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Isabel Fernandes ’21, M’22, was selected to address the Class of 2022 at the Graduate Commencement ceremony on May 20.
“I am pleased to welcome Jim to our Board of Trustees,” said President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D., “Jim has been a member of our College Leadership Council for nearly three years and is a leader at our annual Student Professional Development Retreats where he has devoted much of his time to the mentoring and support of our students. Jim’s expertise, talent and leadership will contribute greatly to Merrimack and will continue to impact our students for years to come.”
“As Chairman I am very excited to welcome Jim to the Board and am looking forward to working with him closely,” said Alfred Arcidi, Chairman, Merrimack College Board of Trustees. “Jim is an outstanding business leader, is deeply thoughtful and committed to education, and is a highly respected voice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”
Jim was appointed to his current position of President and Chief Operating Officer of Bose Corporation in 2020, where he is responsible for worldwide operations. Since joining Bose in 1990, Jim has held several leadership positions across the company including marketing, operations, and finance. He has been very involved in helping drive the development and growth of new businesses and markets for Bose. In 2017, he was honored by the Boston Business Journal with the CFO of the Year.
“As a proud Merrimack College alumnus, I’m honored to be joining the Board of Trustees. In addition to continuing to focus on enabling a new generation of leaders, I’m looking forward to working with Dr. Hopey and the Board on strategies that advance the college’s mission and distinctive agenda for growth” said Jim Scammon.
At Merrimack College, Jim was a cooperative education student, completing a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics in 1983. He went on to earn his Master of Business Administration from The Olin School of Business at Babson College.