UConn Taps New Prez, UVM Discloses “Sole Finalist”

By John O. Harney


Comings and Goings …

The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees appointed University of Virginia Provost and Executive Vice President Thomas C. Katsouleas to be UConn’s 16th president, effective Aug. 1.

The University of Vermont announced Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University in Indiana, as the “sole finalist” to succeed outgoing president Thomas Sullivan as UVM president.

Gettysburg College selected Harvard University Senior Vice President and General Counsel Robert W. Iuliano as its 15th president, succeeding Janet Morgan Riggs, effective July 1.

Michael Johnson-Cramer, the founding director and former interim dean of the Freeman College of Management at Bucknell University, was named the new dean of business and the McCallum Graduate School at Bentley University, succeeding current interim Dean of Business Donna Maria Blancero.

New England College (NEC) announced that its Senior Vice President of Academic Alliances James Murtha, a former official at the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New School and executive at Maguire Associates, will assume a new expanded role as campus director of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, which is merging with NEC.

Samuel R. Tyler announced he will retire after 46 years as president of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, the independent, nonprofit watchdog charged with informing and analyzing city policies.

David Soo left his post as a senior policy advisor in the U.S. Department of Education to join Jobs for the Future (JFF) as chief of staff to CEO Maria Flynn. Soo co-authored the NEJHE piece College Attainment: Throwing a Complete Game while working as a state policy analyst at Complete College America.


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