Carol Karasek

New York-based architecture firm Francis Cauffman appointed Carol Karasek to principal, science and technology.

Susan Martin

Susan Martin, Ph.D., has been named interim president of San Jose State University (SJSU) in San Jose, Calif.

Jessica Figenholtz

The Chicago office of architecture and design firm Perkins+Will announced the addition of a new director of higher education planning.

d’Andre Willis

HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA) Principal and Associate Vice President d’Andre Willis, AIA, LEED AP, has transferred to the Alexandria, Va., office to build new business opportunities for the firm’s growing Arts, Community and Higher Education (ACE) Practice Group in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Gina Coel

Gina Coel has been named North American vice president of sales at nora systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial floor coverings for education, health care and other commercial markets.

Todd Frendt

Impact Products — a manufacturer and supplier of branded and private-label non-chemical commercial cleaning, maintenance and related products — has promoted Todd Frendt to vice president of operations.

Deborah Varon

Omaha-headquartered architecture, engineering, planning and interiors firm LEO A DALY announced that Deborah Varon joined their Los Angeles office as director of business development.

Thomas C. Katsouleas

Thomas C. Katsouleas will begin his role as the University of Virginia’s new executive vice president and provost beginning Aug. 17.

Todd Thackery

Todd Thackery, AIA, LEED AP, vice president at SHP Leading Design in Cincinnati, recently received the Certified Educational Facility Planner (CEFP) designation, a mark of excellence developed to reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities of a competent educational facility planner.

Monica Ponce de Leon

Monica Ponce de Leon, an educator and award-winning architect, has been selected as the next dean of Princeton University's School of Architecture.