- 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.
Ray DiPasquale began his presidency at Massasoit Community College in August 2021. Prior to his appointment, he served as President of Clinton Community College in New York. Additionally, Mr. 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; 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.
Mr. 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.
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