Dartmouth Names Prez; AUC Appoints Interim in Quest to Win Back Degree Granting; Amherst Taps Its First Provost

Among recent comings & goings:

Dartmouth College named mathematician and University of Michigan Provost Philip J. Hanlon to be its next president starting in July. Hanlon will succeed Jim Yong Kim, who resigned in April to become the president of the World Bank.

The Atlantic Union College Board of Trustees appointed general surgeon Duane M. Cady, M.D. as interim president of the Lancaster, Mass. college. The college has applied to the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to reestablish its degree-granting authority after the New England Association of Schools and Colleges discontinued the college’s accreditation in 2010 for financial reasons.

Amherst College named its first-ever provost: Belgiumnative Peter Uvin, former academic dean and professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and an expert in development, conflict and human rights in Africa, will begin at Amherst this summer.

Patricia A. Ciccone, the superintendent of the state’s Vocational-Technical High School System, announced she will leave the system in January to become superintendent of Westbrook Public Schools.

Quinebaug Valley Community College President Ross Tomlin submitted his resignation to the Board of Regents for Higher Education after three years leading the 2,500-student college. A spokeswoman for the Board of Regents said Tomlin’s departure has nothing to do with the central office’s controversial offer, since rescinded, of expedited separation for community college presidents.

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