VP Arthur Doyle
VP Mike Bartini
We are pleased to share with you some important College Board summer occurrences here
in New England.
First, CollegeKeys Compact™ advocacy and training was among the hallmark associational activities of the summer. Now with 44 of New England’s College Board member institutions endorsing the CollegeKeys Compact — 43 of which became charter members by having their endorsements received prior to July 1 — activities are in progress to invite an acceleration of CollegeKeys Compact endorsements by the region’s member institutions.
The training event was held here in the Regional Office and led by Trustee Donald M. Honeman, associate vice chancellor of enrollment management at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Ann Coles, senior advisor for college access programs at TERI who was a member of the College Board’s Task Force on College Access for Students from Low-Income Backgrounds that produced the CollegeKeys Compact, Jackie Woods, CollegeKeys Compact project manager, and advocacy trainer Lori Fresina, senior vice president of M+R Strategic Services.
Ten of your colleagues from member institutions responded to the “call to action” embodied in the CollegeKeys Compact. They reviewed the value added to College Board members for joining the CollegeKeys Compact as well as the purpose, structure and expectations of signatories to the Compact. They also pursued the opportunities related to the schools, colleges and organizations joining the CollegeKeys Compact, identified strategies for encouraging organizational leaders to join the CollegeKeys Compact and identified additional resources to assist you in your work in bringing your institution into the CollegeKeys Compact. You may expect to hear more from them and the regional office about doing so shortly after the outset of the new academic year. In the meantime, we encourage you to go to CollegeKeys Compact Web site to learn more about, and to join this important “call to action.”
In addition, we are pleased to share with you some important changes in the New England Regional Office. Arthur Doyle, who has served as regional vice president is moving to a new position in the College Board as vice president of College Success Implementation, a role that will encompass several areas of focus within higher education, including the SAT and the Advanced Placement programs. He will continue to work from the New England Regional Office, but assume an increasingly national orientation.
New England has the good fortune to have Mike Bartini, currently the vice president for the Middle States Regional Office and a former staff member of the New England Regional Office, succeeding Arthur as the regional vice president of NERO. Mike is uniquely positioned to assume this important role and looks forward to both renewing former relationships and establishing new ones throughout the region’s education community.
We look forward to working closely together for you, your colleagues and your institutions in this transition and in our new positions.
With every best wish for a successful new academic and associational year,
Mike Bartini Arthur Doyle
Vice President Vice President
New England Regional Office College Success Implementation