People in the News (8/17/14): Appointments and Promotions

People in the News (8/17/14): Appointments and Promotions

The has named MAXWELL KING to a five-year term as president and CEO, effective mid-September. Currently a senior fellow at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media, where he is writing the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, King has spent more than four decades in community development, journalism, and philanthropy, including stints as editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, president of the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Endowments, and board chair of the National Council on Foundations. He will succeed GRANT OLIPHANT, who recently was named president of the Heinz Endowments after leading the Pittsburgh Foundation for six years, and MOLLY BEERMAN, the foundation’s CFO, who served as interim CEO of the foundation after Oliphant’s departure.

MICHELLE RHEE has announced that she is stepping down as CEO of advocacy nonprofit , the Sacramento Bee . Rhee, a prominent figure in public education and a former chancellor of the Washington, D.C., public school system, founded Students First in 2010 to counter the influence of teachers' unions in education policy. She is leaving the organization to focus on the rising political career of her husband, Sacramento mayor and former NBA star KEVIN JOHNSON.  

The in New Orleans will welcome BRIAN KISH, a former member of the University of Arizona Foundation’s executive management team, as president on September 8, Sunbelt Foodservice .

The has announced that SALLIE “PENNY” CHISOLM won this year’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology Killian Award, the institution's highest honor for full-time faculty members. Chisholm is one of eight founding investigators at the, which was launched earlier this year with a gift of $40 million from the foundation to the University of Hawaii.

In other news, in San Diego has announced the appointment of ALLYSON HANDLEY as executive director of its Sanford Education Center, which is scheduled to launch on September 18. Handley, currently president of the University of Maine, has served in leadership, teaching, and fundraising roles at a variety of academic institutions across the country and in Canada, including the University of San Diego, Johns Hopkins University, and McGill University. Earlier, she served in senior policy and management roles in Kentucky state government.

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