Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Middlesex Community College Welcomes Jonathan M. Daube, Ph.D. as the Interim President

MIDDLETOWN, CT – On July 6, 2010, Dr. Jonathan M. Daube became the interim president of Middlesex Community College (MxCC). The Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges appointed Dr. Daube to the post earlier this year, replacing President Dr. Wilfredo Nieves, who is now president of Capital Community College.

Dr. Daube brings several decades of commitment and leadership in education, beginning as an English teacher and school superintendent, as a graduate school director and a community college president in Western Massachusetts. Dr. Daube joins MxCC after a distinguished career over twenty years as president of Manchester Community College in Manchester, CT.

His other leadership roles include, a visiting lecturer at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and a four-year term as chair of Connecticut’s recently formed Adult Literacy Leadership Board, appointed by Governor Rell.

He was born and educated in Great Britain and came to the United States in 1963. Dr. Daube earned an academic diploma and post-graduate certificate from the University of London, a master’s degree from the University of Aberdeen, and holds a doctorate from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. He has been married to Linda Daube for almost forty-six years, and they have three children and three grandchildren.

He said in a statement that he was pleased to have flunked retirement and quoted, “I think Middlesex Community College is a gem and I hope to be helpful as they move forward serving eighteen towns and providing access to high quality higher education.”

Dr. Daube will continue as interim president until the position is filled, which is expected in the spring of 2011.

Media Contacts:
Daisy Trahan, Communications Assistant, dtrahan@mxcc.commnet.edu, 860-343-6921, Marlene Olson, Marketing & Public Relations director, molson@mxcc.commnet.edu, 860-343-5869

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