Daniel Asquino has been serving as President of Mount Wachusett Community College since 1987. Asquino has focused his efforts on improving curriculum, community outreach and economic development.
Asquino holds a Ph.D. and M.P.A in Public Administration and Political Science and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Southeastern Massachusetts.
Asquino has twice been chosen to Chair the Committee of Community College Presidents. He has also served as two-term Chair of the New England College Council, Chairman of many accreditation teams for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Chair of the Regional College Board Advisory Committee and is currently Chair of the College/University Advisory Board of Roger Williams University. Asquino also serves as chair of the Community College Council’s Labor Relations Committee and Chairs the
Distance Education Committee of the Council. He is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Commission on Diversity and Inclusion and a member of the Community College COLLEGE BOARD Advisory Committee.
He has served as Chairman of the Greater Gardner United Way, Chairman of the North Central Massachusetts United Way Campaign, Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Service Learning Compact, Co-Chair, Twin Cities Latino Coalition, Co-Chair of the North Central Massachusetts Drug Task Force, Chairman of the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Board of the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Massachusetts.
Asquino’s honors include The Distinguished Citizen Award from the Nashua Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, the Multi-Service Center Robert H. Goldman Award Citizen of the Year, Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year (2002) and also a Community Service Award, Nashoba Chamber of Commerce Leadership and the Governor’s Pride in Performance awards.
Dr. Asquino is also a member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee for Heywood Hospital, former board member of the Leominster Hospital (now HealthAlliance) the GFA Supervisory Board and the Board of the North Central Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Asquino instructs graduate and undergraduate courses in Public Human Resource Management and Public Financial Management at Roger Williams University.