GLWIB Member Profile
Dean of Facilities Management
Middlesex Community College
Previous to his employment at Middlesex Community College (MCC), Matt was employed at Great Nordic as the Vice President of Human Resources and under the same title with Veryfine Beverages. He has been at MCC for just under 3 years now, initially as the Director of Human Resources of the Lowell Campus. A recent re-alignment of staff at MCC presented Matt with a new exciting opportunity; Dean of Facilities Management. In Matt's words, the new role is a "stimulating change" as he continues to learn new aspects of the job. His new responsibilities include the oversight of maintenance and repair of all MCC buildings as well as the orchestration of capital improvement projects.
Matt attended UMass Amherst where he had a duel major of Physiology and Business Administration. He became a WIB member while at Very Fine, over 6 years ago. Matt is the Chair of the GLWIB Strategic Planning Committee where he was instrumental in assisting the GLWIB reach High Performing Board designation. Additionally, Matt is the Second Vice Chair of the GLWIB.
Middlesex Community College was founded in 1970 in suburban Bedford, Massachusetts and eventually expanded to the city of Lowell in the late 1980's. Over the years, as the enrollments at MCC grew, the college itself continued its expansion. The Lowell Campus includes the main campus building in Kearney Square, as well as the Health, Science & Technology Center, located on nearby Middle Street, which includes the Middlesex Dental Hygiene Clinic, classrooms, laboratories and the Nursing Learning Center. The Lowell campus has expanded in recent years to include the restored Federal Building that houses a library, classrooms, a visual arts room, and conference areas. Additionally, the MCC Theatre, a flexible 90-seat performance space where the MCC Theatre Company stages productions, has been added, just over the bridge on Davidson Street. The college also maintains the historic John Nesmith House, located on Andover Street in Lowell, which is supported by the MCC Foundation. The house is an elegant setting for small conferences, retreats, dinners and receptions, as well as intimate weddings.
The Bedford campus is located on 200 acres off Springs Road, and includes 11 buildings that accommodate classrooms, laboratories, offices, a library, the Medical Education Imaging Center and the MCC Concert Hall. A bookstore, cafeteria, student lounge and fitness center are located in the Bedford Campus Center. Suffice it to say, with all the different buildings on MCC campuses, Matt had to learn his new role very quickly. He credits his past experiences and the process management skills he has developed on the seamless transition.
As MCC continues to expand, it's safe to say that Matt will be a very busy person. There are several large projects currently in the beginning stages of development. In Lowell, MCC has purchased the Rialto Building, and will begin a renovation and retrofitting project shortly. The building, which in the 19th Century was a railroad terminal, will be developed into a performing arts center.
In Bedford, a proposed geo-thermal systems project is in the initial development phases. This project will focus on energy efficiency and sustainability.
For more information on any news regarding Middlesex Community College, please visit the website: www.middlesex.mass.edu