Midwest Group Is First of Regional Higher Ed Compacts to Name Female Leader


Comings and Goings …

The Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) named Susan Heegaard as its president-elect. Currently a senior consultant for HCM Strategists and the Lumina Foundation Strategy Labs, the former commissioner/director of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education will become the first woman to lead one of the U.S. interstate higher education compacts.

Babson College named artist and designer Janos Stone to be director of innovation and design spaces at the new Weissman Foundry, a cutting-edge studio dedicated to fostering creative and collaborative projects led by Babson, Olin and Wellesley college students.

Gerald P. Koocher, dean of DePaul University’s College of Science and Health, became the first provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Quincy College.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design named Kymberly N. Pinder, currently dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico, to be Massart’s new provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, effective January 2019.

Noah Berger, president of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center for the past 15 years, announced he’ll leave the organization Sept. 30 and be succeeded as president by current Deputy Director Marie-Frances Rivera.

Social Venture Partners Boston, which supports high-potential nonprofits through engaged philanthropy, appointed Gardens for Health International CEO Jessie Cronan as its executive director.

Bill Pound, the executive director of the National Conference of State Legislatures since 1987, announced he will step down by the group’s next annual meeting in August 2019.

Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) announced that former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise will step down after 14 years as the national group’s CEO on Jan. 31, 2019.


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