Christopher Bryan, vice president for finance and chief financial officer at City University of Seattle, has been named interim president. He replaces Randy C. Frisch, who was named interim president of National University.
Ericke S. Cage, vice president and chief of staff at West Virginia State University, has been named interim president. He replaces Nicole Pride, who stepped down at the end of July.
Nora Demleitner, a professor of law at Washington and Lee University, has been named president of St. John’s College, in Maryland.
Allison D. Garrett, president of Emporia State University, has been named chancellor and chief executive officer for the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education.
Kathryn Heidemann, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Art, has been named president. She will succeed Grafton J. Nunes, who plans to retire.
Jeremy Moreland, provost and chief academic officer at St. Thomas University, in Miami, has been named president of William Woods University, in Missouri. He will succeed Jahnae H. Barnett on October 1.
David Russell, interim president of Columbia College since January, has been named permanent president of the college in Missouri.
Kerri Schuiling, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northern Michigan University, has been named interim president. She replaces Fritz Erickson, who was fired by the board of trustees.
Daniel K. Wims, provost and vice president for academic affairs and research at Alabama A&M University, has been named president. He will succeed Andrew Hugine Jr., who plans to retire at the end of December.
Fritz Erickson, president of Northern Michigan University since 2014, was fired on September 24.
Rick MacLennan, president of North Idaho College since 2016, has been fired by the board of trustees.
John Garvey, president of the Catholic University of America since 2010, plans to step down in June 2022.
Zach Messitte, president of Ripon College since 2012, plans to step down at the end of the fall-2021 semester.
Mary Schmidt Campbell, president of Spelman College, plans to retire at the end of June.
Bill Katip, president of Grace College, in Indiana, plans to retire at the end of the academic year.
Pamela T. Luster, president of San Diego Mesa College since 2011, plans to retire on June 30, 2022.
Michael C. Maxey, president of Roanoke College since 2007, plans to retire at the end of the academic year.
Jose V. Sartarelli, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington since 2015, plans to retire on June 30, 2022.
Ronald A. Slepitza, president of Avila University since 2006, plans to retire on July 31.
Paul Trible, president of Christopher Newport University since 1996, plans to retire at the end of the 2021-22 academic year.
CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICERS
Caroline Genco, vice provost for research at Tufts University, has been named interim provost and senior vice president.
Tanya Millner, associate vice president for teaching and learning at Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, has been named provost and vice president for learning at Anne Arundel Community College.
Susan Larson, dean of the college and professor of psychology at Concordia College at Moorhead, has been named provost and dean of the college.
OTHER TOP ADMINISTRATORS
Tanya Acevedo, chief technology officer for the Houston airport system, has been named chief information officer at Miami-Dade College.
Dedric Carter, vice chancellor for operations and technology transfer at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the university’s first vice chancellor for innovation and chief commercialization officer.
Rodney Chatman, chief of police at the University of Utah, has been named vice president for campus safety at Brown University.
Arwen Staros Duffy, assistant vice president for development at the University of Southern California, will become vice chancellor for advancement at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on November 15.
Victoria L. Furlong, associate vice president for finance and budget at the State University of New York at Oswego, has been named vice president for administration and finance.
Elizabeth Gemoets, chief operating officer at the Association of Academic Health Centers, will become vice president and chief operating officer at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities on November 15.
Mary Gresch, interim senior vice president for advancement at the University of Washington since July 2020, has been named to the post permanently.
Beth Hellwig, interim vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at San Francisco State University, has been named interim vice president for student affairs at the University of North Dakota.
Joseph B. Hornett, chief operating officer for the Indiana region at the American Red Cross, has been named vice president for finance and chief financial officer at Franklin College.
Leo Howell, interim chief technology officer at the University of Oregon, has been named chief information security officer at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Sarah C. Latham, vice chancellor for business and administrative services at the University of California at Santa Cruz, will become executive vice president for finance and administration at Brown University on January 1.
John Liu, interim vice chancellor and provost at Syracuse University, has been named vice president for international strategy.
Renee Madison, director of human resources for the City of Indianapolis and Marion County, Ind., has been named vice president for equity and inclusion at Colgate University.
Hugh E. Mighty, dean of the College of Medicine and vice president for clinical affairs at Howard University, has been named senior vice president for health affairs.
Jamie Raynor, interim vice chancellor for advancement at Western Carolina University, has been named to the post permanently.
Asquith S. (Sean) Armstrong, executive director of continuing education at the University of Central Florida, will become dean of University College at Washington University in St. Louis on November 1.
Brenton DeBoef, a professor of chemistry at the University of Rhode Island, has been named dean of the university’s graduate school.
Leann Horsley, assistant dean, associate professor, and interim director of the Healthcare Simulation Center in the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University, has been named dean of the College of Nursing at East Tennessee State University.
