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Welcome Messages

We invite you to share a public message of welcome with President Sandra J. Doran, JD.

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Stephanie Charles
Student, Bay Path University

Looking forward to great, life changing experiences, as we both are embarking on new endeavors respectfully. Welcome and all the best.




Mary Ann Rickson
Student, Bay Path University, Special Education Major

Hi President Doran! Welcome and best wishes for your new career at Bay Path!




Amanda Gnatek
Student, Bay Path University

I'm so excited to start my journey at Bay Path while you start your journey as well!




Alicia Attipoe
Student, Bay Path University

Welcome to Bay Path. Looking forward to continuing my journey with you.




Marcie Moore
Program Manager, Doctoral Program Higher Education Leadership and Organizational Studies (HELOS) Center for Higher Education Leadership and Innovative Practice (CHELIP)

Welcome to Bay Path and welcome to Longmeadow, President Doran! These are uncertain times in the world and in education but they are also exciting times of change and innovation. I look forward to working with you as we all navigate these uncharted waters together!




Beverly Benson
Program Director, IT & Security. The American Women's College at Bay Path University

President Doran, Welcome to Bay Path University! I look forward to working with you!!




Shirley Montovani
Associate Academic Director for Education and Justice Studies Programs at TAWC

Welcome President Doran! I look forward to meeting with you again and all the exciting things to come this year.




Jill Lanier
Admissions Operation Specialist, Bay Path University

Welcome President Doran! Wishing you much success and happiness here at Bay Path!




Katie Manning
Director of Graduate Admissions, Bay Path University

Hello President Doran! Welcome to Bay Path University and to Longmeadow! I look forward to the continued growth, innovation, and success that you will help Bay Path achieve. I am excited to get to know you in the years to come. I hope that you find Western Mass to be a beautiful place to call your new home. There is so much great culture and community here to embrace and enjoy! Welcome!!




Amy Appell
Adjunct Professor, Bay Path University

Welcome to BPU, a uniquely progressive university! I teach Meditation and am so proud that Bay Path aims to support all aspects of each student, including social-emotional well-being. I look forward to hearing your new ideas :)




Terri Alden
Student, Bay Path University

Welcome, to this incredible community!!! You will be instrumental in our learning and positive outlook on the college. I’m so excited to be considered one of these strong, confident women and I’m sure you are too! Best of luck with your new adventure.




Hanna Pomaah
Student, Bay Path University

Bay Path Community welcomes you today with open arms to be part of our strong team. We are honored to have you with us! 




Andrea Carraro
Student, Bay Path University

Hello Dr. Doran! Welcome to Bay Path University. We are so glad to have you and look forward to your leadership. I know you'll love it here. I've been following the presidential search committee updates and, I have to say, I know they picked the right candidate! I'm excited to be a part of this new journey with you and Bay Path! I wish you nothing but the best of success throughout this transition and moving forward. Stay well!




Karen Daigneault
Purchasing Coordinator and Administrative Assistant to the Director of Facilities, Bay Path University

Welcome, President Doran, from the Facilities crew! Looking forward to a new chapter in Bay Path's history! Please let us know if you need anything and call with any questions or concerns. We're here for you!




Ashley Martins
Director of Advising & Retention, Bay Path University

Welcome President Doran! I am looking forward to your authentic and transformational leadership as we work together as a campus community to serve our students well. Wishing you the best as you and your family make Bay Path and Longmeadow, MA your new home!




Katy Yates
Adjunct Faculty, Bay Path University

Welcome, President Doran! Bay Path is such an amazing place to work and I am so happy to be a part of this university with you!




Aprell May
Student, MFA Class of 2021

Welcome to Bay Path!




Avani Vadi
Student, MOT Class of 2022, Bay Path University

Welcome to Bay Path University Dr. Doran, This is going to my first year at the Bay Path University, So I very much look forward to the guidance and Leadership from you especially during these different times.




