Westfield State University announces appointment of Chris Montemayor to Board of Trustees as alumni trustee

WESTFIELD—The Westfield State University Alumni Association has elected Chris Montemayor ’90, ’11 to serve as its alumni representative to the University’s Board of Trustees. 

Montemayor is senior vice president of rental assistance programs at Way Finders, Inc. Prior to joining Way Finders in 2011, Montemayor was chief financial officer for HCS Head Start.  

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Montemayor to the Board. He brings a combination of loyalty to Westfield as a former student who earned two degrees at the University as well as a strong background in finance and management,” said Dr. Robert Martin, chair of the Westfield State University Board of Trustees. 

In addition to the B.S. in business management that he earned in 1990 from Westfield State, Montemayor also holds an M.P.A. in public administration, also from Westfield State University.  

"I am thankful and honored for the opportunity to share my perspective as an alum with this prestigious growing university.  I look forward to collaborating with my fellow trustees to ensure the voices of our students and alumni are heard," said Montemayor.  

Montemayor is member and co-chair of the rental assistance committee for the Regional Housing Network and also head men’s basketball coach at Holyoke Community College.  

Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society. For more information about Westfield State University, visit www.westfield.ma.eduwww.twitter.com/westfieldstate, or https://www.facebook.com/WestfieldStateUniversity

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