NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Cummings to Step Down at the University of Southern Maine

By John O. Harney

Comings and Goings …

GLENN CUMMINGS

Glenn Cummings announced he will step down as president of the University of Southern Maine at the end of June 2022 after seven years in charge and return to the university’s faculty as a professor of public policy and educational leadership. Cummings also served as president of the University of Maine at Augusta for one year.

 

A former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, majority leader and chair of the state’s Joint Committee of Education and Cultural Affairs, he sponsored the bill that created the state community college system.

 

Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, who has served Providence College as executive vice president and treasurer among other posts, was inaugurated as the college’s president, succeeding Father Brian J. Shanley, who left Providence last November to lead St. John’s University in New York City.

 

Sacred Heart University appointed Paul J. Sutera as its new senior vice president of university advancement. Sutera had served as senior vice president of advancement at New York’s Iona College since 2012, and before that, as associate vice president for development at Quinnipiac University.

 

Massasoit Community College appointed Rubén A. Barato as vice provost of student affairs. Barato has more than two decades of experience developing student pathways at Westchester Community College in New York.

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