Huddleston to Retire as Longest-Serving UNH President, SHEEO Names New Chief


Comings and Goings …

Mark Huddleston announced he will retire as president of the University of New Hampshire at the end of the 2017-18 academic year, leaving as the longest-serving president in the university’s 150-year history.

The State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) association appointed Robert E. Anderson, the interim chief academic officer for the University System of Georgia and former chancellor for policy and planning at the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, to be SHEEO president starting in August. He will succeed George Pernsteiner, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

Former Connecticut state Senate Leader Donald E. Williams Jr. was named executive director of the Connecticut Education Association, succeeding Mark Waxenberg as leader of the state’s largest teachers union.

Naomi Schalit, co-founder of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, announced she will retire to pursue independent writing projects. She had been publisher and executive director of the center, known as Pine Tree Watch, which she began in 2009 with her husband, John Christie, who will continue working with the center as consulting editor.

Tufts University named Dina Deitsch of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University to be the new director and chief curator at Tufts, where she will be responsible for operations at the Tufts University Art Gallery on the Medford/Somerville campus and the exhibition spaces at the Boston campus of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.



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