Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is welcoming new members to its Leadership Team and to other leadership positions throughout the college.
MWCC welcomes Sandra Quaye to the college as Vice President of Finance and Administration. Quaye replaces retiring Robert LaBonte who held the position since 1994. Quaye comes to MWCC from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH after a twenty-two year career in roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently Quaye has held the role of Vice President of Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since 2014.
“We are thrilled to welcome Sandra to the college,” stated MWCC President James Vander Hooven. “She is a valuable addition to our Leadership Team.”
“I am excited to be joining the MWCC community,” noted Quaye. “The opportunities MWCC provides to students, faculty, and staff as well as the local community are endless. I am energized by the work ahead and look forward to contributing to the success of MWCC.”
MWCC has also made a number of leadership promotions within the Academic Affairs and Lifelong Learning and Workforce Development department following the departures of Vice Presidents Paul Hernandez and Rachel Frick-Cardelle.
John Eisler, who joined MWCC from Springfield College in 2020, will be serving as Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Adam Duggan will be stepping into the role of Vice President of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning after six years as Dean of Adult Basic Education.
In addition, Senior Dean of Students, Jason Zelesky, will assume the role of Interim Vice President of Student Affairs.
In addition, Melissa Sargent, a 28-year veteran of the college, has been promoted to Dean of Academic Affairs; Director of Nursing, Kimberly Shea, has been named Dean of Nursing, and Veronica Guay has been named Dean of Math, Science, Engineering, Business and Technology.
“I am grateful to each of our team members for their openness to take on new and evolving challenges and opportunities. I look forward to supporting them in their new roles.” Vander Hooven added. “I am so thankful for the years of service Bob, Paul and Rachel provided to the college. Their leadership and professionalism will be missed.”