Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin named Rebecca Holcombe, current director of the Dartmouth Teacher Education Program in Hanover, N.H., to lead Vermont’s Agency of Education, starting in January. Before going to Dartmouth. Holcombe was a principal at Fairlee School in Vermont and a social studies and science teacher at the Frances C. Richmond School in Hanover, N.H. The governor’s office took over management of the agency in 2012 and chose then-Commissioner Armando Vilaseca to serve an interim term as secretary until January 2014.
The U.S. Department of Education appointed Jamienne S. Studley to be deputy under secretary, where she will focus on higher education policy development and outreach. She previously served as president of Public Advocates Inc., president of Skidmore College, and associate dean of Yale Law School, where she helped to establish the loan-forgiveness program. She has also held positions in the Education Department under the Obama and Clinton administrations.
, former vice president for enrollment management and dean of students at Wittenberg University in Ohio, became vice president for enrollment at Saint Michael’s College.