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AGB Search Announces Recent Leadership Appointments July 22, 2021

AGB Search Announces Recent Leadership Appointments
July 22, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 22, 2021 – AGB Search, a national leader in higher education executive search, is pleased to announce the following recent appointments:

California Institute of Integral Studies has selected S. Brock Blomberg as its new president. Blomberg is an internationally known political economist, scholar, and author, with deep roots in national and global economic policy. Read More.

The Community College of Philadelphia has named Vishal Shah as the dean of Math, Science and Health Careers. Shah currently serves as the vice provost for international programs and associate dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics at West Chester University. Shah received his M.A. and Ph.D. in microbiology from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India.

Fairleigh Dickinson University has appointed Uchenna Baker as its new vice president for student affairs and dean of students as of August 1st. Baker is currently the vice president of student affairs and dean of students at the University of Puget Sound. Read More.

Mount Mercy University has selected Todd Olson as its 11th president, to assume office on July 21st. Since 2003, Olson has served as the vice president for student affairs at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Read More.

Springfield College has named Rachel Rubinstein as the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Most recently, Rubinstein has been serving as senior advisor to the deputy commissioner of academic affairs and student success at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Read More.

Wichita State University has appointed Richard Muma as its 15th president. Muma has been serving as interim president of Wichita State since September 2020 and has been a cornerstone of the campus community for over 25 years. Read More.

Williston State College has named Bernell Hirning as its next president. Hirning has spent over 30 years in education and most recently served as associate regional dean and regional associate vice president for National University. Read More.

The University of Houston-Downtown has announced the appointment of Wendy Burns-Ardolino as its new dean of the College of Humanities and Social Services. Burns-Ardolino will provide visionary leadership to guide and strengthen the college. Read More.

The University of Houston-Downtown has announced the appointment of Sheila Lloyd as its new associate vice president of academic affairs. Lloyd will be responsible for administering and overseeing efforts related to maintaining and developing academic affairs initiatives. Read More.

The University of Iowa has appointed Barbara J. Wilson as its next president. Wilson brings extensive leadership experience to her role as president, having previously served as executive vice president and vice president for academic affairs for the University of Illinois system. Read More.

The University of Nebraska-Omaha unanimously confirmed the appointment of Joanne Li as its 16th chancellor. Li is the first woman of color to serve as chancellor and the first Asian-American to hold an executive leadership role in the University of Nebraska system. Read More.

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