Anna Maria tops Central Mass. colleges for gender leadership

By Grant Welker
October 1, 2018

Anna Maria College in Paxton tops Central Massachusetts colleges when it comes to gender parity, according to a new report weighing how equally women were represented in the president’s office and among leadership positions.

Anna Maria ranked No. 8 in the state among 93 studied by the Eos Foundation, a Cape Cod private foundation for investing in children.

Anna Maria has been led by President Mary Lou Retelle since 2015. Nine of its 21 trustees are women. Anna Maria scored well for its senior leadership and the percentage of its students who are female, which is 58 percent, according to the report, which was issued last week.

Among other Central Massachusetts colleges, Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester landed 19th in the state. The college scored best for its board, of which seven of 11 members are women.

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