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Westfield State announces appointment of Trustee Paul Boudreau and Student Trustee Thalita Neves

Westfield State University has appointed Attorney Paul D. Boudreau to its Board of Trustees and Thalita Neves ’21 as student trustee.                                                      

Boudreau has served as an attorney and partner of Ryan & Boudreau, PC, in South Hadley since 1975. Boudreau has been highly active in his community, including 40 years of service as a South Hadley town meeting member and more than 20 years as a director and past president of the South Hadley Chamber of Commerce. He is a past chair of the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission, past president of the Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Center, former director of Vanguard Bank and a former trustee and past chair of Holyoke Community College. Boudreau is a past chair and current director of the Holyoke Community College Foundation.

Boudreau holds a B.S. in business administration from American International College and a J.D. from Western New England University.

 “I am honored to join the board and look forward to working with my fellow board members to serve the students at Westfield State University,” said Boudreau.

Thalita Neves of Shrewsbury, Mass. was elected by the student body to serve as the Westfield State University student trustee for the 2019–20 academic year. A junior majoring in criminal justice and communications with a concentration in public relations, Neves served last year as the Student Government Association’s vice president of finance and president of the University’s chapter of the Lambda Sigma National Honors Society for second-year students. Neves is also a campus tour guide, a member of the University’s Honors Program, as well as a mentor to its underclassmen.

Neves was sworn into her position with her fellow student trustees of Massachusetts state colleges and universities in August by Gov. Charlie Baker at a State House ceremony in Boston.

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