The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and the College of the Arts at Kent State University have announced the appointment of Dr. Kent McWilliams as the next Director of the School of Music. Currently, Dr. McWilliams serves as a Professor of Music and Associate Dean of Fine Arts at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. An accomplished, award-winning pianist and educator, Dr. McWilliams, D.M.A., holds music performance degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Montreal as well as an Artist Diploma from the Stuttgart Musikhochschule.
The Claflin University Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack as the ninth president of the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in South Carolina, effective August 1, 2019. Dr. Warmack will assume the mantle of leadership at Claflin after serving the last five years as President of Harris-Stowe State University in Missouri. Dr. Warmack earned a Bachelor's degree in Education and Master's degree in Sociology from Delta State University, his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Union University and completed post-doctoral work at Harvard University School of Education. Read more here.
The Kansas Health Science Center has announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Hasty as the Founding Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Since 2016, Dr. Hasty has been serving as the Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) while concurrently serving as a Professor of Internal Medicine. Dr. Hasty was instrumental in the creation of ICOM, a private, for-profit medical school nestled on the campus of Idaho State University’s Health Science Center in Meridian. During Dr. Hasty’s tenure, ICOM established itself as a titan in the field of osteopathic medicine. The school’s strong inaugural class, its more than 35 affiliate sites for clinical rotations, and excellent standing with the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), can be attributed to Dr. Hasty’s leadership and guidance.
The State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo has announced the appointment of Dr. Costas Solomou as its new Vice President for Enrollment Management. He will begin his new position on August 8. Dr. Solomou currently serves as Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation at George Washington University (GW). Prior to joining GW, he was Dean of Admissions at Queens University of Charlotte, NC, and before that, he led undergraduate admissions activities at the University of Rochester. Dr. Solomou received his bachelor’s degree from St. John Fisher College and his master’s and doctorate from the University of Rochester. Read more here.
The College of St. Scholastica has named Dr. Barbara McDonald as its 13th president. Since 2015, Dr. McDonald has been the president of North Hennepin Community College in the Twin Cities suburb of Brooklyn Park. Previously, she was interim president of Minnesota West Technical and Community College. Dr. McDonald earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Colorado Boulder, a master's degree in teaching English as a foreign language from American University in Cairo (Egypt) and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Minnesota. She will formally step into her new role on August 5th, 2019. Read more here.
The Board of Trustees of St. John's University, with the support of the University’s senior leadership team, has appointed Dr. Simon Møller to serve as Provost and VPAA effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Møller has been serving in this position in an interim capacity since July 1st of last year. As interim Provost, he has been an exemplary partner and collegial member of the University’s senior leadership team. He is a distinguished and internationally known expert on neurodegenerative diseases particularly in the neuroscience of Parkinson’s disease. While serving as interim Provost, he has continued to publish in highly respected journals and supervise an active research lab. Dr. Møller has received international recognition for his contribution to the sciences and is an elected member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Technology.
St. John’s University has announced the appointment of Dr. David Bell as its new Dean of the School of Education. Dr. Bell will begin serving St. John’s later this summer. Dr. Bell currently serves as the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Accreditation at West Chester University in Pennsylvania where he oversees the daily operations of the College of Education and Social Work. Previously, Dr. Bell served as Associate Dean at Saint Xavier University-Chicago and was engaged as an Area-Wide Instructional Leader for the Illinois State Board of Education. Dr. Bell began his career as a public school teacher in Chicago. Dr. Bell earned his Ed.D. as well as his M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction at Loyola University at Chicago and earned his B.S. in Finance at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
The Board of Trustees of the College of DuPage (COD) has appointed interim President, Dr. Brian Caputo, to serve as its 7th President. Dr. Caputo officially becomes permanent president on July 1. Caputo previously served as the college's Vice President of Administrative Affairs and Treasurer. Prior to coming to COD, Dr. Caputo spent 19 years as Aurora’s chief financial officer and city treasurer. He earned his B.A. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, his baster's from DePaul University, and a master’s and doctorate in public administration from Northern Illinois University. Read more here.
Helena College has announced the appointment of Dr. Laura Vosejpka as its new CEO/Dean. Dr. Vosejpka currently serves as the founding Dean of the College of Sciences and Liberal Arts at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. Dr. Vosejpka has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA in Chemistry and English from The Ohio State University. Read more here.