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TRUSTEE
PROFILE
"You have to look at the whole picture. Ultimately, our students
need jobs. We have to continue to promote what we do to the
business community and get them involved with the college. For
example, I'd like to see more internship programs."
Campbell is especially excited by the Middlesex 3 Coalition (M3C),
an economic-development consortium of businesses, and nine cities
and towns along the Route 3 corridor, including Bedford, Billerica,
Burlington, Chelmsford, Lexington, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough
and Westford. "There's a lot of energy in that group," he said.
The college is a founding member of the coalition, which also
includes UMass Lowell. M3C Executive Director Stephanie Cronin
is a college trustee. And Judy Burke, MCC Executive Director of
Institutional Advancement, is on the coalition board.
"What attracted me to M3C was 20 years ago, as city manager,
I was part of the regional group that pushed for the expansion of
Route 3. We got $100 million in state and federal funds to widen
Route 3. That brought a lot of those businesses here and they have
blossomed.
"Middlesex Community College is an integral part of M3C and that's
where we should be. That puts us right in the middle with higher
management of all these Route 3 corporations, cities and towns.
You've got to tell your story and put a value on it."
Ultimately, Campbell sees himself as chief advocate for the
college. "When I came on the Board of Trustees, I wanted to be an
ambassador to the community that's my role. And that's true for all
our trustees we're all ambassadors."
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Kathy Register
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The many faces of Board of Trustees Chairman Jim Campbell: 1) Celebrating his swearing-in as chairman of the board with his family; 2) consulting with President
James C. Mabry and State Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos E. Santiago; 3) chatting with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito; 4) addressing the Class of 2016 at
Commencement; 5) opening a new campus facility with State Sen. Eileen M. Donoghue.
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