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Board of Governors

Quincy College is a public community college operating under the auspices of the City of Quincy. A Board of Governors is appointed to oversee and govern Quincy College.

Board Members

Gregory Hanley

Gregory M. Hanley
*Chair (2022 – Present)
Member of the Board (2012 – Present)
Strategic Planning Committee

*Pursuant to Section 3(e) of the By-Laws of the Board of Governors, the Chair will participate at all Committees as a voting member.


With more than 25 years of combined experience in local, county, and state government, Gregory M. Hanley also brings a diversified background in business and charitable public service to his role as Chairman of the Quincy College Board of Governors.

A former Quincy City Councilor, Governor Hanley is employed as Administrator for the Town of Holbrook and is currently serving his third term as a Plymouth County Commissioner. He formerly served as a selectman in the Town of Plymouth, held a number of elected appointed positions in the Town of Pembroke, and is a former member of the South Shore Work Investment Board and the Massachusetts Board of Examiners for Plumbers and Gasfitters.

A graduate of Norwich University, Governor Hanley resides in Plymouth.

Christopher N. Carroll, Quincy College Board MemberChristopher N. Carroll, Esq.
Second Vice Chair (2022 – Present)
Member of the Board (2018 – 2022)

Chair, Finance & Facilities Committee
Vice Chair, By-laws Committee
Member, Strategic Planning Committee
Member, Nominating Committee

Christopher Carroll, Esq. has joined the Board of Governors, entering into 20 years of service for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the Division of Professional Licensure (“DPL”). Mr. Carroll has held four positions over the past 20 years at the DPL, of which he has extensive experience from the positions of Investigator, Board Counsel, Assistant Chief of Investigation, and to his current position of Chief of Investigations. Over the years, he has worked closely with their 39 boards of registration and the Office of Private Occupational Schools.

Mr. Carroll earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Northeastern University, received his Master of Business Administration, and later received his J.D. from New England Law School and is a member of the Norfolk County Bar Association. He is a lifelong resident of Quincy.

Philip Chong
Member of the Board (2022 – Present)

Chair, Community Advisory Committee
Member, Program Committee

Philip Chong is President and Chief Executive Officer of Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (QARI), an organization that provides cultural and linguistic competent services to the region’s growing Asian and immigrant population. QARI’s services and programs include workforce development, family and community, adult education, youth development, enrichment classes, and citywide cultural festivals.

His prior experience features roles in management consulting and venture capital for pharmaceutical, telecommunications, healthcare, and higher education organizations. He also serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of Boston’s Huntington Theater and as a Director of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce.

Katherine Craven | Quincy College Board Member
Katherine P. Craven
Member of the Board (2018 – Present)

Chair, Strategic Planning Committee
Chair, Compliance Committee A
Member, By-laws Committee

Ms. Craven is the Chief Administrative and Financial Officer of Babson College.  The former Executive Director of the UMass Building Authority, she also served as the First Deputy State Treasurer, was the founding Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Building authority, and assisted in the writing of ten State budgets for the Massachusetts House of Representatives, with particular focus on hospital and education funding.

She has lectured on topics such as executive leadership and the state budget process at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Northeastern University, and the Donahue Institute at the University of Massachusetts.

Katherine has been appointed to various government Transition Teams, serving as a co-chair for Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s transition team in 2013, as a member of the transition teams for Governor Deval Patrick in 2006, State Treasurer Steven Grossman in 2010, and for both State Treasurer Deb Goldberg and Governor Charlie Baker in 2014.

Committed to community and public service, Katherine currently serves on the Board of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Board of Governors for the Harvard Club of Boston, is the Chairwoman of the Boston Public Facilities Commission, the Board of Directors of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, The Dorchester Boys’ and Girls’ Club, The ARC of Massachusetts, the Honorary Board for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, the Board of Incorporators for Partners Healthcare, Inc., is an associate member of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, the Pioneer Institute’s Shamie Center for Better Government, and is a former member of the Governor’s Commission on Mental Retardation and MassDevelopment.

A graduate of Harvard College and Boston Latin School, Ms. Craven resides in Brookline with her husband, Dr. Jim Kryzanski, and five children, Delia, Joseph, James, John Francis Xavier, and Fianna.