Traci Gaynor
Adjunct Faculty, Bay Path University

Greetings President Doran! Welcome to the Bay Path University Family. I am looking forward to the exciting changes that will support diversity, and inclusion on the campus, as we build a stronger, cohesive future for the students and faculty.
I hope to meet you face to face one day, until then, congratulations and welcome aboard.




Laurie Cirillo
Executive Director, Sullivan Career & Life Planning Center, Bay Path University

As we embark on a journey of hope and healing in our communities, we welcome your collaborative and unifying leadership, President Doran!




Dawn Batchelor
Alumna, Senior Assistant Director of Student Financial Services, Bay Path University

Welcome President Doran! From an alumna and staff member, I look forward to seeing what the future holds. Warmest wishes to you and your family!




Kiesha Foggs
Student, Bay Path University

Welcome Dr. Doran! Looking forward to your guidance and experience as we move forward in new and innovative ways here at Bay Path.




Loreiny Peñaló
Student, PA Program, Class of 2021, Bay Path University

Welcome! I hope you can lead this university towards an even more inclusive, progressive, and loving direction.




Jamie Meehan
Current Student, Bay Path University

Welcome to the Bay Path University community. Carpe Diem!!




Emily Sawyer
Current Graduate Student, Bay Path University

Welcome President Doran! I look forward to starting my Bay Path journey with you!




Gina Semprebon
Founding Director, Center of Excellence for Women in STEM, Bay Path University

President Doran,

A heartfelt welcome to you and your family to our Bay Path family. We are all very excited to learn of your vision for our future and look forward to helping you achieve that vision.



Caroline Andros
First-Year Admissions Counselor, Bay Path University

Welcome to our Wildcat family President Doran! We are so excited to have you joining our community and I cannot wait to work with you and under your leadership! Carpe Diem!



Estelle Leavitt
Professor Emeritus, Bay Path University

Greetings Sandy,
I warmly welcome you to Bay Path University! As a retiree, you won't find me on campus often but know that Bay Path has a special place in my heart. Although I live a life of leisure, I do occasionally teach a course for The American Women's College and truly love working with our non-traditional students in a remote environment! I welcome your new ideas and leadership as you drive Bay Path forward. In addition, I hope that you will come to love Bay Path as much as I do!



Shannon Compton, PhD
Emerging Technologies Associate, Bay Path University

Greetings President Doran:
Welcome to Bay Path University! I look forward to working with you especially with Open Educational Resources, Information Literacy, as well as with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.




Alan Wolf
Online Instructor, The American Women's College at Bay Path University

Welcome Dr. Doran! I'm so happy you're joining this wonderful institution that plays such an important role in so many women's lives. I wish you every success as you guide us to an even more successful future!




Theresa Riethle
Program Director, Physician Assistant Program, Bay Path University

Best wishes for success and happiness in your new role at Bay Path University.
we look forward to learning and growing with you.




Kris Barnett
Vice Provost Academic Affairs and Dean, and Title IX Coordinator, Bay Path University

Welcome, President Doran, to Bay Path! We look forward to all that the future holds!




Jennifer Stratton
Coordinator of Undergraduate Education, Bay Path University

Welcome, President Doran! We are excited to build the future of Bay Path University with you. We look forward to learning from you and with you. Carpe Diem!




Jennifer Douglas
Senior, Human Services and Rehabilitation, Bay Path University

Welcome, President Doran,
Congratulations are in order because as many of us complete goals and aim high, you have achieved this opportunity. Bay Path is unique and innovative and I know you will lead us further into greatness.




Kiesha Foggs
Student, Bay Path University

Welcome Dr. Doran! Looking forward to your guidance and experience as we move forward in new and innovative ways here at Bay Path.




Leanne Zemrock
Student Financial Services Customer Service Specialist, Bay Path University

A warm welcome and lots of good wishes on becoming the leader of our University. We are all happy and excited about your inputs and contributions as you lead us into the future of higher education.




