Tufts University Names New President

By John O. Harney

Comings and Goings …

Sunil Kumar

Tufts University named Johns Hopkins University Provost Sunil Kumar to be the Massachusetts institution’s next president, succeeding Anthony Monaco in July 2023. Born in India, Kumar will be the first Asian American and first person of color to serve as Tufts president. He has previously served as dean at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a faculty member at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

The Community College System of New Hampshire announced that Patrick Tompkins, currently vice president for academic, student and workforce education at Eastern Shore Community College in Virginia, will begin leading NHTI-Concord’s Community College on Feb. 1. He’ll succeed Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki, who stepped down in March. Chancellor Mark Rubinstein has been serving as interim president for the past eight months.

Clark University appointed MIT’s Senior Director of Philanthropic Partnerships Joe Manok to be vice president for university advancement of the Worcester, Mass. university. Before joining MIT, Manok was associate director of development for major gifts and advancement services, and assistant director for development services at the American University of Beirut.

New England Conservatory named Rhode Island School of Design Executive Director of Continuing and Expanded Education Sarah Caggiano to be the Boston-based conservatory’s executive director of expanded education. At RISD, Caggiano expanded the school’s non-degree programs, turning them from local programs into a global entity of more than 8,500 students. At the conservatory, she will work to develop new community partnerships, expand on-campus and satellite locations and increase enrollment in its summer programs.

GBH tapped former National Geographic Editor Susan Goldberg to be its president and CEO, succeeding Jonathan Abbot, who announced in March that he was retiring. With 40 years of experience as a reporter and editor, Goldberg is currently vice dean and professor of practice at Arizona State University. She will become the first woman CEO of the Boston-based public media organization.

The YMCA of Greater Boston named National Mentoring Partnership CEO David Shapiro to be the next president and CEO of the nation’s first Y, succeeding James Morton, who held the post since 2015. The YMCA of Greater Boston has a budget of more than $70 million and provides more than 150,000 people with services, including meals, camps or early childhood education.


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