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Becker College Elects Two New Members to Board of Trustees

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

 

Christine Cassidy and Cheryl Lapriore have been announced as the two newest additions to Becker College's board of trustees.

“Christine Cassidy and Cheryl Lapriore are respected leaders in the Worcester community and their work has helped expand opportunities for many,” said Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D., president of Becker College. “I look forward to working with them as members of our dynamic Board of Trustees to launch new initiatives that will not only benefit students at Becker College, but communities near and far as well.”

Cassidy serves as senior vice president and Chief Communications Officer at Fallon Community Health Plan.  She is also on the organization's Community Relations and Community Benefits Grant committees. Cassidy previously served as editor of The Lancaster Timesand North County Family & Health, and also worked with the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company.  She enjoys giving back to the community, working closely with both the United Way of Central MA's Women's Initiative and the Girl Scouts of Central and Western MA.

Lapriore, meanwhile, is UMass Memorial Health Care's senior vice president, chief of staff, and chief marketing officer.  She is also the president of UMass Memorial Health Ventures.  Before joining the MMMHC team, Lapriore held executive positions with The Hanover Insurance Group and its Foundation, as well as with Allmerica Financial Life Insurance and Annuity Company.  In her spare time she aids numerous community organizations such as the Women's Initiative of the United Way of Central MA and the Central MA Housing Alliance.  

 

Related Slideshow: New England Colleges With the Best Undergraduate Teaching

U.S. News & World Report released a survey conducted in 2013 of college administrators on the best schools for undergraduate teaching. Several New England made their lists for best National Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, and Regional Universities. See which schools made the lists in the slides below: 

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National Universities

9. Brown University

Providence, RI 
 
Students: 6,435
2013-14 Tuition: $45,612
Admissions: 9.6% Acceptance Rate
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National Universities

5. Yale University 

New Haven, CT
 
Students: 5,405
2013-14 Tuition: $44,000
Admissions: 7.0% Acceptance Rate
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National Universities

1. Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
 
Students: 4,193
2013-14 Tuition: $46,752
Admissions: 9.8% Acceptance Rate
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National Liberal Arts Col

18. Mount Holyoke College

 
South Hadley, MA 
 
Students: 2,322
2013-14 Tuition: $41,456
Admissions: 42.1% Acceptance Rate
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Liberal Arts Colleges

9. Amherst College

Amherst, MA
 
Students: 1,817 
2013-14 Tuition: $46,574
Admissions: 13.0% Acceptance Rate
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Liberal Arts Colleges

5. Williams College

Williamstown, MA
 
Students: 2,052
2013-14 Tuition: $46,600
Admissions: 17.0% Acceptance Rate
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Regional Univ. - North

4. Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT
 
Students: 3,879
2013-14 Tuition: $42,920
Admissions: 71.2% Acceptance Rate
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Regional Univ. - North

2. Providence College

Providence, RI
 
Students: 3,810
2013-14 Tuition: $42,206
Admissions: 61.0%
 
 

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