2019 President's Report
A message from the President
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and interest in the college.
As president of Bristol Community College, I want to work with you to be an agent of positive growth and change. I want to bolster the college-going culture within the community so that we can fill the skilled, professional jobs that are vacant in our region and give our community members a greater chance to build wealth for themselves and their families. This means that we will have to work especially hard with underrepresented populations to enroll them in college and ensure that they graduate.
Our number one focus will continue to be the success of our students. Whether they come with plans to transfer, go directly into the workforce, learn English, earn their high school equivalency, or learn a new skill, our work is to help students reach their goals and be successful in their lives. With Bristol’s exceptional and committed faculty and staff, our students will go far and be encouraged to stay local, as they are our best investment for the future. I am dedicated to working with everyone to foster an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles at all of the Bristol locations.
It is imperative that we build strong partnerships with business and industry throughout the many communities that we serve, guaranteeing that our programs align with the jobs we need to make the region a strong economic contender within the Commonwealth. With your help, Bristol will continue to be a transformational agent for our economy, and our graduates will be able to count on good-paying, sustainable jobs.
Laura L. Douglas, Ph.D.
Bristol Community College
Attleboro • Fall River • New Bedford • Taunton • eLearning
777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720