People in the News (12/01/2019): Appointments, Promotions, Obituaries

People in the News (12/01/2019): Appointments, Promotions, Obituaries

The Barr Foundation in Boston has announced the appointment of GILES LI, currently CEO of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), as senior program officer in its Arts & Creativity program. In that role, Li will focus on implementing two strategies within the foundation's Arts & Creativity portfolio: advancing the field's capacity to adapt, take risks, and engage changing communities in new ways; and fostering opportunities to connect the arts to other disciplines and sectors. Li has served as CEO of BCNC, which he joined in 2006, since 2013 and, in that role, was recognized for his leadership with the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network's 2017 Excellence in Leadership Award and selected as a member of the foundation's 2017 class of Barr Fellows. A published poet and spoken-word performance artist, he serves on the board of Philanthropy Massachusetts and the Quincy Chamber of Commerce and is an advisor to numerous education, immigration, and community efforts.

The National League of Cities, the nation’s largest membership and advocacy organization for local elected officials, has announced the election of Los Angeles council member JOE BUSCAINO to a one-year term as president. Buscaino has represented Los Angeles's 15th District since 2012 and currently chairs the Public Works and Gang Reduction Committees. Prior to his election to the Los Angeles City Council, Buscaino served fifteen years as a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. 

During its annual meeting in November, the College Board announced the election of eight new trustees. They are: JOHN BARNHILL, associate vice president for enrollment management, Florida State University; SUSAN ENFIELD, superintendent, Highline Public Schools in Burien, Washington; YVETTE GULLATT, vice provost for diversity and engagement and interim vice president for student affairs, University of California System; ELMER GUY, president, Navajo Technical University; RACHELLE HERNANDEZ, senior vice provost for enrollment management, University of Texas at Austin; TIM KEIRN, director of the University Secondary Credential Program, California State University; SAMANTHA VEEDER, associate dean of college enrollment and director of financial aid, University of Rochester; and KRISTINA WONG DAVIS, vice provost for enrollment management, Purdue University.

In other news, the European Foundation Centre has announced that its chief executive, GERRY SALOLE, will retire in 2020 after fifteen successful years at the helm of the organization. "The success of the EFC and where it finds itself today, its thirtieth anniversary year, is deeply connected to the dedication and work of Gerry and his guidance over the years," said EFC chair Massimo Lapucci. "I wish him all the best for his future endeavors in his much-deserved retirement." EFC has opened an international search, led by Koya Leadership Partners, for Salole's successor.

"Giles Li Appointed Senior Program Officer for Arts & Creativity." Barr Foundation Blog Post 11/26/2019. "NLC Elects New President and Board of Directors." National League of Cities Announcement 11/25/2019. "College Board Welcomes 8 New Trustees." College Board Press Release 11/25/2019. "EFC Announces the Retirement of Gerry Salole and the Search for a New Chief Executive." European Foundation Centre News Release 11/15/2019.