Wednesday, January 13, 2010

NECI appoints new president

The New England Culinary Institute (NECI), Montpelier, Vt., has appointed Robert (Skip) Myers, Ph.D, as president. Myers most recently was president of Daniel Webster College in Nashua, N.H.

Myers will succeed Fran Voigt, who was president since NECI was founded nearly 30 years ago. Voigt, the co-founder of NECI, will remain at the college for the next several years as CEO and will help Myers transition into his new role. The appointment is part of NECI's strategic plan to become more competitive in its field, providing expanded offerings that will include a more traditional college curriculum in addition to food-related courses, more associate and baccalaureate degree options and a larger online presence.
(l to r) NECI co-founder Fran Voigt and president Robert (Skip) Myers

"[NECI] is the place I would like to spend the next 10 years," Myers said in a statement. "And when I become 70, I'd like to remain at NECI, but in a different capacity. I'd like to become a student here."

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