People Watch: Wentworth Institute hires Quinnipiac veteran as president

By: | March 12, 2019
Mark Thompson will lead Boston’s Wentworth Institute after serving for 21 years as an executive at Connecticut’s Quinnipiac University.Mark Thompson will lead Boston’s Wentworth Institute after serving for 21 years as an executive at Connecticut’s Quinnipiac University.

 

After 21 years with Connecticut’s Quinnipiac University, Mark Thompson, executive vice president and provost, will be leaving May 31, having accepted the position of president at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Read more.

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The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously chose Heather Wilson, the 24th secretary of the U.S. Air Force, as president of the University of Texas at El Paso, replacing longtime leader Diana Natalicio. Read more.

Mary Gowan, University of North Georgia’s new dean of the Mike Cottrell College of Business, worked her way through school as a first-generation college student. She is now paving the way for other first-gen students and helping prepare them for future careers. Read more.