Vermont lawyer and Charlotte resident Michael Wool became chair of the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) at the board’s annual spring meeting.
A native Vermonter, Wool has practiced law in Burlington since 1972, and with the firm Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP since 1982. He provides tax and strategic advice in contexts ranging from family business matters to complex interstate and multinational transactions. He has served on several civic boards, including the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington.
Wool succeeds former Maine state Sen. Emily Cain, who stepped down as NEBHE chair to run for a seat in the U.S. Congress.
Established in 1955 by six visionary New England governors and authorized by the U.S. Congress, NEBHE brings together leaders in education, government, and business to forge partnerships and advance ideas that enhance the economy and quality of life in the six-state region and beyond.
The regional compact works across the New England states to: help leaders assess, develop, and implement education practices and policies of regional significance; promote regional cooperation and programs that encourage efficient sharing of education resources; and strengthen the relationship between higher education and the New England economy.
“Mike Wool has a strong interest in higher education and has been a champion of partnerships, programs and strategies to help individuals become college- and career-ready,” said NEBHE President and CEO Michael K. Thomas. “His leadership, enthusiasm and experience will be great assets to NEBHE throughout his service as chair.”