James H. Mathes elected to the Bristol Community College Board of Trustees

Bristol Community College’s Alumni Association has elected James H. Mathes '83, President and CEO, Dennison Memorial Community Center, as the Alumni Trustee of the college’s Board of Trustees.

Jim Mathes graduated from Bristol Community College in 1983 with a degree in business management and has remained dedicated in his service to the college and his community. He has previously served on Bristol’s Board of Trustees, from 1989 to 1994, as well as on many other community-based boards. In 1984, he joined the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce as its President.

He currently serves as President and CEO of the Dennison Memorial Community Center, in New Bedford, which works to promote solid values and self-esteem while providing children with the tools to develop and grow into responsible adults. Prior to this role, Mathes founded the SMILES Mentoring Program in 2006, rallying more than 500 volunteers to work with at-risk children in the New Bedford and Fall River schools.

Bristol Community College’s Board of Trustees is made up of regional business and community leaders who work tirelessly to ensure the college’s institutional initiatives remain at the highest level of quality.