Among Comings & Goings, Moore to Leave Lyndon State, Staples to Head NEASC

Lyndon State College President Carol A. Moore announced her retirement from the college, effective July 1, after 13 yeas in charge of the Lyndonville, Vt. college. A NEBHE delegate since 2002, Moore recently wrote for NEJHE about college retention.


Former Connecticut state Rep. Cameron Staples, who was House chair of the Education Committee and a longtime NEBHE delegate, was chosen as the next CEO of the New England Association of Schools and College. He will succeed Jacob Ludes III, who is retiring after more than 12 years in charge of the the Bedford, Mass.-based accrediting agency for more than 2,000 New England public and private institutions from pre-kindergarten through college.


Maine Center for Economic Policy Executive Director and Founder Christopher “Kit” St. John will leave his position at the end of 2011. St. John was in a group of advocates who founded the organization in 1994 to ensure that the interests of low- and moderate-income families would be represented in budget debates.


Nichols College trustees named Susan West Engelkemeyer as the Dudley, Mass. college’s seventh president, beginning in August. She became dean of the Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2009.


Regis College trustees announced that Antoinette M. Hays, dean of the Regis School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions, will become the 10th president of the college, effective July 1, succeeding Mary Jane England, MD, who is stepping down at the end of June after a decade of service.


Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin appointed Vermont College of Fine Arts President Thomas Christopher Greene to serve on NEBHE. A native of Worcester, Mass., he is the author of three novels and was director of public affairs at Norwich University. VCFA is the only U.S. graduate school devoted exclusively to fine arts education.


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