The Board of Trustees voted earlier today to appoint Dr. Linda Thompson as Westfield State University's 21st president. Pending the approval of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, President-elect Thompson is slated to begin her presidency on or about July 1, 2021. Following this morning’s vote, Dr. Thompson was contacted and looks forward to finalizing specifics of her upcoming appointment. More information will be forthcoming to the campus community following the BHE approval. Board chair Kevin Queenin extends sincere appreciation to the Presidential Search Committee, as well as the full campus community, for participating and providing invaluable feedback during the selection process. Linked below is a press release to be issued this afternoon.