Jobs for the Future Names Flynn CEO; Plus New Campus Leaders


Comings and Goings …

Jobs for the Future (JFF) named Maria K. Flynn to be its president and CEO, effective Dec. 15, 2016. Flynn joined JFF nine years ago, serving as vice president of JFF’s Building Economic Opportunity Group, and then senior vice president. She has spearheaded JFF’s economic mobility and equity work. She was a speaker at NEBHE’s recent conference, Talent 4.0: How Employable are New England’s College Graduates and What Can Higher Education Do About It?

Fairfield University appointed University Provost and Senior Vice President Lynn M. Babington to serve as interim president of the university through June 2017. In July, local media speculated that Fairfield may name its first non-Jesuit president.

The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education selected University of Arkansas at Little Rock Interim Chancellor Zulma R. Toro to be the first woman president of Central Connecticut State University, succeeding Jack Miller, who retired in September.

The University of Bridgeport appointed Robert P. Cottle to be vice president for university relations. Cottle recently served as director of corporate relations, then assistant vice president for development at Fairfield University.

Salem State University appointed Lisa McBride, the the inaugural chief diversity officer at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, to be Salem State’s first vice president of diversity and inclusion.


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