Mass Higher Ed Commish to Step Down; Reid to Leave Saint Joseph Presidency

Comings and Goings …


Richard M. Freeland

Massachusetts Higher Education Commissioner Richard M. Freeland told the state Board of Higher Education that he will leave his post at the end of the 2014–15 academic year. Freeland has been a member of NEBHE’s board since his appointment as Massachusetts chancellor in 2009. As chancellor and in his previous role as president of Northeastern University, Freeland wrote key pieces for NEJHE (and its predecessor Connection) on the shortage of skilled teachers; the healthcare workforce crisis, immigration reform and the future of higher ed in Massachusetts.

Pamela Trotman Reid announced she will retire as president of the University of Saint Joseph upon completion of her contract and the current 2014-15 academic year. She initiated the university’s first professional doctoral program by creating a School of Pharmacy in downtown Hartford and oversaw the institution’s transition from a college to a university.

Angel Loredo was named higher education specialist at the Maine Department of Education. He will support development of higher education policy and oversee approval of educator preparation programming, additional degree granting for institutions of higher education and Maine proprietary schools. After stints in Texas, he worked at the University of Maine as associate dean of students and worked at the Wabanaki Center.

University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley became chair of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) Board of Directors.


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