Magazine article Matrix: The Magazine for Leaders in Higher Education


Magazine article Matrix: The Magazine for Leaders in Higher Education


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Appointments, Promotions, Honors, Resignations, & Obituaries

Gee Named Chancellor of Vanderbilt University

NASHVILLE, Tenn.,--E. Gordon Gee, president of Brown University, Providence, R.I., has been named president of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., effective August 1.

In 1997, Gee became president of Brown, where he also holds a faculty appointment as professor of education and public policy. Under his leadership, the university has launched interdisciplinary programs in human values and life sciences, and doubled its annual fund raising.

Gee's first academic position was as assistant dean of the law school at University of Utah, Salt Lake City. From 1974 to 1975, he was a judicial fellow and senior staff assistant in the chambers of the Chief Justice of the United States.

Then he served as associate dean and professor of law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School of Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. In 1979, he was named dean and professor of law at West Virginia University, Morgantown.

Gee first served as chief executive officer at West Virginia University. Then he was named president of the University of Colorado in 1985, and, in 1990, moved to The Ohio State University.

Gee graduated from the University of Utah in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in history. He earned a law degree and doctorate in education from Columbia University, New York, NY, in 1971 and 1972, respectively.

Vanderbilt is a private research university of approximately 5,900 undergraduates and 4,300 graduate and professional students.

Schapiro to Lead Williams College

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.,--On July 1, Morton Owen Schapiro will become the 16th president of Williams College, succeeding Carl W. Vogt, who has served as president since the Oct. 9, 1999, resignation of Harry C. Payne. One of the nation's authorities on the economics of higher education, Shapiro is a former Williams' faculty member and current professor of economics, dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and vice president for planning at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.

Schapiro received his bachelor's degree in economics from Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y., in 1975 and his doctorate in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1979. His areas of expertise are college financing and affordability, and trends in educational costs and student aid. He has received research grants and contracts to study the economics of higher education and related topics from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the World Bank, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and other agencies.

Schapiro has been dean at USC since 1994. Before that he was chair of USC's department of economics, a position he accepted in 1991, after serving as professor of economics and assistant provost at Williams College.

He is also the author or co-author of more than 50 articles and five books. His awards include the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (1999); the Alumni Achievement Award from Hofstra University (1999); and a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (1997).

New Vice President at East Central College

UNION, Mo.,--Tonna Bruce has been named vice president of finance and administration at East Central College. She has been the executive director of institutional development and executive director of the ECC Foundation, the private fund-raising arm of the college, since 1994. (The ECC Foundation board recently re-elected Bruce as its executive director.)

She holds a bachelor's degree from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn., and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Memphis. Bruce is also a graduate of the University of Tennessee Executive Development Program and has studied in the government contracts program at the George Washington University School of Law, Washington, D. …

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