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Alexander E. “Sandy” Bracken has been appointed the Quigg and Virginia S. Newton Endowed Chair in Leadership at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Former University of Colorado system President Alexander E. “Sandy” Bracken has been appointed the Quigg and Virginia S. Newton Endowed Chair in Leadership at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He succeeds former CU President Hank Brown, who held the chair from 2008 to 2010. Bracken served as the 19th president of the University of Colorado in 2000 and most recently served as executive director of the Bard Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado- Denver’s School of business from 2001 to 2007.

James McCarthy, former provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York, is now president of Suffolk University (Mass.).

In June, Mildred Garcia, president of California State University, Dominguez Hills, will take over as the fifth president of California State University, Fullerton.

D.C. Coston was appointed president of Dickinson State University (N.D.) in January.

Mark Volk, executive vice president of Lackawanna College (Pa.), will take over as the college’s eighth president on July 1. He will succeed Raymond Angeli, who is stepping down after 17 years as president.

Jay Lee, vice president for instruction at North Idaho College, will lead Northeastern Junior College (Colo.) beginning March 12.

Bryant University (R.I.) has named Chuck LoCurto its vice president for information services and chief information officer.

Rogan Kersh, associate dean of academic affairs and professor of public policy at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service has been appointed provost and professor of political science at Wake Forest University (N.C.).  The Wake Forest alumnus will start in his new role this summer.

H. Ken DeDominicis is the new vice president for institutional advancement at the Catholic University of America (D.C.).

Effective March 12, Laura Ellis, associate vice president for development and alumni relations at Pace University (N.Y.) will be vice president for university advancement at St. Lawrence University (N.Y.).


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