Setti Warren to Lead Harvard IOP as Interim, While Gearan Heads Back to Geneva

By John O. Harney

Comings and Goings …

Harvard Institute of Politics Director Mark D. Gearan announced he will step down after more than four years to become president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y., a post he earlier held from from 1999 to 2017. Setti D. Warren, the institute’s executive director, will serve as its interim director, while the Harvard Kennedy School searches for a new longer-term director. Gearan was director of the Peace Corps from 1995 to 1999.

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) announced that Marianne Boeke, who currently serves as the group’s vice president for research and state partnerships, will serve as acting president and CEO, while the group launches a national search to replace Lori Williams who left those posts.

Berkshire Community Collage appointed Meghan Callaghan, formerly of Bunker Hill Community College, as dean of teaching and learning, and Erin Lynn, formerly academic learning specialist at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, as director of academic operations.


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