Among Summer Comings and Goings: Shake-up in Maine; Plunkett to Succeed Sanders as Chief of Vt.’s Burlington College

Longtime University of Maine at Farmington President Theo Kalikow will succeed Selma Botman as president of the University of Southern Maine, effective July 10, the system office announced. Botman will stay in the system, leading efforts to expand its international programs.

Christine Plunkett, Burlington College’s vice president of administration and finance, was named president of the college, succeeding Jane Sanders.

Rhode Island School of Design named furniture designer/maker and interim provost Rosanne Somerson to be its provost, effective July 1.

The University of New England appointed former Rhode Island Sea Grant College Program director Barry A. Costa-Pierce to be the Biddeford, Maine, university’s new Henry L. & Grace Doherty Endowed Chair of Marine Sciences and director of its Marine Science Education and Research Center and Center for Land-Sea Interactions.

Jimmy Jung was named vice president for enrollment management at the University of Maine, effective July 1. Currently, Jung is assistant vice president for enrollment management at the State University of New York The College at Brockport and former executive director for strategic enrollment management at City University of New York Baruch College.

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center founding director Don Hossler stepped down as executive director on July 1 to concentrate full time on his teaching obligations at Indiana University. Doug Shapiro, currently senior director of research for the center, will be promoted to executive research director.


Leave a Reply

  • (will not be published)

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>