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Egan Named Co-Chair of Higher Ed Committee at New England Council

Comings and Goings … Dan Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island (AICURI), was named the new co-chair, of the New England Council’s Higher Education Committee, succeeding Tim Leshan, who stepped down from the committee role when he was recently promoted in his work at Northeastern University to vice… Read more »

Ojakian Retiring as Leader of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities

Comings and Goings … Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) President Mark Ojakian announced we will retire after five years as CEO of the organization responsible for 17 higher education institutions, 9,000 employees and more than 100,000 students, effective Jan. 1, 2021. He has spent 40 years in state government, including three as chief of… Read more »

Optometry College’s First Diversity and Inclusion Liaison Among Key New Hires

Comings and Goings … Dr. Angela Abraham, a graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry and Smith College, was appointed to be the first-ever diversity and inclusion liaison for the New England College of Optometry (NECO), where she will work with the college’s new Alliance for the Advancement of Diversity and Inclusion…. Read more »

UMass Dartmouth Chancellor to Skipper Western New England University

Comings and Goings … UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson announced he is leaving the South Coast campus in September after three years to become president of Western New England University. He’ll succeed Anthony Caprio, who has been president of the Springfield, Mass.-based Western New England for 24 years. Johnson also led Becker College in… Read more »

Western New England University Prez to Retire After Nearly Quarter Century in Charge

Comings and Goings … Western New England University President Anthony S. Caprio announced he’ll retire at the end of June 2020 after 24 years of leadership. The university’s longest-serving president, Caprio oversaw the launch of its first doctoral program and 2011 transition from Western New England College to Western New England University. The Vermont College… Read more »

A Season for New Deans and Trustees

Comings and Goings … Sterling College named Maxine Kelly, formerly finance & human resources director at Vermont Studio Center, to be Sterling’s dean of finance & operations. Michelle Elias Bloomer, formerly of the division of professional studies at Bunker Hill Community College, became associate dean for undergraduate programs at Boston College’s Woods College of Advancing… Read more »

New CFO at Lasell U and its Onsite Senior Living Community

Comings and Goings … Lasell University appointed Basil Stewart, recently CFO at Merrimack College, to be Lasell’s vice president for finance & administration, serving as CFO of both Lasell and its onsite senior living community, Lasell Village. Roger Williams University School of Law announced that Michael J. Yelnosky will step down as dean when his… Read more »

New Trustee Leaders and a Reactivated Rights Commission for Immigrants

Comings and Goings … Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker appointed Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins as the new chair of the Roxbury Community College Board of Trustees. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont named Wall Street executive and former chair of the UConn Foundation Board of Directors Dan Toscano to be the new chair of the University… Read more »

Prez Changes and Female Firsts

Comings and Goings … Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) appointed management consultant and college trustee Leslie Ward to be its interim president, succeeding Thomas Greene, the novelist who founded VCFA in 2006 by combining the old Vermont College campus with three MFA programs from Union Institute and University. The Connecticut Board of Education appointed… Read more »

Big New Education Posts for Two Former New England Guvs

Comings and Goings … The University of Maine System Board of Trustees appointed former Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to be the next chancellor of the University of Maine System, succeeding James Page, who will retire on June 30. The Chronicle of Higher Education characterized Malloy’s new challenge this way. After declining to seek reelection… Read more »