Meehan to Take Reins of UMass System in Season of Farewells, Welcomes

Comings and Goings …

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The University of Massachusetts board of trustees named UMass Lowell Chancellor and former U.S. Congressman Martin T. Meehan to be the next president of the five-campus state university system.

Jackie Jenkins-Scott announced she will conclude her presidency of Wheelock College in June 2016, a position she has held since 2004.

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) President Carol Geary Schneider, who led creation of the AACU’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise Challenge, announced she will step down next June. NEJHE recently published a Q&A with Schneider on liberal education.

Wilson G. Hess announced he will retire as president of the University of Maine at Fort Kent in September, after more than five years in office.

Lesley University President Joseph B. Moore announced he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 academic year, after his ninth year as president.

Economist Yolanda K. Kodrzycki announced she will retire May 15 after five years as the director of the New England Public Policy Center and almost 30 years as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. A longtime friend of NEBHE and NEJHE author, Kodrzycki will be succeeded as center’s director by Boston Fed VP Robert Triest.

Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology elected the V. Rev. Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos as its next president, succeeding V. Rev. Fr. Nicholas C. Triantafilou, who will retire after 15 years.

Clark University named composer and music program director Matthew P. Malsky to be provost and dean of the college, effective June 1.

Unity College named Melik Peter Khoury its executive vice president and chief academic officer.


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