Academic Leadership

Likely Wayne State (Mich.) president has skills to boost university

Dr. M. Roy Wilson, the expected next president of Wayne State University, will pick up the reins as the university approaches a pivotal time in its 145-year history.

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Sherry Field receives lifetime honor

Sherry Field, dean of the Arkansas Tech University College of Education and professor of curriculum and instruction, has been elected to the honorary Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi.

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Where Do Enrollment Managers Fit in the Campus Organization?

Today’s enrollment challenges have impacted all sectors and strata of colleges and universities. Campus leaders are questioning whether their organizational models, as well as the roles and responsibilities of key enrollment players, are aligned for optimal enrollment success.

CIOs Speak Out on Bandwith, Malware, File Sharing

Top IT leaders on the tech issues of the day—and how they’re keeping their campuses running and safe

An effective chief information officer can be a bit like a superhero, but without the visible cape. Protecting information and ensuring the population can go about its day-to-day are all in a day’s work for these administrators. This spring, we talked with five campus CIOs to hear what is keeping them up at night and getting them revved to go in the morning. While we heard bandwidth is an ever-growing need (it’s like a teenager on a growth spurt), we also heard good news about the ability to use technology to inform the culture and learning of an institution.

Tennessee should study four-year options at community colleges

Should Tennessee's community colleges be able to offer four-year bachelor's degrees? Yes, says Jim Catanzaro, president of Chattanooga State Technical Community College. He has made a proposal to the state Board of Regents seeking to place five applied science degrees in the school's curriculum.

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University of Louisville executive is new Rutgers athletics director

Julie Hermann was officially introduced as Rutgers athletics director on Wednesday afternoon, culminating a nearly six-week search that resulted in a pool of 63 candidates.

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Texas Senate approves new limits on regents

The Texas Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill setting new limits on the powers of university regents to fire campus presidents and requiring regents to under undergo ethics training.

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Eastern Kentucky University Taps 12th President

Higher ed leadership news
  • Michael T. Benson will put his knack for leadership and raising funds to use as president of Eastern Kentucky University, beginning August 1. Currently leading Southern Utah University, he is working to raise $30 million for the Southern Utah Center for the Arts, $28 million of which has been raised so far. He directed and developed SUU’s $100 million The Future is Rising comprehensive campaign, of which $85 million had been raised as of early April.

Cornell Names Logevall Vice Provost for International Relations

People Watch

Frederik Logevall, the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University, has been appointed the university’s vice provost for international relations, to begin July 1. He will succeed Alice Pell, who has served as vice provost since 2008. A history professor with expertise in U.S. foreign relations, Logevall will remain director of the Einaudi Center and will assist the office of the vice provost for undergraduate education in the oversight of the Cornell Abroad program.

Community Colleges Help India with Ambitious Education Plan

About 25 community college leaders traveled to India last month to advise government officials and education leaders as they implement an ambitious plan to upgrade the nation’s technical education system. India has made a commitment to establish 200 community colleges over the next few years.

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