Around the industry: Delaware Valley University hires first female president

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  • Delaware: Delaware Valley University has hired Maria Gallo as its first female president. Gallo currently serves as dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (Snyder, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/19). 
  • North Carolina: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Board of Trustees unanimously voted last week to rename a campus facility over concerns about its namesake's racial views. The Aycock Auditorium is named after Charles Aycock, who served as governor of North Carolina from 1901 to 1905. Recently, questions have been raised about the use of his name on several state campuses in light of his belief in white supremacy and suppression of black voters (UNCG Now, 2/18).
  • Texas: More than 20 private Texas institutions say they will not lift their bans on guns when a law (SB 11) allowing concealed guns on college campuses goes into effect this August. Baylor University, Texas Christian University, and Southern Methodist University have all rejected guns on campus. Public institutions do not have the choice to implement a ban (Vertuno, AP/ABC News, 2/21). 

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