The Maine Compact for Higher Education merged with the Maine Coalition for Excellence in Education to form “Educate Maine,” a new organization whose mission is to champion college and career readiness and increased education attainment for Maine people. Educate Maine’s executive director will be Tanna Clews, former director of the Coalition. Mike Dubyak, president of Wright Express, will chair Educate Maine’s board. Henry Bourgeois, the co-founder and director of the Compact, will remain president of the Alfond Scholarship Foundation, a position he has held for four years while also directing the Compact.
Bowdoin College named Michael Bartini its new director of student aid, succeeding Steve Joyce, who announced he’d move to part-time status at the end of the academic year. Bartini held a variety of positions at the College Board for the past five years and, before that, was director of financial aid at Brown University and at Washington and Lee University.