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History

A look back at the history of Massachusetts Bay Community College (MassBay) since it was chartered in 1961:

  • In 2011, the fifth president of the college, Dr. John O'Donnell was appointed.
  • In 2011, the College marks its 50th anniversary.
  • In 2007, the College finalized a five-year Strategic Plan to shape the College's future.
  • In 2004, the College's fourth president, Dr. Carole M. Berotte Joseph was appointed.
  • In 2003, the Wellesley Recreation and Wellness Center was opened.
  • In 2001, the MassBay Technology Center was opened in Ashland. The center was expanded later that same year.
  • In 1999, the third president, Dr. Lindsey Norman was appointed.
  • In 1990, a second campus was opened in Framingham.
  • In 1983, founding president John F. McKenzie retired, and second president Roger A. Van Winkle was appointed.
  • In 1978, the Board of Regents charged the College with the development of a new mission emphasizing program initiatives in advanced technology and the health sciences.
  • In 1973, after residing in temporary locations in Boston and Watertown, the Massachusetts Board of Regional Community Colleges chose the property of the Elizateth Seton High School in Wellesley Hills for MassBay's permanent campus, with a maximum enrollment of 1500 FTEs.
  • In 1961, Massachusetts Bay Community College was chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in February of 1961.