Christina Royal Next President of Holyoke Community College Text Size

The state Board of Higher Education has unanimously approved Christina Royal as the next president of Holyoke Community College.

Royal is replacing William Messner, who retired in August after 12 years as the college’s president. She will be only the fourth president in the 70-year history of Holyoke Community College, and the first woman to hold that office.

“There were so many things we liked about her, in particular her demonstrated success in closing achievement gaps and her sensitivity to diversity. Also, her business background and expertise with technology will be a great asset in reaching out to area employers on issues related to workforce development,” said Robert Gilbert, chair of the board of trustees, in a statement.

Lern more about Christina Royal’s appointment on the HCC website.


Posted on December 5, 2016 by