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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
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President
University of Minnesota
Joan T.A. Gabel
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The University of Minnesota Board of Regents appointed Joan T.A. Gabel as the University's 17th President by unanimous vote on the morning of December 18, 2018. She will assume the office on July 1, 2019.

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12/18/2018 - 14:40
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President
Hope College
Matthew A. Scogin
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Hope College has appointed Mr. Matthew A. Scogin as its new President. He will begin in the role on July 1, 2019, and replaces the current interim president, the Rev. Dr. Dennis N. Voskuil.  Mr. Scogin is a truly remarkable non-traditional candidate. Currently, he serves as Chief Administrative Officer for Perella Weinberg Partners of New York. Prior to this, he served NYSE Euronext as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, Wachovia Bank as Vice President and Senior Advisor to the CEO, and the US Treasury Department as Senior Advisor for Domestic Finance. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Hope College where he earned a Bachelors in economics and political science. He received a Masters in public policy with concentration in economic policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  In addition, Mr. Scogin serves the Lower Manhattan Community Church in NYC as Lay Pastor and CFO. He is on the Board of Directors for Restore NYC (a Christian nonprofit dedicated to ending human trafficking in NYC), and, the SIFMA Foundation (a nonprofit dedicated to financial literacy and education).  To read more, please click on this link.

12/10/2018 - 07:26