New BCC Board Chair Named

Friday, January 5 2018


Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has appointed Vice President-Commercial Lending, Bristol County Savings Bank and BCC Trustee Joan Medeiros as Chair of the Board of Trustees at Bristol Community College. Ms. Medeiros will take over for former Chair Joseph A. Marshall, and is the first woman to be appointed to this position.

Ms. Medeiros is an accomplished professional and dedicated member of the community serving on numerous boards including Vice Chair, Boys & Girls Club of Fall River, treasurer and board member since 2004; Chair, Finance Committee, United Way of Greater Fall River; Executive Advisory Board Member, Bishop Connolly High School; Finance Committee, St. Stanislaus School; member, Rotary Club of Fall River; Member, Prince Henry Society of Fall River; and Board Member, New England Certified Development, Wakefield, MA.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in finance from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. She was awarded the 2014 Portuguese Heritage Award presented by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Portuguese American Legislative Caucus; the 2013 Financial Services Champion presented by the Massachusetts District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration; the 2009 John Brayton Community Recognition Award presented by the Fall River Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and named the 2003 Lender of the Year presented by the South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation.

Bristol Community College’s Board of Trustees work tirelessly to ensure the college’s institutional activities remain at the highest level of quality, and BCC’s success is attributed to their dedication and the dedication of our exemplary employees.

About Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College is a leading resource for education and workforce development in Southeastern Massachusetts. BCC has locations in Fall River, Attleboro, New Bedford, and Taunton, along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to seamlessly transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. 

The College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education provides customized training for businesses and the community including healthcare, workforce and sustainable initiatives, corporate services, and Kids College. 

The BCC Foundation, a non-profit organization utilizing community donations and partnerships, supports the College’s mission to meet the lifelong educational needs of the community. For more information, click here.