Carole Berotte Joseph, who sparked controversy as president of Massachusetts Bay Community College, will be taking a new job in New York.
Joseph has been appointed president of Bronx Community College in New York, the City University of New York announced Monday on its website.
Joseph, who has been president of Massachusetts Bay since 2005, had previously worked for the City University of New York as vice president of academic affairs at Hostos Community College in the Bronx.
Benno Schmidt, chairman of the board of trustees of CUNY, and Chancellor Matthew Goldstein welcomed Joseph's return in a joint statement, saying, "She has a deep commitment to student success and to the University’s mission of access to a high quality education."
In 2007, faculty leaders delivered a vote of no confidence in Joseph for causing "institutional chaos." In 2008, they criticized the use of at least $450,000 for a range of marketing, public relations, and consulting. They argued that the college was shortchanging students through excessive and unnecessary spending.
The spending was unusually high for a two-year school, outpacing its peers across the state, the Globe reported in 2008.
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