Moloney Will Leave Helm of UMass Lowell

Comings and Goings ... UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney announced she will step down as chancellor in June 2022 after six years as chancellor and, before that, eight years as executive vice chancellor, in her 37-year tenure at the university. Among other accomplishments, Moloney has been a national leader in integrating entrepreneurial lessons in campus life and fostering industry-hi...

U.S. Will Temporarily Ease Aid Verification Processes that Can Hurt the Most Vulnerable Students

DC Shuttle ... Education Department Reduces Verification of Student Aid. The U.S. Department of Education announced temporary changes to the federal student aid verification process for the 2021–22 award year. The temporary changes are intended to help students and colleges facing challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and will require less verification for many students. The departm...

Diversity Chiefs, Student Loan Reformers Among Key Job-Changers

Comings and Goings ... Harvard Business School appointed Terrill L. Drake as its inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer. His work will focus on implementing the B-school’s Racial Equity Action Plan. Currently associate dean for strategic initiatives and head diversity officer at the Villanova School of Business, Drake is among a wave of New England college hires in diversity, equit...

NEBHE Announces Expansion of the New England Transfer Guarantee to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), supported by an eight-month planning grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation and the Teagle Foundation, is slated to begin scaling the New England Transfer Guarantee (the Guarantee) to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont this month. The northern expansion of the Guarantee is an extension of the current initiative, which was implemented in bo...

Granite State College Prez to Lead NH Community College System

Comings and Goings ... The Community College System of NH (CCSNH) Board of Trustees named Granite State College (GSC) President Mark Rubinstein to be the system's next chancellor, succeeding Susan Huard who plans to retire. CCSNH Chair Kathy Bogle Shields, who led the search, said Rubinstein made GSC one of the "most transfer-friendly institutions for community college graduates" and has he...

Salomon-Fernández Headed to SNHU

Comings and Goings ... Yves Salomon-Fernández announced she will step down as president of Greenfield Community College on Aug. 15 and become senior vice president at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). She previously served as president of Cumberland County College in New Jersey and interim president of MassBay Community College. Salomon-Fernández has authored several pieces for NE...

Taking a Shot at Return to Campus

DC Shuttle ... Hearings & Markups of Interest (Due to current limited access to the U.S. Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream.)The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Oversight Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Expanding Access to Higher Education and the Promise It Holds on Thursday, June 29 at 2 p.m. Senate HELP Committee Holds...

Goddard Names New President

Comings and Goings ... Goddard College, the Vermont institution known for progressive education, named licensed clinical psychologist Dan Hocoy as its next president, effective Aug. 1. Hocoy will succeed Bernard Bull, who is assuming the presidency of Concordia University in Nebraska. During 24 years in higher education, Hocoy has served as president of Antioch University in Seattle, presi...

Proposals in Congress Would Double Pell Over Five Years, Boost Research but with New Limits on China

DC Shuttle ... Hearings & Markups of Interest (Due to current limited access to the U.S. Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream.) The U.S. House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday, June 24 at 10:15 a.m. Senators Introduce Legisl...

Tufts Names New Dean of Tisch College of Civic Life, Biden Nominates Brandeis Heller School Dean for Return Stint at US Labor Dept

Comings and Goings ... Civil rights attorney Dayna Cunningham, the founder and executive director of the Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) at MIT, was named the Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. She will succeed Alan Solomont, who is retiring after eight years in the role. President Joe Biden nominated David Weil, dean of ...