Scott L. Scarborough named University of Akron president

Other people news: M. David Rudd chosen as 12th president of The University of Memphis

The University of Akron in Ohio has selected Scott L. Scarborough, now provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at The University of Toledo, as its next president.

At UT, he directed the development of a new strategic plan, “Imagine 2017,” and organized a system of “portal colleges” designed to meet the needs of meet the needs of a range of nontraditional students with a variety of academic backgrounds.

Scarborough will assume the presidency on July 1, replacing Luis Proenza, who is stepping down after 15 years.

Other people news:

  • M. David Rudd will become the 12th president of The University of Memphis on July 1. Currently the institution’s provost, he will succeed Shirley Raines, who was president from 2001 to 2013.
  • San Diego State University has named Chukuka S. Enwemeka its next provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Currently dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he will join SDSU on July 1.
  • Susie Brubaker-Cole, the associate provost for academic success and engagement at Oregon State University since 2008, has been named OSU’s vice provost for student affairs, effective July 1.
  • McDaniel College (Md.) has selected W. Thomas Phizacklea as its new vice president for administration and finance, effective June 23. —Lauren Williams

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