Great Lakes Colleges Association

Strengthening Education in the Tradition of the Liberal Arts

Global Liberal Arts Alliance

The upcoming year will be a learning experience for everyone in the GLCA as we go through this transition as we to let go of seasoned outgoing leadership and welcome new incoming leadership.

  • Peter Mitchell, 14th President of Albion College is retiring June 2007. Dr. Mitchell has provided leadership on numerous state, regional and national boards. Mitchell is the Chair of the GLCA Board of Directors for the 2006-2007 academic year.
  • Donna M. Randall has been appointed the 15th President of Albion College. Dr. Randall is currently the Provost at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. She will succeed Peter T. Mitchell effective July 1, 2007.
  • Richard T. Jurasek will become the 6th president of Medaille College. Dr. Jurasek joined Antioch in 2003 as the Vice President and Dean of Faculty. He served as Antioch's Interim President from July 2004-February 2006 and was promoted to Executive Vice President in March of 2006. He will assume his role as President of Medaille College on June 1, 2007. Medaille College is the third largest private college in the Buffalo, New York, area with over 3,000 students.
  • Bradley W. Bateman has been appointed Provost of Denison University effective July 1, 2007. Dr. Bateman was the associate dean at Grinnell College. Dr. Bateman has a distinguished career in teaching and scholarship at Grinnell and has led campus wide initiatives on academic advising and core curriculum reform.
  • Robert G. Bottoms, President of DePauw University, announced his retirement effective June 30, 2008. Dr. Bottoms has served longer than any president in the 170-year history of DePauw. Dr. Bottoms will assume the role of Chancellor July 1, 2008 and will oversee the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics.
  • Len Clark is retiring as the nation's longest serving Provost after twenty-six years of service at Earlham College. Clark has served on the GLCA Deans' council for twenty-six years.
  • Gregory Mahler will leave Kalamazoo College to begin his role at Earlham College as Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs effective July 1, 2007. Mahler will also be Professor of Politics.
  • Nancy Dye, Oberlin College, is retiring at the end of this year after 13 years as president. She has been a national leader in higher education and served as an active member of the GLCA Board of Directors since 1994 and was Chair for 2002-2004.
  • Marvin Krislov has been named the 14th president of Oberlin College. Currently serving as Vice President and General Counsel of the University of Michigan, he will take office on July 1, 2007, and will make the transition to Oberlin during the months of July and August. He will be on campus full time beginning August 6.
  • Mark Huddleston, President of Ohio Wesleyan University, has been named as the 19th President of the University of New Hampshire, effective this summer.
  • The Executive Committee of the Ohio Wesleyan University Board of Trustees has appointed David O. Robbins, Ph.D., to the position of interim president. Robbins, a 34-year Ohio Wesleyan employee, will assume his new role July 1, following the departure of President Huddleston.
  • Stanton Hales, President of The College of Wooster, will be leaving at the end of the 2006-2007 academic year. Dr. Hales served recently as the GLCA Chair for the Board of Directors for 2004-2006.
  • Grant H. Cornwell has been selected to be the 11th President of The College of Wooster effective July 1, 2007. Dr. Cornwell is currently the Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at St. Lawrence University.

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Great Lakes Colleges Association

Strengthening Education in the Tradition of the Liberal Arts

The Great Lakes Colleges Association
535 West William. Suite 301
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

+1.734.661.2350 (voice)
+1.734.661.2349 (fax)