Massasoit Community College Board Eyes Former CCRI Chief DiPasquale as Next Prez

By John O. Harney

Comings and Goings …

Ray DiPasquale

The Massasoit Community College Board of Trustees announced it will recommend Ray DiPasquale to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education as the college’s seventh president. DiPasquale currently serves as president of Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh, N.Y. He was president of the Community College of Rhode Island from July 2006 to January 2016 and commissioner of higher education for the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education (now the Rhode Island Board of Education). NEBHE in 2013 awarded DiPasquale an Excellence Award for lifetime achievement. At Massasoit, he’d succeed Gena Glickman, who retired in January 2021.

Charter Oak State College named David Ferreira as the new provost and vice president of academic affairs at Connecticut’s public online college. Ferreira recently served as the interim AVP of Academic Operations at the future Connecticut State Community College, as well as the dean of academic and student affairs at Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

Sterling College named Lori Collins-Hall, past provost and vice president of academic affairs at Antioch College, to be senior vice president and chief operating officer at Sterling in Craftsbury Common, Vt.

President Joe Biden nominated Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Connecticut’s commissioner of mental health and addiction services, to be assistant secretary for mental health and substance use at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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