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Registry Interim Honored for Service in Education

On January 25th, Registry Member Dr. Ervin Griffin was surprised with an award from the Halifax, North Carolina branch of the NAACP for service in higher education. Ervin is pictured here (right) with Chapter President David Harvey (left). 

Just days earlier, Ervin was invited to give a speech at Halifax Community College in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In his speech, Ervin highlighted the importance of community service and serving others. 


Registry Senior Consultant Quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education

Registry Senior Consultant Dr. Jim Martin was recently quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education in a piece titled “The Provost’s Path”. As the co-author of two acclaimed books on Chief Academic Officers—the most recent of which is The Provost’s Handbook (John’s Hopkins University Press, 2015)—Jim was asked to comment on the transition that some provosts make towards the presidency. “There’s the assumption that if you’re a provost, you want to be a president,” he said. “Some Provosts…May be eager to leave behind some of the academically centered aspects of their job that they find unappealing…and see becoming a college president as a welcome departure.”1 


1. Williams June, Audrey, and Dan Bauman. “The Provost’s Path.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 13 Jan. 2019,

Member Recognized for Service to Institution

Dr. James “Jim” Castagnera was recently presented with the “Frank N. Elliott Award”, Rider University’s highest honor. As Rider’s Associate Provost and Legal Counsel – Academic Affairs, Jim’s many responsibilities have included his role as the administrative contract administrator for the AAUP contract, oversight of the Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the Center for International Education, and the Center for Student Accessibility and Success. In the category of “and other duties as assigned by the Provost,” he served as chairperson of the Mathematics Department from 2014 through 2017.






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