Comings and Goings …
Radenka Maric, who has been interim president of the University of Connecticut since February, was named the 17th president of the state’s flagship land-grant institution. Formerly UConn’s vice president for research, innovation and entrepreneurship, Maric succeeded former interim president Andrew Agwunobi. Maric becomes the second woman president of the university, following Susan Herbst, who stepped down in 2019.
Brown University hired technology professional Sharon P. Pitt as its vice president for information technology and chief information officer, effective Dec. 1, 2022. Pitt has been vice president for information technologies and chief information officer at the University of Delaware since 2017, where she expanded high-performing computing capacity for the university’s Data Science Institute, helped created a Women in IT program and engaged in Delaware’s Girls Who Code program. She will succeed Interim Chief Digital and Information Officer John Spadaro, who will continue serving as deputy CIO.
Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg named former Fitchburg, Mass. Mayor Lisa Wong as the new chair of the Baby Bonds Task Force. The task force is responsible for developing a comprehensive plan on how to create an at-birth publicly funded trust fund program for children. NEJHE has closely followed related children’s savings accounts around New England.