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MassBay Community College Announces Interim Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

WELLESLEY HILLS, MA (January 11, 2011) – President Carole M. Berotte Joseph is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Lynn E. Hunter as Interim Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (PIE) at MassBay Community College. As VP for PIE, Dr. Hunter's becomes a member of the President’s Cabinet and will be responsible for institutional growth and effectiveness. Additional responsibilities include strategic and short-range operational planning; institutional research and assessment; resource development and corporate and community education programming; and organizational development and community outreach.

Dr. Hunter has served as Director of Distance Education and Mediated Instruction at MassBay since 2007 and was recently promoted to Assistant Dean. In this role, she managed the distance education programming and instructional design support, served as co-chair of the College’s Distance Education Committee, and played a leadership role in policy development.

“I am pleased that Dr. Hunter has agreed to serve in this important role at MassBay,” said President Berotte Joseph. “She has proven her effectiveness as an administrator on campus, and I am confident she will play a pivotal role in moving the College forward.”

Lynn Hunter has held a variety of administrative and instructional positions during her distinguished 20-year career in higher education. Prior to arriving at MassBay, Dr. Hunter served as Senior Dean for Admissions at Unity College (ME), Distance Learning Program Coordinator for the University of Maine system, and as Instructional Designer at St. Joseph’s College of Maine’s School of Graduate & Professional Studies.

Dr. Hunter holds the following degrees: An A.A.S. from Eastern Maine Community College; a B.S. from Husson College; an M.Ed. from University of Maine, Orono; and a D.Ed. from Pennsylvania State University. She also holds a Certificate of Study in Distance Education from The American Center for the Study of Distance Education and The Adult Education Program at Penn State.

Massachusetts Bay Community College (MassBay) is an open-access, accredited two-year public educational institution. The College grants associate degrees and certificates in a range of disciplines through its five divisions of academics: the Division of Health Sciences; the Division of Humanities; the Division of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (S.T.E.M.); the Division of Social Sciences & Professional Studies; and the Division of Transportation & Energy. Offering over 60 academic programs, MassBay serves Boston and the MetroWest communities with locations in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland (Automotive Technology Center). In 2011, MassBay celebrates 50 years of making a difference in the communities we serve.