MCLA’s Grant Named Chancellor at UNC Asheville; UMA’s Handley to Nat’l U

Mary Grant

Comings and Goings …

The University of North Carolina Board chose Mary K. Grant to be chancellor of UNC Asheville, the state’s public liberal arts university, effective Jan. 5, 2015. Grant, the president of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2002 and recipient of NEBHE’s 2014 Massachusetts State Merit Award, will succeed Anne Ponder who served as UNC Asheville chancellor for nine years.

University of Maine at Augusta President Allyson Handley announced she will leave the university after more than six years to become executive director of California-based National University’s Sanford Education Center, effective Sept. 15.

Doug Racine stepped down as secretary of Vermont’s Agency of Human Services to be replaced on an interim basis by Dr. Harry Chen, a state legislator and emergency room doctor who has served as commissioner of the Department of Health.

ACT Chief Executive Officer Jon Whitmore announced he’ll retire on Aug. 31, 2015, after five years with the Iowa-based provider of achievement assessments similar to SATs.

Fall River financial advisor Joseph Marshall was appointed chair of the Bristol Community College Board of Trustees by Gov. Deval Patrick. He succeeds Fernando Garcia, who died in May.

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