On July 1, Adam Weinberg, president of the international nonprofit organization World Learning, became president of Denison University, succeeding Dale Knobel, who served as the university's leader for 15 years. Before taking the helm at World Learning, which provides education, exchange, and development programs in more than 60 countries, he was vice president and dean of the college at Colgate University, where he served on the sociology faculty for more than a decade.
Franciscan University of Steubenville
On June 1, Rev. Sean Sheridan, T.O.R., became president of Franciscan University of Steubenville, succeeding Rev. Terence Henry, T.O.R., who took up the post of Franciscan's chancellor. A canon lawyer, Fr. Sheridan was professor of theology at Franciscan, after serving on the faculty at the Catholic University of America. He has graduate degrees in canon and civil law.
Also on July 1, Sean M. Decatur, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oberlin College, became president of Kenyon College. A chemist, he had been dean at Oberlin since 2008. He is a former associate dean, department chair, and professor at Mount Holyoke College. He succeeds S. Georgia Nugent, who had been president since 2003.
On June 1, Rev. Alex Bryan became the sixth president of Kettering College, replacing Charles Scriven, who retired this spring after a 12-year tenure at the college. Bryan had been senior pastor at Walla Walla University Church in College Place, Wash., for the last four years. In addition to teaching on the faculty in both the School of Business and the School of Theology at Walla Walla, he was a member of the President’s Cabinet, responsible for vision and strategy for the university.
The ninth president at Lourdes University, David Livingston, took office July 1, as the successor to Robert Helmer, who is now president of AICUO member Baldwin Wallace University. A theologian, Livingston had been vice president for advancement at Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania.