Prez Retirements Announced; Noted Social Critic Jumps Cambridge to Southwest


Comings and Goings …

Steve Immerman announced he will retire as president of Montserrat College at the end of the 2017-18 academic year, after nearly nine years leading the four-year visual arts and design college. Immerman authored Letting Off STEAM at Montserrat College of Art for NEJHE.

Bob Pura announced he will retire as president of Greenfield Community College,  a position he’s held since 2000.

Eliot Cutler, a two-time candidate for Maine governor, resigned from his position working to build a new Portland-based graduate center for the University of Maine System. Cutler will be succeeded by George Campbell, president of the University of Southern Maine Foundation. As envisioned, the center would house the University of Maine School of Law, a new MBA program and graduate programs in public health, public policy and management that currently operate at the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, as well as the Cutler Institute for Health and Policy.

Famed left-wing social critic Noam Chomsky announced he is leaving MIT, where he has been a linguistics professor since 1955, to join the linguistics department at the University of Arizona.

Thomas Horgan joined New England College as interim director of public information, following his recent retirement after 24 years as CEO of the New Hampshire College & University Council.

Fairfield University named its Dolan School of Business dean Don Gibson to be the university’s vice provost.

The University of Saint Joseph appointed Theodora Sirota, a professor former director of nursing at New Jersey’s Caldwell University, to be the Connecticut school’s new chair of nursing.

Vermont Public Radio President and CEO Robin Turnau announced she will step down in March from the station she had led since 2009.

Democratic National Committee Chair and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez was named a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, his alma mater.


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