Fogel to Step Down as UVM Prez, Patrick Kennedy to Lead Brown Institute, MIT Chair to Join Rice

Daniel Mark Fogel announced he would step down as president of the University of Vermont, effective June 30, 2012, after 10 years at the helm of Vermont’s land-grant university. In a letter to the UVM community, Fogel cited successful UVM initiatives such as the creation of the Honors College, a six-credit diversity requirement and the UVM Transportation Research Center.


Brown University announced that former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, an advocate for mental health care and neuroscience research, accepted a two-year appointment as a visiting fellow at the Brown Institute for Brain Science through the 2012-13 academic year.


Edwin “Ned” Thomas, chair of MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was named dean of Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering, effective July 1.


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