July 14, 2016 |
Temple University's board of trustees on Tuesday took a unanimous vote of no confidence in president Neil D. Theobald during a private session, and announced its intention to dismiss him. The board's action, announced by spokesman Kevin Feeley, came after a regularly scheduled meeting. News of the planned ouster came less than a month after Theobald removed provost Hai-Lung Dai from his post and blamed him for a $22 million shortfall in the university's merit scholarship program.
April 9, 2016 |
A 23-year-old West Chester University student has been charged with raping a student in a parking garage last week, officials said Thursday. Austin Eaddy, of Philadelphia, allegedly assaulted a female student around 2:30 a.m. Friday. Eaddy, who was also charged Wednesday with theft and related offenses, was identified through video surveillance, officials said. He was unable to post $100,000 bail and remained in custody. In a statement, interim university president Christopher Fiorentino said: "Every student on West Chester University's campus should know that the university treats sexual misconduct and violence with the utmost seriousness.
November 26, 2014 |
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY president Robert Jennings resigned yesterday amid criticism over comments he made about sexual assault earlier this semester. The university announced Jennings' departure in a statement from board of trustees chairwoman Kimberly Lloyd. A university spokeswoman said the resignation is immediate, but she would not provide a reason. Valerie Harrison, the school's general counsel, will serve as acting president while the trustees look for a long-term replacement.
October 26, 2014 |
Citing falling enrollment, sluggish fund-raising, and a turnover in staff, the faculty union at Lincoln University this week took a vote of no confidence in the school's president, according to several people with knowledge of the matter. The vote came about five months after the university's alumni association voted no confidence in Robert R. Jennings, who has presided over the historically black university since January 2012. "Overall," said Robert Ingram, president of the 700-member alumni association, "there's a loss of confidence in his ability to lead the university at a very critical time for colleges and universities in America" - especially historically black colleges and universities.
October 14, 2014 |
Sister Maureen McGarrity, a longtime educator with a doctorate in microbiology, was inaugurated Sunday as the fifth president of Holy Family University. McGarrity, 68, the institution's former provost, took office July 1 after the retirement of Sister Francesca Onley, who had served as president for more than three decades. Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald, who oversees education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, celebrated the inauguration Mass in the Nazareth Academy High School chapel.
May 16, 2014 |
Holy Family University on Wednesday elevated its provost, Sister Maureen McGarrity, to president. McGarrity, a longtime educator who has worked at the Catholic university for 37 years, takes over for Sister Francesca Onley, who announced in January that she would retire. Onley has led the school for 32 years and is one of the region's longest-serving presidents. McGarrity, 68, will begin as the Philadelphia university's fifth president July 1. "Sister Maureen has the higher-education experience needed in a university president," said Dennis J. Colgan, chairman of the board of trustees.
January 15, 2014 |
HOLY FAMILY University announced yesterday that president Sister Francesca Onley will retire in June after 32 years leading the Northeast Philadelphia school. Onley, who was the longest-tenured university president in the city, was inaugurated as the school's fourth president and chief administrative officer in 1981, the university said. "I feel so privileged to have been able to play a role in Holy Family's tremendous transformation from a college to a university, from a small, local private school to one with students from other states and other countries," said Onley, a 1959 graduate of the school.
January 4, 2014 |
Christine A. Kaczmar-Russo, 52, of Glen Mills, an administrator at St. Joseph's University, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from advanced angiosarcoma, a cancer of cells that line blood vessel walls. She had been ill with the disease for the last two years, and went twice to Paris for treatments unavailable in the United States, said her sister-in-law Barbara Bravo. The former Christine Kaczmar was diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia in 1996.
December 17, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Drexel University president John A. Fry made the million-dollar-plus club. Fry is one of 42 private college presidents nationwide who were paid more than $1 million in total compensation in 2011, the latest year for which data are available, according to the annual salary survey published by the Chronicle of Higher Education. With a salary of $1.02 million, he placed 41st in compensation among the nation's private colleges. Total compensation includes base pay, bonus pay, deferred compensation, benefits, and other miscellaneous pay. It's the first year Fry's full salary at Drexel has been made public in the report, which draws data from public tax forms.
September 15, 2013 |
Sheldon Hackney, 79, who served as president of the University of Pennsylvania and Tulane University, and chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, died Thursday, Sept. 12, at his home on Martha's Vineyard. The cause of death was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. During his 12 years as president of Penn, Dr. Hackney helped lead the school through a record-setting financial turnaround that raised $1.33 billion and quadrupled the endowment.