Office of the President
James C. Clemmer ’86 is Interim President of MCLA, and will continue in this role until the 12th President of MCLA is selected.
Clemmer served on MCLA’s Board of Trustees as its alumni representative for the last eight years and is a veteran executive with more than 25 years of varied business experience. Now retired, he is a member of the board of directors for Lantheus Holdings, Inc., of North Billerica, Mass. He most recently served as president of the medical supplies segment at Covidien plc in Mansfield, Mass., where he was responsible for managing operations and growth of a $2 billion global business, utilizing 15 manufacturing sites around the world. He has extensive experience in sales and marketing, manufacturing, and research and development.
For more than a decade, the College experienced a period of transformation and progress, garnering recognition for its academic programs, dedicated faculty and staff, and leadership and extracurricular opportunities for students. For the fourth consecutive year, MCLA received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as a Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College. Most recently, MCLA was cited in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 100 Best College Values for 2015.
The College is home to the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, a state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility that opened in 2013, that positions the College to harvest opportunities in the Commonwealth’s world-class biotechnology and life sciences sector. Campus programs such as MCLA’s LEAD Academy, the Berkshire Bank STEM Academy, and the Center for Student Success and Engagement continue to support student success. The College provides economic and cultural opportunities to the greater Berkshires community through the Berkshire Compact for Education, its Berkshire Cultural Resources Center, and leadership in the Berkshire Readiness Center for educators, among other initiatives.
In following well-established and strategic directions, MCLA will continue on its path of advancement under Interim President Clemmer’s leadership.