After Burning Glass Merger with Emsi, Sigelman to Launch Nonprofit Institute on Opportunity

By John O. Harney

Comings and Goings …

Matt Sigelman

Matt Sigelman announced that he will step down after 19 years leading Burning Glass Technologies as CEO, but stay on as chair of the career tracking and labor market entity that earlier this year merged with Emsi. Sigelman will launch a new independent nonprofit Burning Glass Institute to advance research and practice on mobility, opportunity and equity through skills. Sigelman helped lay the groundwork for the labor market data aspects of NEBHE’s Commission on Higher Education & Employability. NEJHE has featured his perspectives in articles including New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with Matthew Sigelman on Reading the Labor Market and Do Employers Value the Bachelor’s Degree Too Much?

Simmons University appointed Olin College of Engineering Vice President for Advancement Beth Kramer to be chief development officer and vice president of advancement at the university in Boston’s Fenway. Simmons also tapped video journalist bec rollins to be its chief marketing officer and vice president of marketing and communications.

Mitchell College named George Potts as its director of campus safety. Potts has served six years at the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Police Department and 25 years in the New London, Conn. police department.

Tarek M. Sobh, the founding dean of the College of Engineering, Business and Education at the University of Bridgeport, was named the next president of Michigan’s Lawrence Technological University.

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, a Florence, Mass.-based community of practitioners aiming to promote racial, social, economic and environmental justice, appointed David W. Robinson-Morris as its next executive director. Robinson-Morris is the founding director of the Center for Equity, Justice and the Human Spirit at Xavier University of Louisiana, where he also served as an assistant professor and assistant vice president of development.


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