
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Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management
St. Cloud State University
Dr. Jason Woods
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Following a national search, Jason Woods has accepted the position of Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) at St. Cloud State University and will join the leadership team in February.

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01/07/2019 - 13:03
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Dean of the David A. Clarke School of Law
University of the District of Columbia
Renee Hutchins
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The University of the District of Columbia has appointed Renee Hutchins as the next Dean of the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia. Ms. Hutchins comes from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law where she was the Co-Director of the Clinical Law Program. She begins her professional progression at UDC in April 2019.

01/03/2019 - 14:36
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Director of Human Resources/Chief Human Resources Officer
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
John Acardo
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The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse has appointed Mr. John Acardo as the new Director of Human Resources/Chief Resources Officer. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Acardo served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at North Central College since 2016.

12/21/2018 - 13:05
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Vice President of Finance/Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Rider University
James P. Hartman, CPA
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After an extensive nationwide search, James P. Hartman, CPA, has been appointed as the new Vice President of Finance/Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for Rider University. Mr. Hartman will join the university in January 2019.

12/19/2018 - 14:49
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President
Wake Technical Community College
Dr. Scott Ralls
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Dr. Scott Ralls will be the next president of Wake Technical Community College, effective May 2019. 

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12/19/2018 - 14:42
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Vice President for Finance and Treasurer, CFO
Gustavus Adolphus College
Curt Kowaleski
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The search committee for the Gustavus Adolphus College vice president for finance and treasurer has appointed Curt Kowaleski to the position. Mr. Kowaleski comes to Gustavus from St. Norbert College where he has served for the past 10 years as the Director of Finance.

12/19/2018 - 08:14
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Dean of the School of Sciences
San Diego State University
Dr. Jeffrey Roberts
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The San Diego State University dean of the school of sciences search committee has appointed Dr. Jeffrey Roberts to the position. Prior to the appointment, Dr. Roberts was a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University. Dr. Roberts will begin his appointment on January 31, 2019.

12/18/2018 - 14:55