March 17, 2017: Gerard St. Amand has been appointed as the Acting President of Northern Kentucky University (NKU), effective in May, 2017. St. Amand succeeds current President Geoffrey Mearns, who is scheduled to resign on May 7, 2017, to take a post as the President of Ball State University. St. Amand was appointed as the Dean of the Chase School of Law in 1999; he has been a professor at the law school since 2013; and he was the Vice President for University Advancement from 2006 to 2013. He was appointed as the Acting President in a unanimous vote by the university’s Board of Regents. NKU is currently soliciting bids from executive search firms to assist in finding its next full-time President.