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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 ...

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...

Cheng Named New Leader of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities

Comings and Goings ... The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Board of Regents appointed Terrence Cheng to be president of the system, which serves more than 72,000 students at Connecticut's 12 community colleges, four regional universities and Charter Oak State College. Currently director of the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus and an English professor, Cheng w...

Mary Grant Named to Lead MassArt, as New England Higher Ed Sees a New Season of Presidential Turnover

Comings and Goings ... The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education named Mary K. Grant as the next president of Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). Grant’s three decades of public higher education leadership include serving as president of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and chancellor of the University of North Carolina Asheville. Most recently, as senior admi...

Massasoit Community College Board Eyes Former CCRI Chief DiPasquale as Next Prez

Comings and Goings ... The Massasoit Community College Board of Trustees announced it will recommend Ray DiPasquale to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education as the college’s seventh president. DiPasquale currently serves as president of Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh, N.Y. He was president of the Community College of Rhode Island from July 2006 to January 2016 and commissi...

Education Trust Names Denise Forte Interim CEO, while Current Prez John B. King Announces Run for Maryland Guv

Comings and Goings ... The Education Trust’s Board of Directors named Denise Forte, currently the national organization’s senior vice president for partnerships and engagement, to serve as interim CEO, while John B. King Jr., the group’s current president and former U.S. secretary of education, pursues a gubernatorial bid in the state of Maryland. Western New England University (WN...

URI Finds Next President Down Under, Plus More Big Appointments

Comings and Goings ... The University of Rhode Island (URI) Board of Trustees chose Marc B. Parlange, currently provost and senior vice president of Monash University in Australia, as the Rhode Island flagship’s 12th president. He'll succeed David M. Dooley, who joined URI in July 2009 and oversaw the university's transformation into a leading research institution. Born in Provide...