Shepherd University has announced Dr. Mary J.C. Hendrix as the 16th president of Shepherd. Dr. Hendrix, a 1974 alumna of Shepherd, is president and chief scientific officer of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She will assume her new role in late February 2016.
The University of Alaska System has appointed James R. Johnsen as President. Dr. Johnsen currently serves as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Process Transformation at Alaska Communications. His effective date is September 1, 2015.