The University of Miami has named Julio Frenk its next president. Currently dean of faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, he was formerly Mexico’s minister of health. During his six years at Harvard, Frenk quadrupled fundraising and steered a $350 million naming gift to his school—the largest single gift in Harvard’s 378-year history. He also launched an educational reform effort, participated in the early adoption of MOOCs and increased the admissions yield. From 2000 to 2006 in Mexico, Frenk introduced comprehensive universal health insurance known as Seguro Popular, which expanded access to health care for tens of millions of uninsured people. Frenk will begin his new job in September, succeeding Donna E. Shalala, who has led the university since 2001 and is stepping down to teach political science and health policy.
Other people news:
- David Fike, president of Marygrove College in Michigan, will replace retiring Dan Angel as president of Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
- Clarence R. Wyatt is now president of Monmouth College in Illinois, replacing Mauri A. Ditzler, president from 2005 through 2014.