Names in the news
Following several consecutive years of declining enrollment and projections showing years of budget deficits to come, the College of DuPage Board selected Brian Caputo as the next president to lead the school’s new era after two years of being in danger of losing its accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. …The California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Tom Jackson Jr. to serve as president of Humboldt State University. Jackson currently serves as president of Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. …After ten months as Keuka College’s interim president, Amy Storey will be taking on the role permanently. Storey is the 20th person—and third woman—to lead the 129-year-old private, liberal arts college. She was named interim president on July 1, 2018, following the retirement of President Emeritus Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera.…Lynn Mahoney has been named to serve as president of San Francisco State University (SFSU). Mahoney currently serves as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs for California State University, Los Angeles. …The University of California Board of Regents has appointed Nathan Brostrom as interim chancellor of UC Merced. Brostrom will succeed Chancellor Dorothy Leland, who announced her intention to step down effective Aug. 15. He will serve until a nationwide search for a permanent successor is completed. …Mickey L. Burnim has been named interim president of Coppin State University. Current Coppin State University President Maria Thompson in January announced that she will step down June 30 and return to her native Tennessee. …The president of Kentucky Wesleyan College has resigned and a long-time Western Kentucky University administrator will temporarily fill the position. Bart Darrell has served as president of Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro for five years and will step down from that position on June 1. …Rahmat Shoureshi has resigned as Portland State University President Friday afternoon, following weeks of pressure to leave the university after ethical concerns. …Less than one year into his tenure, University of Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly announced via press release this evening that he will retire. A timeline for his retirement and replacement is not immediately clear, though Gallogly said his exit will occur when the OU Board of Regents has a transition plan in place.