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Fed Chair Bernanke, Arianna Huffington, Dr. Paul Farmer Among Closers Announced for NE Commencement Season

Photo courtesy of Fairfield University. Kenneth I. Chenault, chair and CEO of American Express Company, will keynote the undergraduate commencement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Friday, May 10, at 5 p.m. in McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, will keynote the commencement ceremony at Saint Joseph's Coll...

New Prez at Keene State and Other Comings and Goings

Keene State College appointed Anne E. Huot to be its 10th president, beginning July 1. For the past six years, she served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. She holds a bachelor's degree in Medical Technology from the University of New Hampshire and a master's and doctorate from the University of Vermont. Asnuntuck Communi...

Comings and Goings: Former Mass. Lt. Gov Among New Campus Presidents

Babson College named former Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey to be the first woman to lead the college, effective July 1. She succeeds Len Schlesinger, who announced in December that he would step down at the end of this academic year. Richard Hopper, a higher education specialist with the World Bank, was appointed president of Kennebec Valley Community College, to start in April when Barbara...

Commencements: Lennox at Berklee, Marsalis at UVM … and that’s Just the Musical Guests!

Photo of Annie Lennox. Rebecca Onie, co-founder and CEO of Health Leads, will deliver the keynote address at MGH Institute of Health Professions’ 2013 commencement on Thursday, May 9. Singer-songwriter Annie Lennox will deliver the keynote at Berklee College of Music on Saturday, May 11 at Boston University's Agganis Arena. Richard DesLauriers, special agent in charge of the FBI’s ...

To Go Where No One Has Gone Before: Hundreds Brave Storm to Join NEBHE in Recognizing Excellence

Despite a late-winter snowstorm, hundreds of New Englanders braved the snow to attend NEBHE's 11th New England Higher Education Excellence Awards celebration on Friday, March 8, at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel. Each year, NEBHE presents Regional Excellence Awards to individuals and organizations that have shown exceptional leadership on behalf of higher education and the advancement...

Spring Forward: Prez of Rwanda Among Speakers Headed to NE Campuses

Rwanda President Paul Kagame will speak at the University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater on Tuesday, March 12, at 11 a.m., to mark the launch of the university's Genocide and Holocaust Education Initiative. **** Journalist and author Bob Woodward will speak at Eastern Connecticut State University's Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each for the public, ...

Prez Changes at Marian Court, Springfield; First CFO at Amherst and a Valentine at Sacred Heart

Marian Court College trustees approved the appointment of Denise A. Hammon as the college's fourth president. She had been serving as interim president since August 2012. Springfield College President Richard B. Flynn announced he will retire on Aug. 31, after 14 years as president. Amherst College tapped Kevin Weinman, Dartmouth College’s assistant vice president of finance, to be Amherst...

Work in Progress: New HERC Jobs Feed Goes Live

The New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) will go live with a website and job board redesign on Feb. 13.Since summer 2011, NEBHE and New England HERC have collaborated to post jobs on www.nebhe.org's Joblink page.The new changes come after HERC surveyed thousands of job-seekers and hundreds of member institutions across the nation, undergoing an exhaustive website and job boar...

Harvard Expert to Follow Christ at Smith, Banker to Head McCormack

Comings and Goings ... Child development expert Kathleen McCartney, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, was named the 11th president of Smith College, effective July 1, 2013. McCartney represents Harvard on the founding board of edX, the online education consortium created by Harvard and MIT. She'll succeed Carol T. Christ, who has been Smith president since 2002. The Unive...

Dartmouth Names Prez; AUC Appoints Interim in Quest to Win Back Degree Granting; Amherst Taps Its First Provost

Comings and Goings ... Dartmouth College named mathematician and University of Michigan Provost Philip J. Hanlon to be its next president starting in July. Hanlon will succeed Jim Yong Kim, who resigned in April to become the president of the World Bank. The Atlantic Union College Board of Trustees appointed general surgeon Duane M. Cady, M.D. as interim president of the Lancaster, Mass. col...