New presidents have been named at two colleges. Adreain Henry has been welcomed to Mercy College of Health Sciences and Stephanie Niles will serve as the next president of Cottey College.

Dr. Adreain Henry brings a strong background in business with his medical credentials. He holds an MBA from University of Virginia, a Doctor of Optometry from Salus University in Pennsylvania, and a Doctor of Education in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania. A first-generation college student, Dr. Henry also served in the United States Army and has taught at University of the Incarnate Word and Hallmark University. “I am humbled, elated, and blessed to be named Mercy College of Health Sciences’ fourth president … It is a privilege and honor to lead such a distinguished institution with a longstanding legacy of excellence and compassion in the healthcare industry,” Dr. Henry said in a statement. Read more in an article from The Des Moine Register.

Dr. Stefanie D. Niles will become the thirteenth president of Cottey College. She most recently worked as Vice President for Enrollment and Communications at Ohio Wesleyan University. Dr. Niles brings strong leadership skills and a wide breadth of experience at colleges across the country. She served National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) in 2018-2019 and was selected to be part of the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program in 2017.

Dr. Niles shared, “I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to become the next president of Cottey College. I am inspired by Cottey’s mission to educate women to be contributing members of a global society, particularly as I have both benefited personally from a single-gender educational experience, and I have worked at a women’s college. The unique experience that Cottey offers its students is distinctive and important, and I’m eager to champion Cottey and be a vocal and impassioned advocate for the many opportunities offered to the women it serves.”