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MIT Provost to Lead RPI

Comings and Goings ... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) named MIT Provost Martin Schmidt, an RPI alumnus, as its 19th president, succeeding Shirley Ann Jackson, who has led the upstate New York university since 1999. The University of New Haven appointed Yeshiva University Vice Provost Danielle Wozniak as the Connecticut institution's next provost and vice president of academic affairs...

Strada Education Network Names New Chief

Comings and Goings ... Strada Education Network named Virginia Economic Development Partnership President Stephen Moret as its next president and CEO, beginning in January 2022. Before taking his post in Virginia, Moret was president and CEO of the Louisiana State University Foundation, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Economic Development and chief executive of the Baton Rouge Area...

After Burning Glass Merger with Emsi, Sigelman to Launch Nonprofit Institute on Opportunity

Comings and Goings ... Matt Sigelman announced that he will step down after 19 years leading Burning Glass Technologies as CEO, but stay on as chair of the career tracking and labor market entity that earlier this year merged with Emsi. Sigelman will launch a new independent nonprofit Burning Glass Institute to advance research and practice on mobility, opportunity and equity through skills...

Distance Education Boomed Last Year, Signaling New Era for Learning

The number of students who sought postsecondary education through exclusively distance modalities grew from a little over 3 million in 2019 to more than 5.8 million in 2020, according to a new report by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). The “exclusively” qualifier refers to students who enrolled solely in programs via distance education, as disti...

A New Heart Man at Brown and the Skinny on Acadia

Comings and Goings ... Dr. Mukesh K. Jain, chief academic officer at University Hospitals health system in Cleveland and vice dean for medical sciences at Case Western Reserve University, was named dean of medicine and biological sciences at Brown University. A physician-scientist specializing in cardiovascular medicine, Jain will succeed Dr. Jack A. Elias, Brown’s dean of medicine and bi...

Cambridge College Dean Joins Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Comings and Goings ... Cambridge College Dean of Student Affairs Regina Robinson was named deputy commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Known for standing up for marginalized students, Robinson served one term on the Boston School Committee. Keene State College named University of Southern Indiana Dean James M. Beeby, a historian, to be the ...

Cummings to Step Down at the University of Southern Maine

Comings and Goings ... Glenn Cummings announced he will step down as president of the University of Southern Maine at the end of June 2022 after seven years in charge and return to the university’s faculty as a professor of public policy and educational leadership. Cummings also served as president of the University of Maine at Augusta for one year. A former speaker of the Maine House of ...

America’s Longest-Serving Woman College President to Step Down at Emmanuel Next Year

Comings and Goings ... America's longest-serving woman college president, Sister Janet Eisner, announced that she will leave the presidency of Emmanuel College next year after four decades leading the Catholic liberal arts college in Boston’s Fenway area. Among her accomplishments, Eisner led Emmanuel's transition from an all-women’s college to a coeducational college and brought Merck ...

Boston Fed Chief, Regional Leader Rosengren to Retire

Comings and Goings ... Boston Fed President and CEO Eric S. Rosengren, who had long planned to retire in June 2022, now says he will leave the post Sept. 30 of this year to deal with a worsening kidney condition. Rosengren announced that he has had the condition for many years and is qualified for the kidney transplant list in June 2020. Rosengren worked 35 years at the Boston Fed and 14 as...

A Recap of the 2021 State Legislative Sessions in New England: Higher Ed and Workforce Development

Amid a lingering pandemic, a surprise merger proposal and strong efforts to make college free or debt-free, the 2021 legislative session in New England was one for the books. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of this year’s state legislative sessions ... Sexual misconduct and assault Lawmakers in Connecticut and Massachusetts passed legislation focused on college campus ...