Colorado-based Westwood College is no longer accepting new students. Westwood which is a for-profit college with14 locations across the U.S. serving 4,000 students. One of the campuses, at Anaheim, will continue to offer classes to its 380 students for an indeterminate period. According to college officials, students’ coursework will probably not be transferable.
Wilberforce University in Ohio has been notified that a “Show-Cause Order” was rescinded by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) this month. This means that the school is now fully operating under best practices that are consistent with all other institutions accredited by the HLC. Along with hiring a new president, Dr. Algeania W. Freeman, the university enrolled about 500 students this fall, which is a 48% increase.
College President Joseph Bruno announced that he will step down as Marietta’s president when his term of service ends in May 2016. Bruno has been president at Marietta since 2012 and has served in faculty and administrative roles at Wesleyan University for 18 years. He has expressed a desire to pursue new professional challenges in the future.
The University System of Georgia named Dr. Paul Jones president of Fort Valley State University (FVSU) this month. Dr. Jones is currently serving as interim president at Dalton State College since October 2013. He will start in his new position as president on December 15, 2015.
Dr. Steve Kinsella, president of Gavilan College, has announced his retirement plans. He will step down at the end of June 2016 after 14 years as president. The college is currently working on hiring his replacement.
Dr. Michael Rooke has been selected as Northwestern Connecticut Community College’s next president. Dr. Rooke is currently dean of academic affairs at Tunxis Community College since 2009. He will replace Dr. Barbara Douglass who retired effective Oct. 1.
University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign fired its athletic director Mike Thomas on Monday in the aftermath of an investigation into player mistreatment. Although the findings of the investigation showed no misconduct by Thomas, the school felt that letting him go was necessary. Thomas stated that he understood the administration’s decision to let him go.
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Rutgers University has fired football coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann. The team’s record this season was 4-8 and coach Flood had been suspended for three games. President Barchi wanted to start fresh in order to move Rutgers forward so the AD was also let go. Barchi has chosen Patrick Hobbs, dean emeritus of the Seton Hall University School of Law to replace Julie Hermann on a permanent basis.Read Full Article
The Board of Regents of Albany State University has made Dr. Arthur Dunning the permanent president of Albany State. Dunning has been serving as Albany State’s interim president since November 2013. Dr. Dunning’s status as permanent president is effective immediately.Read Full Article
The Board of Trustees of The College of Wooster has chosen Sarah Bolton as its next president. Ms. Bolton is currently the dean of the college and professor of physics at Williams College in Massachusetts. She will assume her duties as president at Wooster on July 1, 2016.Read Full Article
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Board of Trustees withdrew accreditation from the American Indian College of the Assemblies of God (AICAG)...Read Full Article
Wilberforce University in Ohio has been notified that a “Show-Cause Order” was rescinded by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) this...Read Full Article
Virginia University of Lynchburg was put on probation by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) in October 2013...Read Full Article