Thank you Dr. Immerman!

June 8, 2018

Dr. Immerman was appointed president of Montserrat College of Art in November 2009 following his 30 year-career at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he served in a variety of roles including: student life, operations, project management, fundraising, and others.

Since assuming the role of President, he has transformed Montserrat, building its enrollment, infrastructure, and financial strength, and enhancing its academic environment with new faculty appointments, upgraded technologies, and renovated facilities.

Building on the strength of the college’s rich history, Dr. Immerman has inspired innovation and enhanced Montserrat’s stimulating educational environment focused on supporting each student’s personal creative vision. By building Montserrat’s presence and strengthening relations within internal and external communities, Dr. Immerman has increased the perceived value of the college and enhanced its external support.

With his guidance, Montserrat has become a leading voice on advancing the Creative Economy in Massachusetts and beyond. Montserrat continues to lead the discussion on the importance of art-design study to today’s well-rounded workforce.

An engaged community leader, in summer 2015 Dr. Immerman was appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He also serves on the Massachusetts Creative Network Commission, the Board of the advocacy agency MASSCreative, and the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Locally, he is recent past co-president of Beverly Main Streets, vice president of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the board of the Salem Athenaeum, and as a commissioner of the Essex National Heritage Commission, He is the former Chair of the Potsdam College Foundation, State University of New York.

Dr. Immerman holds a BS in psychology from Potsdam College in New York, the MS and EdS. in counseling and student personnel in higher education from SUNY Albany, and an EdD from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. He also holds Certificates in Leadership from MIT, and in Management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.