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Officials in the past seven Dartmouth administrations wrestled with Dartmouth’s reputation. For at least six decades, Dartmouth officials have been trying to shut down or rein in fraternities in some form or another, according to oral histories and archival material.
Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., has been named the eighth President of Cabrini College. Taylor, Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., since 2008, will begin his presidency July 1.
Seamus Carey, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., has been selected to serve as the 26th president of Transylvania University, effective July 1, 2014.
Following an extensive national search, Seton Hill University’s Board of Trustees overwhelmingly elected Mary C. Finger Ed.D. as Seton Hill’s tenth president. Finger will assume the role by July 1. The announcement was made by Michele Ridge, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees and Chair of the Presidential Search Committee.
Black law students at Washington and Lee University, under a new group called "The Committee," have asked Washington and Lee University to take a series of steps to address "the racist and dishonorable conduct of Robert E. Lee." Lee served as president of the university after the Civil War, and has historically been revered at the institution.
Samuel Hoi has been named the next president of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), effective July 1. His predecessor, Fred Lazarus IV, in the top spot since 1978, announced his retirement, effective this coming May, in April of last year. Hoi comes to MICA from Los Angeles, where he has been the president of the Otis College of Art and Design since 2000.
Lakeview College of Nursing has promoted Sheila Mingee to the position of president. She succeeds Dick Shockey, who has served as chief executive officer for the College since 2005. Since 1989, she has held the positions of administrative assistant to the dean and president, resource assistant, director of administrative services and facilities management, and associate chief executive officer at the nursing college.
Samuel “Dub” Oliver will take over as president of Union University June 1 following the 18-year tenure of David Dockery. Union’s board of trustees voted Feb. 10 to name Oliver president. He has spent five years as president at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, TX.
Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., has been named the next president of the University of San Francisco, the 28th in its 159-year history. He will take office Aug. 1. Fr. Fitzgerald has worked in higher education for more than 20 years and is currently the senior vice president for academic affairs at Fairfield University in Connecticut, where he oversees the recruitment and retention of faculty, develops curriculum, and works with deans to direct academic programs.
Two of Ohio’s private liberal arts universities were recently featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education – one for staying the course and doing well and the other for its efforts to maintain financial viability. College of Wooster officials are sticking with its pricing model known as “high tuition, high aid” while Ashland University faces struggling enrollment, rising debt, limited financial liquidity, and turnover in its enrollment and fund-raising personnel, the Chronicle reported.
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