Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) is honored to have Dr. William H. Cassidy as its commencement speaker this year. Dr. Cassidy is a Trustee of the Maine Community College System and is president emeritus of Washington County Community College (WCCC), Calais.
Dr. Cassidy earned his doctorate in higher education from Nova Southeastern University, Florida and began his post-secondary education at Northern Maine Vocational Technical Institute, now NMCC. To date, he is the only Maine Community College president who is a graduate from the System.
Cassidy’s career in education has spanned three decades at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. Before becoming president at WCCC, he served in a number of senior administrative posts within the Maine Community College System, including as Director of Statewide Programs at the Center for Career Development. He also served as an associate commissioner for the Bureau of Adult and Secondary Vocational Education within the Maine Department of Education. Cassidy was the former director of the Waterville Regional Vocational Center, and taught at the middle, high school and college levels.
“We are very pleased to have Dr. Cassidy address our graduates,” said NMCC President Tim Crowley. “As an alumnus of the Community College System, Dr. Cassidy serves as an excellent role model of the endless possibilities that exist when a person values education and possesses determination and a goal.”
Cassidy is a member of the Calais post American Legion and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He resides in Standish with his wife, Susan; they have two grown children, Patrick and Randee Lyn.
Commencement exercises begin at 1:00, May 17th at The Forum in Presque Isle. 231 students are in the 2014 NMCC graduating class.