Posts Categorized: News

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...

Remembering Bob Miller

The NEBHE community was saddened by the passing last week of Bob Miller, who served as a delegate from 1972 to 1994 and 2005 to 2019 and chaired the board from 1981 to 1983. He was the founding president of Quinebaug Valley Community College and served as an interim president at Connecticut community colleges on five different occasions. NEBHE President Michael K. Thomas hailed Bob in a memo t...

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...

Community College System of New Hampshire to Participate in High Value Credentials for New England Initiative

The Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) will participate in the High Value Credentials for New England (HVCNE) initiative, a project launched in May 2018 by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) and Credential Engine with support from the Lumina Foundation. CCSNH will join the University of Maine and Maine Community College systems as early participants. Credential ...

Grant-Funded Initiative for Independent College Transfer Underway at NEBHE

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) received a seven month planning grant from The Teagle Foundation to formulate plans for a new transfer initiative between community colleges and independent colleges. The grant project is the first phase of building the foundation for a systematic transfer pathway from community colleges to four-year independent colleges in Connecticut, Massachuset...

Campus Leaders Share Key Recommendations to Consider in Higher Ed Act Reauthorization

A group of 50 national higher education experts, including three from New England higher education institutions, has published a set of 36 recommendations, which they hope will help guide relevant stakeholders and Congress as they consider reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Their report, Innovative, Forward-Thinking Recommendations to Congress on Higher Education Policy, and i...

¿Habla Español? Nuestras Páginas Web de Tuition Break Ahora Presentan Información en Español!

Speak Spanish? Our Tuition Break web pages now have information in Spanish! NEBHE's Tuition Break, the Regional Student Program (RSP) has been helping New England students and families access academic programs out of state at reduced tuition for more than 60 years. In recognition of the region's growing Hispanic population and advice that those families could benefit from accessing college a...

SNHU Triggers Chemist Reaction

Comings and Goings ... Chemist and longtime MIT Vice President Kirk Kolenbrander announced he will leave MIT in March to join Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), where he will lead development of SNHU’s College of Engineering, Technology and Aeronautics. Tufts University tapped Northeastern University College of Engineering dean Nadine Aubry to be its next provost and senior vice...

Boston Science Museum Leader to Head Roger Williams University

Comings and Goings ... Roger Williams University named former Tufts University professor and director of Boston’s Museum of Science Ioannis Miaoulis as its new president, succeeding Donald J. Farish, who died in July 2018. UMass Dartmouth appointed Rhode Island College CFO David A. Gingerella to be its vice chancellor of administration and finance. Bunker Hill Community College appo...