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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
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Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management
Clarion University
David Dollins
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AGB Search is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David Dollins as the new Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management at Clarion University, effective mid-July. Mr. Dollins joins Clarion University from Northern Arizona University, where he recently served as the Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation. Read more about his appointment here

06/12/2017 - 06:00
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Vice President for Academic Affairs
Misericordia University
David Rehm
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AGB Search is pleased to announce that Dr. David Rehm has been appointed the Vice President for Academic Affairs for Misericordia University. Dr. Rehm comes to Misericordia from Mount St. Mary's University (MD) where he worked his way up through the faculty to the position of Provost, which he held for ten years.

06/02/2017 - 12:00
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Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin Colleges
Karen Schmitt
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AGB Search is pleased to announce that Dr. Karen Schmitt will be the next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin Colleges. Dr. Schmitt is currently the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and vice provost for research and sponsored programs at the University of Alaska Southeast.

05/31/2017 - 18:00