The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education has approved the appointment of Ray DiPasquale as the college’s seventh president. The Massasoit Community College Board of Trustees recommended DiPasquale to the Board of Higher Education last month. After thorough deliberation, DiPasquale was unanimously confirmed by the Board of Trustees on April 15th 2021. DiPasquale most recently served as President of Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh, New York.
Prior to his appointment as President of Clinton Community College in 2017, 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. 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.
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.
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.
Mr. DiPasquale will begin his term as Massasoit President on August 9th, 2021.