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The Massasoit Community College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that they will recommend Ray DiPasquale to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education for appointment as the college’s seventh president. The recommendation is subject to approval by the Board of Higher education and a contract agreement. Mr. DiPasquale currently serves as President of Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh, New York.

Following a nationwide search, Mr. DiPasquale was one of three finalists that met with college and community stakeholders last week. After thorough deliberation, Mr. DiPasquale was unanimously confirmed by the Board of Trustees on April 15.

“The Board looks forward to working with Mr. DiPasquale as we begin to write the next chapter in Massasoit’s history,” said Thomas E. Carroll, Jr., acting chair of the Board of Trustees at Massasoit. “Ray’s extensive experience in higher education leadership, community service, and his commitment to students are key to the continued success of Massasoit Community College.”

Prior to his appointment as President of Clinton Community College in 2017, Mr. DiPasquale was a consultant for the Rhode Island Board of Education and served as President of the Community College of Rhode Island from July 2006 to January 2016. Mr. DiPasquale also served as commissioner of higher education for the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education (now the Rhode Island Board of Education), as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at the SUNY College at Brockport, and in a number of leadership positions at Springfield Technical Community College. He began his career in higher education at Middlesex Community College.

Mr. DiPasquale holds a master’s degree from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech University. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters bestowed by the New England Institute of Technology.

“With 14 years of community college experience, we are confident that Ray will engage our community and help to see Massasoit thrive in the years to come,” added Ann Sullivan, chair of the presidential search committee and secretary of the college’s Board of Trustees.

If approved, DiPasquale will serve as the college’s seventh president. He succeeds Dr. Gena Glickman who retired in January 2021. Dr. Brenda Molife, vice president of outreach and engagement at Bridgewater State University, has led the college as Interim President since January 2021 while the search for a permanent president was underway.