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Diversity Chiefs, Student Loan Reformers Among Key Job-Changers

Comings and Goings ... Harvard Business School appointed Terrill L. Drake as its inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer. His work will focus on implementing the B-school’s Racial Equity Action Plan. Currently associate dean for strategic initiatives and head diversity officer at the Villanova School of Business, Drake is among a wave of New England college hires in diversity, equit...

NEBHE Announces Expansion of the New England Transfer Guarantee to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), supported by an eight-month planning grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation and the Teagle Foundation, is slated to begin scaling the New England Transfer Guarantee (the Guarantee) to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont this month. The northern expansion of the Guarantee is an extension of the current initiative, which was implemented in bo...

Granite State College Prez to Lead NH Community College System

Comings and Goings ... The Community College System of NH (CCSNH) Board of Trustees named Granite State College (GSC) President Mark Rubinstein to be the system's next chancellor, succeeding Susan Huard who plans to retire. CCSNH Chair Kathy Bogle Shields, who led the search, said Rubinstein made GSC one of the "most transfer-friendly institutions for community college graduates" and has he...

Salomon-Fernández Headed to SNHU

Comings and Goings ... Yves Salomon-Fernández announced she will step down as president of Greenfield Community College on Aug. 15 and become senior vice president at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). She previously served as president of Cumberland County College in New Jersey and interim president of MassBay Community College. Salomon-Fernández has authored several pieces for NE...

Goddard Names New President

Comings and Goings ... Goddard College, the Vermont institution known for progressive education, named licensed clinical psychologist Dan Hocoy as its next president, effective Aug. 1. Hocoy will succeed Bernard Bull, who is assuming the presidency of Concordia University in Nebraska. During 24 years in higher education, Hocoy has served as president of Antioch University in Seattle, presi...

Tufts Names New Dean of Tisch College of Civic Life, Biden Nominates Brandeis Heller School Dean for Return Stint at US Labor Dept

Comings and Goings ... Civil rights attorney Dayna Cunningham, the founder and executive director of the Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) at MIT, was named the Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. She will succeed Alan Solomont, who is retiring after eight years in the role. President Joe Biden nominated David Weil, dean of ...

E Pluribus Unum: Some Facts and Figures from the NEJHE Beat

Women as a percentage of medical school students nationwide in 1978: 24% The New England Journal of Medicine In 2019: 51% The New England Journal of Medicine Black males as a percentage of medical students nationwide in 1978: 3.1% The New England Journal of Medicine In 2019: 2.9% The New England Journal of Medicine Percentage of graduating medical students in who reported perceivin...

New Tufts Public Safety Director Pursues Key Priority: Antiracism

Comings and Goings ... Tufts University appointed special sheriff and superintendent of the Suffolk County (Massachusetts) Sheriff's Department Yolanda Smith to be its next executive director of public safety, which includes the role of chief of the Tufts University Police Department. One of her priorities will be to follow the recommendations of a Working Group on Campus Safety and Pol...

In the Interim: UConn, NVU, RISD, NMEF Name Transitional Presidents

Comings and Goings ... The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees appointed UConn Health CEO Dr. Andrew Agwunobi as interim president, the first person of color to hold the position in the history of the university. Agwunobi’s appointment follows the resignation of current University of Connecticut President Thomas C. Katsouleas, who will step down June 30 but plans to stay on as a p...

University of Connecticut, American International College Leaders to Retire

Comings and Goings ... University of Connecticut President Tom Katsouleas told the university’s trustees that he will step down as president, effective June 30, less than two years after taking the job. He plans to remain at UConn as a tenured faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The  trustees said in an email to students and staff that an interim pr...