Pam Eddinger

President
Bunker Hill Community College

Panelist: Pam Eddinger

Pam Eddinger is president of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), the largest of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, the College serves 19,300 students annually from the Greater Boston metropolitan area, and close to 1,000 international students from 107 countries, speaking 75 languages. The College offers certificates, associate degrees, and workforce development programs for students seeking to enter a career or transfer to a 4-year university. Proud of its urban mission and its commitment to inclusive excellence, BHCC has been a leader in urban public higher education in the region and around the nation. The College holds Leader College status with the national community college reform network Achieving the Dream, and is selected by the Carnegie Foundation for its prestigious Civic Engagement Classification.

Dr. Eddinger began her tenure at BHCC in 2013, and has served community colleges for almost 25 years in Massachusetts, and in California. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Barnard College in New York City and her master’s and doctorate in Japanese Literature from Columbia University. Dr. Eddinger serves on a number of state and local boards and commissions. She is a Commissioner of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). She served on the education transition team of Governor Baker and Boston Mayor Walsh. She was appointed by the Governor to the State Workforce Development Board, and the Mayor to the Boston Employment Commission. She is on the Board of Directors of the Boston Private Industry Council, and the K-12 education reform nonprofit EdVestors. Dr. Eddinger also serves BHCC and the community college movement by engaging in leadership work at the national level. She is a Board Member of the following: Achieving the Dream (ATD); WGBH Boston; the Special Commission on Leadership of American Association of Community Colleges (AACC); the National Asian and Pacific Islander Council (NAPIC); the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE); and the Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA).

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