September 19, 2021 – Tomorrow, Dr. Rubén A. Barato will join Massasoit Community College as Vice Provost of Student Affairs. Dr. Barato brings much to the position, including a passion for creating successful pathways for students to move through community colleges.

His over two decades of experience at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York provided him multiple opportunities to build programs based on student needs. He has worked successfully with multiple populations of students, faculty, staff and community members. Dr. Barato holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and a Master of Arts in Counseling & Guidance from New York University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Kean University. He brings years of experience in student engagement, Student Life, cross-divisional efforts, student conduct, ADA compliance, Title IX, Behavioral Intervention Teams, Crisis Management Teams, International Student Programming and counseling.

Founded in 1966, Massasoit Community College is one of the largest community colleges in Massachusetts. Massasoit offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs across arts, sciences, and applied sciences. With three locations in Brockton, Canton, and Middleborough, Massasoit serves students from all across the metro south region. More than 900 students graduate with an associate degree or certificate each year from Massasoit, and 2,600 students annually enroll in non-credit community education or workforce development courses. Massasoit offers a wide variety of support services to help students develop academic, emotional, and social skills.