APPOINTMENTS: Higher-ed leaders who have been recently appointed or promoted
Claire Brady has been appointed as vice president of enrollment and student affairs at Lake-Sumter State College. (Fla.) Brady has been serving in this role in an interim capacity for a year and has worked at Lake-Sumter State College for more than five years. She will oversee the following areas: Admissions & Records, Advising, Youth Outreach, Student Development, Career Development Services, Office for Students with Disabilities and Student Life. She has bachelor’s and master’s degree from Michigan State University and a doctorate from the University of Central Florida.
Robert K. Nye has been named as the fifth president of Finger Lakes Community College (N.Y.). He is currently the vice president for academic affairs at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, Pa., and previously served as deputy provost of the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. Nye, who earned a doctorate in public administration from the University of Kansas, is scheduled to start work July 1. In addition to his academic experience, Nye served in the U.S. Army for 30 years. Nye’s teaching and administrative experience began with teaching ROTC from 1992 to 1995 as an assistant professor of military science at Cornell University. In 2007, he joined the faculty at the Army War College.
Timothy Sandoe is the new vice president of finance at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. Prior to joining HACC, the graduate of East Stroudsburg University was the director of graduate and professional studies in business development at Lebanon Valley College. Sandoe has served HACC for 25 years in a number of capacities. His roles have included chair and vice chair of the HACC Board of Trustees, member of the HACC Foundation Board, chair and member of the advisory boards of the Lebanon and Lancaster campuses, and member of the Board of Trustees executive committee, buildings and grounds committee and finance committee.
W. Hubert Keen has been named president of Nassau Community College. Keen has served as the president of SUNY’s Farmingdale State College since 2007. His NCC appointment is effective Aug. 1. Keen became president of Farmingdale State College in January 2007 after serving for two years as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Farmingdale and, from 1999 to 2005, as special assistant to the SUNY provost. Keen holds a bachelor of arts in biology from Pikeville College, an M.S. in biology from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Ph.D in ecology from Kent State University.
Paula J. Darrah, an attorney with Warfield Darrah &Erdmann, P.C., has been named to the Anne Arundel Community College (Md.) Board of Trustees. Darrah earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Maryland College Park and a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Her practice focuses on family law, including trial practice in divorce, custody and support. She was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1985, to practice before the U.S. District Court, District of Maryland in 1986 and before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2001.