Connecticut Higher Education Commissioner Michael P. Meotti, a NEBHE delegate, was named interim president of the the state’s new Board of Regents of Higher Education. Under the state’s recent education reorganization, the Regents will serve as the board for the community colleges, state universities and Charter Oak State College, as of Jan. 1. 2012.
Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Tim Donovan announced that Steve Gold of Montpelier was appointed interim president of Lyndon State College, succeeding Carol A. Moore who retired after 13 years of service at Lyndon. Gold has served at commissioner and deputy secretary levels in both the Dean and Douglas administrations. Moore, a NEBHE delegate since 2002, wrote recently for NEJHE about college retention.
Harris N. Miller resigned after four years as president of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, whose nearly 2,000 member institutions enroll 1.5 million students. Over the past year, the sector has faced increased scrutiny from Congress and the Education Department and stepped-up criticism from advocacy groups.
Emmanuel College appointed Joyce A. De Leo, currently chair of the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology at Dartmouth Medical School, to become Emmanuel’s vice president of academic affairs on Aug. 1.