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Smith to Retire as Head of National Admissions Group

Comings and Goings ... The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) announced that CEO Joyce E. Smith will retire in summer 2020, after 30 years of service to the association and 44 years in the college admission profession. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) announced that Tim Storey will become the Denver-based national group’s new executive dir...

New England’s Largest School District Chooses New Super from Minnesota

Comings and Goings ... The Boston School Committee chose former Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius to be the next superintendent of Boston Public Schools, New England's largest school district. She succeeds Tommy Chang who resigned last June and Interim Superintendent Laura Perille, who was criticized for having no experience working in public schools. Bryant University P...

Remembering Bob Miller

The NEBHE community was saddened by the passing last week of Bob Miller, who served as a delegate from 1972 to 1994 and 2005 to 2019 and chaired the board from 1981 to 1983. He was the founding president of Quinebaug Valley Community College and served as an interim president at Connecticut community colleges on five different occasions. NEBHE President Michael K. Thomas hailed Bob in a memo t...

Hi-Yo Silver …

Comings and Goings ... Bennington College President Mariko Silver announced she will step down in July after leading Bennington since 2013 to become president and CEO of the Henry Luce Foundation. Provost and Dean of the College Isabel Roche will serve as interim president while a committee conducts a national search for Silver’s replacement. University of Maine System Chancellor James H...

Dann-Messier Departing as RI Commish; Connecticut’s Wentzell Goes to Saint Joseph

Comings and Goings ... Rhode Island Postsecondary Education Commissioner Brenda Dann-Messier announced her retirement, effective May 17. Dann-Messier became acting commissioner following the March 2017 departure of Jim Purcell and was approved as commissioner in August 2017. Dann-Messier also served as U.S. assistant secretary of education in the Office of Career, Technical Education and Ad...

Hampshire Prez Resigns; Sannicandro Named to Lead Mass. Assn. of Community Colleges; Bay Path’s Leary to Step Down After 25 Years

Comings and Goings ... Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson announced her resignation amid turmoil at the small liberal arts college, which in January announced it was in financial jeopardy and in search of a merger. The college trustees voted not to accept a full class of students for the fall semester and two Hampshire trustees have resigned in recent weeks. Former Massachusetts s...

DiSalvo Named New Prez at Endicott College; PC, Hampshire Changes Show Higher Ed’s Dark Side

Comings and Goings ... Endicott College announced that Saint Anselm College President Steven DiSalvo will become the seventh president of the Beverly, Mass. college on July 1. DiSalvo wrote for NEJHE on Higher Education Affordability: Two Approaches. Providence College announced that President Rev. Brian Shanley will leave the post he's held for 15 years at the end of the academic year i...

R.I. Rep. Joseph McNamara Named NEBHE Chair, Mass. Rep. Patricia Haddad Named NEBHE Vice Chair

Comings and Goings … Delegates to the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) selected Rhode Island state Representative Joseph M. McNamara as board chair and Massachusetts Rep. Patricia Haddad as board vice chair at their annual spring meeting in March held at Lasell College, Newton, Mass. The appointments are for a two-year term. NEBHE's board of delegates comprises distingui...

Community College System of New Hampshire to Participate in High Value Credentials for New England Initiative

The Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) will participate in the High Value Credentials for New England (HVCNE) initiative, a project launched in May 2018 by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) and Credential Engine with support from the Lumina Foundation. CCSNH will join the University of Maine and Maine Community College systems as early participants. Credential ...

Rajiv Vinnakota, New Prez, Woodrow Wilson Foundation; Marie-Frances Rivera, New Prez, Mass Budget & Policy Center; Maine DOE Names Kelli Deveaux Comm Dir

Comings and Goings ... The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, on the eve of its 75th anniversary, announced Rajiv Vinnakota as its next president. Vinnakota, who co-founded the SEED Foundation in 1997, most recently led the Youth and Engagement division at the Aspen Institute. Marie-Frances Rivera has been named president of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, a non-parti...