James Dunphy, president and CEO of South Shore Bank and newly appointed member of the Massasoit Community College Board of Trustees. Photo courtesy of South Shore Bank.
James Dunphy, president and CEO of South Shore Bank and newly appointed member of the Massasoit Community College Board of Trustees. Photo courtesy of South Shore Bank.


BROCKTON, Mass (Dec. 22, 2022) – Massasoit Community College today announced that Gov. Charlie Baker appointed James M. Dunphy of Quincy to the College’s Board of Trustees on Dec. 2, 2022 for a five-year term set to end on June 30, 2027.

Dunphy is the president and CEO of South Shore Bank, a leading full-service mutual bank with approximately $2 billion in assets across Greater Boston with sixteen locations and 230 employees. As a mutual bank, South Shore Bank reinvests a portion of profits back into the communities it serves. Dunphy joined the bank in 2014 as the executive vice president before becoming CEO in 2015.

“Jim’s commitment to public service and his reputation as a leader in the Massachusetts business community will be a true asset to Massasoit and our Board,” said Ann Sullivan, chair of the Massasoit Community College Board of Trustees. “The Board looks forward to having his experience and insights to help Massasoit advance opportunities for our students and the communities we serve.

“Jim and South Shore Bank have long been great partners for the College, and this appointment is a natural progression of his career-long efforts to support educational excellence,” said Ray DiPasquale, president of Massasoit Community College. “I’m excited to work with him as we seek to fulfill the College’s mission to be a dynamic, diverse learning community.”

“I value this opportunity to support the critical work of the College,” said Dunphy. “I’ve had the pleasure of partnering with them on several initiatives and have seen first-hand the impact of creating opportunities for learning and gaining important skills – these students will lead the way to a more vibrant, thriving community.”

During his tenure at South Shore Bank, Dunphy helped found Leadership South Shore, joined the Massachusetts Bankers Association Board of Directors, and was named to the Boston Business Journal’s Power 50. Before joining South Shore Bank, he founded and led a consulting firm, taught at Pinkerton Academy, and was previously the president and CEO of Hampshire First Bank. He has held senior leadership roles in the banking sector since 1997 and enjoyed a stint on the adjunct faculty at Antioch Graduate School and Keene State College from 2002-2006. He continues to guest speak at organizations and colleges across the region.

Dunphy, a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant, earned his bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University and an MBA degree from Franklin Pierce College. He is an active member of the community and has served on the boards of several nonprofits, including the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, South Shore YMCA (chairman), the Greater Quincy Child Care Center, and South Shore Workforce Development.

About Massasoit Community College

Founded in 1966, Massasoit Community College offers students from southeastern Massachusetts and beyond access to more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs across arts, sciences, applied sciences, healthcare, and technology at locations in Brockton, Canton, Middleborough,​ and online. More than 900 students graduate with a degree or certificate each year from Massasoit, and 2,600 students annually enroll in non-credit community education or workforce development courses. Massasoit students are given access to wraparound services provided on campus to support their success inside and outside the classroom. For more information, visit massasoit.edu.