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Joseph Cassidy Appointed President Of Washington County Community College - Jun. 27, 2013

CALAIS, ME -- Joseph Cassidy, an attorney and long-time member of the Washington County Community College faculty, has been appointed president of the College.

   WCCC President Joseph Cassidy 

The Maine Community College System (MCCS) Board of Trustees endorsed MCCS President John Fitzsimmons' nomination of Cassidy at a Board meeting at WCCC Wednesday. Cassidy will assume his new post on July 1.
                                                     
"Joe Cassidy brings a terrific mix of experience, leadership, and commitment to both our students and to the Washington County community.  He has proven himself in the classroom and in his civic leadership," said Dr. Fitzsimmons in making the announcement. "He is the right person at the right time to lead the college."

Cassidy, who has taught education at WCCC for the past nine years, is a resident of Calais. He has also served as a prosecutor in the office of the Washington County District Attorney and currently teaches a class in special education law at the University of Maine at Machias.  He has held a number of leadership positions while on the faculty at WCCC, including co-chairing the college's accreditation committee, serving as the institution's affirmative action officer, and leading the WCCC faculty association.

Cassidy has also served on the Calais planning board and as both city councilor and mayor and is also a former elementary and secondary school teacher.