Calling him “creative,” “innovative,” and a “strong leader” who would be an “excellent ambassador for the college,” the Holyoke Community College (HCC) board of trustees voted in favor of George Timmons as the next president of HCC.
Timmons is now provost and senior vice president of Academic and Student Affairs at Columbia Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y.
Robert Gilbert, chair of the HCC board of trustees, said Timmons is expected to start his term as HCC’s fifth president the last week of June, pending approval from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education on May 9.
“We’re excited to have voted Dr. George Timmons as the fifth president of Holyoke Community College,” Gilbert said. “We’re looking forward to his leadership, his work with the entire community, and his ability to lead this institution for the success of the students, faculty, and staff.”