Massbay Comunity College

Thomas E. Peisch Reappointed MassBay Board of Trustee Chair

WELLESLEY HILLS, MA (September 11, 2017) — MassBay Community College is pleased to announce Governor Charlie Baker has reappointed Thomas E. Peisch as Chair of the College’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Peisch has served on the MassBay Board of Trustees since his appointment by former Governor Deval Patrick in July, 2012. In November of 2012, he was elected to Vice Chair. Governor Baker appointed Mr. Peisch as Chairman of the Board of Trustees in November, 2015.

Mr. Peisch has lived in Wellesley for more than 30 years and was an elected Town Meeting member from 1997 to 2011. He is a founder of Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP, a Boston law firm and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  Mr. Peisch earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, later serving as President of the Dartmouth College Alumni Council.  He earned his J.D. from Boston College. His wife, Alice Hanlon Peisch, currently serves as State Representative for the 14th Norfolk District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and co-chairs the Joint Committee on Education.

“I am honored and grateful to the Governor for the opportunity to continue my service to the College,” said Mr. Peisch. “Thanks to the hard work of the faculty, staff, and my fellow trustees, MassBay continues to provide an accessible and affordable top-notch education to its students.”

The College’s Board of Trustees consists of eleven appointed members, including one student.


MassBay Community College was recently ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for 2-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England and ranked #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that 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 local communities it serves.