2-Year-Transfer Help in Texas; Worcester Poly Picks a Provost; Pomona Lands a Modernist Scholar

TWO INTO FOUR: The University of Texas has created a position designed to increase the number of students who transfer from the state's community colleges. Not surprisingly, the person selected to fill the post has several years of experience working for the state's two-year institutions.

Martha M. Ellis will become the system's first associate vice chancellor for community-college partnerships. Ms. Ellis has been president of Lee College, a two-year institution, since 2002. Previously