Dann-Messier Named RI Acting Postsecondary Commish

By John O. Harney

Comings and Goings …

Brenda Dann-Messier

Brenda Dann-Messier, former assistant U.S. secretary of education for vocational and adult education, was appointed acting commissioner of postsecondary education for Rhode Island, succeeding Jim Purcell, who left to become executive director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.

Vermont Technical College named its first female president in its 150-year history. The Vermont State Colleges System Board of Trustees appointed Patricia Moulton as permanent president of Vermont Tech, after serving as interim president since September 2016.

The Connecticut News Project, which publishes The Connecticut Mirror and its sister websites TrendCT and CT Viewpoints, named nonprofit consultant and former journalist Bruce Putterman to be its next CEO and publisher, succeeding Dave Daley, who became senior fellow with FairVote, a Washington, D.C.-based voting rights organization.



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