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Wellesley Resident Appointed to MassBay Community College Board of Trustees

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WELLESLEY HILLS, MA (July 18, 2012) – Long time Wellesley resident Thomas E. Peisch has been appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to serve on the MassBay Community College Board of Trustees. Mr. Peisch attended his first Board meeting in June.

Mr. Peisch has lived in Wellesley for 25 years and was an elected Town Meeting member from 1997-2011. He is a founder of and partner at Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP, a Boston law firm. Mr. Peisch earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, later serving as President of the Dartmouth College Alumni Council. He earned his J.D. from Boston College. His spouse is former Wellesley School Committee Chair and current Massachusetts Representative Alice Hanlon Peisch.

“We are delighted to have someone with Mr. Peisch’s intellect and deep roots in the Wellesley and greater MetroWest community join our Board,” said President John O’Donnell. “I am certain he will provide key insight and vision as MassBay continues its important work preparing students for sustainable careers and providing economic development opportunities for MetroWest businesses and industries.”

“As an involved member of the Wellesley community, I am grateful for the opportunity to play a role in the operation of MassBay Community College,” said Mr. Peisch. “MassBay is an integral part of the Wellesley and MetroWest community, and I look forward to contributing to its growth and development in the future.”

Mr. Peisch replaces Jonathan A. Bower, who served 10 years as a Board member including five as Chair. Board of Trustee terms are for five years.

MassBay awards associate degrees and certificates in over 60 academic programs in a wide range of career-driven subjects ranging from accounting and automotive technology to forensic DNA science and early childhood education. 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.