Comings and Goings …
Kim Mooney, the provost and vice president for academic affairs of Franklin Pierce University, was named the sixth president of the university and the first alumna and first woman to lead the institution. She succeeds Andrew Card, the former chief of staff to U.S. President George W. Bush, who is stepping down at Franklin Pierce after less than two years as president.
River Valley Community College President Alicia B. Harvey-Smith resigned to take the post of executive vice chancellor at Lone Star College in Texas.
Springfield Technical Community College chose Manchester Community College (NH) Vice President of Academic Affairs John Cook to be its next president, succeeding Ira H. Rubenzahl, who is retiring after 12 years at the helm.
American Student Assistance (ASA) Ombudsman Grace Bartini announced her retirement after serving the nonprofit as vice president of sales, marketing and customer service, then being named its first ombudsman in 1998 and head of ASA’s Center for Consumer Advocacy earlier this year. She worked previously for Nellie Mae, the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, the College Board, the University of Massachusetts Boston and Simmons College. She’ll be succeeded at ASA by Kevin Fudge, currently ASA’s manager of consumer advocacy and government relations.