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Alex Zequeira Named to Quinsigamond Community College’s Board of Trustees

New Board Member Returns to his ‘Wyvern Roots’

Contact: Karen Hutner
Office of Institutional Communications
khutner [at] qcc.mass.edu
 

WORCESTER, MA—July 1, 2019— Quinsigamond Community College has announced the appointment of Mr. Alex Zequeira to its Board of Trustees.  Current Headmaster of Saint John's High School in Shrewsbury, Mr. Zequeira joins the 10-person board led by Chair Susan Mailman. He will serve as a member of the Audit and Oversight Committee. Mr.  Zequeira began his teaching career at Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford, CT, ironically known as the “Wyverns,” the same mascot as QCC.                                                                                 

The college’s mascot, “the Wyvern,” is a mythical, winged dragon that was viewed as the ancient protector of Worcestershire, England. The Wyvern is fierce, loyal, intelligent, strong and resourceful - a symbol for community guardianship as educator of students who become teachers, healthcare providers, human service, automotive, business, HVAC, insurance, manufacturing technology, engineering, law enforcement, safety and fire personnel, computer science and electronics industry professionals, in addition to being major contributors of the economic well-being of the city through an educated citizenry. As the Wyvern protected Worcestershire, England, QCC protects Worcester.

“Fierce, loyal, intelligent, strong and resourceful are perfect descriptors for Alex. He has dedicated his career to education and to the youth of our communities,” said QCC President Dr. Luis G. Pedraja. “His addition to the board is an incredible asset to QCC and we look forward to his valuable input and expertise in helping to shape our college for the future.”

“I am deeply humbled and honored to be joining the Board at Quinsigamond Community College.  I have seen the transformative power of a community college education both in my own family and in the educational work I have been a part of in Central Massachusetts. QCC is deeply committed to providing an access to opportunity that is so important to every aspect of our community,” Mr. Zequeira said. 

Mr. Zequeira is a graduate of Holy Cross and the Lynch School of Education at Boston College where he earned his Master of Education in Educational Leadership. He recently served as the chair of the Board of Directors of the national NativityMiguel Coalition of Schools; currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Latino Education Institute at Worcester State University; the Board of the United Way of Central Massachusetts; the Worcester Education Collaborative, and is a Corporator for the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, where he also serves as an advisor to the Nonprofit Support Center.

 “I am eager to engage with the college, Dr. Pedraja and his leadership team, and my fellow trustees in ensuring the high quality educational and job training experience that has been a hallmark of a Quinsigamond Community College education will continue, grow, and thrive,” he said.

Mr. Zequeira resides in Worcester with his wife and three children.

For more information about QCC, contact Josh Martin, Director of Institutional Communications at 508.854.7513 or jmartin [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
7/1/2019

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.