Mark Lazenby, a professor of nursing and associate dean of faculty and student affairs in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut, has been named dean of the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing at the University of California at Irvine.
Travis Malone, a professor of theater and the founding dean of the Susan S. Goode School of Arts and Humanities at Virginia Wesleyan University, has been named dean of the Batten Honors College.
Christopher Marks, associate dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, has been named interim dean of the college.
Hannah Rushe Piechowski, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Missouri Western State University, has been named associate vice president and dean of students at McPherson College.
James Steinberg, a former U.S. deputy secretary of state and professor of social science, international affairs, and law in the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University, will become dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University on November 1.
Lawrence E. Larson, the inaugural dean of the School of Engineering at Brown University, plans to step down and return to the faculty on June 30.
Kathy Rideout, dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Rochester, plans to step down on June 30, 2022.
Barbara K. Rimer, dean of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, plans to step down and return to the faculty in June 2022.
Marlene Sandstrom, dean of the college at Williams College, plans to step down and rejoin the faculty in June 2022.
Jim Valentini, dean and vice president for undergraduate education at Columbia University, plans to step down and return to the faculty in June 2022.
Nancy Gutierrez, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte since 2005, plans to retire at the end of the 2021-22 academic year.
Meredith Clark, a journalist and assistant professor in the department of media studies at the University of Virginia, has been named an associate professor and the founding director of the Center for Communications, Media Innovation, and Social Change in the College of Arts, Media, and Design at Northeastern University.
Leigh Anne Liu, a professor of international business at Georgia State University, has been named director of the university’s Institute of International Business.
Miguel Mostafá, a professor of physics and of astronomy and astrophysics at Pennsylvania State University at University Park, has been named associate dean of research and innovation in the Eberly College of Science.
Jennifer J. Prah, a professor of health equity, economics, and policy in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named director of the Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse.
William B. Tolman, a professor of chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named vice dean of research and entrepreneurship in arts and sciences.
Brandon L. Wolfe, assistant vice president for campus and community engagement at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been named associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Joanne Peters Denny, director of media relations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has stepped down.
Beverly Gage, director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale University, has stepped down from the program.
Of the 25 recipients of this year’s “genius” grants, 21 are in academe. They are listed here with their institutions.
Hanif Abdurraqib, a writer-in-residence at Butler University for the 2021–22 academic year
Daniel Alarcón, an assistant professor in the School of Journalism at Columbia University
Marcella Alsan, a professor of public policy in the Harvard Kennedy School
Trevor Bedford, an associate professor in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and the Computational Biology Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and an affiliate associate professor in the departments of genome science and epidemiology at the University of Washington
Reginald Dwayne Betts, a Ph.D. candidate in law at Yale Law School
Jordan Casteel, an associate professor of painting at Rutgers University at Newark
Don Mee Choi, an instructor in the College and Career Pathways program at Renton Technical College
Ibrahim Cissé, an associate professor of physics and biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nicole Fleetwood, a professor in the department of media, culture, and communication at New York University
Ibram X. Kendi, a professor of history and founding director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University
Daniel Lind-Ramos, a senior professor at the University of Puerto Rico’s Humacao Campus
Monica Muñoz Martinez, an associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin
Michelle Monje, an associate professor in the department of neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford University
Lisa Schulte Moore, a professor in the department of natural resource ecology and management and associate director of the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University
Safiya Noble, an associate professor of gender studies and African American studies at the University of California at Los Angeles
Taylor Perron, a professor of geology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jesse Shapiro, a professor of political economy at Brown University
Jacqueline Stewart, a professor in the department of cinema and media studies at the University of Chicago
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, a professor of African American studies at Princeton University
Victor J. Torres, a professor of microbiology at New York University
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, a professor of dance at Florida State University
Raymonda (Ray) Burgman, director of programs and research at Higher Education Resource Services (HERS), has been named vice president for programs and services at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
Jules Chametzky, a former professor of American literature at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, died on September 23. He was 93.
Burdett Loomis, a former professor at the University of Kansas, died on September 25. He was 76.
Teresa Miller, a professor at the University at Buffalo School of Law, died on August 6. She was 59.
Charles W. Mills, a professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, died on September 20. He was 70.
Diana Natalicio, former president of the University of Texas at El Paso, died on September 24. She was 82. Natalicio was the first woman to serve as president of the university, which she lead from 1988 until 2019.
John L. Sanders, a former professor and director of the Institute of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, died on September 22. He was 94.
Charles Sellers, a professor emeritus of history at the University of California at Berkeley and author of The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846 (1991), died on September 23. He was 98.
Claire Van Ummersen, former president of Cleveland State University, died on September 29. She was 86.
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