score.' And I said, `You're absolutely, right!' He encouraged
us to get the numbers, and to get people comfortable with
getting the numbers."
research, Cowan explained, which led to the capacity to do
program review, course assessment and many other internal-
assessment models. Today, assessment is a hot topic in
higher-education circles, but Middlesex was way out in front
of the trend, thanks to O'Mahony, she said.
asking for those numbers. But, that's a good example of a
Board of Trustees member saying, `You had better be able to
show this in the future,' and he was right."
William J. Chemelli, retired Belmont Police Lieutenant and
a Middlesex alum. "Bill has been with us as a trustee and
a chairman for many, many years coming in and off the
board, depending on how many years he could serve. And in
all the years he has been on the board, he has never missed a
meeting not one.
always, always been concerned about the students and their
Trustees since 2007 and was appointed chairman in 2012.
A retired corporate officer with Gillette Co., he is currently
founder and CEO of Ciara Enterprises.
president and having the board prepared to know what it