4 A Change (Agent) in the Air T H E T O R C H PA S S E S In a farewell letter to the college community that had been his second family for almost two decades, retiring MCC President Houlihan wrote, “If there is one thing that those of you who have been around for a while know about me, it is that I’ve never lost my sense of optimism and excitement about Middlesex Community College. I assure you that I will be leaving that spirit.” Dr. Evan S. Dobelle, the second president of Middlesex Community College. ▲ MCC’s first president, Jim Houlihan, President Carole Cowan, and Dobelle at the opening of the college’s Bedford campus in 1992. ▲ 39