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Brown named new president of Monmouth University

Higher ed leadership news
University Business, September 2013
Paul Brown, president of Monmouth University (N.J.)
Paul Brown, president of Monmouth University (N.J.)

Paul R. Brown began his new role as president of Monmouth University (N.J.) on Aug. 1. Previously, he served as dean of the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University (Pa.), where he raised more than $40 million for endowed faculty chairs and in unrestricted funds. Under Brown’s leadership, the school completed a transformative strategic plan. He also managed historically high levels of enrollment in both undergraduate and graduate programs. At Monmouth, Brown succeeded Paul G. Gaffney II, who retired on July 31 after 10 years of leadership.

M. Dwaine Greene will become the 24th president of Georgetown College (Ky.) when he assumes the post Oct. 21. Greene hails from Campbell University (N.C.), where he has been academic vice president and provost since 2001. He will succeed William H. “Bill” Crouch, Jr., who retired June 30 after 22 years as Georgetown’s president.

On Sept. 1, Mary-Beth Cooper will start her first day as the 13th president of Springfield College (Mass.). Cooper previously served as senior vice president for student affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y).  In February, Richard B. Flynn announced his retirement from the Springfield presidency following a 14-year tenure.

William J. Muldoon was appointed vice chancellor of campus operations for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide (Fla.). Muldoon has served as dean of academic affairs for Embry-Riddle’s European region since 2012.

The American Distance Education Consortium appointed Ian Tebbett director of University of Florida’s online Forensic Science program, as its president and CEO. Tebbett will succeed Jan Poley, professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who retired as president and CEO on July 1.

On July 22, Paul Herrnson took over as executive director of the University of Connecticut’s Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, one of the world’s leading archives of social science data.