Jodie Baker G'16
Alumna, Staff, Bay Path University

Welcome President Doran! I'm excited to see and share in your vision for the future of Bay Path!




Amanda Castro-Caballero
Associate Director of Admissions MBA, MA

Welcome to the Bay Path Community!




Wendy Pollack
Support Associate President's office / Campus Receptionist, Bay Path University

Welcome to the Bay Path family. We are glad you are here! Your warmth and enthusiasm are already felt.



Andrea Cordis
Alumna, Current Student, and Occupational Therapy Fieldwork and Clinical Assistant, Bay Path University

Welcome to Bay Path! I look forward to working under your leadership!




Beth Dowd
School of Education and Human and Health Sciences, Bay Path University

Dear President Doran,

Welcome to Bay Path University! We look forward to your leadership and wish you all the best through your transition! Wishing you the most success and happiness as you guide us forward! Carpe Diem!



Vana Nespor
Alumna, Mother of the adult women's programs at BPU, and delighted MFA Student

Dear President Doran:

Welcome to this sacred place of healing, learning, and growth. May you find great joy and delight as you weave from the challenges of this time a brilliant future for Bay Path.




Anastasia Spremulli G'19
Alumna, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions, Bay Path University

President Doran,
Congratulations and best wishes for success as you lead and help guide Bay Path University!




Gretchen Lunsford
Strategic Alliances, Bay Path University

Welcome to Bay Path! Looking forward to working with you! 




Jaclyn Souza
Student, Bay Path University

Welcome to the Bay Path University community, President Doran!




Briana Sitler '04 G'20
Alumna, Director of Events & Community Engagement in Strategic Alliances, Bay Path University

Looking forward to the future of Bay Path University with you as our President. Exciting times, change is always an exciting experience.




Alaina Bouchard
Director of Advising and Student Services, Bay Path University

Welcome to the Bay Path family! I am excited to be a part of the new wave of education and continue to help foster growth among all divisions of our campus. Very happy to have you here to lead the charge!




Sarah MacDonald G'20
Alumna, Director of Business Development for Strategic Alliances; Diversity & Inclusion Community Council member, Bay Path University

Welcome, President Doran! There is much to look forward to as we forge another pathway and future for our Bay Path. Congratulations!




Enrollment Marketing Department
Melissa Sippel 12 G'14, Christine Moauro G'17, Donna Kowalewski G'17; Alumna & Staff

Welcome to Bay Path University! We are excited to work with you and see your vision for the University. Carpe diem!




Leanna James Blackwell
Director, MFA in Creative Nonfiction, Asst. Professor of Creative Writing, Bay Path University

Welcome, President Doran! We look forward very much to writing the next chapter of the Bay Path story with you. May we thrive together and may you find great happiness here.




Diane Hall
Professor of Psychology, Bay Path University

Welcome to Bay Path University, a place often referred to as a "magical" community where lives are transformed. I'm looking forward to working with you.




Deb DelDotto
Adjunct Faculty, Bay Path University

Welcome to Bay Path University




Kathryn Hoar-Diaz
Student, The American Women's College at Bay Path University

Welcome to one of the best universities around. Bay Path is very lucky to have you join us. Can't wait to see all the great you do.




Jennifer Wilson
Student, Class of 2021, Bay Path University

President Doran,
Welcome to our Bay Path Community!! We are eager to learn and grow with you on this new journey! Go Wildcats!




Reagan Sperrazza
Student, Bay Path University

I can’t wait to join such a beautiful community in the fall! I can’t wait to see what plans you have for the coming year! I hope you all the best in this transition into this wonderful, welcoming and empowering community just as I will be in the coming months.




Très-belle Gaudette
Student, Bay Path University

Welcome to Bay Path!




