Worcester State University President Barry M. Maloney was recently elected by his fellow presidents to chair the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA), the association of public and private accredited colleges and universities in central Massachusetts.
HECCMA includes Anna Maria College, Assumption College, Becker College, Clark University, Holy Cross, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (Tufts University), MCPHS University, Quinsigamond Community College, UMass Medical School, WPI, and Worcester State University.
Members of the association congratulated Maloney on his election and praised his prior work with HECCMA. “I look forward to partnering with President Maloney during his two-year appointment as chair,” said Jeanine B. Went, Ph.D., HECCMA’s executive director. “His passion for collaboration and boundless ideas for the future will serve the organization well.”
Former HECCMA chair and Clark University President David P. Angel, Ph.D. stated, “We look forward to further advances in HECCMA and the success of member colleges and universities under President Maloney’s experienced and visionary leadership.”
In addition to his role as chair of HECCMA, Maloney also serves on the boards of directors for the Worcester Regional Research Bureau, the Worcester Business Development Corporation, and on the boards of trustees for the Wilbraham & Monson Academy and Spectrum Health Systems. He is also one of 18 members nationwide on the NCAA’s Committee on Women’s Athletics. Maloney is the immediate previous chair of the nine-member Massachusetts State Universities Council of Presidents.
HECCMA’s mission is to work cooperatively to further the missions of individual member institutions. The consortium serves as a mechanism through which member and partner institutions share resources and cooperate for the benefit of current and potential students, faculty, staff, and the greater community; provides a forum for members and community leaders to explore ideas and concerns affecting higher education; promotes the role of higher education in the region’s educational, economic, and cultural vitality; and promotes communication and cooperation among its members and local, state, and national governments.
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