Bridgewater State University (BSU) announced Monday that they have appointed Jennifer H. True as the Cape Cod director. True, according to a release from BSU, began her in the fall and is scheduled to move into the BSU satellite at the former MacArthur School in South Yarmouth prior to the first semester in January.
"We are delighted that Jen is leading our Cape Cod effort," said BSU President Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria.
True most recently worked at Cape Cod Community College (CCCC) in workforce development and training. "Her relationship with our educational partner on this venture, Cape Cod Community College, as well as her years of working on the Cape are crucial to the success of expanding public higher education's presence in the region," said Dr. Mohler-Faria.
BSU and CCCC will partner for a "two-plus-two" program for graduates of CCCC in early education. BSU will offer courses towards a master in the field of educational leadership, special education and reading, according to the release. In addition to the partnership with CCCC, BSU will offer graduate and undergraduate programs for students not affiliated with CCCC.
True is tasked with "continuing Bridgewater's efforts to develop relationships with key stakeholders from business, nonprofit and government sectors on the Cape and Islands to determine academic programming needs that support economic growth and development in the region," according to the release.
A resident of Plymouth, she is a doctoral student at UMASS Boston and holds a Master of Public Administration from BSU and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Salem State University. She began her higher education career with BSU as the former Institute for Regional Development project manager. True was also a research analyst at Tufts University.
BSU Cape Cod will open its doors in January 2015 for its inaugural semester. To learn more about the school and the programs offered here on Cape Cod, call 508-531-1844 or visit the website here.