The MxCC Foundation Board of Directors elected new members and officers for the 2014-2015 year during its Annual Meeting held on October 28, at Middlesex Community College’s Center for New Media.
Newly elected officers include Mary Anne Cox as chairperson, H Brian Dumeer as vice chairman, Jay Keiser as treasurer, and Julé Crawford as secretary. Cox and Dumeer will be exchanging their roles from the previous year, while Keiser and Crawford are serving a second term in their officer roles.
“It’s an exciting time at Middlesex with new programs like the Health and Life Sciences initiative and the Center for New Media offering new opportunities for students,” said Cox. “Newly completed building projects have transformed the campus environment and we have new Board members and corporators joining the Foundation. My hope is that this renewed energy will help us to raise the funds needed for student scholarships as well as the latest instructional programs and technology that will provide students with an exceptional educational experience, academic success, and expanded career and transfer opportunities.”
Cox worked as Assistant Chancellor of the Connecticut Community College System for more than 24 years, working in Communications to increase support for the mission of community colleges among the public, community, business and government leaders. She also is involved with the Connecticut Public Access Network (CPAN), and the Florence Griswold Museum. Dumeer is a partner with Carlson & Dumeer, LLC in Middletown. He is actively involved with the Middlesex United Way, The Young Leaders Society, and the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce. Keiser is a retired real estate broker. He has also served on the Middletown Board of Education, where he was Chair of the Budget Committee, and as president of school Parent/Teacher Associations. Crawford practices Family Law in Middletown, and is a graduate of MxCC and the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Three members were also elected to the Foundation Board of Directors, serving terms until 2017: Robert Olson, DVM, owner of Pieper-Olson Veterinary Hospital and Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center; Rick Morin, CPA at Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski; and James Probolus, an independent management consulting professional.
Elected as a new Faculty Representative to the Board is Rebecca Loew, MxCC assistant professor of behavioral sciences, who will join Judith Felton, faculty representative and professor of human sciences and psychology. Student Representative Tyquan Crump remains on the Board as well.
Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College (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, through its shoreline programs at Westbrook High School, and online.