Comings and Goings …
Vermont lawyer Michael Wool became chair of the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), succeeding former Maine state Sen. Emily Cain, who stepped down as NEBHE chair to run for a seat in the U.S. Congress.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker appointed Chris Gabrieli and Sheila Harrity to the Board of Higher Education, and designated Gabrieli as its new chair, succeeding Charles Desmond. Gabrieli is the cofounder of three nonprofit education innovation and reform initiatives and a lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Harrity is the superintendent of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District and a former principal at Worcester Technical High School, the only high school in 2014 to host President Obama as commencement speaker.
Paul Broadie II, vice president of student services at SUNY Orange County Community College, was named the next president of Housatonic Community College effective April 3, succeeding Elizabeth Roop, who has been serving as Housatonic’s interim president since June 2014.
The University of Maine System hired two-time gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler to lead the merger of the graduate business programs at its Portland and Orono campuses with the University of Maine School of Law, which is on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus. Cutler held jobs in D.C. for the late U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie and President Jimmy Carter.
Mount Ida College elected Marijean Lauzier, founder and retired CEO and President of the public relations firm Racepoint Global Inc, to a three-year term on the Mount Ida Board of Trustees.