Posts Categorized: Comings and Goings

In Vermont, a New Leader for a New Public System, Plus Warner Returns to RI and Private Vermont Law School Names New Prez

Comings and Goings ... Parwinder Grewal, an entomologist and administrator at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), was named as the first president of Vermont State University (VSU), which will launch in summer 2023 with the consolidation of Castleton University, Northern Vermont University and Vermont Technical College. The flagship University of Vermont and Community Colle...

UMaine System Plucks New President from SUNY to Lead Augusta Campus, Mass. Community College Names Its First Provost

Comings and Goings ... The University of Maine System appointed State University of New York (SUNY) at Delhi President Michael Laliberte as the next president of the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA), effective Aug. 1. As president of SUNY at Delhi since 2016, he added 19 new degree programs to address local and state workforce needs, launched initiatives to improve student success, incr...

Mount Holyoke College Taps former Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum as Interim Leader

Comings and Goings ... Mount Holyoke College named former Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum as interim president, taking over in July for Sonya Stephens, who announced she would be leaving in the summer to head the American University in Paris. A clinical psychologist, Tatum served as acting president of Mount Holyoke in 2002, was dean of the college from 1998 to 2002 a...

Hartford International University for Religion and Peace Names New Admissions Chief

Comings and Goings ... Hartford International University for Religion and Peace appointed experienced admissions professional Kalia Kellogg as its director of recruitment and enrollment management. Kellogg served recently as director of enrollment management at Northwestern Connecticut Community College and, before that, as associate director of admissions at Trinity College. The ETS Boa...

Diverse Changes Around New England’s Second-Largest City

Comings and Goings ... Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. announced he will step down in May after eight years leading New England's second largest city. Augustus is credited with the city’s recent economic growth, including the development of Polar Park, home of the Worcester Red Sox, the minor league baseball team formerly based in Pawtucket, R.I. He has been criticized for the...

More Leadership Innovations

Comings and Goings ... In another example of increasingly common leadership innovations in higher education, University of New Hampshire President James W. “Jim” Dean Jr. will take on the additional role of interim chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire, working with the presidents of Keene State College and Plymouth State University to advance the interests of the overall...

Seven Sisters Act

Comings and Goings ... Mount Holyoke College President Sonya Stephens announced she will step down in August to become president of the American University of Paris. Stephens has worked at the South Hadley, Mass.-based Seven Sisters and Five Colleges institution since 2013 and became president in 2018, succeeding Lynn Pasquerella. Just a few days earlier, another Seven Sisters leader, Smit...

In Massachusetts, an Early Ed Exit

Comings and Goings ... Massachusetts Early Education and Care Commissioner Samantha Aigner-Treworgy resigned from the post where she led the process of opening emergency childcare during the early days of the pandemic and helping launch a statewide childcare Covid testing initiative in the Bay State. WGBH Educational Foundation President and CEO Jonathan Abbott announced he will step down af...

Innovative Presidential Arrangements

Comings and Goings ... The University of New Haven Board of Governors promoted an "innovative presidential transition plan" in which Steven H. Kaplan, who has been president of the university for the past 18 years, will become its first chancellor and CEO in July, while Sheahon Zenger, its director of athletics and recreation, will become interim president, overseeing day-to-day operations....

Boston Fed Marks Firsts with New CEO … MIT and Tufts Presidents Announce Plans to Leave Posts

Comings and Goings ... The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston named University of Michigan Provost Susan M. Collins to be the bank's next president and CEO. An international macroeconomist, Collins will be the first Black woman to lead a regional bank in the 108-year history of the Fed system. In addition to being the University of Michigan's provost and executive vice president for academic af...