Dr. Donal O’Shea, President, became New College of Florida’s fifth president on July 1, 2012, following the retirement of Dr. Gordon E. “Mike” Michalson Jr. Before coming to New College, O’Shea was the dean of faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, Mass.), a top ranked private liberal arts women’s college. A Harvard-trained mathematician, O’Shea had been at Mount Holyoke since 1980. He previously headed sponsored research and chaired the college’s mathematics department. O’Shea earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Harvard University and his master’s and doctorate from Queens College, Ontario, a prominent Canadian Research I university. He was a visiting professor in major universities in the U.S. and abroad and has seven books and monographs to his credit, numerous research articles and book translations from Russian and French.
Stephen Miles, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is chief academic officer of the College. He holds a B.M from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and an M.M. and doctorate from the University of Illinois. Dr. Miles, professor of music, is an accomplished composer, teacher, and performer, and has been on the New College faculty since 1988. He founded the New Music New College performance series more than a decade ago and has initiated numerous collaborations between the College and the Sarasota Orchestra and other arts groups.
John U. Martin, Vice President for Finance and Administration, oversees management of the College’s many budgets and administrative structures. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he was hired in executive service at New College in 2001 from the University of Houston system, where he was associate vice chancellor/associate vice president for administration. Previously, Mr. Martin served many years at Florida State University, from which he received his M.P.A., and Duke University. He is well connected in the state system and beyond.
Kathleen Killion, Dean of Enrollment Services and Information Technology, brings substantial long-term management experience in admissions, financial aid and the registrar’s office to the table. Her work on implementing the Banner Student Information System alongside special admissions applications and programming positioned her to add the IT portfolio to her responsibilities. She is a graduate of Rollins College and holds a master’s degree from the University of South Florida.
Jake Hartvigsen, Director of Communications & Marketing, has an extensive background in marketing, public relations, publishing and journalism. He joined New College in 2003 after relocating to Sarasota from Fort Collins, Colorado. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he holds a master’s degree in English from Colorado State University and an M.B.A. from the University of South Florida. He is a fluid writer and engaging speaker.
Suzanne Janney, Special Assistant to the President, is the Board of Trustees and SACS liaison, as well as the New College institutional effectiveness officer and senior member of the National Fellowship Team. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a masters from Columbia University, she has used her liberal arts education every day at New College since 1993, as she did during her many years at the Institute of International Education in New York as a Fulbright Program administrator.