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UVI President David Hall, who previously served as the dean of Northeastern School of Law, decided not seek reappointment as he completes his 15th year as President (2009-2024).  In 1993, when he was appointed dean of the Northeastern University School of Law, he made history by being the first African-American to hold the position. He also served as Provost and Senior Vice President of Northeastern University, and was also the first African American to hold that position. 

Dr. Hall holds a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University, a JD from the University of Oklahoma, where he also earned a master's degree in Human Relations, and he holds both an LL.M. degree and a doctorate of juridical science (SJD) from Harvard Law School.

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Following his appointment as interim president the New College in Florida, former Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran was selected in October 2023 by the College Board of Trustees as its next president. Corcoran was one of three finalists in a national search that attracted more that 60 applicants.

Corcoran first ran for the Florida House of Representatives in 2010 and was re-elected twice. He has been active in many roles in government including serving as a legislative aide to Paul Hawkes, chief of staff to Marco Rubio, and outside counsel to former House speaker Tom Feeney.

A practicing attorney for more than two decades, Corcoran earned his JD from Regent University. He served in the Naval Reserve while a student. In May 2022 when he resigned as Florida’s education commissioner, he started a law firm and a consulting firm.

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Effective January 5, 2024, Courtney White, former Associate Vice President of Executive Affairs/Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees at Utah Tech University has been named as interim president. 

Formerly known as Dixie State University, in 2022 the name of the institution was changed to Utah Tech University. White has held leadership roles at Utah Tech including supervision of the strategic plan implementation.

White has been involved with higher education for more than two decades.  He has taught at Southern Utah University as an adjunct faculty member in the graduate public administration program. He previously served as the lobbyist for the University of Oregon and held a similar external relations position with the Utah Education Association. His prior professional assignments include work at the Nevada, Oregon and Utah Systems of Higher Education, most recently as an Assistant Commissioner.  He entered higher education as assistant to the deputy chancellor/general counsel at the University of Oregon.

He was recently a finalist for the presidency at his alma mater, Snow College.

White earned his JD from the University of Oregon, and he holds a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Utah.


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