Olivia Patrick
Student, Bay Path University

Welcome, President Doran!! I can't wait to come to Bay Path this fall as a freshman and meet you and get to know you! I know that you're going to be a great president to the university.




Kara Stevens
Director, Graduate Accounting Department & Assistant Professor of Accounting, Bay Path University

President Doran - Welcome to Bay Path University! As I'm sure you have realized, Bay Path is a truly special place – filled with the most talented and caring staff/admin/faculty and of course our incredible students! I'm sure that you will fit right in and I look forward to your leadership.




Stephanie King
Executive Director of Student Financial Services, Bay Path University

President Doran, welcome to our wonderful University!




Anne Chapdelaine
Dean of Students and Director of Persistence, Bay Path University

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome! How incredibly fortunate we are to have you. I can't wait to work with you and see all that the future holds for Bay Path. It's going to be fun!




Sara Milillo
Senior Academic Program Director, The American Women's College at Bay Path University

Dear President Doran - We are so excited to welcome you to our University community! Under your leadership, I know we will achieve wonderful things for our faculty, staff, and students. Welcome!




Donna Agure '11 G'21 (expected)
Alumna, Bay Path University

(Karibu) Swahili for (Welcome) to our Bay Path family to you and your family.
Welcome to the Pioneer Valley of MA. I hope your transition meets the path of least resistance, especially given the times we find ourselves in with Covid-19 interrupting and altering life as we knew it. I pray for your success.
Carpe Diem and all the best in your journey here. I hope to meet you personally soon.

Rev. Dr. Enzo V. and Mary Lou Di Giacomo
Trustee Emeritus

President Doran, It is with heartfelt warmth that we welcome you to the Bay Path University community. The COVID-19 virus has created an extraordinary challenge as you launch your new journey. We look so forward to meeting you in the near future. God bless you




Heather Bairos
Faculty, Graduate ABA Program, Bay Path University

Welcome to Bay Path, President Doran!  Looking forward to meeting you and working together.




Rebecca Lee
Student, Bay Path University

Welcome President Doran!
This is my first year at BPU and I am SO excited.... my fiancé’s last name is Doran so I am taking this as a good sign :D



Kristen Bonanno-Sotiropoulos
Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Special Education and English as a Second Language, Bay Path University

Welcome to Bay Path University President Doran! I look forward to meeting you and continue to grow under your leadership. You are joining such an innovative, supportive, and remarkable university. Carpe Diem!




William Guida
Learning Commons Support Coordinator, Bay Path University

Welcome to Bay Path! We all look forward to working with you!




Erin M. Boutin
Coordinator of Student Academic Support Services, Bay Path University

Welcome, President Doran! I can't wait to see what the future holds for our amazing community!




Cynthia Korhonen
Student, Bay Path University

Welcome to Bay Path University! Looking forward as we all enter the next dimension under your direction. "May the Force be with you! "




Ky-Lee Boyd
Student, Bay Path University

Welcome. I hope you find happiness working here.




Dr. Ellen Rustico
Chair of Education Programs and Director of Teacher Licensure, Bay Path University

Welcome President Doran! I very much look forward to your leadership. I believe you will find our community to be nothing short of welcoming and supportive. Wishing you a wonderful start as the sixth President of Bay Path University.




Laurie Rosner
Alumna,  Chair, Undergraduate Business Programs, Assistant Professor of Management, Bay Path University

Hello President Sandra Doran! Welcome to Bay Path, a very special place indeed. I am thrilled you are here as our sixth president and excited about our future and all of its possibilities. It is an honor to serve our students and be part of their journey…for a lifetime! Our community is amazing and love working side-by-side with such talented and caring members. I look forward to our future and working together. Congratulations and all the incredible best. Carpe Diem!




Joanna Orlando
Graduate Student - ABA Program, Bay Path University

Welcome! Thank you for joining us at Bay Path University!




Steve Smith
Director of Athletics, Bay Path University

President Doran,
Welcome to Bay Path University the “Home of the Wildcats”. I look forward to working with you. Go Wildcats!




