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State University of New York Taps Enrollment Expert from CT State to Lead SUNY-Ulster

Comings and Goings ... The State University of New York (SUNY) appointed Connecticut State Community Colleges Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Alison Buckley as the next president of SUNY Ulster, succeeding Alan Roberts who has led the university since 2015. Thomas College hired Chelsea Moeller as its new vice president for advancement. Moeller recently served...

Alexander Announces Plans to Leave Lasell

Comings and Goings ... Lasell University President Michael B. Alexander announced he will step down at the end of the 2023 academic year after 16 years leading the Newton, Mass. college-turned-university. Alexander is also the CEO of Lasell Village, a model senior living community located on the school’s Newton campus. A NEBHE delegate, he is the founder of the Lower Cost Models for Indep...

Global Replace: First-Gen College Grad Who Led National University and Johns Hopkins Ed School Picked as Chancellor of Adult-Focused UMass Global

Comings and Goings ... University of Massachusetts Global named David Andrews to be the next chancellor of the online adult-focused nonprofit institution formerly known as Brandman University, which affiliated with the public UMass system in September 2021. He was president of National University from 2016 to 2021 and before that led the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University, wher...

Emmanuel Chooses Chemist as Next Prez, Spencer to Leave Bates Next Summer, South Dakota Higher Ed Chief to Take Interim Reins at Troubled Western Connecticut

Comings and Goings ... Emmanuel College selected chemist Mary K. Boyd to be its 13th president. Boyd is currently provost of Georgia's Berry College. She was previously dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego and worked as a principal investigator for a National Science Foundation grant supporting the research of female faculty, particularly instructors of co...

A Connecticut-Educated Tribal Chief Will Be Signing Your Dollars

Comings and Goings ... President Joe Biden appointed Lynn Malerba, chief of the Mohegan Tribe, as treasurer of the United States, the first Native American to hold the position. Malerba earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Connecticut’s University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in 1983 (then called Saint Joseph College), received USJ’s Distinguished Alumni Nightingale Health Science Aw...

Bacow to Leave Harvard Next Summer

Comings and Goings ... Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow announced he plans to step down next June 30, 2023, after five years at the helm of America's oldest higher education institution. An economist, lawyer and environmental public policy expert, he helped lead Harvard through the Covid-19 pandemic and launched a panel to examine the university's ties to slavery. As president of...

Presidential Stirrings, Plus

Comings and Goings ... Dean College named Boston University Associate Provost and Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore to be its 14th president, succeeding Paula Rooney, who announced her retirement in October after leading the Franklin, Mass. college for 27 years. Echoing an increasingly popular dual leadership strategy, Dean named former Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus to be its first-e...

University of New England Taps Rutgers Health Dean as Provost

Comings and Goings ... The University of New England appointed Rutgers University School of Health Professions dean Gwendolyn Mahon to be provost and senior vice president for academic affairs of the Biddeford, Maine university, effective Oct. 24. Mahon previously was associate dean for administration at the the Rutgers Health Professions school, assistant dean for research at Rutge...

Szakas Will Continue as Interim Leader of UMaine at Augusta as Initial Choice for Prez Withdraws

Comings and Goings ... Michael R. Laliberte withdrew as the choice for the next president of the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) after the revelation that he had received a vote of no confidence from his former university, the State University of New York at Delhi, which led to a flurry of votes of no confidence in the University of Maine System. The system initially announced Lalibert...

New Guard at University of Southern Maine, Two Maine Community Colleges

Comings and Goings ... The University of Maine System selected Jacqueline Edmonson, the currrent chancellor and chief academic officer at Penn State Greater Allegheny, a mostly commuter college near Pittsburgh, as the 18th president of the University of Southern Maine, also a mostly commuter college. She'll succeed Glenn Cummings, who served as president for seven years and announced his re...