Posts Categorized: Comings and Goings

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...

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...

North Shore CC VP Jermaine Williams to lead Nassau CC; Linda Larsen, New Chair, RI Career & Technical Board; Katherine Craven, New Chair, Mass DOE; Commiss. Thomas Weber Leaving Mass DEEC

Comings and Goings ...   Jermaine Williams, vice president for student affairs at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Mass., has been selected as the seventh president of Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y., effective July 1, 2019. Before joining North Shore Community College four years ago, he held various roles with increasing responsibility at Northeastern Illinoi...

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...