Posts Tagged: Comings and Goings

URI Finds Next President Down Under, Plus More Big Appointments

Comings and Goings ... The University of Rhode Island (URI) Board of Trustees chose Marc B. Parlange, currently provost and senior vice president of Monash University in Australia, as the Rhode Island flagship’s 12th president. He'll succeed David M. Dooley, who joined URI in July 2009 and oversaw the university's transformation into a leading research institution. Born in Provide...

Gordon College President Tapped to Lead a Christian College in Indiana

Comings and Goings ... D. Michael Lindsay, who since 2011 has been president of Gordon College, the Wenham, Mass. Christian college, was named president of Taylor University, a Christian institution in Indiana. He'll succeed Taylor Board Chair Paige Comstock Cunningham, who has served as interim president of the university since August 2019. Western New England University appointed curre...

Conn. Regents Name Five New Campus CEOs; Framingham State’s Cevallos to Join Central Mass. Presidential Churn

Comings and Goings ... The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR) selected five campus chief executive officers responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations. The BOR announcement noted the major reorganization of Connecticut's community college system and plans to merge the 12, independent community colleges into a single accredited institution, known as Connecticut State C...

Bentley University Names Its First Black President

Comings and Goings ... E. LaBrent Chrite, president of Bethune-Cookman University and former dean of the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business, was named president of Bentley University, the first Black president in the university's 104-year history. He succeeds Alison Davis-Blake who left after two years in charge of the noted business college. Bryant University appointed V...

TIAA Names JP Morgan Chase Exec to Top Spot

Comings and Goings ... TIAA named JPMorgan Chase CEO of  Consumer Banking Thasunda Brown Duckett to succeed Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., as president and CEO of the century-old provider of retirement investments and other financial services for people working in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. As Boston City Council President Kim Janey prepares to become acti...

Holy Cross Names Its First Black Lay President

Comings and Goings ... The College of the Holy Cross chose Boston College Law School Dean Vincent Rougeau to be the first-ever Black and first-ever layperson to serve as president of the 178-year-old Jesuit college in Worcester, Mass. Rougeau will succeed the Rev. Philip Boroughs on July 1, who led Holy Cross for nine years. Whitney Soule, senior vice president and dean of admissions and...

Nick Donohue to Step Down as Leader of New England’s Largest Education Foundation

Comings and Goings ... The Nellie Mae Education Foundation announced that Nicholas C. Donohue will step down as the organization’s president and CEO at the end of 2021 after 14 years in charge. He focused the foundation on student-centered approaches to learning and re-emphasized its grantmaking strategy to advance racial equity. In addition to supporting various NEBHE initiatives, the fo...

Science Leaders Head to Biden White House

Comings and Goings ... Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Maria Zuber, MIT’s vice president for research, were tapped by President-elect Joe Biden for top science roles in his administration. Lander, who co-chaired the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) for President Barack Obama for eight years until ...

Biden Taps R.I. Gov. Raimondo for Commerce, Boston Mayor Walsh for Labor

C0mings and Goings ... President-elect Joe Biden nominated Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo as the next U.S. secretary of commerce and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as the next U.S. secretary of labor. Raimondo, who chaired NEBHE's Commission of Higher Education & Employability, will be succeeded in Rhode Island by Lieutenant Gov. Daniel J. McKee, who earned a NEBHE Excellence Award...

Biden Looks to Connecticut for Next U.S. Ed Chief, Massachusetts House Speaker DeLeo Steps Down, Reportedly Seeking Northeastern University Post

Comings and Goings ... President-elect Joe Biden chose Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona to be the next U.S. education secretary, succeeding Betsy DeVos, the champion of private schools who served as secretary since the beginning of the Trump administration. Cardona, in contrast, was raised in a housing project in Meriden, Conn., where he attended the city’s public schools...