Longtime Massachusetts college president to retire
GARDNER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts community college will soon start looking for a new president, the third since the school was founded more than 50 years ago.
Daniel Asquino announced recently that he will step down as president of Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner next January after 30 years on the job. He was hired in 1987 to replace Arthur Haley, who had been with the college since it opened in 1963.
Asquino is 74 and says although he loves the job he wants to retire while he can still enjoy life.
He says he’ll continue to work at full speed for his final 11 months on the job.
Trustees President Tina Sbrega says within a few weeks the college will form a committee to begin a search for a new president.