Hampshire Prez Resigns; Sannicandro Named to Lead Mass. Assn. of Community Colleges; Bay Path’s Leary to Step Down After 25 Years

By John O. Harney


Comings and Goings …

Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson announced her resignation amid turmoil at the small liberal arts college, which in January announced it was in financial jeopardy and in search of a merger. The college trustees voted not to accept a full class of students for the fall semester and two Hampshire trustees have resigned in recent weeks.

Former Massachusetts state Rep. Tom Sannicandro was named the new director of the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges. Sannicandro was director of the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass-Boston and spent 12 years in the Massachusetts House, including six as co-chair of the Joint Committee on Higher Education. See this reference to Sannicandro’s service on NEBHE’s Legislative Advisory Committee.

Carol A. Learyannounced she plans to retire on June 30, 2020, after 25 years as president of Bay Path University. Leary has written for NEJHE about Bay Path’s American Women’s College, an all-online degree program geared to adult women, and about a Bay Path program bringing students to visit major European cities.

Columbia Journalism Review reported that several major news organizations made key editorial changes as they gear up for coverage of the 2020 elections.


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