New Prez at Saint A’s; NH Institute of Art, Champlain Leaders to Step Down

By John O. Harney

Comings and Goings …


Saint Anselm College named Joseph Favazza, a former Stonehill College administrator, to succeed outgoing president Steven DiSalvo, who departed Saint Anselm to become president of Endicott College in Beverly, Mass.

New Hampshire Institute of Art President Kent Devereaux announced he is leaving the Manchester college he has led since 2014 to become the 12th president of Goucher College in Maryland. Devereaux presided during the art college’s 2018 merger with New England College in Henniker.

Champlain College announced that President Donald J. Laackman will step down June 28. Provost and Senior Vice President Laurie Quinn will serve as interim president, beginning in July.

Mariette DiChristina, editor-in-chief of Scientific American, was named dean of the Boston University College of Communication, succeeding Thomas Fiedler, who is leaving BU after 11 years to join the presidential campaign of Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.).

Sacred Heart University tapped Martha J. Crawford, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and former technology leader at several multinational companies, to be the new dean of the Connecticut university’s Jack Welch College of Business, effective Aug. 5.


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