Posts Categorized: Comings and Goings

Clark Names Alum as New President

Comings and Goings ... Clark University named University of Chicago Executive Vice President and Clark alumnus David Fithian to be the Worcester, Mass. university's 10th president, succeeding David P. Angel, who retires in June after 10 years as Clark’s president. Katie Stebbins left her post as vice president of economic development at the University of Massachusetts to start her own ...

Western New England University Prez to Retire After Nearly Quarter Century in Charge

Comings and Goings ... Western New England University President Anthony S. Caprio announced he'll retire at the end of June 2020 after 24 years of leadership. The university's longest-serving president, Caprio oversaw the launch of its first doctoral program and 2011 transition from Western New England College to Western New England University. The Vermont College of Fine Arts Board of T...

A Season for New Deans and Trustees

Comings and Goings ... Sterling College named Maxine Kelly, formerly finance & human resources director at Vermont Studio Center, to be Sterling's dean of finance & operations. Michelle Elias Bloomer, formerly of the division of professional studies at Bunker Hill Community College, became associate dean for undergraduate programs at Boston College’s Woods College of Advancing ...

Harvard B-School Dean Plans to Step Down

Comings and Goings … Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria announced he will step down from the post in June 2020, after more than 30 years at the B-school, including 10 as dean. U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa Scott Brown—who had defeated Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in 2010 to become a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, then lost the seat in 2012 to Elizab...

Mary Grant to Leave EMK Institute

Comings and Goings ... The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate announced that Mary K. Grant will step down as its president and CEO and return to higher education. She will be succeeded on an interim basis at the institute by entrepreneur and turnaround specialist Art Buckland. Grant was awarded a 2014 New England Excellence Award while president of Massachusetts Colleg...

Brown to Exit Stage at Berklee College of Music

Comings and Goings ... Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown announced he will leave the post he has held since 2004 on May 31, 2021. The third president in Berklee's nearly 75-year history, Brown oversaw opening a campus in Valencia, Spain, the launch of the college's first master’s programs, and the 2016 merger with the Boston Conservatory to create the Boston Conservatory at ...

Mass. Higher Ed Commish Santiago to Chair National Group of State Higher Ed Executive Officers

Comings and Goings ... Massachusetts Higher Education Commissioner Carlos Santiago was named chair of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) Executive Committee, effective Oct. 1. The committee shapes the group's federal priorities and strategies for communications with Congress, the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies. Before assuming the Massachusetts co...

New CFO at Lasell U and its Onsite Senior Living Community

Comings and Goings ... Lasell University appointed Basil Stewart, recently CFO at Merrimack College, to be Lasell's vice president for finance & administration, serving as CFO of both Lasell and its onsite senior living community, Lasell Village. Roger Williams University School of Law announced that Michael J. Yelnosky will step down as dean when his contract expires at the end of t...

New Trustee Leaders and a Reactivated Rights Commission for Immigrants

Comings and Goings ... Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker appointed Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins as the new chair of the Roxbury Community College Board of Trustees. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont named Wall Street executive and former chair of the UConn Foundation Board of Directors Dan Toscano to be the new chair of the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees. Former Mas...

Two NH Community College Leaders Stepping Down

Coming and Goings ... Pelema I. Morrice stepped down as president of Great Bay Community College in New Hampshire after one year in the position. Community College System of NH Chancellor Ross Gittell was expected to recommend Cathryn Addy as interim president, subject to approval by the system's board of trustees. Addy served one year as interim president of NHTI-Concord’s Community Colleg...