Dorothy F. (Dolly) Di Pesa
Member of the Board (2021 – Present)

Member, Program Committee
Member, Finance & Facilities Committee
Member, By-laws Committee
Member, Personnel Committee

Ms. Dolly Di Pesa is the Managing Partner of Di Pesa & Company, CPA’s in Quincy, Massachusetts.  The firm, established in 1923 by Ms. Di Pesa’s grandfather, serves many industries providing auditing, tax, and management advisory services.

Ms. Di Pesa serves on many Boards for both non-profit and for-profit entities.  She co-founded the Women’s Business Connection of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, and is a Past President of New England Women Business Owners and the Alliance of Women’s Business and Professional Organization.  She is the Past President of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Quincy.  Ms. Di Pesa currently serves as a Director at First Financial Trust, a member of her Reunion Committee at Boston College, and chairs a Fundraising Committee for Friends of Thai Daughters, Inc., an organization that provides education, a safe home, and emotional support to girls in an area with a high risk of human trafficking.

Bill Brett’s recently released book, Game Changers, features Ms. Di Pesa.

Ms. Di Pesa previously taught special needs students at Cardinal Cushing Centers in Hanover, MA, and was honored by the school in 2021.

Ms. Di Pesa holds an A.B. from Boston College in Special Education and Elementary Education and an M.S. in Accounting from Bentley University.  She lives in Quincy and is the mother of John and Anthony Arcanti.

Eileen Bevivino-Lawton

Eileen Bevivino-Lawton
Member of the Board (2014 – Present)

Vice Chair, Community Advisory Committee
Member, Program Committee
Member, Nominating Committee
Member, Compliance Committee

Eileen Bevivino-Lawton joins the Quincy College Board of Governors with a career spanning five decades in the mental health and addictions field. She specializes in forensic assessment, mediation and child custody evaluations, bereavement support, and critical stress debriefing/psychiatric emergency services.

A graduate of Stonehill College and the Northeastern University Graduate School of Education, she is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor / Licensed Certified Social Worker and has held positions with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections and Youth Services, the Plymouth County Court System, the Plymouth School Department and in private practice.

A Diplomate of Clinical Forensic Counseling through the American College of Certified Forensic Counselors, Division of Psychology, she has also been part of the Organized Medical Staff of the Beth Israel Deaconess / Plymouth Hospital since 1985 as an Affiliate in the Department of Psychiatry.

In addition, Governor Bevivino-Lawton is a Justice of the Peace, an award-winning Professional Photographer, a Realtor, and an Amateur Softball Association Umpire.
Born and raised on the South Shore, she has resided in the town of Plymouth for 40 years.

Thomas Fitzgerald

Thomas E. Fitzgerald, M.D.
Member of the Board (2012 – Present)

Chair, Compliance Committee B
Member, By-laws Committee
Member, Nominating Committee

Thomas E. Fitzgerald, M.D. was born and raised in Quincy, and after completing his education, he returned to Quincy to practice surgery. He has been in practice in Quincy for the past thirty years. During this time, he has served as President of the Medical Staff at Quincy Medical Center and as a member of the Board of Governors during very tumultuous times in which they successfully secured the hospital’s future. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of a large surgical organization – Specialty Care, LLC.

Governor Fitzgerald graduated from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara School of Medicine and was a Fifth Pathway student at Boston University Medical School. After his fifth Pathway year with BU, he completed his surgical internship and residency through Tufts University at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. Governor Fitzgerald also served three years in the US army infantry, from 1969 to 1972. He holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Anselmo College.

Sean Galvin
Member of the Board (2022 – Present)

Member, Finance & Facilities Committee
Member, Strategic Planning Committee
Member, Community Advisory Committee

A fifth-generation city resident, Sean Galvin has worked in real estate, construction, and development for more than 30 years as Partner and CFO of Galvin Construction Company, which has constructed hundreds of thousands of square feet of residential and commercial buildings throughout Quincy. The company has been lead stakeholders in development of Quincy’s urban renewal districts and has constructed and provided more than $1 million for affordable housing in the city.  The company is also active in the hospitality industry, owning and operating hotel, restaurant and function facilities.

He was a founding member and past Chairman of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Quincy 2000 economic development corporation, and a Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow.   He has served as a Board member of the Woodward School, a member of the Quincy Affordable Housing Trust and as past President of the Neighborhood Club of Quincy.

Mr. Galvin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Stonehill College, attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and holds an Unrestricted Massachusetts Construction Supervisors License and a real estate sales license.

