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2014 August 20 - 08:44 pm

Professional Notes

APPOINTMENTS: Higher-ed leaders who have been recently appointed or promoted

Cheryl Roberts has been named president of Shoreline Community College (Wash.). While Roberts grew up in Tacoma, her family roots extend to the South at a time when segregation was the rule. Her father, LeRoy Roberts, Jr., was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen and a decorated African- American fighter pilot in WWII. Her mother was an academic librarian. Roberts earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Seattle University, a master’s in student personnel administration in higher education from the Ohio State University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University. Roberts has served as president at Chemeketa Community College (Ore.) for the past seven years.

The Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation named Joseph Mark Kramp as director of development. He earned his doctorate and master’s degree in the psychology of religion from Drew University (N.J.) and a second master’s degree from the Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to joining the FSW Foundation, Kramp has been an adjunct professor of religious studies and philosophy at universities across the region. He has also been involved in fundraising initiatives at church-related ministries, institutions of public higher education, and hospitals.



Beverly Walker-Griffea has been appointed president of Mott Community College (Mich.). She is currently senior vice president for student services at Montgomery College (Md.) Walker-Griffea will be the college’s first female president, first African-American president, and seventh president overall. Walker-Griffea holds a doctor of philosophy degree from Texas Woman’s University, a master’s degree from Virginia State University and a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University. She is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, and serves as vice president for resources and development of the American Association for Women in Community College.

The State University of New York Board of Trustees and Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher named Alexander N. Cartwright as SUNY’s provost and executive vice chancellor. He is currently vice president for research and economic development, professor of electrical engineering and adjunct professor of physics. He is responsible for the overall management of UB’s research enterprise, including funding, administration and compliance, communications, support, university/industry relations, and economic development. During his time at UB, he has attracted more than $40 million in grant support. Cartwright received his B.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Iowa in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Tim Sweeney has been appointed dean of the Dare County Campus of the College of The Albemarle (N.C.). Sweeney has been with the college since July 2011 and led a comprehensive revision plan for the Basic and Transitional Studies division. He has embraced and encouraged team teaching, contextualized learning and the development of nine Career Pathway Programs. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Old Dominion University (Va.).


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