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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Chief Marketing and Enrollment Officer
Ms. Lana Poole
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The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has appointed Ms. Lana Poole as its new Chief Marketing and Enrollment Officer. She will lead the offices of University Communications and Marketing (UCM), Admissions, Recruitment, Financial Aid and Scholarships.  Ms. Poole brings extensive marketing and communications experience to the University, having served as vice president for marketing and strategic communications at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, for the past four years and as executive director of marketing at Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri, from 2009 to 2015. Ms. Poole received her bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from Southwest Missouri State University and a master’s in public administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. 

Feb 10, 2020
Bennett College
Vice President of Finance and Business Operations / Chief Financial Officer
Mr. James Hastings, MBA, CPA
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Bennett College appointed Mr.  James (Jim) Hastings as its new Vice President of Finance and Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer on January 27, 2020. His financial management experience includes over twenty years in the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role at various institutions in the banking industry.  Mr. Hastings is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Hastings earned his B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame as well as his M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA).

Feb 10, 2020
Nazareth College
President
Dr. Elizabeth Paul
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Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, has named Dr. Elizabeth Paul as its 10th President. She was welcomed to the Nazareth community by the outgoing president Dr. Daan Braveman. Dr. Paul has served as the 16th president of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and previously spent seven years as the senior academic officer at Stetson University in Central Florida. Dr. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a doctorate in personality psychology, both from Boston University. She did a pre-doctoral training fellowship with the National Institute of Mental Health, and earned a certificate in higher education administration from Harvard Institute for Educational Management. Read more here.

Jan 27, 2020
University of Akron
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Stephen Storck
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12/20/2019 - The University of Akron has named Dr. Stephen Storck, a former Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Ashland University, as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Storck was most recently the interim Vice President for Finance and Administration at the State University of New York, Geneseo, and before that was Interim Chief Business Officer for Xavier University. 

Jan 23, 2020
University of Central Florida
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Joseph Trubacz
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December 2019 - Mr. Joseph Trubacz, a 30-year veteran of higher-education leadership, has been hired as the University of Central Florida's Interim Chief Financial Officer and will serve until a new CFO is hired by UCF’s next president, who is anticipated to start this summer. Mr. Trubacz replaces Mr. Dennis Crudele, who was appointed to the temporary position last May. UCF is located in Orlando, FL. Read more here.

Jan 23, 2020
MacMurray College
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Frank Williams
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11/11/2019 - MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL, has appointed Mr. Frank Williams, B.S., as its Interim Chief Financial Officer.

Jan 23, 2020
New College of Florida
Interim Dean of Student Affairs
Mr. Randy Harrell
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10/18/2019 - The New College of Florida in Sarasota, FL, has appointed Mr. Randy Harrell as Interim Dean of Student Affairs. 

Jan 23, 2020
McMurry University
Interim Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
Mr. Norm Jones
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10/09/2019 - McMurry University in Abilene, TX, has appointed Mr. Norm Jones, M.Ed., as Interim Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management. 

Jan 23, 2020
New College of Florida
Interim Dean for Enrollment Management
Mr. David Rhodes
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08/19/2019 - The New College of Florida has announced Mr. David Rhodes, MBA, as the Interim Dean for Enrollment Management. Mr. Rhodes will serve as the interim dean of enrollment management until a new dean is hired. 

Jan 23, 2020