Posts Categorized: President

Prez Changes and Female Firsts

Comings and Goings ... Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) appointed management consultant and college trustee Leslie Ward to be its interim president, succeeding Thomas Greene, the novelist who founded VCFA in 2006 by combining the old Vermont College campus with three MFA programs from Union Institute and University. The Connecticut Board of Education appointed Desi Nesmith, currently ...

National SARA Chief, Connecticut and NH Community College Leaders Named

Comings and Goings ... The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) selected Lori Williams, a 25-year veteran of online higher education, as its president and CEO, succeeding the group's founding president, Marshall Hill, who will retire in August. Williams most recently served as vice president of the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a...

Smith to Retire as Head of National Admissions Group

Comings and Goings ... The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) announced that CEO Joyce E. Smith will retire in summer 2020, after 30 years of service to the association and 44 years in the college admission profession. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) announced that Tim Storey will become the Denver-based national group’s new executive dir...

New England’s Largest School District Chooses New Super from Minnesota

Comings and Goings ... The Boston School Committee chose former Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius to be the next superintendent of Boston Public Schools, New England's largest school district. She succeeds Tommy Chang who resigned last June and Interim Superintendent Laura Perille, who was criticized for having no experience working in public schools. Bryant University P...

Hi-Yo Silver …

Comings and Goings ... Bennington College President Mariko Silver announced she will step down in July after leading Bennington since 2013 to become president and CEO of the Henry Luce Foundation. Provost and Dean of the College Isabel Roche will serve as interim president while a committee conducts a national search for Silver’s replacement. University of Maine System Chancellor James H...

Boston Science Museum Leader to Head Roger Williams University

Comings and Goings ... Roger Williams University named former Tufts University professor and director of Boston’s Museum of Science Ioannis Miaoulis as its new president, succeeding Donald J. Farish, who died in July 2018. UMass Dartmouth appointed Rhode Island College CFO David A. Gingerella to be its vice chancellor of administration and finance. Bunker Hill Community College appo...

Connecticut’s Levinson Retiring; Conway Leaving UMaine Law for Penn State; New Leader at All4Ed

Comings and Goings ... The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system announced that David Levinson will retire from his positions as president of Norwalk Community College and vice president of community colleges for the system on June 30. He will serve as Presidential Fellow from July 1 to June 30, 2020. NEBHE honored Levinson's accomplishments with a 2018 Excellence Award. ...

MIT, Brown U Officials Tapped to Lead Boston Fed Board

Comings and Goings ... Phillip L. Clay, professor emeritus of city planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, became chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston for 2019, and Brown University President  Christina Hull Paxson became deputy chair. The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education named Edward Lambert Jr., former Fall River, Mass., mayor and vice chancellor f...

Babson, Salve Name New Leaders

Comings and Goings ... Babson College’s Board of Trustees named former Philadelphia University president and Jiffy Lube co-founder Stephen Spinelli Jr. to be the 14th president of the private Massachusetts business college where he earned an MBA and served as professor and administrator, including as vice provost for entrepreneurship and global management. He will succeed Kerry Healey, wh...

NH Community Colleges Add Addy

Addy Comings and Goings ... The board of trustees of the Community College System of NH (CCSNH) appointed Cathryn Addy as interim president of NHTI, Concord’s Community College, for the duration of the academic year, Sept. 10, 2018 to May 2019, while the system searches for a successor. Addy is president emeritus of Tunxis Community College, the Farmington, Conn., community college she...