Posts Categorized: Comings and Goings

Dartmouth Names Prez; AUC Appoints Interim in Quest to Win Back Degree Granting; Amherst Taps Its First Provost

Comings and Goings ... Dartmouth College named mathematician and University of Michigan Provost Philip J. Hanlon to be its next president starting in July. Hanlon will succeed Jim Yong Kim, who resigned in April to become the president of the World Bank. The Atlantic Union College Board of Trustees appointed general surgeon Duane M. Cady, M.D. as interim president of the Lancaster, Mass. col...

Former NEBHE Prez Bob Weygand to Leave URI Position

Former NEBHE President and U.S. Congressman Robert A. Weygand will leave his position as the University of Rhode Island's vice president for administration and finance at the end of the fiscal year in June 2013."I will have served in this role for more than nine years, a long time by national standards," he said. "I must admit, it seems like it was yesterday that I started."Since taking the URI po...

Changes for Long-Serving NE Higher Ed Leaders

Among recent comings and goings, Father Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., president of Saint Anselm College, announced he will retire in June 2013, after leading the college since 1989. Bunker Hill Community College President Mary L. Fifield also announced she will retire in June, after 16 years.Don Vickers said he also will retire as president and CEO of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)...

Among Comings and Goings, Levin Leaving Yale Presidency after 20 Years, UNH System Head MacKay to Step Down

Yale University President Richard C. Levin announced he will step down at the end of the current academic year, after 20 years of service—a longer tenure than any other president in the Ivy League or the 61-member Association of American Universities.University System of New Hampshire Chancellor Edward MacKay will step down from the post in March after 36 years with the system and three-p...

Among Summer Comings and Goings: Shake-up in Maine; Plunkett to Succeed Sanders as Chief of Vt.’s Burlington College

Longtime University of Maine at Farmington President Theo Kalikow will succeed Selma Botman as president of the University of Southern Maine, effective July 10, the system office announced. Botman will stay in the system, leading efforts to expand its international programs.Christine Plunkett, Burlington College's vice president of administration and finance, was named president of the college, ...

Comings and Goings: Kennedy Appointed Berkshire CC Prez

The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education confirmed the appointment of Ellen Kennedy as the next president of Berkshire Community College, effective July 1. Kennedy has been serving as interim president at the college since January, following the retirement of Paul Raverta. Kennedy previously served as the college's vice president for administration and finance....

Comings and Goings: Purcell Joins MassBay CC as Provost

Massachusetts Bay Community College named Francesca Purcell, formerly associate commissioner for academic and P-16 policy with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, to be the Wellesley, Mass-based community college’s next provost/chief academic officer. Purcell wrote Smooth Transfer: A Once Mundane Administrative Issue Re-emerges as a Key Tool for Equity for the Summer 2006 issue...

Common Core Backer to Lead College Board; Maine Development Foundation Prez Heads to Thomas; Former UMass Amherst Chancellor Ousted at LSU

David Coleman, a former McKinsey & Co. consultant and co-founder of Student Achievement Partners, will become president of the College Board in October 2012, succeeding Gaston Caperton, who announced plans to step down.Maine Development Foundation President Laurie Lachance announced she would leave the position to become president of Thomas College in Waterville, Maine, effective July 1. The...

New Chiefs at Mount Ida, UMaine Farmington, Presque Isle; Former SCSU Prez Finds Footing at Slippery Rock

Mount Ida College announced that Barry Brown, provost, professor and former acting president of Suffolk University, would become president of the Newton, Mass. college, effective July 1.University of Maine System trustees approved two new campus presidents. Kathryn A. Foster, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., was appointed president of the University of Maine at F...