Posts Categorized: People

A Few More Caps and Gowns

Ronald Noble, the first American to head the international policing organization INTERPOL, will keynote the University of New Hampshire's 142nd commencement ceremony on Saturday May 19 at 10 a.m. on Memorial Field.Paul S. Grogan, president of The Boston Foundation, will deliver the commencement address at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology's 104th commencement ceremony on Saturday, Ma...

Common Core Backer to Lead College Board; Maine Development Foundation Prez Heads to Thomas; Former UMass Amherst Chancellor Ousted at LSU

David Coleman, a former McKinsey & Co. consultant and co-founder of Student Achievement Partners, will become president of the College Board in October 2012, succeeding Gaston Caperton, who announced plans to step down.Maine Development Foundation President Laurie Lachance announced she would leave the position to become president of Thomas College in Waterville, Maine, effective July 1. The...

Great NE Lecture Series (aka Spring Commencement Season) Hits Homestretch

We began covering Spring 2012 commencements back in December 2011, when Northeastern University announced (via Twitter no less) that former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell would keynote Northeastern's 110th commencement on May 4. ... From there, we reported on Gov. Malloy, Sen. Kerry, Victoria Reggie Kennedy Among Newly Announced NE Commencement Speakers (before, that is, the Catholic college w...

New Chiefs at Mount Ida, UMaine Farmington, Presque Isle; Former SCSU Prez Finds Footing at Slippery Rock

Mount Ida College announced that Barry Brown, provost, professor and former acting president of Suffolk University, would become president of the Newton, Mass. college, effective July 1.University of Maine System trustees approved two new campus presidents. Kathryn A. Foster, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., was appointed president of the University of Maine at F...

A Few More Commencements

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst and Connecticut's State Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz will be among 14 speakers to address UConn graduates on Sunday, May 6. Herbst, will speak at 12:30 p.m., and Katz at 5 p.m. in UConn's Harry A. Gampel Pavilion.Carolyn Lynch, CEO of the Lynch Foundation established by she and her husband Peter in 1987, and Amy Lin...

Kanter to Lead Meeting at Northeastern U on Obama Higher Ed Proposals

U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary Martha Kanter and other senior officials will discuss the Obama administration’s college affordability and higher education policy reform proposals at a "town meeting"  scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, at 4 p.m. at Northeastern University's Cabral Student Center.The meeting will offer an opportunity for students, families, advocates, financial a...

Happens Every Spring: More NE Commencement Speakers Announced

Carole Cornelison, commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management, will deliver the commencement address at Wentworth Institute of Technology, on Sunday, May 6, at 10 a.m., on the Wentworth campus's main quadrangle.Author Andre Dubus III will speak at New England College’s 65th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, at 11 a.m. on the college's Simon Green.Author...

Gov. Malloy, Sen. Kerry, Victoria Reggie Kennedy Among Newly Announced NE Commencement Speakers

American writer, commentator and bioethicist Ruth Levy Guyer will keynote Southern Vermont College's 85th commencement on Saturday, May 12. Working as a consultant for the President's Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, Guyer is developing a guide for the commission's recent report on unethical experiments conducted by U.S. Public Health Service researchers in Guatemala after World War ...

University of Maine System Turns a Page for Chancellor

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees named James H. Page as the system's next chancellor.Page, a 59-year-old Maine native. is principal and CEO of the James W. Sewall Co., in Old Town, Maine, and an adjunct professor in UMaine’s Department of Philosophy. Sewall Co. provides consulting in the areas of energy, infrastructure and natural resources.Page holds a bachelor’s degre...

Hockfield to Leave MIT Presidency, Serve Until Successor Takes Office

MIT President Susan Hockfield announced she would leave the position she has held for more than seven years once a new president takes office.As the first woman president of MIT, Hockfield presided over significant strides in hiring and promotion of women scientists and engineers after a faculty report brought national attention to inequity in campus. Among students, the MIT Class of 2015 will be...