Middlesex Community College’s Lowell Campus Library was recently dedicated in honor of Dr. Evan S. Dobelle, MCC’s second president

Middlesex Community College Library

Library dedicated to Dr. Evan S. Dobelle, former president of MCC.

The Middlesex Community College Board of Trustees recently dedicated the college’s Lowell Campus Library in honor of Dr. Evan S. Dobelle, MCC’s second president. The formal dedication ceremony, concert and reception was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, in the library, which is housed within MCC’s F. Bradford Morse Federal Building, 50 Kearney Square, Lowell, Mass.

“Middlesex is proud to honor Evan Dobelle with this library dedication as part of our college’s 40th anniversary celebration,” said MCC President Dr. Carole A. Cowan. “Evan was instrumental in helping to establish MCC in Lowell, and we were happy to welcome him back to our city campus so that he could see how much the college has changed and grown.”

Dr. Dobelle was selected to become president of Middlesex in 1987. A former mayor of the City of Pittsfield, as well as Massachusetts Secretary of Environmental Management, and U.S. Chief of Protocol under President Jimmy Carter, Dr. Dobelle was seen as a change agent who raised the profile of Middlesex and helped to ensure funding for a permanent campus in the City of Lowell.

Currently President of Westfield State University, Dr. Dobelle also served as president of City College of San Francisco, Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and the University of Hawaii, as well as president of the New England Board of Higher Education.

Dr. Dobelle holds a BA, M.Ed., and Ed.D. from UMass Amherst, and an MPA from Harvard University.