Board of Trustees

College Trustees have a fiduciary responsibility to uphold and advance the mission of the College as they provide overall governance of the institution.

As Assumption students and graduates are called upon to demonstrate compassionate service and faithful citizenship, serving as a trustee is yet another means by which one may faithfully reflect the pillars of the College’s mission. Trustees, each of whom has enjoyed considerable accomplishments, are well-positioned to offer invaluable counsel to College leadership.

Meeting three times throughout the year, trustees make meaningful contributions to the direction and future of the College using their expertise in an array of fields acting in the best, long-term interest of the institution.

Officers of Assumption College

  • Chairman of the Board: Francis J. Bedard, Esq., CPA '81, Primm Springs, TN
  • Vice Chairman of the Board: Rev. Dennis M. Gallagher, A.A., '69, Brighton, MA 
  • President of the College: Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D., Worcester, MA
  • Treasurer: Peter D. Wells, Spencer, MA
  • Provost: Gregory Weiner, Ph.D., Holden, MA
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management: Robert Mirabile, Ph.D., Worcester, MA
  • Vice President for Institutional Advancement: Timothy R. Stanton, J.D., P'17, Cromwell, CT
  • Vice President for Student Affairs: Deborah Cady Melzer, Ph.D., Worcester, MA
  • Vice President for Student Success: Conway Campbell, Ed.D., Worcester, MA
  • Secretary of the Board: Michael H. Rubino, J.D. and Ed.D., Marblehead, MA


  • Laure C. Aubuchon, New York, NY
  • Francis J. Bedard, Esq., CPA ’81, Primm Springs, TN
  • Suzanne Besnia, ESQ ’79, St. Louis, MO
  • Richard P. Burke, Jr. '80, Worcester, MA
  • Carl Cafaro, '98, Wellesley, MA
  • Rev. Alex A. Castro, A.A., Brighton, MA
  • Major General (Retired) Robert G. Catalanotti, '80, P'11, HD'15, North Grafton, MA
  • Richard Catrambone '81, DMD, MD, Pocasset, MA
  • Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D., Worcester, MA
  • Carolyn M. Clancy ’82, Needham Heights, MA
  • Matthew P. Doyle ’98, Boylston, MA
  • Rev. Dennis M. Gallagher, A.A., '69, Brighton, MA
  • Robert E. Gray, Jr. ’65, Worcester, MA
  • Dr. Micheal J. Kelly ’70, Ontario, CANADA
  • Alison C. Kenary, Worcester, MA
  • Fr. Vincent Leclercq, A.A., Roma, ITALY
  • Harris L. MacNeill, P'14, Northborough, MA
  • Christine Cannon Marcks ’77, New Castle, NH
  • Lilliam M. (Alonso) Miller '89, Guaynabo, PR
  • Rev. Marcel Poirier, A.A., Quebec, Canada
  • Rev. Peter R. Precourt, A.A. ’70, Fiskdale, MA
  • Rev. Edward Shatov, A.A., Quebec, Canada
  • Dr. Stephen Skoly, Jr. DMD ’78, East Greenwich, RI
  • Michael D. Sleeper, Worcester, MA
  • Joseph W. Spillane, Esq., Worcester, MA
  • Sr. Clare Teresa Tjäder, R.A., Philadelphia, PA
  • Andrew Viens '94, Dover, MA

Chairman Emeritus

  • Fred L. Bayon, D.M.D. ’65, HD’16, Worcester, MA

Trustee Emeriti

  • Janice L. Fuller, HD '14, Boylston, MA
  • Paul J. MacKinnon, P’02, P’05, P’10, HA’11, South Weymouth, MA
  • James J. O’Connor, Naples, FL
  • James J. Paugh III ’77, Worcester, MA
  • Leonard C.G. “Geoff” Smith ’66, Naples, FL
  • Michael P. Tsotsis ’71, P’04, HD’16, Rutland, MA

Honorary Trustees

  • John B. Connolly, Westford, MA
  • The Honorable Mike R. Gravel ’69, Arlington, VA
  • David R. Grenon, HD ’86, Sutton, MA
  • Gloria J. Plourde, HA ’95, Southborough, MA