MGM Springfield executive appointed to STCC Board of Trustees
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Gov. Charlie Baker recently appointed Enfield, Conn., resident Mary Catherine “Marikate” Murren to the Springfield Technical Community College Board of Trustees.
Murren is the Vice President of Human Resources for MGM Springfield. She is responsible for planning and directing all aspects of MGM Springfield’s human resources functions, including ensuring adherence to labor laws, regulations and HR corporate policies and procedures.
She previously worked as Director of Human Resources at MGM Springfield and was Director of Training and Workforce Development at MGM Springfield.
Her other experience includes working as a consultant in community outreach and advocacy for MGM Resorts International in Springfield.
Prior to joining MGM, Murren worked as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for United States Tennis Association New England in Westborough; National Manager, Junior Team Tennis, USTA, in White Plains, N.Y.; Director of Campus Recreation and Intramurals for Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Penn.; Recreation Operations Supervisor for the Park and Recreation Department in Darien, Conn.; Assistant Director for Recreational Services, Operations, Outdoor Recreation, Fitness and Wellness, University of Connecticut in Storrs; and Head Coach, Women’s Tennis, at UConn.
Murren graduated from UConn with a bachelor’s degree in economics and Master of Arts in sports management.
Murren’s appointment fills the vacant member position of Maria P. Gonçalves.
“Lieutenant Governor Polito and I thank the outgoing trustees for their service and congratulate these newly appointed trustees and thank them for their willingness to serve on the boards of our public colleges and universities,” Baker said in a statement. “These appointees bring with them tremendous leadership, professional, and academic acumen that will positively impact their campuses and students.”
“I look forward to continuing to work with all trustees and campus leaders to ensure we prepare our students for the changing workforce and continue to offer top-notch public education in the Commonwealth,” said Education Secretary Jim Peyser. “I am also grateful to all of the outgoing trustees for their service to the Commonwealth.”
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 8,500 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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