NEBHE Stalwart Roberta Willis Will Not Seek Reelection in Connecticut House

Rep. Roberta B. Willis

Comings and Goings …

Connecticut state Rep. Roberta B. Willis (D-Salisbury), a stalwart NEBHE delegate and longtime co-chair of Connecticut’s Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, announced she will not seek re-election this November after 16 years in the General Assembly.

Robert (Bob) W. Allen, president and CEO of the Windham Foundation of Grafton, Vt., was named the eighth president of Green Mountain College, succeeding Paul Fonteyn, who is retiring. Allen will assume the presidency on July 1.

The Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) Board of Trustees recommended John B. Cook, vice president of academic affairs at New Hampshire’s Manchester Community College, to succeed Ira Rubenzahl as president of STCC.

Bowdoin College Vice President and Treasurer S. Catherine “Katy” Longley will leave Bowdoin to become vice president and chief financial officer at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor.

Bernie Beaudreau resigned after eight years as executive director of Serve Rhode Island, the state’s center for volunteerism, to become CEO of the Connecticut Food Bank in Wallingford, Conn. Serve Rhode Island’s board chose Nancy Stetter, its director of finance for the past six years, to succeed Beaudreau as director.



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