- Massasoit Community College was founded in 1966 and 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.
- 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 STEM students and faculty have presented their research alongside the country’s brightest ecological scientists at the Ecological Society of America’s Annual Meetings. Their work on how land-use policies impact the native bee populations in southeastern Massachusetts is well-known, and the program is built on more than six years of research at the college.
In Fall 2019, Massasoit unveiled the Ida Cerezo O’Donnell Unity Center, a central location for students to examine and embrace the intersections of their identities, think critically about diversity and social justice, and utilize their unique and collective voices and talents to enact positive change. The Unity Center houses the Ubuntu Scholars mentoring program; a similar mentoring program designed for those identifying as female; the new Board of Trustees Student Mentorship Program; and other leadership programs.
Also, in Fall 2019, the first cohort of students who have completed their associate degree in nursing started to earn their bachelor of science in nursing from Curry College right at Massasoit’s Brockton campus. The partnership with Curry is Massasoit’s first baccalaureate completion collaboration in its University Center.
The college’s Diesel Technology program, the only one of its kind in the state, received a Skills Capital Grant from the Baker-Polito Administration in August 2019 to purchase new equipment. Additional grants and funding have helped Massasoit establish an Alternative Fuels & Emissions certificate for justice-involved individuals; the program has already been offered to 12 individuals through a partnership with the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department.
Gena Glickman, Ph.D.
The sixth president of Massasoit Community College, Dr. Gena Glickman, has served in that role since July 2018. She is the first female president to lead Massasoit.
Dr. Glickman served as the President of Manchester Community College in Manchester, Connecticut for ten years before being appointed to the presidency at Massasoit. Prior to assuming the presidency at Manchester in 2008, Dr. Glickman was the Vice President for Teaching, Learning, and Student Development at Elgin Community College in Illinois.
Dr. Glickman holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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