Names in the news
Darrin Good will become the 17th president of Nebraska Wesleyan University later this year following the retirement of Fred Ohles, the liberal arts college announced. The vice president of academic affairs at Whittier College, a four-year private liberal arts college in California with an enrollment of 1,700, Good is responsible for 20 academic departments and 130 full-time faculty. …Seton Hall University has appointed the current head of Iona College to be its next president. The school’s board of regents voted to appoint Joseph Nyre, who has served as Iona’s president since 2011. Nyre replaces Mary Meehan, who has served as Seton Hall’s interim president since 2017. …Hilary L. Link , the dean of Temple University Rome, was named successor to James H. Mullen Jr. as president of Allegheny College. She will assume the office on July 1 as the college’s 22nd president. …Queens University of Charlotte has tapped Daniel Lugo as its 21st president. He will assume that role July 1, succeeding Pamela Davies, who has led Queens for the past 17 years. …Philomena Mantella, currently the senior vice president and CEO of Lifelong Learning at Northeastern University, has been named the fifth president, and first female president of Grand Valley State University. …Georgia Gwinnett College has a new interim president, following the resignation of President Stas Preczewski. The college named Georgia State University’s Mary Beth Walker to the position. …Eduardo J. Padrón, the longtime Miami Dade College administrator and president who helped expand the school and turn it into an educational and cultural powerhouse with a national profile, announced that he will step down this summer. Padrón, 74, joined the school faculty in 1970 and has been president of MDC since 1995. He will stay on the job until August, but the college will start a national search for his replacement immediately. No interim president has been named. …Former Baltimore Hebrew University Rela Mintz Geffen, a sociologist who undertook pioneering studies about the expanding roles of women in Jewish life and ritual, and the often unacknowledged complexity of the modern Jewish family, has died. She was 75.