NEBHE’s First SARA Director to Lead Bay Path University

By John O. Harney


Comings and Goings …

Sandra J. Doran, NEBHE’s first director of the New England State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), was named the sixth president of Bay Path University, succeeding Carol Leary, who retires in June following her 25-year presidency. Doran has recently been serving as interim president of Salem Academy and College, a private women’s school in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Dr. Ashish K. Jha, the faculty director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, was appointed the next dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, succeeding Bess Marcus, who will conclude her term as dean this summer to return to full-time research and teaching as a member of the Brown faculty.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation policy director Charlie Toulmin was tapped to lead Reaching Higher NH, succeeding Evelyn Aissa, who is stepping down after nearly five years as executive director of the organization devoted to helping New Hampshire children prepare for college, careers and 21st century opportunities.

Spencer Foundation President Na’ilah Suad Nasir, the former vice chancellor of equity and inclusion at the University of California, Berkeley, was voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

KidsGardening, a national nonprofit based in Burlington, Vt., with an online reach of more than 400,000 educators and youth garden leaders and volunteers, named Rachel Stein as its new executive director. Stein co-founded Growing Great Schools in West Hartford, Conn.




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