Mary Grant Named to Lead MassArt, as New England Higher Ed Sees a New Season of Presidential Turnover

Comings and Goings ... The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education named Mary K. Grant as the next president of Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). Grant’s three decades of public higher education leadership include serving as president of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and chancellor of the University of North Carolina Asheville. Most recently, as senior admi...

Massasoit Community College Board Eyes Former CCRI Chief DiPasquale as Next Prez

Comings and Goings ... The Massasoit Community College Board of Trustees announced it will recommend Ray DiPasquale to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education as the college’s seventh president. DiPasquale currently serves as president of Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh, N.Y. He was president of the Community College of Rhode Island from July 2006 to January 2016 and commissi...

In “Game Changer” Report, NC-SARA and NCHEMS Highlight Significant Cost Savings for Institutions

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), with support from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), released a new report that illustrates the cost savings associated with SARA participation for colleges and universities. SARA establishes comparable national standards for interstate distance education program offerings. These re...

Sanders and Jayapal Introduce Bill to Make Four Years of College Free for Most Families

DC Shuttle ... Hearings/Markups of Interest The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on COVID-19's Impact on Native Education Systems on Wednesday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m. The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on National Science Foundation Research on Wednesday, April 28 at 10 a.m. The House Education and Labor Committee will hold a heari...

Education Trust Names Denise Forte Interim CEO, while Current Prez John B. King Announces Run for Maryland Guv

Comings and Goings ... The Education Trust’s Board of Directors named Denise Forte, currently the national organization’s senior vice president for partnerships and engagement, to serve as interim CEO, while John B. King Jr., the group’s current president and former U.S. secretary of education, pursues a gubernatorial bid in the state of Maryland. Western New England University (WN...

Biden Budget Would Increase Maximum Pell Award by $400; Give Pell Access to DACA Students

DC Shuttle ... Hearings/Markups of Interest. The House Committee on Appropriations will hold a hearing on Increasing Investments in Community Colleges on Tuesday, April 20 at 10 a.m. The House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on For-Profit College Accountability and Fraud Prevention  on Tuesday, April 20 at 10:15 a.m. via Zoom. The Senate Health, Education, Labor a...

URI Finds Next President Down Under, Plus More Big Appointments

Comings and Goings ... The University of Rhode Island (URI) Board of Trustees chose Marc B. Parlange, currently provost and senior vice president of Monash University in Australia, as the Rhode Island flagship’s 12th president. He'll succeed David M. Dooley, who joined URI in July 2009 and oversaw the university's transformation into a leading research institution. Born in Provide...

“See” You There?

A few upcoming free events of interest ... virtually speaking ... Teale Lecture Series of the University of Connecticut: Dr. Robert Bullard, The Quest For Environmental and Climate Justice Thursday, April 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Robert Bullard, distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University, who has often been described as the...

Gordon College President Tapped to Lead a Christian College in Indiana

Comings and Goings ... D. Michael Lindsay, who since 2011 has been president of Gordon College, the Wenham, Mass. Christian college, was named president of Taylor University, a Christian institution in Indiana. He'll succeed Taylor Board Chair Paige Comstock Cunningham, who has served as interim president of the university since August 2019. Western New England University appointed curre...

Conn. Regents Name Five New Campus CEOs; Framingham State’s Cevallos to Join Central Mass. Presidential Churn

Comings and Goings ... The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR) selected five campus chief executive officers responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations. The BOR announcement noted the major reorganization of Connecticut's community college system and plans to merge the 12, independent community colleges into a single accredited institution, known as Connecticut State C...