Leadership Change Coming to America’s Largest Contemporary Art Museum

By John O. Harney

Comings and Goings …


Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art leader Joseph Thompson announced he will step down at the end of October as director of the country’s largest museum for contemporary art. NEJHE covered the opening of Mass MoCA as a creative and economic development tool for the distressed area of western Massachusetts.

Carmen Aguilar, former dean of the Center for Workforce and Community Education at Bristol Community College, was named the new dean of Providence College’s School of Continuing Education.

Clark University named Jill D. Friedman, formerly vice chancellor for public affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, to be the Worcester university’s vice president of marketing and communications.

Rivier University named Paul O. Brower, formerly admissions dean at Nichols College, to be vice president for enrollment management at the Nashua, N.H. Catholic university. Rivier also tapped Brian Ernsting, formerly vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Wartburg College, to be its vice president for academic affairs.


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