New Leaders September 2023

Hispanic Community September 2023 PREMIUM
At H.O. we congratulate new education leaders that have embarked on the challenging but very rewarding journey of education leadership.

Miguel Martinez-Saenz

Sacred Heart University has appointed Miguel Martinez-Saenz as the senior vice president for student engagement. Previously, Martinez-Saenz served as president at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, N.Y., from 2017 to 2023. Previously, he served as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Otterbein University from 2014 to 2017; and as dean of University College and associate provost for Student Success at St. Cloud State University from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that, he served in different positions at Wittenberg University. Martinez-Saenz is a Fulbright Scholar who participated in the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Program. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and an M.A. from the University of South Florida, and a B.A. from Florida State University.

Julie Kornfeld

Kenyon College has selected Julie Kornfeld as its 20th president. Kornfeld, who will assume her role on October 1, 2023, comes from Columbia University, where she currently serves as vice provost for academic programs. Prior to that, she served as vice dean for education at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, where she was an associate professor of epidemiology. She is a former assistant dean, director of education and assistant professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Kornfeld earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University and both a master’s in public health and a doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Miami.

Keith Faulkner

Charleston Southern University has appointed Keith Faulkner, JD, LLM, MBA, as its fourth president. Faulkner, who will take office in October 2023, currently serves as president and dean of the Appalachian School of Law in Virginia. Prior to that, he served as the dean of Liberty University School of Law and the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business at Campbell University. He also served as interim dean at Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. Faulkner earned his Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Business Administration from Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. He also holds an LLM in litigation management from Baylor University School of Law. In 1998, he graduated from Charleston Southern University with a BS in business administration.

Walter Ted Carter

Walter Ted Carter was appointed the 17th president of the Ohio State University and will begin his tenure on January 1, 2024. Carter, who currently serves as president of the University of Nebraska System, led the U.S. Naval Academy as its longest continuously serving superintendent since the Civil War. He is a retired vice admiral with 38 years of service. He flew 125 combat missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Bosnia and Kosovo. In 2022, Carter received the U.S. Naval Academy Distinguished Graduate Award, the highest honor bestowed upon academy graduates. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross with combat distinction for valor and is a recipient of the Bronze Star. Carter earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy.

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