Board of Trustees


The governing body of Bristol Community College is its Board of Trustees, which consists of eleven members: nine appointed by the governor of the Commonwealth, one alumnus/alumna, and one student representative. The Board of Trustees is responsible for long-range planning, financial resource planning, and organizational structure. The Department of Higher Education (DHE) delegates to the Board of Trustees the authority to appoint personnel. 

Members of the Board of Trustees are as follows:

Mr. Frank P. Baptista – Fall River

Samir Bhattacharyya, Ph.D. – Sharon

Ms. Valentina Videva Dufresne – Attleboro         

Mr. Keith A. Hovan - Rochester

Mr. Jeffrey T. Karam - Fall River

Ms. Lynn A. Malasi '92 - Fairhaven

Ms. Joan M. Medeiros (Chair) - Fall River                   

Sandra G. Saunders, Esq. (Secretary) - Fairhaven                      

Ms. Diane L. Silvia (Alumni Trustee) ’86 - East Freetown

Mr. CJ Souza (Student Trustee) '20 - Fall River

Steven A. Torres, Esq. (Vice Chair) - Taunton 

You can access the BCC Board of Trustees By-Laws here.