Posts Categorized: Comings and Goings

Cummings to Step Down at the University of Southern Maine

Comings and Goings ... Glenn Cummings announced he will step down as president of the University of Southern Maine at the end of June 2022 after seven years in charge and return to the university’s faculty as a professor of public policy and educational leadership. Cummings also served as president of the University of Maine at Augusta for one year. A former speaker of the Maine House of ...

America’s Longest-Serving Woman College President to Step Down at Emmanuel Next Year

Comings and Goings ... America's longest-serving woman college president, Sister Janet Eisner, announced that she will leave the presidency of Emmanuel College next year after four decades leading the Catholic liberal arts college in Boston’s Fenway area. Among her accomplishments, Eisner led Emmanuel's transition from an all-women’s college to a coeducational college and brought Merck ...

Boston Fed Chief, Regional Leader Rosengren to Retire

Comings and Goings ... Boston Fed President and CEO Eric S. Rosengren, who had long planned to retire in June 2022, now says he will leave the post Sept. 30 of this year to deal with a worsening kidney condition. Rosengren announced that he has had the condition for many years and is qualified for the kidney transplant list in June 2020. Rosengren worked 35 years at the Boston Fed and 14 as...

Wheaton Taps Emerson Provost as President; Amherst Leader Will Step Down Next Summer

Comings and Goings ... Wheaton College named Emerson College Provost and VP for Academic Affairs Michaele Whelan to be the Norton, Mass., college's ninth president, succeeding Dennis M. Hanno, who last year announced he would step down after leading the college since 2014. Biddy Martin announced she will leave the presidency of Amherst College next summer after 11 years as head of ...

Libby Gets the Permanent Label; Brown University Prof to Lead Heterodox Academy

Comings and Goings ... The Maine Community College System named Central Maine Community College interim President Betsy Libby to the permanent presidency of the Auburn-based community college. Libby had become interim president of the campus in summer 2020. Political theorist and professor John Tomasi will depart Brown University after 25 years to serve as inaugural president of Heterodo...

New Education Commish Nominated in Connecticut

Comings and Goings ... Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont nominated Charlene M. Russell-Tucker as the state's next commissioner of education, succeeding Miguel Cardona, who was tapped earlier this year to serve as U.S. secretary of education. A 20-year employee of the Connecticut Education Department, Russell-Tucker oversaw its Office of Student Supports and Organizational Effectiveness before bec...

Derr to the Birds, Brown Out at New England Law

Comings and Goings ... Sterling College announced that President Matthew Derr will step down from the role in October. The trustees named Lori Collins-Hall, a former Antioch College provost and Teagle Scholar who joined Sterling in March, to be interim president. An avid birder, Derr will pursue the American Birding Association Big Year challenge to record as many native bird sightings as p...

New Multimillion-Dollar Social Justice Fund Taps Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Schools Exec as Leader

Comings and Goings ... The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund named Makeeba McCreary to be the first president of the fund launched by 19 local Black and Brown executives a few weeks after the killing of George Floyd. McCreary recently served as chief of learning and community engagement at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and, before that, as managing director and senior ad...

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Names First Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Comings and Goings ... Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) appointed Natalie Nevárez to be the first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at the nonprofit research organization on Cape Cod. Nevárez formerly served as associate director for faculty diversity and development at Columbia University's School of Arts and Sciences. Montserrat College of Art announced three n...

Coast Is Clear for Academy’s First Provost, Plus Northern Essex CC Taps SUNY for New VP

Comings and Goings ... Amy K. Donahue, formerly vice provost for academic operations at the University of Connecticut, became the first provost of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. In addition to service to the Army and NASA, Donahue served as a professor of public policy at UConn and was the inaugural director of the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute as Louisiana State University. No...