University of Northern Colorado Names New President
Feinstein was named the only finalist for the job in April but could not be formally hired for 14 days, because of some silly Colorado law. He'll replace president Kay Norton, who is retiring, starting July 1.
Feinstein was the provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at San José State University, one of the largest public research universities in the West. Feinstein, who has 29 years of higher education experience, previously served as dean of the Collins College of Hospitality Management and the James A. Collins Distinguished Chair and professor at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. While dean, Feinstein also served as the chancellor-appointed director of Hospitality Management Education for the entire California State University system. Feinstein joined the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1999 as an assistant professor, was promoted to full professor and served as chair of the Department of Food and Beverage Management and associate dean for Strategic Initiatives at the Harrah Hotel College and senior adviser to the President.
A 15-member search committee made up of UNC trustees and student, faculty and staff representatives unanimously selected Feinstein as the finalist following a search that began last fall when Norton announced that she would retire at the end of the academic year.