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Shifting Gateways

University Business, Feb 2012

Ross Gittell will utilize his background in university teaching, strategic planning, and management as the new chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire, effective February 1. He succeeds J. Bonnie Newman, interim chancellor since August 2011. Gittell was previously a professor at the University of New Hampshire’s school of business and economics and is considered a foremost authority in the state for economic analysis and forecasting.

John Zacharek has been named vice president for development and executive director of the Onondaga Community College (N.Y.) Foundation. He will lead its growing development efforts and further enhance the college’s professional, community, and alumni relationships.

Larry McDougle, president of Owens Community College (Ohio), is resigning September 30 due to health issues.

Michael Chipps, part of the Nebraska Community College system for 32 years, is the new president of Northeast Community College (Neb.). He was formerly chief executive officer and president of Mid-Plains Community College (Neb.) since 2003.

David Shockley is the new president of Surry Community College (N.C.), effective January 1. He succeeded Deborah Friedman, who retired.