Vea Carabine '07
Alumna, Executive Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, Bay Path University

Welcome to Bay Path Sandy! We are so fortunate to have someone with your background, talent and enthusiasm to lead us into the future. I am looking forward to getting to know you and connecting you with our amazing alumni! Carpe Diem!




Robert Surbrug
Associate Professor of History, Honors Program Director, Bay Path University

Welcome, President Doran!

As our full-time history professor I can attest that your taking the helm is an historic occasion for Bay Path, especially in these momentous times.

I look forward to your vision and leadership!




Kathleen Halpin-Robbins
Assistant Vice President and Director of Human Resources, Bay Path University

A warm welcome to you and your family, President Doran. We look forward to your leadership in the years ahead and to working with you to advance the mission of the University.




Terry DeVito
Coordinator, Healthcare Management program

Sandy, 
Welcome to Bay Path! Looking forward to what the future holds.




Susan Ainsleigh
Program Director, Graduate ABA Program, Bay Path University

President Doran - Look forward to a successful year! Welcome to Bay Path!




Andrea Hickson-Martin
Graduate Program Coordinator, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Assistant Professor, Bay Path University

President Doran:
Welcome to Bay Path University! There is no doubt based on your bio and an enthusiastic thumbs up from Mary-Beth Cooper that you are the woman for the job. I look forward to working with you during these unprecedented times, especially around diversity, equity and inclusion. Carpe Diem.




James Wilson
Professor of Business, Bay Path University

Welcome to an interesting place in interesting times.




Rebecca Roberts-Crowell '03
Alumna

Welcome to the Bay Path Family Sandra. I am excited to see what wonderful things you will bring to the table.




Sham Manka '13 G'15
Alumna

Sandy, Congratulations and welcome to Bay Path. Best wishes.




Sherice Rivas '18 G'20
Alumna

Hello President Doran!

Welcome to this role at Bay Path! I am an online student who has completed my graduate degree at this school and I graduate with a masters this spring from Bay Path also! I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience with this school and I am so excited to welcome you to it! This is more than a school to me, it is a movement!

Thank you for continuing the movement under your leadership!

Best!




Julie Heckscher
Senior Director of Marketing, The American Women's College

Thank you for bringing your energy, enthusiasm and vast expertise to Bay Path! We are thrilled to keep growing and shaping Bay Path University - and its bright future - together with you!




Patricia Barile Illingworth '68
Alumna

WELCOME!! As an Alumni, I look forward to another vital and eager President who will uphold "Carpe Diem". Again, WELCOME!!




Carole King Cohen '59
Alumna

A warm welcome Dr. Doran as the 6th President of Bay Path University. Since graduating from the two year Junior College in 1959, I have witnessed the amazing changes throughout the years that have occurred. This is all due to love, care, hard work and commitment that each President has put into making the University what it is today. I admire Dr.Leary, especially, for taking such a personal interest in every student, including her being extremely enthusiastic in building such a fine institution.

At this late stage of my life, I am looking forward to returning to Bay Path to receive my Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Dr. Doran, I want to wish you the very best, and I look forward to meeting you one day when I am on campus.




Liz Kopec '02
Alumna

Congratulations! We are so excited to have you part of our legacy! Best of luck




Virginia Freed
Professor Emerita, Bay Path University

Congratulations! I am already an admirer of a woman who would seek to fill the position of President of Bay Path University replacing Carol Leary. Your vitae and comments from colleagues and admirers indicate you are up to the task. I wish you luck and success. Bay Path is indeed a special place which deserves a special leader.




Susan Demoulas '63
Alumna

Welcome to Bay Path, President Doran! It seems that you will be a perfect fit and I look forward to meeting you and hearing about the further successes as Bay Path continues to grow and thrive under your leadership.




