The state’s longest-serving college president, Larry Schall, plans to leave his post at Oglethorpe University after spending 15 years improving the Brookhaven institution. The student body has mushroomed from about 800 to more than 1,300 last fall, and he expects the incoming 2020 class to be even bigger.
Introducing Ladany, Student Body President Glenn Kaiser said he is an internationally known scholar and author who worked to promote and increase diversity in his previous university roles. “We must celebrate our collective success and offer honest appraisals about where we can go next,” Ladany said.
Nicholas Ladany will take the helm as the 17th president of Brookhaven’s Oglethorpe University on July 1, succeeding Lawrence Schall. The announcement was made March 11. Ladany is currently the dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences and associate provost for academic outreach at the University of San Diego.
- The Chronicle for Higher Education, 3/13/20: Nicholas Ladany, dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences and the associate provost for academic outreach at the University of San Diego, will become president of Oglethorpe University, in Georgia, on July 1. He will succeed Lawrence Schall.
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- Coxe Curry & Associates Week in Review, 3/13/20: The Oglethorpe University board of trustees has unanimously elected Nicholas Ladany, PhD, as the next president of Oglethorpe University, effective July 1, 2020. Ladany will also serve as a member of the faculty, in the role of professor of psychology. (Press release, 03/11/2020)
Oglethorpe University in Brookhaven is canceling classes entirely for a week, then holding only “remote” classes for the rest of the semester, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “At this time, students are free to go home or to remain on campus,” President Lawrence Schall said in a statement on the university’s website.
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