Bridget Terry Long to Lead Harvard Grad School of Ed; Mark Twain Scholar to Head U of Bridgeport


Comings and Goings …

Bridget Terry Long, Saris Professor of Education and Economics and former academic dean at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), will become the next dean of HGSE in July, succeeding James E. Ryan, who will become president of the University of Virginia. Long co-authored the article “As Student Debt Increases, Colleges Owe More in Performance” for NEJHE (when it was called Connection).

Laura Skandera Trombley, president emerita of Pitzer College and The Huntington Library and a preeminent Mark Twain scholar, was named the 10th president of the University of Bridgeport.

Regis College appointed Bay State College School of Management Dean William S. Koehler to be dean of the School of Business and Communication at Regis.

Former Massachusetts state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, who spent more than 27 years in the state Senate and became the first openly gay president of the body, resigned from the Legislature after a damaging ethics report about his husband’s access to the senator’s email and abusive behavior toward staff and others.

Timothy Connelly resigned as the executive director of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a quasi-public agency dedicated to supporting the state’s innovation economy.

Education Pioneers founder and CEO Scott Morgan announced he will step down in June as CEO of the organization he founded in 2003 to recruit diverse leaders from outside the classroom for supporting success in the classroom. He will be succeeded by the organization’s chief program officer Melissa Wu.

Kevin B. Sullivan will leave his post as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services in May to work with Verus Analytics, which helps tax agencies use data-driven solutions to reduce the gap in uncollected taxes (but not in Connecticut). Sullivan previously served as Connecticut’s lieutenant governor and Senate president pro tempore and wrote for NEJHE (then called Connection) on Fix Higher Education …  Before It Breaks!


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