Posts Tagged: Comings and Goings

New Chiefs of NH Community Colleges, Connecticut Regents, COA, Maine Think Tank

J. Bonnie Newman, the former interim president of the University of New Hampshire, was named interim chancellor of the New Hampshire Community College System, succeeding Richard Gustafson, who is retiring as chancellor of the seven-campus system. Newman was executive dean of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, an assistant to President George H.W. Bush, president of the Business and...

Among Latest Comings & Goings, Meotti Named Interim Chief of New Conn. Regents

Connecticut Higher Education Commissioner Michael P. Meotti, a NEBHE delegate, was named interim president of the the state's new Board of Regents of Higher Education. Under the state's recent education reorganization, the Regents will serve as the board for the community colleges, state universities and Charter Oak State College, as of Jan. 1. 2012. ****Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Tim Don...

Two New Presidents Among Latest Comings and Goings in NE Higher Ed

Landmark College hired Endicott College dean of arts and sciences Peter Eden to be the new president of the Putney, Vt. two-year college for students with learning disabilities, effective July 1.**** The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education approved John O’Donnell as the next president of Massachusetts Bay Community College. O'Donnell, current president of Stark State College in Ohio, wil...

Maine Chancellor Pattenaude Won’t Seek Contract Extension, Duncan to Leave Carsey Institute

University of Maine System Chancellor Richard L. Pattenaude planned to tell system trustees that he will not seek an extension of his current contract, which expires next year at the end of June. Pattenaude has served as chancellor since 2007 and, before that, was president of the University of Southern Maine for 16 years. In May, he shared views on the challenges of restructuring the UMaine Syste...

Roger Williams, Cambridge and Gordon Appoint New Presidents

Roger Williams University trustees named scientist and attorney Donald J. Farish, to be the Bristol, R.I. university's 10th president. Farish served  13 years as president of Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. He will take office at RWU on July 1, succeeding Ronald O. Champagne, who has been interim president since August 2010. **** Cambridge College appointed Deborah Jackson as its new pres...

Comings and Goings: They’d Rather Be in Philadelphia?

Northeastern University Center for Labor Market Studies associate director Paul E. Harrington moved to Philadelphia-based Drexel University. Harrington has been a frequent contributor to NEJHE and to NEBHE events****Joseph M. O’Keefe, S.J., will also leave leave Boston for Philly, departing as dean of Boston College's Lynch School of Education to become the 27th president of Saint Joseph'...

Holy Moly: McFarland to Step Down as Prez of Holy Cross

Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., announced he will be step down as the 31st president of the College of the Holy Cross once a successor is in place.A computer scientist with an interest in the intersection of technology and ethics, McFarland was named president of the Worcester, Mass., Jesuit college in 2000. Before that, he served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Gonzaga Universit...

Comings and Goings: Departing UMass Prez to Teach at Lowell; Change at Dollars for Scholars; Noted Regionalists Get Key State Gov Posts

Jack Wilson said ... Departing University of Massachusetts President Jack Wilson told the Sun newspaper of Lowell, Mass., that he will join the faculty at the UMass Lowell campus when he steps down from the system presidency this summer. Wilson will become a tenured professor of emerging technologies in the College of Management. He was named system president in 2003.**** Running on Duncan ... ...

UConn Names Female Leader; Two Green Champions Depart NE Presidencies

The University of Connecticut appointed Susan Herbst as its first female president. Herbst was executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer at the University System of Georgia and, before that, acting president of the State University of New York at Albany. Her brother, Jeffrey Herbst, is president of Colgate University.Meanwhile, New England will have to learn to live without two of...

New Faces in NE Prez Offices

World-class and working class New England colleges made changes at the top today.Tufts University, the world-famous research university centered in Medford, Mass., announced its next president will be Anthony P. Monaco, pro-vice-chancellor for planning and resources at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. A neuroscientist, Monaco identified the first gene specifically involved in huma...