PRLog - March 18, 2014 - ROCKLAND, Mass. -- The South Shore Chamber of Commerce, the region’s largest Chamber, today announced that Curry College has been named a Director’s Partner for the year 2014.
Kenneth K Quigley Jr
Curry College is one of only 40 businesses to hold this prestigious position with the South Shore Chamber, affording financial commitment, promotional opportunity, high level connections with other Chamber partners and high-level participation in Chamber activities all the while boosting the Chamber’s visibility and reaching out to both existing and potential members.
Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. is the 14th president of Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts, having served in that role since 1996. Founded in 1879, Curry College is a 134-year-old private, independent institution granting undergraduate and graduate degrees to a combined enrollment of approximately 4,100 students. The College offers 20 undergraduate majors and four master's degrees. The College draws its students from 22 states and 8 countries. The combined faculty and staff at Curry total approximately 900.
Mr. Quigley is a graduate of Milton High School, the Boston College School of Management, and the Villanova University School of Law. He is a recipient of the Boston College Alumni Achievement Award for Excellence in Education and also holds an honorary degree from Quincy College. Prior to becoming the president of Curry College, Mr. Quigley was on the faculty at Curry. He also previously taught at Suffolk University and Bentley University.
During the term of Mr. Quigley's presidency at Curry College, student enrollments have tripled and the College has completed an aggressive building campaign of residential and academic buildings, as well as achieving significant growth in its endowment. The College has also added a number of undergraduate and graduate degrees during that period.
“Curry College is proud to partner with the South Shore Chamber in their important mission of growing and supporting businesses across the region. We join the chamber in offering resources for business owners and students and we are glad to work with them in developing business across the South Shore,” said Quigley.
Peter Forman, CEO of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, said, “We are fortunate to have Curry College on the South Shore offering educational resources and opportunities for growth for our members. Ken’s background in academia and his leadership make him a great resource and partner.”
About the South Shore Chamber of Commerce
The South Shore Chamber of Commerce has long been recognized throughout the state as one of the most active and forceful advocates for the business community, and numbers among the larger Chambers of Commerce nationally. The South Shore Chamber is a not-for-profit association of businesses in the communities south of Boston. It is committed to helping its members grow their businesses and to improve the business climate in the region. Members range in size from major international corporations headquartered on the South Shore to small local firms and sole proprietorships. For additional information on the Chamber, please visit www.southshorechamber.org or call 617-479-1111.