President David Podell, Ph.D.
Phone +1 781-239-3000
Total enrollment 5,276 (2011)
|Motto Start here. Go anywhere.|
Administrative staff 74 (full-time) 250 (part-time)
Address 50 Oakland St, Wellesley, MA 02481, USA
Undergraduate tuition and fees Local tuition: 4,176 USD (2015), Domestic tuition: 9,120 USD (2015)
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Massachusetts Bay Community College (MassBay) is a two-year, multi-campus community college in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Founded in 1961, MassBay currently serves more than 8,000 full-time and part-time students on its three campuses, in Wellesley, Ashland, and Framingham. MassBay offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs, aimed at helping students transfer to a four-year college or university or towards direct placement into a career.
Massachusetts Bay Community College was chartered in February 1961 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as one of the first community colleges in Massachusetts. MassBay opened with temporary campuses in Watertown and Boston, and at the time served just several hundred . In 1973, the College moved to its permanent location in Wellesley Hills, on the campus former Elizabeth Seton High School. In 1990, MassBay opened a second campus in Framingham, which currently houses its health sciences and human services programs. In 2001, MassBay opened its Automotive Technology Center in Ashland. The Colleges currently serves more than 8,000 students who take classes on one of the three campuses or online.
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David Podell, Ph.D. is the current president of MassBay Community College. He assumed his position in July 2016, after serving as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Marymount Manhattan College. He previously served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the College of Staten Island, part of the City University of New York (CUNY). In addition, Dr. Podell has served on the faculty of the College of Staten Island, the CUNY Graduate Center, and Adelphi University. He graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in history. He earned his Ed.M. in Child Development from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from New York University. He also studied at the University of London through Empire State College, State University of New York, and at the Institute for Behavior Therapy in New York.
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