University of Alabama System Appoints Chief Audit Officer

Mr. Marvell “Chip” Bivins, Jr. will succeed Sabrina Hearn as General Auditor for the University of Alabama System. In the newly renamed position of Chief Audit Officer for The University of Alabama System, Chip comes to UAS after a highly successful 26-year career with Energen Corporation, including 13 years as Vice President for Audit and Compliance. The appointment date is effective mid-January, 2017.

Mount Mary University Appoints President

Dr. Christine Pharr will become the next president of Mount Mary University, a Catholic women’s university located in Milwaukee. For the last year, Dr. Pharr has served as vice president for alumnae and donor relations at the College of St. Mary, a Catholic women's institution in Omaha, NE., where she oversaw a team of advancement professionals who sought support for student scholarships, capital projects and growing the university endowment Prior to that, Dr. Pharr served as vice president for academic affairs at the College of St.

CSU Chico Appoints Provost

California State University, Chico has appointed Dr. Debra Larson as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Larson most recently served as Dean of the College of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She will begin her new position on March 1, 2017.