Massachusetts Bay Community College

50 Oakland St 
Wellesley Hills MA 02481 

(781) 239-3000

Massachusetts Bay Community College

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Massachusetts Bay Community College
Massachusetts Bay Community College - DSC03071.JPG
Wellesley Campus
Type Public
Established 1961
President Yves Salomon-Fernandez
Vice-president Kathleen Kirleis
Administrative staff
74 (full-time)
250 (part-time)
Students 6,500
Location Wellesley
, Massachusetts, USA
Coordinates: 42°18'42.16?N 71°15'49.51?W? / ?42.3117111°N 71.2637528°W? / 42.3117111; -71.2637528
Campus Suburban
Colors Navy          
Sports Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Men's, Basketball, Women's Basketball, Baseball, Men's Golf, Women's Golf
Mascot Buccaneer

Massachusetts Bay Community College (more commonly known as MassBay) is a two-year college in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It has three campuses, in Wellesley, Ashland, and Framingham. The college is home to the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra. Massachusetts Bay Community College was founded in 1961. However In 1973, the Massachusetts Board of Regional Community Colleges chose the property of the Elizabeth Seton High School in Wellesley for MassBay's permanent campus.



The graduation ceremony for all three campuses takes place at the Wellesley campus. The ceremony is conducted in a specially constructed tent just outside the Wellesley Hills campus building. The graduation is accompanied by the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra whose home is at MassBay Community College at the Wellesley Hills campus.


Honors and student recognition ceremonies are conducted in the assembly hall at the Wellesley campus.

College Presidents

In 1983, founding president John F. McKenzie retired, and second president Roger A. Van Winkle was appointed. In 1999, the third president, Dr. Lindsey Norman was appointed. In 2004, the College's fourth president, Dr. Carole M. Berotte Joseph was appointed. In 2011, the fifth president of the college, Dr. John O'Donnell, Ph.D., was appointed. From 2011 to 2015, the president has been Dr. John O'Donnell. Due to the impending retirement of Dr. O'Donnell, Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernandez was selected by the Board of Trustees to be Interim President, beginning August 17, 2015.

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