Three community leaders have joined the Middlesex Community College Board of Trustees.

James J. Campbell and Annie O’Connor, of Lowell, and Bopha T. Malone, of Waltham, have been appointed to the board by Gov. Charlie Baker, and Campbell has been named chairman. The three new trustees were sworn in by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito during a recent ceremony on the Lowell campus.

As city manager of Lowell during the late-1980s and early ’90s, Campbell led the city’s revitalization and spearheaded construction of 14 new schools. He left the city to become commissioner and CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents, overseeing the $2 billion workers’ compensation system. He also serves on the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Workplace Safety Task Force. Campbell is currently employed as a client relations advisor to the Boston law firm of Tentindo, Kendall, Canniff and Keefe, the largest firm in New England that handles insurance- and employment-related matters.

O’Connor is an attorney and mediator who specializes in conflict resolution and mediation of civil matters. She has been an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts School of Law since 1994, and also previously served as an adjunct professor at MCC. She is founder and principal of the Center for Negotiation and Mediation. O’Connor has a lengthy history in the legal system, including being founder and director of the Civil Conciliation Program at Lawrence District Court in the early 1990s. She earned a juris doctor from Suffolk University.

Malone is vice president, regional business advisor, of Enterprise Bank in Lowell. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Lesley University. Malone is active in many community organizations and currently serves as chairwoman of the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association. She is also a member of Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell, and Women Working Wonders.

Campbell, Malone and O’Conner join current MCC Trustees James G. Hicks of Framingham, Stephanie J. Cronin of Dunstable, Oscar S. DePriest IV of
Bedford, Tami Dristiliaris of Dracut, Timothy Glaser of Wilmington, Steven Iem of
Lowell, Elia A. Marnik of South Orleans, and Student Trustee Maranda S. Fahie of
Millbury.

Middlesex Community College meets the evolving educational, civic and workforce needs of our local and global communities. As one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in the state, we educate more than 13,000 students annually on our campuses in Bedford and Lowell, and online. MCC offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs, plus hundreds of noncredit courses. At Middlesex, everyone teaches, everyone learns.