Thursday, July 1, 2010

Three New Ohio Presidents

Aside from changing names, several AICUO institutions are also changing leaders. Today marks the start for three new presidents at Ohio independent colleges. In Columbus, Dr. Peter Cimbolic takes up the reins at Ohio Dominican University. The former provost at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa., Dr. Cimbolic is a psychology professor and a licensed psychologist. He previously served at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., and at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Katherine Rowe Fell starts today as the 17th president of the University of Findlay. She most recently served as the vice president for advancement of Centenary College in Shreveport, La., after previously serving there as a professor of English for 14 years. She earned her Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M University at College Station.

The new president of the Cleveland Institute of Art also starts his tenure today. Grafton Nunes is the 10th president of the institute, and joins CIA after serving as dean of the School of the Arts at Emerson College in Boston. Prior to his dozen years at Emerson, President Nunes spent 22 years at Columbia University, where he earned an M.F.A. in film history, theory and criticism and an M.Phil. in theater history and film studies. The CIA Blog features a great Q+A with the new president.

—C. Todd Jones