May 17, 2017

New QCC president approved by state

Luis Pedraja, the president-elect at Quinsigamond Community College, visited campus after his selection with his family to house shop. He said he was attracted to QCC by its stable leadership.

The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education unanimously confirmed Luis Pedraja as the next president of Quinsigamond Community College on May 9, according to the college.

Pedraja succeeds Gail Carberry, who is retiring after 10 years as president. He officially starts July 10, according to a spokesman for the college.

He joins QCC from an Oakland, Calif. community college district that includes four colleges. A native of Cuba, Pedraja grew up in Miami and was the first in his family to go to college.


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