Mount Ida College announced that Barry Brown, provost, professor and former acting president of Suffolk University, would become president of the Newton, Mass. college, effective July 1.
University of Maine System trustees approved two new campus presidents. Kathryn A. Foster, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., was appointed president of the University of Maine at Farmington. Linda K. Schott, dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Fort Lewis College in Colorado, was appointed president of the University of Maine at Presque Isle.
Former Southern Connecticut State University President Cheryl Joy Norton, now a senior fellow with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C., was named president of the 8,700-student, state-run Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.
Robyn Carter, former vice president of programs and services at United South End Settlements and network director at the Home for Little Wanderers, was named executive director of Room to Grow in Boston, whose mission is to enrich the lives of babies born into poverty.