Dr. John B. Cook serves as the sixth president of Springfield Technical Community College (STCC). Since Dr. Cook began leading the college in 2016, STCC has created a 3 + 1 RN-To-BSN Nursing pathway with Westfield State University; a bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing from Northeastern University is now offered on the STCC Campus; in partnership with Holyoke Community College and MGM-Springfield, the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute opened in downtown Springfield; and new degrees include Biomedical Engineering Technology, Health Science and online Business degree options.
Dr. Cook is passionately committed to the greater Springfield community and stresses the college’s two middle names, “Technical & Community,” when describing STCC’s mission. He serves on Boards throughout the region and is a proud resident of the city of Springfield.
Prior to his appointment, Dr. Cook was Vice President of Academic Affairs at Manchester Community College (MCC) in New Hampshire. He also worked for 12 years at Granite State College, one of four institutions that constitute the public University System of New Hampshire; Granite State is known particularly as the leading provider of public online education in the state. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science from St. Lawrence University in Psychology and Anthropology, a Master’s degree in Community/Social Psychology from UMASS Lowell, and a PH.D. in Education (Curriculum/Instruction) from the University of New Hampshire.