New Leaders May 2024

Administration May 2024 PREMIUM

At H.O. we congratulate new education leaders that have embarked on the challenging but very rewarding journey of education leadership.


Estela Zarate

Estela Zarate has been appointed as the next dean of Loyola Marymount University’s School of Education beginning on July 8, 2024. Zarate, a senior faculty fellow at the Diana Natalicio Institute for Hispanic Student Success at the University of Texas, El Paso, brings to LMU nearly two decades of experience as an academic leader and scholar at California State University, Fullerton, UC Irvine, and other institutions of higher education. Zarate earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematical economic analysis from Rice University and a Ph.D. in education from UCLA.

Devin Stephenson 

Dr. G. Devin Stephenson has been selected as Florida Polytechnic University’s next president. Stephenson, current president of Northwest Florida State College, served in community college executive administration roles as president/CEO in Alabama, Missouri, and Kentucky for over 15 years. He served on the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees, chaired the SACSCOC Compliance and Reports Committee, and was a visiting committee chair. He currently serves as Florida’s representative on the Executive Council of the Southern Regional Education Board’s Executive Council. Stephenson holds a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Alabama. 

James Soto Antony 

James Soto Antony has been appointed as the next provost and executive vice president of George Mason University, beginning on July 1, 2024. Antony is currently dean of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs at UC San Diego, where he also serves as professor of Education Studies with a secondary appointment in the Rady School of Management. From 2015 to 2019, Antony served as faculty director of the Graduate School of Education’s Higher Education Program at Harvard University. Antony earned his baccalaureate degree in Psychology and his master’s degree and PhD in Higher Education and Organizational Change, all from UCLA. 


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