Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick names new Roxbury CC trustees
In a further shake-up of the leadership at Roxbury Community College, Gov. Deval Patrick plans on Thursday to appoint six new members to the college's board following questions raised over crime reporting, financial aid distribution and the former president's stewardship of the school's educational mission.
The six new board members are Kathy Taylor, who will take over as chairwoman, Beth Williams, Michael Curry, Mark Culliton, Glynn Lloyd and Jeffrey Greenberg. Steven Tompkins, a member of the RCC board since 2010, will also be reappointed for a second five-year term.
While the change in leadership puts Patrick's imprint on a majority of the 11-member board, Patrick is also replacing three trustees that he put on the board during his first term.
"Roxbury Community College is a vital part of our public higher education system here in the Commonwealth and a pillar of the community in Roxbury," Patrick said in a statement. "I am confident that this group of individuals, with Ms. Taylor at the helm, will successfully chart a path of excellence for the students, faculty and leadership at the college."
Former Roxbury Community College President Terrence Gomes resigned in June after nine years at the helm, under pressure following revelations that his college was being audited by the U.S. Department of Education for non-compliance with national campus crime reporting requirements. Gomes was replaced by interim-President Linda Turner.