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Can one administrator lead two higher ed institutions simultaneously? Barbara Gellman-Danley will take on this unique opportunity as the new president of the University of Rio Grande The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College are twin colleges in Rio Grande, Ohio.

The University of Rio Grande offers a range of courses and majors and is known in the region for its Education and Nursing programs.
 and Rio Grande Community College, both in Ohio, effective Oct. 1. This dual position results from a bill passed by the Ohio General Assembly The Ohio General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Ohio. Nature of the Assembly
Ohio General Assembly is a bicameral legislature:
  • The lower house, the Ohio House of Representatives, has 99 members;
  • The upper house, the Ohio Senate, has 33.
 in July that allows for one president to serve both institutions. Gellman-Danley served for 15 months as coordinating officer for the college and university. She has also been vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and System Integration for the Ohio Board of Regents The Ohio Board of Regents is the coordinating board for higher education in Ohio. The board was created in 1963 by the Ohio General Assembly to: provide higher education policy advice to the Governor of Ohio and the Ohio General Assembly; develop a strategy involving Ohio's public  and president of Antioch University McGregor Antioch University McGregor is a private institution of higher education serving approximately 700 adults in Yellow Springs, Ohio. It was named after the management professor and theorist Douglas McGregor.  (Ohio), plus she has 15 years of experience in community college leadership in New York and Oklahoma.
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Title Annotation:PEOPLE WATCH
Author:Herrmann, Michele
Publication:University Business
Date:Oct 1, 2009
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