HAVERHILL - Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday appointed William Moynihan chairman of the Board of Trustees at Northern Essex Community College.
Moynihan is the current chairman and yesterday’s announcement is an affirmation of his appointment under the governor’s new authority to appoint the board chairs at each of the state’s 15 community colleges.
The governor’s community college plan, supported by the Legislature and included in the FY13 budget, calls for a more integrated, effective community college system that is responsive to both local and statewide employer needs.
Moynihan retired last year and most recently served as the Chief Probation Officer at Haverhill District where he was responsible for implementing the policies set forth by the Probation Commissioner and First Justice of the Court and oversaw a staff of nearly 25. He has previously served as a Line Probation Officer and the Social Service Coordinator and Director of Security at Haverhill Housing Authority.
He graduated from Northern Essex Community College with an associate of arts degree, attended Boston State College where he earned a bachelor of science degree in law enforcement, and attended Anna Marie College where he earned a master’s degree in criminal justice. He has been a member of the board of trustees at Northern Essex Community College for over four years.
“Northern Essex was a stepping stone for me, leading to further education and a challenging career, and it’s an honor and a privilege to be chosen as chair of the college’s talented board of trustees,” Moynihan said.