Anne Fitzgerald '65
Alumna, Former President of the Alumni Association Council and Member of the Board of Trustees

I am so looking forward to meeting you and your husband. In addition to your commitment to Bay Path, it appears your commitment to our New England sports teams is in line with that of most those you will meet at Bay Path and the geographical area! Seriously, your credentials certainly bring a plethora of expertise to our welcoming college community.




Kathy Winnie
Legal Studies major, Senior,  Bay Path University

Congratulations! I am sad to (hopefully) be leaving before you get here. It would have been wonderful to have a former lawyer as the president.




Shyanne Jackson
Early Education major, Bay Path University

Welcome! I hope you feel as welcomed as I did when I transferred to Bay Path this year. As a working mother, everyone at Bay Path has really been helpful and accommodating, I feel like I have people rooting for me and I have never felt like that before at any other school. Thank you for making the commitment to this wonderful school. I wish you all the success in the world!




Roberta Bolduc
Past Chairman, Board of Trustees, Bay Path University

Welcome, President Doran. I am sorry to have missed your official welcome but I look forward to meeting you in the near future. Warmest wishes to you in your tenure at Bay Path.




Kim Richard
Assistant Dean of Educational Effectiveness and Outcomes and Activity Director for the Title III Grant

Welcome to Bay Path, President Doran! I look forward to working with you!




Carol Leary
President, Bay Path University

Sandy, It is so exciting to finally have you on campus to meet our extraordinary students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University. Your experience and many professional accomplishments, your innovative spirit, and your warm, engaging personality will propel Bay Path into the future. We welcome you, your husband, Steve, and your family to our family and our community. I will enjoy watching the next vision of Bay Path unfold under your leadership. Know that Noel and I are ready to help in any way as you and Steve transition to Bay Path. I have no doubt that you will embrace and relish every minute of this exciting time in your lives. Carpe Diem!! Warmest regards, Carol





Matthew Reutter
University & Foundations Relations Associate, Bay Path University

Welcome, President Doran! It is a very special privilege to welcome you to the Bay Path University community. We offer our warmest greetings as you relocate and lead our beloved institution forward. All my best, and Carpe Diem!




Keith Sbriscia
Director of Human Resources Systems Management, Bay Path University

Welcome, Dr. Doran to the Bay Path community. We look forward to having you onboard and for what the future holds for Bay Path University under your leadership.




Daryll Sverrisson '98
Alumna, Assistant to the President, Bay Path University

It is both an honor and a pleasure to send a warm welcome to both you and your husband to Bay Path on behalf of the President’s Office. This community is enthusiastic about having your leadership, and we are all looking forward to building upon our realizations and dreams. Carpe diem!




Melissa Wert '07 G'11
Alumna, Current Graduate Student, Public Relations Associate for the Office of Communications and Public Relations, Bay Path University

Welcome to Bay Path! I walked on to this campus for the first time over 15 years ago as a One-Day student, and I haven't looked back since. I have no doubt that you, too, will find this community warm, embracing, and ready to go places. Carpe Diem!




Kathy Cotnoir
Director of Stewardship & Leadership Giving, Bay Path University

Welcome, President Doran! We are excited to have you here and can't wait to have you Seize the Day with our faculty, staff, students and alumni! We are delighted to welcome you to this wonderful community!




Elizabeth Cardona
Office of Multicultural Affairs, Bay Path University

On behalf of the office of Multicultural Affairs team, we echo our campus partners in welcoming you to Bay Path.

I personally look forward to working with you towards a successful transition and supporting the priorities you develop to take our institution to the next level. Best wishes!





Lorraine Festa Roseman '65
Alumna

Congratulations on being the 6th President of Bay Path University. We have a long and interesting history and growth of our University that we are all proud of thanks to Dr. Leary and those that came before her.

I graduated in 1965 when it was a 2-year secretarial school. I loved it and have been involved since then. I love coming to visit to see all the great improvements over the years. The dedicated staff make Bay Path and outstanding University!

