New Chief Executives.

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Author: Julia Piper
Date: Feb. 4, 2022
From: The Chronicle of Higher Education(Vol. 68, Issue 11)
Publisher: Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 1,748 words
Lexile Measure: 1490L

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Sarah Bolton, president of the College of Wooster, has been named president of Whitman College. She will succeed Kathleen Murray, who will retire in July.

M. Elizabeth Magill, executive vice president and provost of the University of Virginia, has been named president of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jay O. Rothman, chairman and chief executive of the law firm Foley & Lardner, in Milwaukee, has been named president of the University of Wisconsin system. He will succeed Tommy Thompson, who has served as interim president since July 2020.

APPOINTMENTS

Michael Amiridis, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been named president of the University of South Carolina. He will succeed Harris Pastides, who has served as interim president since May 2021.

Jennifer Evans-Cowley, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Texas, has been named the sole finalist to be president of the University of Texas at Arlington.

Patricia A. Pfeiffer, interim president of Wayne Community College, in North Carolina, has been named to the post permanently.

Katricia Pierson, president of East Central University, in Oklahoma, has been named president of Crowder College.

Eric Pryor, president of the Harlem School of the Arts, has been named president of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Paul Sacaridiz, executive director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, has been named director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

DEPARTURES

Andrew Agwunobi, interim president of the University of Connecticut and chief executive of UConn Health, will step down and join the private-sector health-care company Humana. He became interim president in July 2021 after Thomas C. Katsouleas resigned.

Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry, president and dean of Pennsylvania State University at Altoona since 2005, plans to retire at the end of the year.

Rodney Bennett, president of the University of Southern Mississippi since 2013, plans to step down next year.

Colette Pierce Burnette, president of Huston-Tillotson University, plans to retire on June 30.

Phil Hanlon, president of Dartmouth College since 2013, plans to step down in June 2023.

Larry Keen, president of Fayetteville Technical Community College, in North Carolina, plans to retire.

Mark Rosenberg, president of Florida International University since 2009, has resigned. Kenneth Jessel, senior vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer, has been named interim president.

Mark S. Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, was fired by the Board of Regents after an investigation into his relationship with a subordinate. Mary Sue Coleman, president emerita and Schlissel's predecessor, has been named interim president.

Kelle Stephens, president of Dixie Technical College, in Utah, since 2012, plans to retire in April....

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