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President
Fairmont State University
Dr. Mirta M. Martin
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The Fairmont State University Board of Governors announces Dr. Mirta M. Martin as president-elect of the university, effective January 1, 2018. Dr. Martin has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, banking, advisory and consulting. Read more here

10/19/2017 - 13:45
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Chair and Program Director of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies
University of South Alabama
Stephanie McGilvray
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The University of South Alabama has appointed Stephanie McGilvray as the Chair and Program Director of Physician Assistant Studies of the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions.

10/16/2017 - 13:32
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President
University of Montana
Seth Bodnar
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The Montana University System Board of Regents has selected Seth Bodnar as the next President of the University of Montana, effective January 1, 2018. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Bodnar is a senior executive at General Electric. Prior to his work at General Electric, he had a distinguished career in the military, serving in the 101st Airborne Division and the U.S. Army's First Special Forces Group. As a member of the Army's elite Green Berets, he commanded a Special Forces detachment on multiple deployments around the world and later served as a special assistant to the commanding general in Iraq. For more information about the appointment, please see the announcement on the University of Montana website here

10/04/2017 - 08:20
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Vice Provost for Continuing and Professional Studies
Fairfield University
Walter P. Rankin, Ph.D.
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Dr. Walter P. Rankin has been appointed by the Fairfield University Search Committee as the university's new Vice Provost for Continuing and Professional Studies, effective October 11, 2017. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Rankin was the Senior Advisor to the Provost for Accreditation and Special Projects, and Deputy Dean of the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University.

09/15/2017 - 09:57
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Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Centenary University
Denton Stargel
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AGB Search is pleased to announce that Centenary University has appointed Denton Stargel as the new vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer of the University. Mr. Stargel previously was Vice President for Business and Finance at St. Peter's University since 2011.

09/06/2017 - 13:24
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Chief Academic Officer
Simpson College
Kent Eaton
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AGB Search is pleased to announce the Simpson College Senior Vice President and Academic Dean Search Committee has completed its work and has appointed Kent Eaton to the position. Eaton had served as the interim since July 2016, replacing former academic dean Steve Griffith. Read more here

09/05/2017 - 12:39
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Associate Vice President for Financial Services/Comptroller
Texas A&M University San Antonio
W. Chris Leach
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AGB Search is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. W. Chris Leach as the Associate Vice President for Financial Services/Comptroller for Texas A&M University San Antonio. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Leach was the associate vice president & director of finance and budget planning and analysis for Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.

07/24/2017 - 10:32
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Chancellor
Nevada System of Higher Education
Thom Reilly
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AGB Search is pleased to announce that the Nevada System of Higher Education has selected Dr. Thom Reilly as the next chancellor of the institution, effective August 7, 2017. Dr. Reilly currently serves as the Director of the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University. Read more about his appointment here

06/27/2017 - 07:24
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President
Fisher College
Alan Ray
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AGB Search is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alan Ray as the ninth president of Fisher College, effective July 1, 2017. Most recently, Dr. Ray served as president of Elmhurst College, in Illinois, for seven years. Read about his appointment here

06/21/2017 - 14:00