December 7, 2014 – Isaacson, Miller has placed Michael Howard as vice president for finance and administration at Smith College. This search was led by executive recruiters Ponneh Varho and Natalie Leonhard. Mr. Howard is the former vice president for finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Smith College is a private, independent women's liberal arts college with coed graduate and certificate programs, located in Northampton, Massachusetts. Founded in 1982, Isaacson, Miller focuses on executive search assignments for a wide variety of organizations, including leading universities, research institutes, academic medical centers, foundations, cultural institutions, economic development organizations, human service agencies, and national advocacy groups.