Comings and Goings …
Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria announced he will step down from the post in June 2020, after more than 30 years at the B-school, including 10 as dean.
U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa Scott Brown—who had defeated Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in 2010 to become a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, then lost the seat in 2012 to Elizabeth Warren as well as a 2014 challenge to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire—was named the next dean of New England Law Boston, succeeding John O’Brien, who had served as dean since 1988.
Mary K. Grant, who stepped down in November as president and CEO of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, was named senior administrative fellow for civics and social justice at Bridgewater State University. Among other things, Grant will lead the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice, named in honor of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, and oversee initiatives to expand access to high quality education for all children, including the Bridge Partnership designed to increase high school graduation and college attendance for low-income students from the Massachusetts Gateway Cities of Brockton and New Bedford.
Sacred Heart University’s former Executive Director of Graduate Admissions Pam Pillo returned to the university as executive director of undergraduate admissions, after a time as interim assistant dean of graduate programs at Fairfield University Dolan School of Business.
Gina McCarthy, a former commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (now the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection) who went on to lead the EPA in the Obama administration, was named president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a national environmental group.
Manchester Community College announced several new appointments, including naming Tracy Ariel as director of its precision manufacturing program. Ariel was director of advanced manufacturing and early college opportunities programs at the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system office.