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Westfield State appoints former interim FSU president as trustee

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Dr. Robert Martin has been named as the newest member of the Westfield State University Board of Trustees.

Westfield State President Elizabeth Preston made the announcement on Friday.

Dr. Martin was appointed to the board by Governor Deval Patrick and sworn in on Aug. 8.

In a statement issued to CBS 3, Preston said, "I am extremely grateful that Bob has agreed to rejoin the Westfield State community. His extensive experience with public higher education and his familiarity with Westfield State and the city will further strengthen our board in important ways."

According to a release by the University, Martin most recently served as Interim President of Framingham State University where he was responsible for overseeing a $100 million operating budget and providing strategic planning and overall direction for academic programs, enrollment, and student life, development, and governmental and community relations. Prior to his appointment as interim president, he served as Framingham State's Vice President for Academic Affairs and as a visiting lecturer. He joined Framingham after 16 years at Westfield State where he served in a variety of positions including Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The Westfield State University Board of Trustees is comprised of 11 members, the board of trustees is appointed by the governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each member is appointed for a five-year term, with the possibility of one additional term of five years.  

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