Appointments, promotions, and newsmakers.
In Memoriam: The Rev. Richard Sullivan, who oversaw the transition of Stonehill College (Mass.) from a commuter college to a residential campus and guided the college to its first full accreditation, died November 11 at the age of 93. Sullivan was president of the Catholic college from 1958 to 1964 before going to the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, which founded Stonehill as well as the University of Notre Dame. He was remembered for his accomplishments as well as his passion and humor...In Court: A former vice president for Salisbury University (Md.) sued the school for misleading him about the arrangements of his job, but a judge dismissed the lawsuit after less than two days of testimony in November. Albert Mollica, who was fired in 2003, alleged that he took his job based on assurances that he could live in Lewes, a town about 40 miles from campus. Mollica alleged that senior officials wanted him to move to Salisbury all along and negligently failed to tell him so before he spent $40,000 on a home. The dismissal of the suit was the second legal defeat in 2005 for Mollica; he also lost a sexual discrimination suit related to his termination earlier this year...Appointed AND NAMED: Union College (N.Y.) has named Stephen C. Ainlay as its 18th president. Ainlay will leave his position as vice president for academic affairs and professor of sociology and anthropology at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., to assume the presidency in June...University of Texas Law School Dean William C. Powers Jr. was named by the UT system board of regents as sole finalist for the presidency. If appointed, Powers would succeed Larry Faulkner, who is retiring. A decision on the appointment is expected by year's end. --C.M.F.