Academic Affairs

Scroll Down for Page Content


Academic Affairs

777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720



The Office of Academic Affairs provides oversight and leadership for all credit-bearing academic programs, instruction, and support services at all College locations, including online.  

Activities and areas of responsibility include oversight of curriculum, planning, budget administration, staffing, professional development for faculty and professional staff, development of degree and certificate programs, and various professional accreditations.

The fundamental goal of the Office of Academic Affairs is to promote student learning by fostering excellence in teaching and an environment that promotes individual students to develop into critical thinkers and autonomous learners.

Equity Commitment

Bristol Community College's academic programs strive to provide equitable educational opportunities to all students and create a sense of belonging. We engage students in rigorous learning, striving to transform attitudes and beliefs to position our students to become agents of change and serve as leaders in our communities.


Academic Calendar

Stay on top of important semester dates with the Bristol Academic Calendar. Details about the first day of classes, holidays, finals and more can be found in the Academic Calendar.

Other Calendars

Helpful Links & Forms:


Academic Affairs Contact Information:

April Lynch Chief of Staff, Strategic Development | Interim Associate Dean of Academic Innovation and Professional Development
   774.357.2794 |
Christine Hammond Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs
   774.357.2705 | 
Dr. Dorothy Chase Interim Dean, Health Sciences
   774.357.2577  | 
Andrew Hinote Interim Director of Online Learning
   774.357.2732 |
Dr. Shanna Howell Dean, New Bedford
   774.357.2655 |
Lisa Lavoie Operations Specialist, Academic Affairs
   774.357.2186 | 
Rossis Melendez Staff Associate, Academic Affairs 
Sandra Stebenne Staff Associate, Academic Affairs
   774.357.2185 |
Jennifer Puniello Dean, Arts & Humanities
   774.357.2083 | 
Dr. Janet V. Ray Dean, Attleboro
Vidyanidhi Rege Dean, Business and Experiential Education
   774.357.2647 | 
Dr. Robert Rezendes Dean, Taunton
   774.357.3457 | 
Dr. Sarmad Saman Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
   774.357.2480 |
Dr. Patricia Sherblom Interim Dean, Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education 



Want to stay in the know? Text BCCInfo to 67283, to receive text messages about important dates like registration, add/drop periods, and finals. Standard messaging rates may apply.