New Chair at UMass; Rose Rambles to Bowdoin; Changing Principals at Exeter


Comings and Goings …

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker appointed Victor Woolridge to chair the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees. A vice president of Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers and current UMass trustee, Woolridge will succeed Henry M. Thomas III, as chair. Thomas, president of the Urban League of Springfield, will stay on the UMass board. Woolridge’s first priority will be to find a successor for Robert Caret, who announced in December that he will resign as president of the University of Massachusetts system to take over as chancellor of the University System of Maryland.

Bowdoin College named Harvard University faculty member and former finance executive Clayton Rose to be the 15th president in Bowdoin’s 221-year history, succeeding Barry Mills after 14 years leading the liberal arts college.

The Trustees of Phillips Exeter Academy appointed University of New Hampshire Provost Lisa MacFarlane to lead the school as the next principal instructor. She succeeds Tom Hassan, who announced his retirement last July.



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