July 8, 2013

New Maine college president carries on tradition

The Associated Press

CALAIS — The new president at Washington County Community College is carrying on a family tradition.

When Joseph Cassidy became president of the Calais college on July 1, he replaced his uncle, Bill Cassidy, who served as president from 2003 to 2009 and again for the past school year.

Joseph Cassidy previously taught education at the college for nine years, and his father, Vinton Cassidy, was a drafting instructor there for 34 years before retiring this spring.

Between the three of them, the Cassidys have 67 years of service in the Maine Community College System.

System President John Fitzsimmons says the Cassidy family has a long and proud tradition of giving their time and talent to Washington County.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors

Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)