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Governor Charlie Baker appoints Dr. Patty Diaz-Andrade of Quincy to the MassBay Board of Trustees

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Dr. Patty Diaz-Andrade is the Executive Director of OneGoal-Massachusetts, a college success organization that is working to dramatically increase the percentage of students from low-income communities who complete college. She is the former Senior Director of Education and Outreach on the Strategic Data Project for Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research, a former Achievement Coach and Senior Research Analyst for New York City’s Department of Education, and a Teacher and Reading Specialist in New York City and the Bronx. Diaz-Andrade received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University, a Master of Arts degree in Social Studies Education from Lehman College and a Master of Arts degree in Quantitative Methods of the Social Sciences from Columbia University, and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration from New York University’s Steinhardt Graduate School. She is a resident of Quincy.

Diaz-Andrade was sworn in July 11, 2018 and her first board meeting is scheduled for September 2018. Her term will expire in 2021.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am very pleased to welcome Patricia to the MassBay community,” said Thomas E. Peisch, Chair of MassBay's Board of Trustees. “She has a strong background in educational policy and has demonstrated a keen interest in MassBay’s core mission of ensuring that every student is given the tools to complete college. She will be an asset to the Board of Trustees, and I am very much looking forward to working with her.”

"I'm thrilled to serve the MassBay community in this very special way,” said Diaz-Andrade. “I'm impressed with the incredible accomplishments that faculty and students have had throughout the years and look forward to MassBay's continued success."

Diaz-Andrade’s appointment fills the vacant member position of Jennifer Maseda.

For more information on MassBay Community College, www.massay.edu.

 

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.