|Ohio educator John O’Donnell has been chosen by the MassBay Community College Board of Trustees to become the Wellesley school's next president, subject to approval by the state Board of Higher Education.
Odonnell_Photo.JPG O’Donnell has served as President of Stark State College in Ohio since January 2004. He will replace Carole Berotte Joseph,
“The Board of Trustees is thrilled that John O’Donnell is coming to MassBay,” board chairman Jonathan Bower said in a statement today. “We look forward to working with Dr. O’Donnell, who will build on the work of Dr. Carole Berotte Joseph and previous MassBay presidents in helping the College meet the needs of the communities we serve.”
During a special meeting Sunday, the MassBay board confirmed that O’Donnell was the body’s first choice by a unanimous vote, said Bower, who negotiated the agreement with O'Donnell. He would be MassBay's fifth president.