The Alderson Broaddus University Board of Trustees recently announced that James “Tim” Barry, Ed.D., will take over as interim president of the school.
Barry, who will arrive on campus this week and officially take office Dec. 22, will serve a minimum of one year. Afterward, a president will be selected.
Barry comes with decades of experience in higher education administration and has just competed a stint with the Registry of College and University Presidents as interim vice president of advancement at Elmira College in New York.
“We appreciate Dr. Barry’s willingness to serve Alderson Broaddus University as its interim president,” Ron Burbick, chairman of the ABU Board of Trustees, said. “He will provide what is needed as we move forward and we have complete confidence in his ability to provide quality, dependable leadership to the university during this transitional period.”
The Board also announced that Dennis Edwin Stark will serve as interim chief financial officer. As with Barry, Stark will serve a minimum of one year until a permanent CFO has been appointed. Stark, also on campus this week, will take office officially on Dec. 22.
Stark served as chief financial officer of five banks in four states and has an MBA from Harvard as well as a Sanxay Fellowship in Economic Analysis and International Economics at Princeton University.
The search teams for both interim positions were made of up members of the board as well as staff, faculty, the alumni council and the student body.