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Tech Entrepreneur Appointed Chair of Hampshire Trustees

Comings and Goings ... Hampshire College named technology entrepreneur and alumnus Jose Fuentes as the new chair of the 20-member board of trustees, succeeding Luis Hernandez. Originally from Guatemala, Fuentes oversees Maison, an educational technology company that helps community colleges retain and graduate more students using online services. He was a managing partner at Savory, a food ...

Clark Names Alum as New President

Comings and Goings ... Clark University named University of Chicago Executive Vice President and Clark alumnus David Fithian to be the Worcester, Mass. university's 10th president, succeeding David P. Angel, who retires in June after 10 years as Clark’s president. Katie Stebbins left her post as vice president of economic development at the University of Massachusetts to start her own ...

Western New England University Prez to Retire After Nearly Quarter Century in Charge

Comings and Goings ... Western New England University President Anthony S. Caprio announced he'll retire at the end of June 2020 after 24 years of leadership. The university's longest-serving president, Caprio oversaw the launch of its first doctoral program and 2011 transition from Western New England College to Western New England University. The Vermont College of Fine Arts Board of T...

Mary Grant to Leave EMK Institute

Comings and Goings ... The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate announced that Mary K. Grant will step down as its president and CEO and return to higher education. She will be succeeded on an interim basis at the institute by entrepreneur and turnaround specialist Art Buckland. Grant was awarded a 2014 New England Excellence Award while president of Massachusetts Colleg...

Brown to Exit Stage at Berklee College of Music

Comings and Goings ... Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown announced he will leave the post he has held since 2004 on May 31, 2021. The third president in Berklee's nearly 75-year history, Brown oversaw opening a campus in Valencia, Spain, the launch of the college's first master’s programs, and the 2016 merger with the Boston Conservatory to create the Boston Conservatory at ...

New CFO at Lasell U and its Onsite Senior Living Community

Comings and Goings ... Lasell University appointed Basil Stewart, recently CFO at Merrimack College, to be Lasell's vice president for finance & administration, serving as CFO of both Lasell and its onsite senior living community, Lasell Village. Roger Williams University School of Law announced that Michael J. Yelnosky will step down as dean when his contract expires at the end of t...

Announcing the NEBHE-Chinese Government Scholarship Recipients for 2019-20

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is pleased to announce the awarding of three NEBHE-Chinese Government Scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year. Through the generosity of the Chinese government, this scholarship offers qualified New England students the opportunity to study at Chinese universities with a full scholarship. After a competitive awarding process, three New Eng...

Two NH Community College Leaders Stepping Down

Coming and Goings ... Pelema I. Morrice stepped down as president of Great Bay Community College in New Hampshire after one year in the position. Community College System of NH Chancellor Ross Gittell was expected to recommend Cathryn Addy as interim president, subject to approval by the system's board of trustees. Addy served one year as interim president of NHTI-Concord’s Community Colleg...

Ali Shuffles to IDG

Coming and Goings ... Carbonite CEO Mohamad Ali, a key member of NEBHE's Commission on Higher Education & Employability,  stepped down as CEO and board member of the Boston-based data protection company to lead International Data Group, a technology media, events and research company. Angela M. Salas, former associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at Indiana University Southe...

Olin College’s First Employee, its President, Will Step Down in a Year; New Prez at Hampshire Plots Rebound

Comings and Goings ... Olin College President Richard K. Miller announced he will step down on June 30, 2020, after 21 years leading the unique engineering college, where he was the first employee. Miller was appointed in 1999 after the F.W. Olin Foundation announced plans to create a college from scratch and began an experiment to educate engineers differently, emphasizing principles of te...