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President
Dr. Jack Thomas, an internationally-recognized scholar and higher education administrator, was named Central State University’s 9th president today. Dr. Thomas said he was drawn to Central State because of its history and potential. "As I learned about Central State University, I felt that this was a very special institution and one where I could contribute the most to its future success," he said. "This has been a long yet rewarding process, and I thank you for selecting me as your next President."
Dr. Jack Thomas
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Vice President for Academic Affairs
Michael Palladino will be the new Vice President for Academic Affairs starting May 1st. He is currently the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Professor of Biology at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. He received his B.S. in Biology from Trenton State College (now known as The College of New Jersey) and earned a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He started his career as a faculty member in the Biology Department at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ.
Michael Palladino
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Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Sarah Lacz will be the new Vice President for Institutional Advancement starting March 16th. Currently, she is the Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ. She received her B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Finance from Monmouth University and completed her M.B.A. with a concentration in Management from Saint Peter’s University. Prior to her role at Saint Peter’s, she served as the Director of Development for the northeast region at Georgetown University.
Sarah Lacz
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Provost and Executive Vice President
Passerini currently serves as the Lesley H. and William L. Collins Distinguished Chair and Dean of the Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University. As the chief academic officer of the Collins College, the largest undergraduate college at St. John’s, Passerini is responsible for strategic and operational planning, faculty and staff recruitment, academic program and curriculum development, and fundraising.
Katia Passerini
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Vice President for Student Life
Dr. Pope will join The University of Alabama on May 4, 2020, after a distinguished higher education career in Oklahoma. He was in student affairs and enrollment management at the University of Central Oklahoma, including 14 years in vice presidential roles. Pope’s experience includes faculty appointments at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Central Oklahoma. At OU he was also associate director of the Center for Student Affairs Research. Most recently he has served as chief of strategic engagement for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
Se. Myron Pope
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Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Dr. George comes to Saint Xavier University from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana where she has served as both the Program Coordinator of the Doctoral and MSN program and the Faculty Advisor and Staff Administrator for the College of Nursing and Health. At Loyola she has led the development, implementation and accreditation of the first Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program in the state of Louisiana. She has also served as the director of Graduate Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M International University.
Gwendolyn George
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Dean of the School of Law
Browne C. Lewis, Esq., has been named dean of the School of Law at North Carolina Central University. She will begin in her new role on July 1, 2020. Currently, Lewis serves as the Leon M. and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law and the founding director of the Center for Heath Law and Policy at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Browne C. Lewis, Esq.
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President
Norwich University has selected Col. Mark Anarumo as it 24th president, effective June 1st. Col. Anarumo comes to Norwich from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he served as the Center for Character and Leadership Development’s director and permanent professor.
Mark Anarumo
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Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer
Alltop joins LU after serving as the senior associate dean of administration and finance/chief financial & operating officer at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in Reno, Nevada. While at Reno, Alltop was responsible for a variety of administrative and clinical functions for a research intensive and community-based medical school including finance and accounting, human resources, facilities/space planning, process improvement, research administration, information technology and healthcare revenue cycle.
Jeremy Alltop
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Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Gonzaga announced last month that Dr. Annmarie Caño has been named the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Caño currently serves as associate provost for faculty development and success at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She began her career at Wayne State as a lecturer in 1998 before rejoining the faculty as an assistant professor in 2001. For the past 20 years, her scholarly research has focused on emotion regulation, empathy, and intimacy processes in couples facing health problems.
Dr. Annmarie Caño
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Recent Placements

President
Dr. Jack Thomas, an internationally-recognized scholar and higher education administrator, was named Central State University’s 9th president today. Dr. Thomas said he was drawn to Central State because of its history and potential. "As I learned about Central State University, I felt that this was a very special institution and one where I could contribute the most to its future success," he said. "This has been a long yet rewarding process, and I thank you for selecting me as your next President."
Dr. Jack Thomas
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Michael Palladino will be the new Vice President for Academic Affairs starting May 1st. He is currently the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Professor of Biology at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. He received his B.S. in Biology from Trenton State College (now known as The College of New Jersey) and earned a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He started his career as a faculty member in the Biology Department at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ.
Michael Palladino
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Sarah Lacz will be the new Vice President for Institutional Advancement starting March 16th. Currently, she is the Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ. She received her B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Finance from Monmouth University and completed her M.B.A. with a concentration in Management from Saint Peter’s University. Prior to her role at Saint Peter’s, she served as the Director of Development for the northeast region at Georgetown University.
Sarah Lacz
Provost and Executive Vice President
Passerini currently serves as the Lesley H. and William L. Collins Distinguished Chair and Dean of the Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University. As the chief academic officer of the Collins College, the largest undergraduate college at St. John’s, Passerini is responsible for strategic and operational planning, faculty and staff recruitment, academic program and curriculum development, and fundraising.
Katia Passerini
Vice President for Student Life
Dr. Pope will join The University of Alabama on May 4, 2020, after a distinguished higher education career in Oklahoma. He was in student affairs and enrollment management at the University of Central Oklahoma, including 14 years in vice presidential roles. Pope’s experience includes faculty appointments at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Central Oklahoma. At OU he was also associate director of the Center for Student Affairs Research. Most recently he has served as chief of strategic engagement for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
Se. Myron Pope
Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Dr. George comes to Saint Xavier University from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana where she has served as both the Program Coordinator of the Doctoral and MSN program and the Faculty Advisor and Staff Administrator for the College of Nursing and Health. At Loyola she has led the development, implementation and accreditation of the first Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program in the state of Louisiana. She has also served as the director of Graduate Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M International University.
Gwendolyn George
Dean of the School of Law
Browne C. Lewis, Esq., has been named dean of the School of Law at North Carolina Central University. She will begin in her new role on July 1, 2020. Currently, Lewis serves as the Leon M. and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law and the founding director of the Center for Heath Law and Policy at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Browne C. Lewis, Esq.
President
Norwich University has selected Col. Mark Anarumo as it 24th president, effective June 1st. Col. Anarumo comes to Norwich from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he served as the Center for Character and Leadership Development’s director and permanent professor.
Mark Anarumo
Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer
Alltop joins LU after serving as the senior associate dean of administration and finance/chief financial & operating officer at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in Reno, Nevada. While at Reno, Alltop was responsible for a variety of administrative and clinical functions for a research intensive and community-based medical school including finance and accounting, human resources, facilities/space planning, process improvement, research administration, information technology and healthcare revenue cycle.
Jeremy Alltop
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Gonzaga announced last month that Dr. Annmarie Caño has been named the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Caño currently serves as associate provost for faculty development and success at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She began her career at Wayne State as a lecturer in 1998 before rejoining the faculty as an assistant professor in 2001. For the past 20 years, her scholarly research has focused on emotion regulation, empathy, and intimacy processes in couples facing health problems.
Dr. Annmarie Caño

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