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October 12, 2015
Contact: Timothy Willard
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David C. Paris to Serve as Executive Editor of Change Magazine

(Washington, DC) – Dr. David C. Paris has been selected to serve as executive editor of Change Magazine, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) announced, effective November 1. CHEA will be the new editorial home of Change, which will continue to be published by the Taylor & Francis Group.

Dr. Paris recently served as Vice President of the Office of Integrative Learning and the Global Commons at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Previously, he was Executive Director of the New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability, Senior Advisor to the Council of Independent Colleges and Senior Fellow at AAC&U. He also is an emeritus professor of government at Hamilton College, where he held a number of academic and administrative positions, and was an assistant professor of political science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Margaret (Peg) Miller, who has served as Changeís executive editor for the past 11 years, will retire at the end of 2015 and was actively involved in the search for her successor. “David brings a deep knowledge of higher education and insights into the trends and issues that higher education will face in the future,” Miller said. “He is a superb choice to serve as executive editor of Change.”

CHEA President Judith Eaton said “We are extraordinarily pleased that David will become Changeís executive editor. I also want to personally thank Peg for her outstanding leadership and commitment to excellence that, for more than a decade, have contributed so much to Change. This important magazine would not be what it is today without Peg Miller.”

Change is a magazine dealing with contemporary issues in higher learning. Using a magazine format rather than that of an academic journal, Change spotlights trends, provides new insights and ideas and analyzes the implications of educational programs, policies, and practices.

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