New Jersey - The Rutgers University board of governors appointed Jonathan Holloway as president of the university on January 21. Holloway is provost of Northwestern University. He will begin his Rutgers tenure on July 1, succeeding President Robert Barchi. Before joining Northwestern, Holloway was the dean of Yale College.
Georgia - Gov. Brian Kemp nominated Jannine Miller to be state planning director at the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). She currently serves as senior adviser to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Once confirmed by the State House and Senate transportation committees, Miller will assume the role vacated by Jay Roberts in September 2019.
Illinois - The village of Niles named John Melaniphy as its new director of economic development. He most recently served lead economic development for the village of Wheeling, Illinois. Melaniphy succeeds Ross Klicker who accepted a position with the village of Brookfield, Illinois, in October 2019.
Pennsylvania - Marilyn Wells took over as chancellor of Penn State Brandywine on January 13 from interim chancellor Cynthia Lightfoot, director of academic affairs. Lightfoot filled in after former chancellor Kirstin Woolever retired in July 2019. Wells previously served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Minnesota State University.
Colorado - The state of Colorado selected Alex Pettit to be its chief technology officer. He previously served as chief information officer for the states of Oregon and Oklahoma. Pettit also is Oregon's chief enterprise architect for the Secretary of State.
Kentucky - The city of Danville appointed David Milliron as city manager on January 13. He takes over for former city manager Ron Scott who retired on December 31, 2019. Milliron previously served as city manager of Hogansville, Georgia.