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People Watch: Jim Clements to head Clemson University

Also: President Mauri A. Ditzler leaving Monmouth College (Ill.) for Albion College
University Business, January 2014
Jim Clements will become president of Clemson on Jan. 1, after five years leading West Virginia.
Jim Clements will become president of Clemson on Jan. 1, after five years leading West Virginia.

Jim Clements will begin his tenure as the 15th president of Clemson University (S.C.) on Jan. 1. He announced his departure back in November as president of West Virginia University after five years in office. Under his leadership, WVU set records in private fundraising, enrollment and research funding. He helped raise nearly $1 billion for capital improvements. Clements is replacing James Barker, who announced in April that he was stepping down after 14 years.

After nine years, Monmouth College (Ill.) President Mauri A. Ditzler has announced his resignation, effective this June, to assume the presidency of Albion College (Mich).

The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (N.Y.) will be led by Greg Dewey, who will succeed current President James J. Gozzo, in July. Dewey is presently the provost of University at La Verne (Calif.).

Betsy Oudenhoven is now president of The Community College of Aurora (Colo.). A former administrator at Joliet Junior College (Ill.), she has replaced former president Alton Scales, who resigned after less than a year.

Cornell scientist and administrator Helene Dillard has been named dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis. Dillard begins her new job on Jan. 27.

The Farmer School of Business at Miami University (Ohio) has appointed Matthew Myers its eighth dean. Myers, who begins his post on July 1, is currently an associate dean at the University of Tennessee.

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