All my best and look forward to meeting you in the future.





Lynn Pellerano '11, G'13
Alumna, Board of Trustees, Bay Path University, President of the Alumni Association Council

Bay Path is lucky to have chosen you as our 6th President and I look forward to supporting you as you take the reins and lead our community to continued success. As you have already seen, this is a very special place and I am confident you and Steve will love it here. Warmest wishes!





Decorti Rodgers-Tonge
Chair, Undergraduate Accounting Department, Assistant Professor of Accounting

I am enthusiastically ready to travel the next path that will pave the unremitting achievements of Bay Path University. Change may not be easy, but it is an opportunity to create space for new endeavors. Your biography speaks for itself, and I genuinely look forward to working with you.




Melissa Weinberger
Public Relations & Communication, Bay Path University

Fantastic! Congrats and welcome! Looking forward to seeing (and working with) you as Bay Path enters this exciting new phase.




Peter Testori
Associate Dean of Learning Resources & Academic Support Services and Assistant Coordinator of Title IX, Bay Path University

Welcome to the Bay Path community! You’ve found a great home here. Your wide range of experience as well as your entrepreneurial and innovative spirit will be a perfect fit for our unique institution. We’re all looking forward to the future that you and our students, faculty and staff will build together! Carpe Diem!




Marci Komssi
Adjunct Faculty, Bay Path University

Welcome to Bay Path University and to New England! I am sure you will find not only Bay Path's community welcoming but you'll find that Massachusetts is a wonderful place to live and explore. I look forward to being part of BPU's next chapter with you as the author.




Gretchen Heaton
Director of Career and Leadership Development, Academic Director of LOS and WELL, The American Women's College at Bay Path University

Sandy, Welcome to the Bay Path community! It was so nice to meet you this morning. Your enthusiasm for innovative higher education is infectious and we are all delighted to get to know you better.




Tom Mennella
Faculty, Science Department, Bay Path University

Hello Dr. Doran. We are so very excited to have you helm our wonderful ship. Welcome to Bay Path and I'm sure I speak on behalf of the entire traditional undergraduate faculty when I say that we are very much looking forward to working with you to continue Bay Path's success and innovation far into the future.




Jamey Mercer
Head Soccer Coach, Bay Path University

Very excited to have you onboard Dr. Doran! I know my girls and I can't wait to meet you and your family! Go Wildcats!




Rita Schiano
Adjunct Instructor, The American Women's College at Bay Path University

Welcome to Bay Path, President-elect Doran. I've been an adjunct for BPU's One-Day and TAWC courses for fourteen years and love what this university offers women. So many of the students I've come to know over the years are exceptional and inspiring. I am thrilled to learn that you have a deep commitment to empowering women to succeed. I look forward to meeting you one day




Crystal Senter-Brown '11, G'14
Alumna, Director of Employer Relations, Sullivan Career and Life Planning Center,
Bay Path University, Adjunct Faculty

We are thrilled to have you for our 6th president! Welcome!





Dawn Bryden '05, G'07
Alumna, Dean of Transfer Admissions & Community Partnerships, Bay Path University

President Doran, welcome to the Bay Path community! I am looking forward to working with you! Carpe Diem!





Rob Panetti
Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Center Supervisor, Bay Path University

Welcome Dr. Doran, The only bad workout is the one you missed. I am looking forward to working with you. : )





Wendy Pollack
Support Associate, Bay Path University

Welcome to Bay Path Sandy & Steve, We all look so forward to getting to know you and have you lead our community in the coming years. Warmest wishes!





Patricia J. Pierce
Trustee, Bay Path University, Presidential Search Committee Member

Sandy - Your energy, passion for all students, entrepreneurial focus, and willingness to listen will serve Bay Path well. We are most fortunate that you are joining the BPU community. You will lead the school in its next phase of prosperity. Welcome and best wishes.





