Kevin Scarpati, Meriden city councilman, and Elaine Law, retired human resources executive from The Hartford, have been confirmed as new members of the Middlesex Community College Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation, which supports MxCC faculty development, student scholarships, campus projects, academic programs, and instructional technology, announced the new members at its monthly board meeting in March.
Kevin Scarpati is a lifelong resident of Meriden and is director of athletics for the Meriden YMCA. He is an active member of the community, currently serving as chair of the Meriden Public Safety Committee, and as a member of the State Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut. Previously, he served on the Meriden Board of Education. He is excited to help the MxCC Meriden Center grow as an active campus – and infuse life into the evolving city.
Elaine Law is a resident Portland who recently retired after a long and successful career at The Hartford. Through her work in human resources and employee relations, Elaine fully developed skills in relationship building, critical thinking, and talent management – which will now be used to the benefit of the Foundation. This is of particular relevance as the College is currently searching for a new dean of institutional advancement. Elaine’s relationship with the school began in the 1990s when she was an active on-campus recruiter for open positions at The Hartford.
“Both Kevin and Elaine bring an impressive level of energy, experience and innovative thinking to the board,” said H. Brian Dumeer, MxCC Foundation chairman. “We are fortunate to be able to tap into their talents as we continue to support Middlesex Community College’s mission to provide a high quality, affordable and accessible education to our regional population.”
Incorporated in 1979, Middlesex Community College Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to supporting the College, its students and faculty. In 2013, the Foundation awarded $89,000 to MxCC to support scholarships, program enhancements and equipment.
Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College (www.mxcc.edu) is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and online.