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Trinity College’s Angel Pérez Tapped to Lead National Admissions Group, Plus More Turnover in Vermont

Comings and Goings ... Angel B. Pérez, vice president for enrollment and student success at Trinity College and NEBHE delegate, was named the next CEO of NACAC, effective July 15. He succeeds Joyce E. Smith, who is retiring after more than 30 years as the association’s deputy executive director, executive director and CEO. Pérez authored NEJHE articles on Reexamining Our Approach to C...

Vermont Chancellor Jeb Spaulding to Step Down Amid Backlash on Closure Plans

Comings and Goings ... Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Jeb Spaulding announced he'd submit his resignation from the post on Wednesday after a backlash over his recommendation to close three state college campuses. A NEBHE delegate at various points in his career, Spaulding has served as state treasurer, secretary of administration for Gov. Peter Shumlin and the chair of the state Senate A...

Second Chances: More Colleges Added to Program Providing Pell Grants to Prison Inmates

With the number of new high school graduates in New England projected to decline by 14% between 2017 and 2032, the region's higher education enterprises and employers cannot afford to overlook any New Englanders. That includes the many people whose lives have been derailed by the world's largest incarcerator. Last week, three New England postsecondary institutions—Boston College, the Community ...

Maine Chief Justice Steps Down to Become UMaine Law Dean; New Prez Named at Champlain

Comings and Goings ... The University of Maine System named Maine Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Leigh Saufley the new dean of the University of Maine School of Law. Saufley resigned from the Supreme Judicial Court on April 14 to begin her responsibilities as dean April 15. The Champlain College Board of Trustees named Benjamin Ola. Akande, who is former president of Missouri...

Change at the Top of Renowned Enrollment Management Firm

Maguire Associates announced the appointment of John J. Bonanno as CEO, succeeding Linda Cox Maguire in a long-planned leadership transition at the world-renowned enrollment management firm based in Concord, Mass. Bonanno is the former president of ESM Digital, a digital marketing firm serving higher education. He held several leadership positions at Boston University, including president o...

CC System of NH Names Interim Chancellor to Succeed Gittell; U Bridgeport Prez Leaves After Less Than Two Years in Charge

Comings and Goings ... The Community College System Board of Trustees named recently retired Manchester Community College President Susan Huard to lead the system as interim chancellor for one year after the departure of Chancellor Ross Gittell later this year. Brian Bicknell was appointed to permanently replace Huard at Manchester Community College, where he has been serving as interim pre...

Gilda Barabino, a former NEBHE Mentor, Named Second Prez of Olin College

Comings and Goings ... Gilda Barabino, dean of the Grove School of Engineering and the Daniel and Frances Berg Professor at ghe City College of New York, was named president of Olin College of Engineering, effective July 1. While a faculty member at Northeastern University, Barabino served on NEBHE's Advisory Committee on Equity and Diversity from 2000 to 2007 and as a faculty role model/m...

New England Legislative Sessions: Priorities Shift Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The 2020 state legislative sessions started off “business as usual,” but this legislative year has quickly become anything but usual. The recent state-by-state implementation of aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19 effectively ended most states’ 2020 legislative sessions. Massachusetts—the only New England state legislature that continues to meet...

Hedeen Named New Prez of University of Maine at Fort Kent

Comings and Goings ... The University of Maine System named Deborah Hedeen, currently provost and vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the University of Montana Western, to be president/provost of the University of Maine at Fort Kent, effective July 1. Simmons University appointed Ray Pfeiffer, a CPA who formerly held faculty positions at Texas Christian University and the U...

Economist, Community College Chancellor Gittell to Lead Bryant University

Comings and Goings ... The Bryant University Board of Trustees announced that after an extensive national search it has appointed distinguished economist and economic development expert Ross Gittell, who is currently chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire, as the university’s next president. Gittell will succeed Ronald K. Machtley, a former member of Congress, who has...