NEBHE to Expand Transfer Guarantee to Three Northern New England States

With funding secured, NEBHE will begin expanding community college transfer program to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont ... The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) will begin scaling the New England Transfer Guarantee (the Guarantee) to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont this month, having recently secured a three-year implementation grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (AVDF)...

Alexander Announces Plans to Leave Lasell

Comings and Goings ... Lasell University President Michael B. Alexander announced he will step down at the end of the 2023 academic year after 16 years leading the Newton, Mass. college-turned-university. Alexander is also the CEO of Lasell Village, a model senior living community located on the school’s Newton campus. A NEBHE delegate, he is the founder of the Lower Cost Models for Indep...

Global Replace: First-Gen College Grad Who Led National University and Johns Hopkins Ed School Picked as Chancellor of Adult-Focused UMass Global

Comings and Goings ... University of Massachusetts Global named David Andrews to be the next chancellor of the online adult-focused nonprofit institution formerly known as Brandman University, which affiliated with the public UMass system in September 2021. He was president of National University from 2016 to 2021 and before that led the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University, wher...

Emmanuel Chooses Chemist as Next Prez, Spencer to Leave Bates Next Summer, South Dakota Higher Ed Chief to Take Interim Reins at Troubled Western Connecticut

Comings and Goings ... Emmanuel College selected chemist Mary K. Boyd to be its 13th president. Boyd is currently provost of Georgia's Berry College. She was previously dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego and worked as a principal investigator for a National Science Foundation grant supporting the research of female faculty, particularly instructors of co...

House Appropriators Would Boost Pell Grants

DC Shuttle ... House Appropriators Draft $28.5 Billion Boost for Labor-HHS-Education. U.S. House appropriators released a draft fiscal year 2023 Labor-HHS-Education spending bill that would allocate $242.1 billion in discretionary funding. Specifically, the draft House bill text would allot for: $86.7 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Education, which would be a $1...

A Connecticut-Educated Tribal Chief Will Be Signing Your Dollars

Comings and Goings ... President Joe Biden appointed Lynn Malerba, chief of the Mohegan Tribe, as treasurer of the United States, the first Native American to hold the position. Malerba earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Connecticut’s University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in 1983 (then called Saint Joseph College), received USJ’s Distinguished Alumni Nightingale Health Science Aw...

Teaching Civics from Early Childhood to Higher Ed

DC Shuttle ... King Cosponsors the Civics Democracy Act. U.S.  Sen. Angus King (I-ME) announced that he is cosponsoring the Civics Democracy Act which was introduced by Sens Chris Coons (D-DE) and John Cornyn (R-TX) earlier this year. This bill would authorize federal grants for educators, nonprofits and others to “improve [and] strengthen civics education from early childhood to higher educ...

Bacow to Leave Harvard Next Summer

Comings and Goings ... Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow announced he plans to step down next June 30, 2023, after five years at the helm of America's oldest higher education institution. An economist, lawyer and environmental public policy expert, he helped lead Harvard through the Covid-19 pandemic and launched a panel to examine the university's ties to slavery. As president of...

U.S. Cancels Remaining Student Loans for 560,000 Borrowers who Attended Corinthian

DC Shuttle ... Ed Dept Cancels Remaining Loans for Over Half Million Borrowers who Attended Corinthian. The U.S. Department of Education “announced it will discharge all remaining federal student loans borrowed to attend any campus owned or operated by Corinthian Colleges Inc. ... from its founding in 1995 through its closure in April 2015,” impacting 560,000 borrowers. This $5.8 billion lo...

Presidential Stirrings, Plus

Comings and Goings ... Dean College named Boston University Associate Provost and Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore to be its 14th president, succeeding Paula Rooney, who announced her retirement in October after leading the Franklin, Mass. college for 27 years. Echoing an increasingly popular dual leadership strategy, Dean named former Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus to be its first-e...