Prez Changes and Maine Labor Commish Moves on to USM


Comings and Goings …

Fairfield University trustees appointed University of Chicago dean of continuing liberal and professional studies Mark R. Nemec as the university’s ninth president and the first non-Jesuit to hold the post.

Lyndon State College interim President Nolan Atkins was named provost of Lyndon and Johnson State Colleges and of their to-be-unified institution, Northern Vermont University. Atkins chaired Lyndon’s nationally recognized Atmospheric Sciences Department, then became its interim president last July, when President Joe Bertolino left to head Southern State Connecticut University.

University of Maine at Augusta President James Conneely, who has led the campus since early 2016, announced he is leaving his post after a year and four months on the job.

Maine Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette announced she’ll leave her post after nearly five years to become director of auxiliary services at the University of Southern Maine.



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