New Leaders in Education 2024

Administration March 2024 PREMIUM

At H.O. we congratulate new education leaders that have embarked on the challenging but very rewarding journey of education leadership.

Rebecca Cunningham 

Rebecca Cunningham has been appointed as the next president of the University of Minnesota. Cunningham currently serves as the vice president for research and innovation at the University of Michigan. A faculty member in the U-M Schools of Public Health and Medicine since 1999, Cunningham previously served as the associate vice president for research-health sciences. Cunningham also served as associate chair of emergency medicine and director of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-sponsored Injury Prevention Center at the University of Michigan. Cunningham holds a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University and a medical doctorate from Jefferson Medical College.

David Travis

Superior State University has appointed Dr. David Travis as its 11th president. Dr. Travis, who is currently provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, began his academic career at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater in 1994 as assistant professor of geography and he rose through the faculty and administrative ranks to professor of geography and dean of the College of Arts and Letters. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Geography from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Indiana, Bloomington.

Camille M. Davidson

Mitchell Hamline School of Law has appointed Camille M. Davidson, dean and professor of law at Southern Illinois University School of Law, as its next president and dean. Davidson also serves as an adjunct professor in SIU’s medical school. Before coming to SIU, Davidson spent 11 years as a professor and administrator at Charlotte School of Law and Wake Forest University School of Law. She also served as an assistant counsel in the Office of the Legislative Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. 


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