Gov. Patrick appoints new members to the RCC board of trustees

Banner Staff | 9/5/2012, 7:52 a.m.

Governor Deval Patrick appointed five new members to the Roxbury Community College (RCC) Board of Trustees and reappointed one current member of the Board whose term had expired.  

Patrick also named Kathy Taylor, an experienced businesswoman, as the new Chair of the RCC Board to replace Anita Crawford, the CEO of Roxbury Comprehensive Health Center.

The five new trustees appointed this week are Taylor, Michael A. Curry, Mark Culliton, Glynn Lloyd and Jeffrey O. Greenberg. Steven Tompkins, a member of the RCC Board since 2010 has been reappointed for a second term.    

“Roxbury Community College is a vital part of our public higher education system here in the Commonwealth and a pillar of the community in Roxbury,” said Governor Patrick.  “I am confident that this group of individuals, with Ms. Taylor at the helm, will successfully chart a path of excellence for the students, faculty and leadership at the college.”  

Taylor is the executive director of the Efficacy Institute, an organization dedicated to school improvement and turnaround through giving children the tools and supports they need to achieve high standards in school. Ms. Taylor previously served as associate vice president of community development at Road Scholar.

She has also served as senior director of corporate development at the WGBH Educational Foundation and senior account executive at WBZ-TV.  Ms. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Boston College, a Master of Education degree from Lesley College and a Certificate in Advanced Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

 Michael A. Curry is the legislative affairs director and senior counsel for the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, and is a member of the Disparities Action Network (DAN), a statewide coalition that works to reduce health disparities through legislative advocacy and education. Mr. Curry previously served as a senior policy advisor in the Corporate Affairs Division of Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts. He has been an active member of the NAACP for 15 years and for the last year, has served as president of the organization’s Boston branch.  

Curry attended Macalester College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications and Journalism and the New England School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctor degree.  Mr. Curry is filling the seat previously held by John Cruz, whose term has expired.

Mark Culliton is the CEO of College Bound Dorchester, a non-profit organization focused on individual and community-wide social change.  Prior to his time at College Bound Dorchester, Mr. Culliton previously served as the vice president of business development at Lighthouse Academies, Inc. and as COO of Building Educated Leaders for Life, an after-school and summer enrichment organization.  

He attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Yale School of Management where he earned a master’s degree in Business Administration. Mr. Culliton is filling the second of two seats currently vacant on the Board.  

Glynn Lloyd is the founder and chief executive officer of City Fresh Foods, Inc. in Dorchester, a company that produces high-quality, economical meals from a variety of ethnic cuisines. Mr. Lloyd previously served as the G.E.D. coordinator at the Log School in Dorchester, where he oversaw academic training and entrepreneurship programs for young people in Dorchester and the surrounding communities.