Joseph F. Riley of Peabody has been appointed to a five-year term on the North Shore Community College (NSCC) Board of Trustees by Governor Deval Patrick. Riley is the Executive Vice President, Head of Consumer Banking Division at Eastern Bank.
“We all know that education is transformative in people’s lives. Nowhere is that more true than at North Shore Community College,” said Riley. “I have long been proud of my association with the College and am now honored to serve as a Trustee.
Riley earned a BA from the College of the Holy Cross, an MS/MBA from Northeastern University, and is a graduate of the CBA Graduate School of Retail Bank Management.
Riley, who also serves as the President of NSCC’s Foundation Board, is a director/vice chairman of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he serves on the board of MassEquality, the advisory board of the Asian American Civic Association, is a director of the Lynn Boys & Girls Club, a trustee of the Agganis Foundation and coaches the Peabody Youth Girls Softball League.
“As President of NSCC’s Foundation Board for the past six years, Joe brings an intimate knowledge of our institution to the Board of Trustees,” said NSCC Trustee Chair Richard Yagjian. “As Executive Vice President of Eastern Bank and a native of the North Shore, he brings a profound understanding of the needs of our region from an economic perspective as well as from the perspective of our students, faculty and executive leadership. He is a well-respected leader on the North Shore and will serve our institution well.”
NSCC is one of the oldest and largest of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. NSCC serves 26 cities and towns along the MA north shore with campuses in Lynn, Danvers and Beverly. NSCC delivers post-secondary education to more than 10,450 credit students in an academic year, and an additional 5,300 noncredit students through more than 90 programs of study. The College also provides lifelong learning opportunities to more than 500,000 area residents through workforce development training to businesses and individuals, cultural enrichment activities, and community development resources.