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Jim Yong Kim

Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim has been named president of the World Bank, effective in June. Kim’s career has been devoted to improving the lives of people in developing countries and championing the cause of global health, which aligns with the World Bank’s mission to reduce poverty and support development, serving as a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries across the globe. He is the co-founder of Partners in Health and has worked at the World Health Organization and Harvard Medical School before beginning his presidency at Dartmouth in 2009.

Dawn Lindsay, president of Glendale Community College (Calif.) with 25 years of higher ed experience, has been selected to be the sixth president of Anne Arundel Community College (Md.) beginning August 1. She will succeed Martha A. Smith, who is retiring after 18 years as president. Lindsay has been in her current role since 2009, and was previously executive vice president and vice president of instructional services at Glendale.

Since April 2, Todd Diacon has been senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Kent State University (Ohio). He was previously deputy chancellor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In his role, the second-highest ranking position behind the president, he is serving as the eight-campus system’s chief academic officer.

University of the Sciences (Pa.) has named Helen F. Giles-Gee its 22nd president. She will be USciences’ first female president and will start her new role on July 16, after serving as president of Keene State College (N.H.) since 2005.

Craig Phelps will lead A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (Ariz. and Mo.), effective July 1. He is currently the university’s executive vice president for strategic initiatives. Additionally, he is team physician for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury basketball teams.

Felice Nudelman, executive director of education for The New York Times Company, will be the fifth chancellor of Antioch University (Ohio), beginning July 1. In her current role, she is responsible for developing and overseeing education initiatives, including The New York Times Knowledge Network.

Anthony J. DiGiorgio, president of Winthrop University (S.C.) will retire at the end of the 2012-13 academic year.


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