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Comings and Goings: Trinity Names a First; Gonzales to GSC; Smith to Vt Tech; Oblinger Leaving Educause

Trinity College named Tufts University Dean Joanne Berger-Sweeney to be its 22nd president … and the first African-American and first woman to hold the post.  **** The University System of New Hampshire selected Roxanne Gonzales, an academic dean and professor at Regis University in Denver, to be the next president of Granite State College. Gonzales… Read more »

Among Comings and Goings, Mohler-Faria to Leave Bridgewater State U Presidency Next Year

Bridgewater State University President Dana Mohler-Faria announced that he would step down on June 30, 2015, at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. **** FAME (the Finance Authority of Maine) named Bruce Wagner to a four-year term as CEO. Wagner has been an executive with W.R. Grace, Barber Foods and Martin’s Point Health Care…. Read more »

New Chiefs at Framingham State, Wheaton Among Comings and Goings

The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education approved the appointment of F. Javier Cevallos as the 16th president of Framingham State University, effective July 1. Cevallos has been president of Kutztown University since 2002. He began his education career with posts at the University of Maine and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. **** The Wheaton College… Read more »

Among Comings and Goings, WPI Names its First Woman President

Geochemist and former NASA official Laurie Leshin was named the first woman president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, effective July 1. She succeeds Dennis D. Berkey, who had been president for nine years until retiring in May. **** The national public policy group Demos promoted its vice president of policy and outreach, Heather McGhee, to be… Read more »

Among Comings and Goings, New Leaders Named at Ben Franklin, Champlain, Maine Ed Dept.

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) appointed Anthony Benoit to serve as the 12th president in the institution’s 106-year history. Benoit was tapped as interim president of the Boston institution upon the death of President George Chryssis in May 2013. Before joining BFIT, Benoit was director for the technology department and professor of environmental technology… Read more »

Maine Switch and Other Comings and Goings

Henry Bourgeois announced his retirement as president and CEO of the Alfond Scholarship Foundation, where he has worked for the past six years after leading the Maine Development Foundation and the Maine Compact for Higher Education. Colleen Quint, former founding director of the Mitchell Institute, will succeed him as head of the foundation, beginning Jan…. Read more »

Among Comings and Goings, New Leaders at Conn. System, RISD; Leibowitz Says He’ll Leave Middlebury Helm in 2015

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy named Nicholas M. Donofrio, to chair the Board of Regents of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, the state’s largest higher ed system. Donofrio is a former IBM executive and member of the board. The administration asked the previous chair of the 92,000-student system, Lewis J. Robinson, to step down in… Read more »

Comings and Goings: New Leaders Step Up to Barr, Blackbaud; Menino to BU

The Barr Foundation named James E. Canales, currently president and CEO of the San Francisco-based James Irvine Foundation, to be Barr’s first president, effective May 2014. **** Blackbaud Inc. named Michael P. Gianoni president and CEO, effective Jan. 13, 2014, succeeding Anthony Boor, who has served as interim president and CEO since August 2013, and… Read more »

Among Comings and Goings, Mitchell Prez Leaving After Two Decades

Mitchell College President Mary Ellen Jukoski announced she will end one of the longest runs among modern college presidencies on June 30, 2014, following the college’s 75th anniversary. Jukoski was appointed interim president in 1994 and chosen as Mitchell’s first female president a year later. **** Patricia Gentile , dean of enrollment at Atlantic Cape… Read more »

More Comings and Goings: Dartmouth Academic Named Vt Ed Chief; former Skidmore Prez Takes US Under Secy Post

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin named Rebecca Holcombe, current director of the Dartmouth Teacher Education Program in Hanover, N.H., to lead Vermont’s Agency of Education, starting in January. Before going to Dartmouth. Holcombe was a principal at Fairlee School in Vermont and a social studies and science teacher at the Frances C. Richmond School in Hanover,… Read more »