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June 25, 2019 | University Business

Goucher College has announced that Kent Devereaux, currently the president of a small New Hampshire arts college, will take over as its new president in July. …Charles A. Fowler will be the new president of Carson-Newman University. Fowler, a Mississippi native, has been the senior pastor of Germantown Baptist Church in West Tennessee since 2010. He will start as the president of the Christian liberal arts university July 1. …West Valley College President Bradley J. Davis, has been named the next chancellor of the West Valley-Mission Community College District. Davis replaces Chancellor Patrick E. Schmitt, who is retiring after seven years with the district. Davis will step into his new job July 1. …John I. Williams Jr. has unexpectedly resigned as president of Muhlenberg College. Williams has been the 12th President of Muhlenberg since July 2015. Provost Kathleen Harring has been appointed interim president. …George T. French has resigned as president of Miles College to assume the same role at Clark Atlanta University. …Only 10 days into a new three-year contract extension, Dewey Clark has resigned his post as president of N.C. Wesleyan College. …Franklin College President Thomas J. Minar announced his resignation at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Minar became Franklin’s 16th president on July 1, 2015. …Auburn University President Steven Leath and members of the Board of Trustees’ presidential assessment working group mutually decided to part ways after extensive discussions about the university’s leadership. …Less than three years after assuming the role, David Yellen has resigned as president of Marist College. Yellen, the fourth president in Marist’s history, did not give a reason for his abrupt departure in a statement provided by the school. …Phyllis Worthy Dawkins has left Bennett College after three years as president of the beleaguered school. It’s unclear whether Dawkins resigned, was fired or was asked to step down. …Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, former president of Barry University, has died at the age of 90. O’Laughlin led the university for 23 years. …Howard J. Burnett, who led the Washington & Jefferson College as its president for almost three decades and oversaw sweeping changes to the campus, has died at 89.

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