Connors reappointed to Fitchburg State Board of Trustees
Martin F. Connors Jr. has been reappointed to the Fitchburg State University Board of Trustees. Connors, president and chief executive officer of Rollstone Bank & Trust, currently serves as vice chairman of the university’s board.
First appointed in 2007, Connors will now serve through July 31, 2017.
Gov. Deval L. Patrick informed Connors of his reappointment in a letter this summer.
“Lt. Gov. (Timothy P.) Murray and I appreciate your willingness to serve the commonwealth in this capacity,” Gov. Patrick wrote. “Your experience and sound judgment will contribute substantially to the board.”
Connors has worked at Rollstone Bank & Trust since 2004 and his banking and accounting experience dates to 1983. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Bentley University in 1983 followed by a Master of Science in taxation in 1990, also from Bentley.
He is active in a host of community organizations including the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, HealthAlliance Hospital and the United Way of North Central Massachusetts. At Fitchburg State, Connors is also chairman of the university’s Regional Economic Development Institute, which was launched with a founding sponsorship from Rollstone Bank & Trust.
Connors and his wife, Kathleen, live in Leominster.
The 11-member board is charged with the fiduciary management of the institution, including determination of fees, establishment of personnel management policy, staff services, and the general business of the institution.
Among its responsibilities, the board elects the president with the approval of the Board of Higher Education, adopts an annual plan of financial operation, awards degrees in approved fields, and develops the mission statement for the university consistent with the mission of the Commonwealth’s system of public higher education.