Roger Williams, Cambridge and Gordon Appoint New Presidents

Roger Williams University trustees named scientist and attorney Donald J. Farish, to be the Bristol, R.I. university’s 10th president. Farish served  13 years as president of Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. He will take office at RWU on July 1, succeeding Ronald O. Champagne, who has been interim president since August 2010.

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Cambridge College appointed Deborah Jackson as its new president, effective May 2011. Jackson served for nearly a decade as CEO of the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts. Founded in 1971, Cambridge College is a private, nonprofit institution dedicated to providing time-efficient and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of working adults for whom those opportunities may have been limited.

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Gordon College appointed D. Michael Lindsay, an evangelical scholar at Rice University in Houston and a leading sociologist on the role of religion and public life, to be the eighth president of the Christian liberal arts school in Wenham, Mass. Lindsay, age 39, will start on July 1. He’ll succeed R. Judson Carlberg, who was president for 19 years.


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