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Schreiner University
Provost
Dr. Travis L. Frampton
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Schreiner University has announced the selection of Dr. Travis Frampton as its new Provost – or chief academic officer - and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Frampton will begin as Provost for Schreiner University on July 1st, 2019.  Dr. Frampton comes to Schreiner University from Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) in Abilene, TX, where he was Vice President for University Mission and Strategic Vision and Professor of Religion.  Dr. Frampton’s credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Samford University, a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale University, and a dual Ph.D. with a major in Philosophy from Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands and a major in Religion from Baylor University.  Read more here.

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05/17/2019 - 11:41
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
President
Dr. Lori Williams
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The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) has announced its selection of Dr. Lori Williams, a 25-year veteran of online higher education, as president and CEO. Dr. Williams brings to the role a rich background in instructional design and student support for online institutions and most recently served in a quality assurance role as an accreditor of higher education institutions.  Most recently, Dr. Williams served as Vice President of the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), an accrediting body overseeing institutions in California, Hawaii and the Pacific.  Read more here

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05/15/2019 - 11:23
Dominican College
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Mr. Joseph Valenti
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Dominican College in Orangeburg, N.Y., has announced the appointment of Mr. Joseph Valenti as their new Vice President for Institutional Advancement.  Mr. Valenti brings over 27 years of successful fundraising management experience to this position and most recently served as the Vice President for College Advancement at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. Previously, he served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement for Mercy College and as Assistant Vice President for Advancement for Iona College. 

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05/13/2019 - 10:18
Thomas More University
President
Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D.
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Thomas More University’s Board of Trustees has elected Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D. as the University’s 15th president. Dr. Chillo, who begins at TMU on June 1, has served as the president of Newbury College in Brookline, Massachusetts, since 2014.  He is also a professor of humanities and has taught first-year seminar and courses in American History. A first-generation college graduate, he earned his bachelor’s degree at Binghamton University, a Master of Public Administration at Long Island University, and a Doctor of Law and Policy at Northeastern University. Read more here.

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05/06/2019 - 11:02
Bethune-Cookman University
President
Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite
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Bethune-Cookman University has announced the appointment of Dr. E. La Brent Chrite as its next President. He will take office effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Chrite will be stepping down as dean at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business in June. He previously served as dean at Montclair State University in New Jersey, and has held leadership positions at the University of Arizona-Tucson and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Dr. Chrite is a native of Detroit, Michigan and completed his undergraduate work at Michigan State University, earned an M.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.  Read more here.

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04/26/2019 - 12:02
Des Moines University
Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Steven Halm
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Des Moines University has announced the appointment of Dr. Steven Halm as the new Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Since 2015, Dr. Halm has been serving as Assistant Dean and Chair of Simulation Medicine at Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine. Concurrently, he is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and the Faculty Advisor for the Campbell University Community Care Clinic (student-run free clinic). Prior to Campbell University, Dr. Halm was the Medical Director of the Clinical Evaluation Center (Simulation Center) and Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences for the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. 

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04/24/2019 - 13:47
York College of PA
Dean of the Kinsley School of Engineering, Science and Technology
Dr. Charles MacVean
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York College of Pennsylvania has announced the appointment of Dr. Charles MacVean as their founding Dean of the Kinsley School of Engineering, Science and Technology. Dr. Charles MacVean currently serves as the Dean of Sciences at Saint Francis University.  

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04/15/2019 - 06:55
Montana Technological University
Chancellor
Dr. Les Cook
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The Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education has announced the appointment of Dr. Les Cook as Montana Technological University's 12th Chancellor. Dr. Cook will begin his role as chancellor on July 1, 2019, succeeding Don Blackketter who is retiring after serving as the university’s chancellor since 2011.  Dr. Cook currently serves as Vice President for Strategic University Partnerships at Michigan Technological University. Read more here.

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04/12/2019 - 14:13
St. Joseph’s College, New York
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Robert Riley
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St. Joseph’s College has appointed Robert Riley, Ph.D., currently vice provost for academic affairs at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, as St. Joseph’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs. On July 1, Dr. Riley will assume the duties of the College’s chief academic officer. Responsible for strengthening an academic and value-oriented educational program, he will divide his time between SJC Long Island and SJC Brooklyn, and serve as a member of the president’s cabinet.  Read more here.

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04/12/2019 - 07:00