Dr. Thomas M. McGovern, President
Thomas M. McGovern, Ed.D. was appointed the eighth president of Fisher College in October 2007, following over three decades of teaching Fisher students and spearheading the College's expansion into baccalaureate education through his oversight of the management program. A seasoned administrator who leads by example, President McGovern has acquired an impressive list of credentials during the course of his career in higher education, transportation management, and strategic planning. As President, he represents one of the fastest growing institutions in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Dr. McGovern, a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, has supported the launch of Fisher's Military to Management initiative that offers financial benefits and flexible degree options to veterans and active military personnel seeking higher education. He is also an advocate of the College's athletics program and strong supporter of Fisher alumni, encouraging engagement in the life of their alma mater.
President McGovern has stayed true to his intention to sustain an exceptional faculty, enrich an already diverse student population, and deepen connections with graduates to build a stronger alumni community. Praised as an innovator and visionary leader, Dr. McGovern's tenure as President is marked by a variety of successful leadership and professional achievements including an increase in enrollment and retention, facility expansion, and the development of online degree offerings. President McGovern is responsible for directing a college-wide strategic management team that boasted the largest enrollment in the school's history, as well as the addition of four baccalaureate degrees. He is currently moving Fisher College toward its first master's degree offering.
Dr. McGovern holds a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University's School of Management, a Master's in Public Administration from Suffolk University's Sawyer School of Management, and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Johnson and Wales University.