Two New Members Join Berkshire Community College Board of Trustees
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Lori Gazzillo and Mary Katherine Eade have joined the Berkshire Community College Board of Trustees. Both were recently appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker.
Gazzillo is the executive director of the Berkshire Bank Foundation, which provides strategic direction to the Berkshire Bank Foundation and subsidiary foundations, which total over $30 million in assets. She has also served as the vice president of marketing for Legacy Banks and as the director of public relations at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She also serves on the board of 1Berkshire and the Associated Grant Makers of Massachusetts.
Eade, now retired, previously worked as the sole practitioner in her own law office as a court appointed criminal defense attorney representing clients accused of crimes in District Courts in Berkshire County and was an adjunct faculty at MCLA in courses in business law – contracts/agency and management. Previous to that, she was an assistant attorney general in the Massachusetts attorney general's office until 2011.
The BCC Board of Trustees is composed of area residents appointed to the board by the governor of Massachusetts. Some major board functions include periodically reviewing the college's mission statement, involvement in the strategic planning process, reviewing and approving the college's academic programs and policies, approving various faculty and staff appointments, reviewing and approving tuition and fees not mandated by the state, and annually evaluating the performance of the president.
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