University of Missouri Appoints Patricia Okker

Patricia Okker was appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri. Okker has served as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Science at MU since August 2016. During that time, she launched a career-readiness program for A&S students and oversaw the creation of the School of Visual Studies and approval of the School of Music’s new building project. 

AASCU Appoints President

Dr. Mildred Garcia was appointed President of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). Dr. Garcia is currently President of California State University, Fullerton. Garcia has served as president of California State University, Fullerton—the most populated university in the CSU and the third largest university in the state—since 2012.

University of Alabama in Huntsville Appoints Todd Barre

Todd Barre was appointed Vice President for Finance and Administration at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Barre has twenty-seven years of budget, finance, and administrative experience in higher education. He currently serves as Director of Budget and Institutional Research at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Agriculture Center, a position he has held since 2012.

WSCUC Appoints President

Jamienne S. Studley was appointed President and CEO of the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Studley currently serves as the National Policy Advisor at Beyond 12 and her experience spans federal higher education policy, campus leadership, civil rights advocacy, and nonprofit management. She served as deputy and acting under secretary of the U.S. Department of Education (2013-2016) and as chair of the National Advisory Council on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).