John O. Harney: Comings and goings at New England colleges

  Morgan Hall, at Williams College, in Williamstown, Mass. See the Berkshires in the background. Williamstown has two important museums, among its other beauties -- the Williams College Museum of Art and the Clark Art Institute. The famed songwriter Cole Porter had a house in Williamstown.

Morgan Hall, at Williams College, in Williamstown, Mass. See the Berkshires in the background. Williamstown has two important museums, among its other beauties -- the Williams College Museum of Art and the Clark Art Institute. The famed songwriter Cole Porter had a house in Williamstown.

Via the New England Board of Higher Education (nebhe.org)

Maud S. Mandel, dean of the college and professor of history and Judaic studies at Brown University, was named president of Williams College, succeeding Protik (Tiku) Majumder, who has served as interim president since Adam F. Falk left the Williams presidency after eight years to be president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Executive VP Kurt T. Steinberg was named president of the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Mass., beginning July 1. Steinberg will succeed retiring President Stephen D. Immerman, who led the college for nine years and wrote for NEBHE’s New England Journal of Higher Education about integrating the arts with STEM fields.

Hartford Seminary named Joel N. Lohr, currently dean of religious life at University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., to be the seminary's next president, succeeding Heidi Hadsell, who is retiring after leading the seminary for 18 years.

Anthony Poore, director of Regional and Community Outreach at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, was named executive director of New Hampshire Humanities. Poore has written for the  New England Journal of Higher Education about the Boston Fed's consumer programs in “Counterbalancing Student Debt with ‘Asset Empowerment’” and “Economic Mobility and Baby Talk: Children’s Savings Accounts Mark New Frontier in Paying for College’’.

Endicott College appointed John’s Hopkins University associate dean John Caron to be the college’s provost.

Kathryn Edney, who has served roles at Bowdoin College, Plymouth State University and the University of New England, was named dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Regis College.

John O. Harney is the executive editor at NEBHE's New England Journal of Higher Education.