Names in the news
Colleen Perry Keith has been named president of Goldey-Beacom College, the first woman to hold the post in the school’s 133-year hostory. She will succeed Gary L. Wirt, who is retiring effective June 30. …Bloomfield College has announced that Marcheta P. Evans will become the College’s 17th president beginning on June 1, 2019. She will succeed Richard A. Levao. Evans is both the first woman and African American to lead the College in its 150-year history. …Queens College President Félix Matos Rodríguez is set to become the next chancellor of the City University of New York, ending a yearlong search for a leader of one of the nation’s biggest public higher-education systems. …The Roger Williams University Board of Trustees on Wednesday announced that Ioannis (Yannis) Miaoulis , who transformed the Museum of Science, Boston into an institution of national and international prominence, will become RWU’s new president, beginning in August. …Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Board of Trustees has elected Joyce P. Jacobsen as the 29th president of Hobart College and the 18th president of William Smith College, according to a release from the colleges. Jacobsen, who will be the first woman to serve as president at Hobart and William Smith, currently serves as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wesleyan University. She will begin serving as HWS president on July 1. …After a year-long search, Gardner-Webb University named the school’s 13th president. William M. Downs, current dean of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences at East Carolina University, will take the presidential reins at GWU this summer. He will succeed Frank Bonner, who retired after 14 years as president. …University of West Georgia Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Micheal Crafton has been named interim president of the institution. Crafton will assume this role on April 1 following the departure of the current president, Kyle Marrero, who was named president of Georgia Southern University last month. …Donald N. Langenberg, a career academic who during 12 years as chancellor of the University System of Maryland oversaw 11 colleges and universities, including the University of Maryland, College Park, and brought the system “national eminence,” died Jan. 25 at his Dickeyville home. He was 86.