Presidents

Overhaul at Florida’s New College starts big, ousts sitting president

DeSantis' vision for a conservative-leaning New College of Florida has begun with the removal of sitting president Patricia Okker, replacing her with former education commissioner and GOP Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran.

Thanks to her “unshakable confidence,” Columbia University names its first female president

Leading economist and current President of the London School of Economics and Political Science Minouche Shafik will take office on July 1.

George Washington University elects first woman president

The largest university in D.C. has named Ellen Granberg president, the first woman to occupy the position in the school's history.

Harvard’s next president: Claudine Gay will be first Black leader of the Ivy League school

Her predecessor said in a statement, "She's a terrific academic leader with a keen mind, great leadership and communication skills, excellent judgment and a basic decency and kindness that will serve Harvard well."

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College rankings, university presidents and politics were top of mind for college leaders clicking on UB Daily throughout the year.

Why Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne is under investigation

The university's leader has drawn scrutiny from prominent research journals as signs of potential scientific misconduct have emerged. Allegations first surfaced several years ago on PubPeer, an online forum that allows scientists to address concerns in publications.

Ohio State president announces “difficult decision” to resign

Kristina M. Johnson's term will come to a close at the end of the academic year to allow for a "seamless transition," according to a letter to the Buckeye community. No reason was given for her departure.

UF Student Body President faces impeachment for voting in favor of Ben Sasse

Members of the UF student senate say Lauren Lemasters "blindly went against student demands" in her decision to support Sasse's appointment.

He’s out: MSU President Samuel Stanley to leave post two months early

Stanley announced his resignation on Oct. 13, citing "lost confidence" in the board of trustees amid several controversies.

Central Oklahoma’s first female president to step down mid-year

Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar stated that she is taking the step to prioritize her marriage, which has been a long-distance one for more than five years.

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