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• Lance A. Masters, the 17th president of Thiel College, Greenville, Pa., resigned May 15 to accept a position as senior vice president of SAGE Scholars Inc., Philadelphia. “We are appreciative for Dr. Master’s eight years of service to the Thiel College community,” said Ronald B. Anderson, chair of the Thiel College Board of Trustees. “A lot has been accomplished at Thiel during his stay, such as campus beautification, the significant addition of new facilities and the development of new academic programs.” Masters is the sixth president among the 28 ELCA colleges and universities to step down this year.

• The board of trustees of Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, unanimously elected Denvy A. Bowman as the school’s 15th president. Bowman has served as interim president since last June, following the retirement of Theodore L. Fredrickson. Since coming to Capital in 2003, Bowman has served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

• The April issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked Valparaiso [Ind.] University 47th of the top 50 educational values among the nation’s private institutions of higher education. Kiplinger’s also ranked Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa., and St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., 34th and 42nd respectively of the top 50 educational values among the nation’s liberal arts colleges. Kiplinger’s rankings are based on such measures as students’ SAT and ACT scores, student-to-faculty ratio, graduation rate and affordability measures, such as cost after need-based aid, financial support from grants and average debt at graduation.


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