Dickinson College Hires First Female President
University Business, December 2012
- Dickinson College (Pa.) will be led by a female for the first time when Nancy A. Roseman begins as the college’s 28th president on July 1, 2013. Formerly a dean at Williams College (Mass.) for seven years, she will succeed William G. Durden, who will retire June 30 after 14 years as president. At Williams, Roseman later became assistant to the president for special projects, where she developed and implemented policies to improve the lives of students, such as those on financial aid who needed assistance purchasing textbooks. In 2010, she received a two-year appointment as director of the college’s study abroad program at Oxford University.
- Another female first is Judy Bonner, who began her role as president of The University of Alabama on November 1. The 181-year-old institution had never had a female president until now. Bonner’s prior position there was provost and executive vice president.
- Ferris State University (Mich.) President David Eisler was given a spot, beginning at the end of October, on the 12-person board of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, an organization that lobbies for the interests of 400 public colleges and universities.
- David P. Manuel, chancellor of Louisiana State University-Alexandria, has been appointed the 17th president of Drury University (Mo.), to begin after the retirement of Todd Parnel in May 2013.
- Michael Monticino, who has been heading the University of North Texas’ fundraising efforts on an interim basis since this past summer, is now officially the university’s permanent vice president for advancement and director of development for the UNT Foundation. He was previously dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
- David Borofsky is now president of Dakota State University (S.D.). He was previously serving as interim president there since February.
- David Bailey has been appointed associate vice president for strategic planning at the University of Notre Dame (Ind.), effective October 1.
- Valerie Hepburn, president of the College of Coastal Georgia, will resign at the end of May 2013.
- Larry Rivers, president of Fort Valley State University (Ga.), has announced his plans to step down, effective June 30, 2013. At that time, he will have led FVSU for more than seven years.