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Massbay Comunity College

Kenneth Der Named to Massachusetts Bay Community College Board of Trustees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Jeremy Solomon, Associate Vice President
(781) 239-3122

(Wellesley Hills, MA – February 19, 2013) – Massachusetts Bay Community College (MassBay) President John O’Donnell is proud to announce Wellesley resident Kenneth Der has been appointed to the College’s Board of Trustees.

Mr. Der is an experienced financial services executive and has served as President of Framingham based FAS Corporation since 2003.  FAS Corporation provides consulting, accounting, tax preparation and investment services to small businesses and high net worth individuals.  Prior to FAS, Mr. Der was the Vice President for Finance and Controller for Edwave Corporation of Sunnyvale, CA, providing financial leadership and fiscal management for the $45 million company.  He also worked as an executive for Cisco Systems, Digital Equipment Corp., and Coopers & Lybrand.  Mr. Der taught accounting and tax as an adjunct faculty member for three years at Babson College in Wellesley.  He holds an MBA from University of California at Berkeley, a Masters in Taxation from Bentley University, and a Masters in Financial Services from the Institute of Business & Finance.  His Bachelor’s Degree is from Tufts University.

“We are pleased to welcome Kenneth Der to the Board of Trustees,” said Board Chair Pam Richardson.  “As a Board and as a College, we will strongly benefit from his broad financial background and expertise.”

Mr. Der will attend his first Board meeting on March 19th.  Board terms are for five years.

“I am grateful to Governor Patrick for this appointment,” said Mr. Der.  “MassBay is an asset to Wellesley, Framingham and the entire MetroWest region, and we must nurture this asset.  I look forward to working with President O’Donnell and my colleagues on the Board to advance the mission of the College.”

MassBay awards associate degrees and certificates in over 70 academic programs in a wide range of career-driven subjects ranging from accounting and automotive technology to forensic DNA science and early childhood education.  The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland offer day, evening and weekend classes to meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners.  Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process.  Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse population it serves.