Posts Categorized: People

A Connecticut-Educated Tribal Chief Will Be Signing Your Dollars

Comings and Goings ... President Joe Biden appointed Lynn Malerba, chief of the Mohegan Tribe, as treasurer of the United States, the first Native American to hold the position. Malerba earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Connecticut’s University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in 1983 (then called Saint Joseph College), received USJ’s Distinguished Alumni Nightingale Health Science Aw...

Bacow to Leave Harvard Next Summer

Comings and Goings ... Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow announced he plans to step down next June 30, 2023, after five years at the helm of America's oldest higher education institution. An economist, lawyer and environmental public policy expert, he helped lead Harvard through the Covid-19 pandemic and launched a panel to examine the university's ties to slavery. As president of...

Presidential Stirrings, Plus

Comings and Goings ... Dean College named Boston University Associate Provost and Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore to be its 14th president, succeeding Paula Rooney, who announced her retirement in October after leading the Franklin, Mass. college for 27 years. Echoing an increasingly popular dual leadership strategy, Dean named former Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus to be its first-e...

University of New England Taps Rutgers Health Dean as Provost

Comings and Goings ... The University of New England appointed Rutgers University School of Health Professions dean Gwendolyn Mahon to be provost and senior vice president for academic affairs of the Biddeford, Maine university, effective Oct. 24. Mahon previously was associate dean for administration at the the Rutgers Health Professions school, assistant dean for research at Rutge...

Szakas Will Continue as Interim Leader of UMaine at Augusta as Initial Choice for Prez Withdraws

Comings and Goings ... Michael R. Laliberte withdrew as the choice for the next president of the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) after the revelation that he had received a vote of no confidence from his former university, the State University of New York at Delhi, which led to a flurry of votes of no confidence in the University of Maine System. The system initially announced Lalibert...

New Guard at University of Southern Maine, Two Maine Community Colleges

Comings and Goings ... The University of Maine System selected Jacqueline Edmonson, the currrent chancellor and chief academic officer at Penn State Greater Allegheny, a mostly commuter college near Pittsburgh, as the 18th president of the University of Southern Maine, also a mostly commuter college. She'll succeed Glenn Cummings, who served as president for seven years and announced his re...

Research Leader Julie Chen Will Be First Asian American Chancellor at UMass Lowell

Comings and Goings ... The UMass System Board of Trustees named Julie Chen as the next chancellor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She will succeed Jacquie Moloney, who last year announced her plan to step down this June. Chen will be the first Asian American to lead the 18,000-student university. She has been on the UMass Lowell faculty since 1997, including serving as vice pro...

MD and Veep at Minnesota State Community and Technical College to Lead Connecticut’s Merged Community College System

Comings and Goings ... The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education appointed Dr. John Maduko, a medical doctor and current vice president of academic and student affairs for Minnesota State Community and Technical College, to serve as the inaugural president of Connecticut State Community College, the planned merged community college system in Connecticut. He will lead a system be...

UMass Boston Names New Biz School Dean … Maine Loses an Education-Economic Development Leader

Comings and Goings ... The University of Massachusetts Boston named University of South Dakota business school dean Venky Venkatachalam as the next dean of its College of Management. Venkatachalam will assume the Boston dean’s position from current interim dean Arindam Bandopadhyaya. Previously, as a professor and associate dean at the University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College o...

In Vermont, a New Leader for a New Public System, Plus Warner Returns to RI and Private Vermont Law School Names New Prez

Comings and Goings ... Parwinder Grewal, an entomologist and administrator at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), was named as the first president of Vermont State University (VSU), which will launch in summer 2023 with the consolidation of Castleton University, Northern Vermont University and Vermont Technical College. The flagship University of Vermont and Community Colle...