Middlesex Community College Announces Five Finalists in its Search for a New President

March 29, 2021
An aerial view of the Middlesex Community College campus on Springs Road in Bedford

The long-time provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at Middlesex Community College is one of five finalists for the position of college president.

Phil Sisson joined Middlesex 11 years ago. His focus has included student pathways and outcomes; workforce development and growth; and inclusion and equity.

The candidates are scheduled for virtual campus conversations during the weeks of April 5 and April 12.  They will include forums for faculty, staff, students, the Board of Trustees and Foundation, and the community at large. The trustees are expected to vote to recommend the appointment of the next president at a special meeting in May.

Their choice will succeed Dr. James Mabry of Bedford, who is retiring at the end of June.

The other finalists, all women from outside the region, are:

  • Dr. Felicia Ganther, associate vice chancellor for student affairs, Maricopa County Community College District in Arizona;
  • Dr. Lisa Armour, vice president for assessment, research, and technology, Santa Fe College in New Mexico;
  • Dr. Stephanie Bulger, vice chancellor for instructional services and planning, San Diego Community College District in California;
  • Dr. Julie Leidig, provost and academic/executive officer, Northern Virginia Community College.

Middlesex Community College opened more than 50 years ago in Bedford, and now has campuses on Springs Road and in downtown Lowell.

To learn more about the presidential finalists see: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/presidentialsearch/mtfinals.aspx

Mike Rosenberg can be reached at [email protected], or 781-983-1763

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