Comings and goings

MOVING IN/ON Paul Goren has left the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, where he served as director of child and youth development, to become vice president of the Spencer Foundation, a Chicago-based foundation that supports education research nationwide. He succeeds John Williams, who is leaving for personal reasons. … In September, Barbara T. Bowman will step down as president at the Erikson Institute, a graduate school in child development, but continue to teach. Bowman founded the institute in 1966 to provide training to Head Start teachers. This will be the institute’s first change in leadership. … Joanne Howard has resigned as deputy director of Designs for Change to join the Lincoln Foundation for Business Excellence as manager of its Illinois Lincoln/Baldridge Excellence in Education Initiative, a model for organizational improvement.