Thomas R. Plough

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Thomas R. Plough is an American sociologist most notable for having served as president of North Dakota State University and Assumption College.

Plough is a graduate of Michigan State University. He began his career at Alma College, where he rose to serve as dean of students. He moved to the Eisenhower College and later the Rochester Institute of Technology where he was eventually appointed provost.[1][2] He also briefly served as acting RIT president in 1991 and again in 1992.[3][4] Plough resigned in the wake of the same scandal that led to the early retirement of M. Richard Rose.[5]

Plough assumed the presidency of North Dakota State University in 1995 and moved to Assumption College in 1998. He announced his retirement in August 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gordon, Dane R. (2007), Rochester Institute of Technology: Industrial Development and Educational Innovation in an American City, 1829–2006 (1 ed.), Henrietta, New York: RIT Press, p. 381, ISBN 978-1-933360-24-9, OCLC 80360669 
  2. ^ "RIT appoints Thomas Plough to new position as provost". Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, New York. May 28, 1984. p. 3B. 
  3. ^ "RIT picks its next president". Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, New York. May 19, 1992. p. 1A. 
  4. ^ "A leadership shuffle at RIT". Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, New York. August 3, 1994. p. 1B. He had served as acting president of RIT twice—first, when former President M. Richard Rose took a sabbatical to work for the CIA in 1991, and again when Rose retired in 1992. 
  5. ^ "A leadership shuffle at RIT". Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, New York. August 3, 1994. p. 1B. Plough was caught in the middle of a 1991 controversy when RIT was criticized for having links with the Central Intelligence Agency. 
Academic offices
Vacant
Title last held by
Robert G. Quinn
Provost of the Rochester Institute of Technology
Spring 1984 – July 1994
Succeeded by
Stanley D. McKenzie
Preceded by
M. Richard Rose
President of the Rochester Institute of Technology (acting)
February 1991 – June 1991
Succeeded by
M. Richard Rose
Preceded by
M. Richard Rose
President of the Rochester Institute of Technology (acting)
June 1, 1992 – September 1, 1992
Succeeded by
Albert J. Simone
Preceded by
J. L. Ozbun
President of North Dakota State University
1995 – 30 June 1998
Succeeded by
Joseph A. Chapman
Preceded by
Joseph H. Hagan
President of Assumption College
1 July 1998 – 30 June 2007
Succeeded by
Francesco Cesareo