Brian W. Casey named president of Colgate University

University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announces retirement

Brian W. Casey, president of DePauw University in Indiana, will become the 17th president of Colgate University in New York.

Casey has led “DePauw 2020,” a multiyear strategic plan. And under his leadership, DePauw has invested in academic programs, campus projects, student advising and postgraduate planning, plus established and secured more than $56 million for The DePauw Trust.

Prior to joining DePauw in 2008, Casey served as associate dean for academic affairs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. He is also a former assistant provost at Brown.

Casey will take office in July, succeeding former President Jeffrey Herbst, who left Colgate this summer to become president and CEO of Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Other people news:

  • University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that he will retire on January 31, 2016. Fos, a New Orleans native and UNO graduate, is the sixth leader in the 57-year history of the institution. He began his tenure as president in January 2012.
  • President Mohammad Qayoumi of San Jose State in California left his post in August to serve as chief adviser to the president of Afghanistan, his home country. With a four-year tenure, he is the fifth San Jose State president to leave in 12 years.
  • Indiana’s Ivy Tech Community College has named Emily Styron chief procurement officer. She replaces Jim Hudson, who retired after eight years with the college. Prior to this appointment, Styron was Ivy Tech’s director of IT budget and finance. —Lauren Williams

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