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Evan Dobelle

president, CEO, NE Board of Higher Ed

Dr. Evan Dobelle was appointed as the nineteenth president of Westfield State College in December of 2007. Before coming to Westfield, he served as president of The New England Board of Higher Education since 2004, working to develop the Creative Economy of the region. Dr. Dobelle began his professional career in 1971 as executive assistant and head of the Boston Office to then US Senator Edward Brooke of Massachusetts. In 1973 he was elected mayor of Pittsfield, and in that role served as chair of the School Committee. In 1976 he was named Massachusetts Commissioner of Environmental Management. Always actively involved in community activities, his period as president of the Board of Jacob.