The new president of the University of Redlands will be James R. Appleton, currently vice president for development at the University of Southern California. Appleton replaces Douglas R. Moore, who died in March.
"I believe in the value of the small private university and Redlands has a tradition of innovative leadership in liberal arts education," said Appleton, whose appointment was announced Monday. Appleton, 50, is expected to take over the Redlands presidency by Dec. 1. He has been in his USC job since 1982 and was vice president for student affairs at USC for 10 years before that.
Redlands, a private liberal arts school founded 80 years ago, has a student body of about 1,200 at its campus in San Bernardino County and specializes in programs in music and education.