New Trustees Join Bunker Hill Community College Board
Monday, September 19, 2016
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) welcomes two new members of the Board of Trustees, David Chang Tai-Wai and Stephen Chan, as well as a new student trustee, Loretta Esibi.
The Board of Trustees of Bunker Hill Community College serves as the governing body responsible for setting policy to achieve the mission and goals of Bunker Hill Community College. Members exemplify a standard of leadership that is ethical, values diversity and promotes student success.
“Lieutenant Governor Polito and I congratulate the trustees on their appointment and thank them for their service to our colleges and universities,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Board oversight is critically important, especially at our public institutions, and we are confident these appointees will bring extensive leadership, professional, and academic experiences to the benefit of the schools and their students.”
David Chang Tai-Wai, appointed to the board on July 5, 2016, by Governor Charlie Baker, started his professional career in research and technical management in the Greater Boston area in atmospheric and environmental sciences. He held many overseas assignments, including the management of projects in the Middle East, Hong Kong and Malaysia. He retired as Senior Vice President of Research and Development at a major environmental company in Lexington, MA. Following his retirement, David has dedicated his time to serving Boston’s Chinatown community, serving on the board of the Asian American Civic Association (AACA) and the Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE).
Stephen Chan was appointed by Governor Baker on September 7, 2016. Stephen currently serves as Vice President of Strategy and Operations of The Boston Foundation. He served as an Advisor to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, leading the Boston Food Policy Council and launching the Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives. Stephen has led a number of initiatives aimed at improving college completion and fostering partnerships between colleges and community-based organizations. In addition to the BHCC board of directors, he also serves on the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Associated Grant Makers, and Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy boards.
Additionally, Bunker Hill Community College welcomed new student trustee Loretta Esibi at the annual Convocation event on September 2, 2016. “We are very excited about the College’s focus on an engaged campus,” Loretta said to the audience of faculty, staff and administrators in attendance. Loretta studies Business Administration at BHCC and expects to graduate in May 2017.
About Bunker Hill Community College
Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 18,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, and a number of other locations throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 600 international students who come from 94 countries and speak more than 75 languages.