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Massbay Comunity College

Wellesley Resident Elected Vice-Chair of MassBay Community College Board of Trustees

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

(FRAMINGHAM, MA – November 20, 2012) – Long time Wellesley resident Thomas E. Peisch has been unanimously voted by his peers as Vice-Chair of the MassBay Community College Board of Trustees today.  

“Tom Peisch is a dedicated public servant and a distinguished leader,” said Board Chair Pamela Richardson.  “I am confident he will bring the wisdom and skill set to the position of Vice-Chair that will enable the Board to advance the aspirational goals of the College.”

Mr. Peisch has served on the MassBay Board of Trustees since his appointment by Governor Deval Patrick this past July.  As Vice-Chair, he will chair the Board’s Finance, Personnel & Audit Committee.  Board terms are five years.

“I am delighted that the Board has expressed confidence in me by electing me as Vice-Chair,” said Mr. Peisch.  “The College has a bright future, and I look forward to being a part of it.”

Mr. Peisch has lived in Wellesley for 25 years and was an elected Town Meeting member from 1997-2011. He is a founder of and partner at Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP, a Boston law firm.  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 spouse is former Wellesley School Committee Chair and current Massachusetts Representative Alice Hanlon Peisch.

MassBay awards associate degrees and certificates in over 60 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 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.