Academic Affairs

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.

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.


You can view the view the Bristol Spring 2020 Add/Drop calendar here


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. 

Academic Calendar Archive

Need an older version of the academic calendar? Get it here:‌

Academic Affairs Contact Information


Chad Argotsinger, Chief of Staff, 774.357.3591

William Berardi, Dean, Business and Experiential Education, 774.357.2709

Suzanne Buglione, Vice President, Academic Affairs, 774.357.2705

Lynne Brodeur, Dean, Health Sciences, 774.357.2142 

Shanna Howell, Dean, New Bedford, 774.357.2655

Sarah Klyberg, Interim Dean, Arts and Humanities, 774.357.3375

Oscar Lanza-Galindo, Associate Dean, Library Learning Commons, 774.357.2062

Lisa Lavoie, Executive Assistant, 774.357.2186

Kate O’Hara, Dean, Attleboro, 774.357.3426

Kathleen Pearle, Dean, Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, 774.357.3516

Luz Perez, Title III Staff Associate, 774.357.2185

Jennifer Puniello, Associate Dean, Academic Innovation and Professional Development, 774.357.2083

Robert Rezendes, Dean, Taunton, 774.357.3457

Katie Ruggieri, Associate Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, 774.357.3827

Thomas Sabbagh, Interim Dean, Online Learning, 774.357.2387

Sarmad Saman, Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, 774.357.2480