People Watch: Northeast Community College hires new president

Leah Barrett is taking over the Nebraska school’s top spot in January

Leah Barrett, vice president of student affairs for the Northern Wyoming Community College District, will begin leading Nebraska’s Northeast Community College in January. She will be Northeast’s first female president. Read more.

In other people news:

The University of Maryland Board of Regents has chosen a leader from inside to steady the sprawling state system of 12 public colleges and universities, following a year of public criticism and turmoil. Jay A. Perman, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, will start his new position next summer. Read more.


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