Frank Chong, a federal education policymaker who has roots in New York City's Chinatown and has described himself as a collaborative leader, was named Friday to succeed Robert Agrella as president of Santa Rosa Junior College. Chong becomes only the fifth president of the school in its 93-year history. Agrella, who announced in September that..
Her name is Phyllis Wise; for the first time, all three University of Illinois chancellors are women. Her new job is effective Oct. 1, pending approval by the UI Board of Trustees at its September meeting. Wise, 66, will earn $500,000 annually with an additional $100,000 per year deferred and paid if she stays in..
The Board of Directors of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) today announced the unanimous election of Linda Akutagawa as LEAP's President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective November 1, 2011. Akutagawa will succeed J.D. Hokoyama, who is retiring and will remain as President and CEO of LEAP through the transition. "We are proud..
Higher education policy needs to be better informed about the experiences of all American students if we are going to meet President Obama’s goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. I am a former community college president at Mission College in Santa Clara, CA, and at Laney College..
From left to right: Martha Kanter, U.S. Under Secretary of Education, Audrey Yamagata-Noji, Board of Directors, APAHE, Constance Carroll, chancellor at San Diego Community College District, and Wyman Fong, vice president of APAHE. Photo was taken at the U.S. Department of Education Community College Summit, San Diego, CA, April 15, 2011. For more information about..
(April 18, 2011) – Leroy M. Morishita, executive vice president and chief financial officer, administration and finance at San Francisco State, was named today by CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed as interim president of California State University, East Bay. Dr. Morishita has served in a variety of senior leadership positions at SFSU during his 29..
The Board of Regents has appointed Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban Seton Hall’s next president, effective immediately. Dr. Esteban has served as interim president since Monsignor Robert Sheeran stepped down from the presidency on July 1, 2010. “Dr. Esteban has distinguished himself as an academic leader and fiscal manager since joining Seton Hall in 2007 as..
The Dream Act, which was first proposed 10 years ago, would create a path to citizenship for undocumented students and make them eligible for some federal student aid. Advocates see it as the solution to many barriers facing illegal immigrants who want to enroll in college and go on to well-paying jobs and productive lives..