Changes for Long-Serving NE Higher Ed Leaders

Among recent comings and goings, Father Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., president of Saint Anselm College, announced he will retire in June 2013, after leading the college since 1989. Bunker Hill Community College President Mary L. Fifield also announced she will retire in June, after 16 years.

Don Vickers said he also will retire as president and CEO of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) in June, after 41 years with the state student aid group.

Richard Pattenaude, chancellor of the University of Maine System from 2007 to 2012 and before that, president of the University of Southern Maine, was named president of Ashford University, an Iowa-based for-profit holding of Bridgepoint Education. Pattenaude recently wrote for NEJHE about the system’s attempts to deal with financial stresses.



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