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Grant-Funded Initiative for Independent College Transfer Underway at NEBHE

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) received a seven month planning grant from The Teagle Foundation to formulate plans for a new transfer initiative between community colleges and independent colleges. The grant project is the first phase of building the foundation for a systematic transfer pathway from community colleges to four-year independent colleges in Connecticut, Massachuset...

Marie Bernardo-Sousa, New President of Johnson & Wales University Providence

Marie Bernardo-Sousa has been named president of the Providence Campus of Johnson & Wales University (JWU). She replaces Mim L. Runey, who was appointed chancellor of JWU in October 2018. Her appointment to the presidency caps Bernardo-Sousa’s 30-year career at JWU where she first came to the Providence Campus as an undergraduate student. Her first position was in the registrar’s offic...

Angélica Infante-Green is Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo’s Choice for Education Commissioner

Governor Gina M. Raimondo has nominated leading educator, policymaker and advocate Angélica Infante-Green as Rhode Island's next Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education. Following the Governor's announcement, education leaders across the country voiced their support for Infante-Green. If confirmed by the Rhode Island Board of Education, she will be the state's first Latina Commis...

Campus Leaders Share Key Recommendations to Consider in Higher Ed Act Reauthorization

A group of 50 national higher education experts, including three from New England higher education institutions, has published a set of 36 recommendations, which they hope will help guide relevant stakeholders and Congress as they consider reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Their report, Innovative, Forward-Thinking Recommendations to Congress on Higher Education Policy,  ...

Wentworth Announces Fifth President, UMaine Fort Kent President to Retire

Wentworth Institute of Technology announced that Mark A. Thompson will become the university's fifth president, effective June 1, 2019. Thompson comes to Wentworth after a 21-year tenure at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., where he served as executive vice president and provost.           John Short, president of the University of Maine at Fort...

¿Habla Español? Nuestras Páginas Web de Tuition Break Ahora Presentan Información en Español!

Speak Spanish? Our Tuition Break web pages now have information in Spanish! NEBHE's Tuition Break, the Regional Student Program (RSP) has been helping New England students and families access academic programs out of state at reduced tuition for more than 60 years. In recognition of the region's growing Hispanic population and advice that those families could benefit from accessing college a...

SNHU Triggers Chemist Reaction

Comings and Goings ... Chemist and longtime MIT Vice President Kirk Kolenbrander announced he will leave MIT in March to join Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), where he will lead development of SNHU’s College of Engineering, Technology and Aeronautics. Tufts University tapped Northeastern University College of Engineering dean Nadine Aubry to be its next provost and senior vice...

Boston Science Museum Leader to Head Roger Williams University

Comings and Goings ... Roger Williams University named former Tufts University professor and director of Boston’s Museum of Science Ioannis Miaoulis as its new president, succeeding Donald J. Farish, who died in July 2018. UMass Dartmouth appointed Rhode Island College CFO David A. Gingerella to be its vice chancellor of administration and finance. Bunker Hill Community College appo...

Data Connection: Languages, Moods and Preferences

Change in U.S. college enrollments in languages other than English from fall 2013 to fall 2016: -9.2% Modern Language Association Number of foreign-language programs that colleges closed during that period: 651 Modern Language Association Rank of American Sign Language among most popular "foreign-language" majors for bachelor's-degree recipients: 7th Chronicle of Higher Education analysis of...

UConn Taps New Prez, UVM Discloses “Sole Finalist”

Comings and Goings ... The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees appointed University of Virginia Provost and Executive Vice President Thomas C. Katsouleas to be UConn’s 16th president, effective Aug. 1. The University of Vermont announced Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University in Indiana, as the “sole finalist” to succ...