Gillian Palmer G'12
Alumna, Assistant Professor of Management, Presidential Search Committee Member

Sandy, congratulations and welcome to the Bay Path University community! We are truly excited to have you. Through your tenacity, influence and commitment to the University, I am confident you will be the incredible leader to advance Bay Path onward. I look forward to working with you and seeing your incredible energy around campus!




Tania Barber G'09
Alumna, Board of Trustees, Bay Path University, Presidential Search Committee Member

President Doran, congratulations, and welcome to Bay Path. These will be exciting times as well as challenging times. Change is not always easy; however, when you have a person such as yourself who brings in a tremendous amount of leadership skills, passion, commitment and dedication along with a team that will support you and the change, it will be readily embraced. I'm genuinely looking forward to working with you.





Michelle Wirth
Board of Trustees, Bay Path University, Presidential Search Committee Member

Hello and a very warm welcome to Bay Path University! We look forward to working with you to continue to build on the success of this beloved university. Thanks for taking on the challenge. No doubt there is much to be done, and so excited to have you at the helm.




Jeremy Anderson
Deputy Chief of Analytics & Technology Transformation, Presidential Search Committee Member

Welcome to the Bay Path community, President Doran! We are a passionate group who is looking forward to working with you to bring the University and, most importantly, our students continued growth and success in the years ahead. Let's carpe this diem!




Dr. Tom Loper
Associate Provost and Dean, School of Science and Management, Presidential Search Committee Member

Dear Dr. Doran, Your range of experience in higher education will provide you with a unique vantage point for guiding us through the white waters ahead. A steady hand at the tiller will serve us well over the years to come. Congratulations! And, Welcome aboard!




Dr. Maura Devlin
Deputy Chief Learning Officer - The American Women’s College, Presidential Search Committee Member

Sandy, Welcome to Bay Path and to western Massachusetts! I trust that you will find both communities welcoming, intellectually invigorating, and prepared to tackle the challenges ahead. I was impressed with your keen understanding of Bay Path, and higher education more generally, and your engaging questions when we met. I look forward to the spirits of inquiry, entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration that you'll bring to our institution and beyond. Please let us all know how we can help you get to know our students, alumni/ae, faculty, staff, and partners as you come on board. Best wishes for a successful presidency!




Ysabel Garcia '18
Alumna, Current Graduate Student, Presidential Search Committee Member

As an alumna, current student, and former search committee member, I would love to welcome you to this new journey. I cannot wait to see how your legacy at Bay Path University will unfold. Congratulations on this new step and Carpe Diem!




Dr. Mark Benander
Director of Graduate Psychology Programs and Faculty Chair, Presidential Search Committee Member

Hello, Sandy, and welcome! I offer warm greetings to you as the representative of all of the full-time faculty here at Bay Path. We look forward to getting to know you, and to working together with you on the bright future of our University. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any assistance with faculty matters!




Kirk Arnold
Board of Trustees, Bay Path University, Presidential Search Committee Member

Sandy,  Congratulations and welcome to our amazing Bay Path community! Having gotten to know you during our Bay Path Presidential Search process, I know you will bring remarkable energy, a passion for innovation and deep commitment to the culture and values that make Bay Path such a special institution to your role as President. In particular, your commitment to our diverse, talented community of students stood out when we met with you - and I know they are as excited to get to know you as you are to get to know them! Congratulations and we all look forward to working with you! 




Mary Bushnell '74
Board of Trustees, Bay Path University, Alumna,  Presidential Search Committee Member

Sandy: It is truly a pleasure to welcome you to Bay Path University! Warmest wishes for both personal fulfillment and success in your new presidency.




Delcie Bean IV
Board of Trustees, Bay Path University, Presidential Search Committee Member

It's such an incredible honor to be welcoming a new President to Bay Path. We have such an amazing future ahead of us and I know with your leadership we will be able to continue to build on the success and growth of the university over the next twenty years.

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