The One for UMass Boston

By John O. Harney

Comings and Goings  …

Photo of Marcelo Suarez-Orozco courtesy of Harry Brett.

The committee searching for the next permanent chancellor of UMass Boston voted to recommend only one candidate, Marcelo Suárez-Orozco. Since 2012, Suárez-Orozco has been dean of UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Among previous positions, he has been a professor at New York University and at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. UMass President Marty Meehan was expected to send the nomination to the UMass Board of Trustees. Suárez-Orozco would succeed Katherine Newman, who is interim chancellor at UMass Boston.

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation announced that Judith Eaton will retire as its president next academic year, after 22 years in charge. Eaton previously held leadership jobs at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the Council for Aid to Education, and the Community Colleges of Philadelphia and of Southern Nevada. NEJHE has featured her thoughts several times, including in this Q&A.

Massachusetts Comptroller Andrew Maylor announced he is resigning to become vice president and chief business officer at Merrimack College less than a year after he started the state post.

Sacred Heart University tapped Maura Daly Iversen, associate dean of Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, to be the new dean of the Connecticut university’s College of Health Professions.



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