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MassBay Community College Announces New Student Trustee

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

WELLESLEY HILLS (March 1, 2016) — Massachusetts Bay Community College is pleased to announced Xavier Mursalin, of Dorchester, has been named MassBay’s new Student Trustee. He is a mentee in the STEM Mentor Program.

“Serving as trustee is an important responsibility,” said MassBay Interim President Yves Salomon-Fernandez. “I am pleased that his peers saw Xavier as one who could represent them well and help steward the institution toward an even brighter future.”

Xavier is currently a sophomore student studying computer science, a member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, and was previously a Student Government Association Senator since the fall of 2015. His future goals include graduating with an Associate Degree and transferring to a 4-year college or university to pursue a bachelor degree in electrical engineering.

“I am honored to serve my peers as the student voice at MassBay,” said Xavier. “I look forward to working with the Board to ensure a successful future for the students and the MassBay community.”

Xavier was born and raised in Dorchester and he attended the Lexington school system, as part of the Metco Program. He graduated from Lexington High School in May 2013. He was sworn-in at Needham Town Hall and his first Board of Trustee meeting was February 23rd.

Attached you will find a photo of Xavier for consideration.

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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.