Posts Categorized: Comings and Goings

Among Comings and Goings, New Leaders at Conn. System, RISD; Leibowitz Says He’ll Leave Middlebury Helm in 2015

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy named Nicholas M. Donofrio, to chair the Board of Regents of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, the state's largest higher ed system. Donofrio is a former IBM executive and member of the board. The administration asked the previous chair of the 92,000-student system, Lewis J. Robinson, to step down in August amid a pay-raise scandal and other ...

Maeda Leaving RISD for Silicon Valley Job

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) President John Maeda announced he will leave RISD at the end of the fall semester to become a design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he will help entrepreneurs build design into their company cultures; he will also chair the eBay Design Advisory Board, working with the company to evolve design capabilities. Watch Maeda’s messa...

More Comings and Goings: Dartmouth Academic Named Vt Ed Chief; former Skidmore Prez Takes US Under Secy Post

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin named Rebecca Holcombe, current director of the Dartmouth Teacher Education Program in Hanover, N.H., to lead Vermont's Agency of Education, starting in January. Before going to Dartmouth. Holcombe was a principal at Fairlee School in Vermont and a social studies and science teacher at the Frances C. Richmond School in Hanover, N.H. The governor’s office took over ...

Among Comings and Goings, Greene to Blow into Colby from Windy City

Colby College named University of Chicago Executive Vice President David Greene to be the 20th president of the 200-year-old private liberal arts college, effective July 1. He will succeed William Adams, who has been Colby's president since 2000. Greene previously served in planning roles at Brown University and Smith College. **** Manchester Community College appointed Sandra Palmer as the interi...

Among Comings and Goings, Conn. College Plucks News Prez from Brown

BergeronKatherine Bergeron, dean of the college at Brown University, was named the 11th president of Connecticut College, effective Jan. 1, 2014.****The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, which governs the 17 Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, appointed Asnuntuck Community College CFO and Dean of Administration James Lombella to be the interim president of the college, ...

Among Comings and Goings, Conn. Turnover Continues; Kelley Leaves Mass DHE for Quincy College

Lewis Robinson Jr. stepped down as chair of Connecticut's Board of Regents of Higher Education, a post he had held since July 2011. As the Connecticut Mirror reported, "The system was hit by a series of controversies last fall that included the improper granting of double-digit percentage pay raises for central office staff and disclosure that the community college presidents were b...

Among Comings and Goings, Former UConn Diversity Chief Tapped as VP at Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) named Damon A. Williams to be its new senior vice president of program, training & youth development services. Williams joined BGCA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he served as vice provost and chief diversity officer, and on the faculty of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He previously was chief diversity of...

Among Comings and Goings: NE HERC Names New Director; Assistant to ASU’s Crow to Head Bennington

Ruth Molina became director of  the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NE HERC) after eight years managing faculty and staff recruitment at Bridgewater State University. She has led the NE HERC advertising committee and served on its diversity and steering committees. Molina succeeds Jennifer Ivers, who is assistant dean for faculty development at Harvard University and will...

Among Comings and Goings, Roxbury CC Changes at the Top

The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education approved Valerie R. Roberson, currently vice president for academic affairs at Joliet Junior College in Illinois and former president of Olive-Harvey College, to be the 15th president of Roxbury Community College, effective July 22. A March report requested by trustees showed systematic lapses over the past decade by administrators at the college. Rober...

Bunker Hill Names New Prez; Giles Elevated to Head VSAC; Jones to Step Down at Trinity

Pam Y. Eddinger, president of Moorpark College in California since 2008 and former vice president of MassBay Community College, was named president of Bunker Hill Community College effective July 1. She will succeed Mary L. Fifield who is retiring after more than 16 years heading Bunker Hill. Scott Giles, a vice president of Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) since joining the organiz...