Donald MacKinnon
Member of the Board (2022 – Present)

Member, Finance & Facilities Committee
Member, Strategic Planning Committee
Member, Personnel Committee
Member, Community Advisory Committee

Donald MacKinnon is the founder of Hingham-based Atlantic Development, a real-estate development company whose completed projects throughout New England are valued at more than a half-billion dollars and have led to the creation of thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in new real estate tax revenue for their host communities.

He has been a member of the Executive Board of the South Shore YMCA for more than 20 years and also currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Thayer Academy.

Carolyn O'Toole

Carolyn O’Toole, R.N.
Member of the Board (2012 – Present)

Member, Finance & Facilities Committee
Member, Compliance Committee B
Member, Nominating Committee

Carolyn O’Toole, R.N. is a Quincy College graduate, a lifelong resident of Quincy, and has an extensive healthcare background. She has held positions as a PPS/MDS Coordinator, a Charge Nurse, and Nursing Supervisor. She has held the position of Director of Nursing Services at Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Quincy. She currently holds the position of Corporate Staff Educator for Alliance Health Management Services.

Governor O’Toole graduated from the LPN certificate program at Quincy College and continued her education at Excelsior College in New York, where she obtained her RN.

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Frank C. Santoro
Member of the Board (2021 – Present)

Chair, Program Committee
Chair, Personnel Committee
Member, Compliance Committee A

Mr. Frank Santoro brings both his professional and personal experience to the Quincy College Board of Governors. After obtaining his associate degree at Quincy College, Mr. Santoro recalled how the Quincy Junior College Basketball Coach personally took him to Framingham State College. This visit was just the beginning of a successful career in education and public service that included work as a teacher and administrator in Boston, Brookline, and Quincy. Mr. Santoro is also currently a member of the Quincy School Committee and the Quincy Asian Resources (QARI) Board of Directors.

Kyle Swist
Member of the Board (2022 – Present)

Member, Personnel Committee
Member, Program Committee
Member, Community Advisory Committee

Kyle Swist is Vice President of Talent Management at Quincy’s Granite Telecommunications, a $1.7 billion telecommunications company, where he has responsibility for overall talent acquisition and management strategies. 

He has more than a decade of human resources experience specializing in recruitment, learning and development, employee retention, and performance management.  Since joining Granite Telecommunications, he launched and now chairs the company’s diversity organization and also started its college recruitment and intern relationship programs.


List of Board Members by Service Year


The Board of Governors is organized under the following By-Laws

Meetings of the Board

An annual meeting of the Board of Governors will be held during the fourth week of September and regular meetings shall be held at least four times annually. Use the links below to view the Board of Governors meeting minutes.

Board of Governors Appointing Council

Thursday, August 25, 2022: 3:30p
Quincy College 7th Floor, Quincy Center Conference Room and Remotely via Zoom
Please register for the Zoom link in advance

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting(s).

Board of Governors Appointing Council

Tuesday, August 4, 2022: 5:30p
Quincy College 7th Floor, Quincy Center Conference Room and Remotely via Zoom
Please register for the Zoom link in advance

Quincy College Board of Governors Meeting

Tuesday, August 4, 2022: 6:00p
Quincy College 7th Floor, Quincy Center Conference Room and Remotely via Zoom
Please register for the Zoom link in advance

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting(s).

Minutes & Agendas






























Quincy College Seeking Candidates for Board Of Governors

Quincy College is seeking candidates to fill three upcoming vacancies on its 13-member volunteer Board of Governors.

Governors each serve six-year terms, act as advocates for the institution and have certain statutory governance and oversight responsibilities. They are expected to attend and participate in regular monthly Board and committee meetings (typically scheduled in the evening), participate in various College ceremonial events including Commencement and demonstrate an overall commitment to the mission and purpose of the institution.

Members of the Board of Governors must submit an annual financial disclosure form, complete ethics training, and adhere to the state’s Open Meeting Law. They are not required to be residents of the City of Quincy.

The Board’s Appointing Council seeks diversity in candidates and encourages applications from those whose personal experiences and professional expertise will contribute positively to the College’s continued growth and success.

Candidates may apply by mail before June 30 by sending a letter expressing interest along with a resume to:

Quincy College Board of Governors
c/o President’s Office
1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Applications may also be submitted by e-mail to:


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