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President Carole A. Cowan Announces Retirement

On June 17, 2014, Middlesex Community College President Carole A. Cowan announced to the MCC Board of Trustees and the MCC Foundation Board that she will retire as president of the college at the end of the calendar year. Cowan joined the college as a faculty member in 1976. She later served as Chairwoman of the Business Division and Dean of Administrative Services. In 1990, she was named as the third president of the college, the first woman to take on the role.

Under her leadership, Middlesex has been established as a flagship in the community college system and a nationally recognized leader in higher education. During her tenure as president, the college has expanded its borders with the development of many international partnerships and training programs, as well as foreign exchange opportunities in more than 30 countries for MCC students, faculty and clients. In addition to global initiatives, President Cowan has served as a pioneer in workforce development, Service-Learning, as well as saving and preserving historic properties.

We would like to thank President Cowan for her commitment and service to the college. We invite you to explore the legacy of excellence in educational leadership of Carole A. Cowan throughout this site, and encourage you to share a favorite memory or farewell wish.

 The Dr. Carole A. Cowan Scholarship has been established in honor of President Cowan for the purpose of providing financial assistance to a deserving Middlesex Community College student who is a member of the MCC Honors Program. If you would like to make a contribution, please click here. 

Last Modified: 1/16/19