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Harris-Stowe State University
Dr. Corey S. Bradford, Sr.

Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) has selected St. Louis native, Dr. Corey S. Bradford, Sr. as HSSU’s 20th president, effective May 4.  Dr. Bradford has worked in higher education for more than 26 years and currently serves as Senior Vice President for Business Affairs at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). Prior to his current position, he served for 16 years within the Southern Illinois University System in various leadership positions. Dr. Bradford earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale; a Harvard Institute for Management Development Educational Certificate from Harvard University; and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mathematics from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Read more here.

Apr 16, 2020
Benedictine University
Provost and Executive Vice President
Kenneth F. Newbold, Jr., Ph.D.
Dr. Kenneth F. Newbold, Jr. has been appointed as the next Provost of Benedictine University. Dr. Newbold most recently served as Provost and Executive Vice President at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana. During his career, Dr. Newbold has actively led academic program development, funding to support research and creative endeavors and partnership development that connected academic programs to external constituents. At Goshen College, he provided direct supervision of the enrollment division which achieved three consecutive years of growth, including the largest incoming first-year class in a decade. Prior to Goshen, Dr. Newbold held a series of progressive leadership roles at James Madison University, leaving the university as Associate Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship. While at JMU, he oversaw the Office of Research and Scholarship during a time of tremendous growth, which included record external funding for research of over $21 million. He led JMU’s federal initiatives and also represented the university with key regional and state constituents. Dr. Newbold graduated from Bridgewater College with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science. He earned a master of public administration degree with a concentration in higher education as well as a Ph.D. in Strategic Leadership from James Madison University. Dr. Newbold will officially assume his new role at Benedictine in May.
Apr 6, 2020
Johnson C. Smith University
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Karen D. Morgan

Johnson C. Smith University has appointed Dr. Karen D. Morgan as the new Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Morgan is currently serving as the Interim Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Experience at New Jersey City University. Dr. Morgan earned her bachelor of arts degree in mathematics, master of science degree in mathematics and Ph.D. in higher education/mathematics education from the University of Mississippi. She will begin her tenure at Johnson C. Smith University on July 1, 2020.  Read more here.

Apr 5, 2020
Mount Aloysius College
Mr. John N. McKeegan, J.D.

Mount Aloysius College has appointed Mr. John N. McKeegan, J.D. to serve as the College’s 15th president. Mr. McKeegan is Vice President for Institutional Advancement and General Counsel at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and has held leadership positions there since 2010. Mr. McKeegan will begin his presidency on June 1, 2020. Read more here.

Apr 3, 2020
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.

Mar 30, 2020
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.

Mar 27, 2020
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

Mar 27, 2020
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.

Mar 25, 2020
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. 

Mar 25, 2020