Acting Leaders at RISD and Online Learning Consortium Get Permanent Posts; Wheaton’s Crutcher Heads South

Comings and Goings …

Rhode Island School of Design’s Board of Trustees appointed furniture designer and interim President Rosanne Somerson to be the college’s 17th president.

The board of directors of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, named acting chief operations officer Thomas Hargis to the post on a permanent basis, and Karen Pedersen, most recently associate vice president for Extended Campuses at Northern Arizona University, to be OLC’s chief knowledge officer.

The University of Richmond Board of Trustees elected Wheaton College (of Massachusetts) President Emeritus Ronald Andrew Crutcher to be the university’s 10th president, effective July 1. Crutcher is the former provost of Miami University of Ohio and a distinguished professor of music. He succeeds Edward L. Ayers, who led the university for eight years.


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