Mickey McDonald will be president of the Great Lakes College Association

Other news: New presidents at Quinnipiac University and the University of California, Davis
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February 27, 2018

In July, Mickey McDonald becomes president of the Great Lakes College Association, a consortium of 13 liberal arts schools in Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania. McDonald will leave Michigan’s Kalamazoo College, where he served as provost for 10 years and co-chairs its current strategic planning initiative.

McDonald hired approximately one-third of Kalamazoo’s current faculty and gave women and minority staff more tenure-line positions. He also established the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership and secured more than $3.25 million in grants.

McDonald has provided GLCA faculty with collaborative and developmental opportunities through his participation in the Global Liberal Arts Alliance.

Other people news:

  • Judy D. Olian will become the ninth president of Quinnipiac University in Connecticut in July. She is the former chair of management at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
  • Adela de la Torre, the vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of California, Davis, will become the ninth president of San Diego State University in June.