Bentley University Names Its First Black President

By John O. Harney

Comings and Goings …

E. LaBrent Chrite

E. LaBrent Chrite, president of Bethune-Cookman University and former dean of the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, was named president of Bentley University, the first Black president in the university’s 104-year history. He succeeds Alison Davis-Blake who left after two years in charge of the noted business college.

Bryant University appointed Veronica McComb, currently dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at North Carolina’s Lenoir-Rhyne University, to be dean of the Smithfield, R.I. university’s College of Arts and Sciences.

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) named its current senior vice president and general counsel Robert McCarron as its next president and CEO, succeeding Richard Doherty, who will retire on May 31 after 16 years in charge.


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