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MassBay Equity Compliance Director Joins New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force

Friday, November 19, 2021

Contact: Liz Cooper

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (November 19, 2021) — MassBay Community College’s Director of Equity Compliance, Lisa MacDonald of Natick, MA, has joined the Town of Wellesley’s new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force.

The Town of Wellesley announced that the new task force will help chart a path for the deliberate work needed to establish Wellesley as a more welcoming town for all individuals. The working group is comprised of 18 volunteers who represent wide-ranging identities, perspectives, and life experiences. The DEI Task Force will begin meeting in December 2021 and will focus on creating a vision statement for racial equity, developing a mission statement for this work, designing and identifying a plan to support the goals of racial equity, and establishing community guiding principles and practices to support anti-bias, nondiscriminatory, and anti-racist behaviors and attitudes.

“MassBay is deeply woven into the Wellesley community. I am honored to represent the College and our students, faculty, and staff on these important issues,” said Lisa MacDonald. “I applaud the Town of Wellesley for taking steps to build a more welcoming and inclusive town, and I look forward to helping the group develop a sustainable blueprint for future generations.”

MacDonald has served as MassBay’s director of equity compliance and Title IX coordinator since 2018. She serves as a commissioner of the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women and was recently appointed to the Massachusetts Task Force on Sexual Misconduct Surveys.

MassBay Community College is the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest Boston, offering a robust portfolio of courses and more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs with flexible day, evening, and weekend classes in Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley Hills, and online. MassBay students receive an unmatched educational value by earning stackable credits that transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, and workforce-ready skills necessary to advance careers in high-demand fields such as health and life sciences, automotive technology, engineering, business, cybersecurity, and the humanities. MassBay’s Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs were both ranked as the #1 Nursing Program in Massachusetts in 2020-2021 by national nursing advocacy organizations, and Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and remains firmly committed to its mission of meeting the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. We value the intrinsic worth of all individuals, collectively in pursuit of inclusiveness and prioritize our work towards achieving equity within our community and beyond.

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