Kendrick, Wall to Retire from Community College Posts; Former U.S. Ed Secy King Named to Head Education Trust


Comings and Goings …

Dorsey Kendrick announced she plans to retire June 30 as president of Gateway Community College, a post she has held since 1999. She boosted enrollment by 100% in her first eight years and presided over Gateway’s consolidation of two campuses into a new $198 million, 3.7-acre central location in downtown New Haven in 2012.

Charles Wall announced he will retire in August as president of Massasoit Community College after 15 years.

John B. King Jr., who co-founded Roxbury Preparatory Charter School in Boston and went on to serve as secretary of education under President Barack Obama, was named president and CEO of the national Education Trust.

Barry Bluestone, founding director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, joined the Boston Foundation as a senior fellow.

Nefertiti Walker, assistant professor of sport management, was appointed director of diversity and inclusion at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Emerson College named longtime Boston Red Sox executive Dr. Charles Steinberg to lead its new Sports Communication program, which launches in fall 2017.

Southern Vermont College (SVU) appointed Melinda Maris, currently associate dean for teaching and learning at Belgium’s Vesalius College, to be director of SVU’s Center for Teaching and Learning and associate provost for student success and associate professor of biology.

Salem State University hired Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Dean of Information Technology Curt King to be Salem State’s new chief information officer, overseeing the university’s technology systems.


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