Barry M. Maloney has served as Worcester State University’s 11th president since 2011. Maloney also serves as chair of the Council of Presidents, the coordinating body of the nine Massachusetts state universities. He sits on the boards of directors for the Worcester Regional Research Bureau and the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (formerly the “Colleges of Worcester Consortium”). He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Wilbraham & Monson Academy and Spectrum Health Systems. In 2013, Maloney was appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Committee on Women’s Athletics, which is charged with increasing opportunity, participation, and promotion of female student-athletes. Prior to joining Worcester State University, Maloney served for nearly 20 years at Westfield State University in a variety of positions, including twice as interim president and as vice president of student affairs and vice president of advancement and college relations. Maloney graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in political science and public management and a master’s degree in public administration. He is also a 2007 graduate of the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard Graduate School of Education. During his college years, Maloney worked as an aide for former Springfield Mayor, now U.S. Rep., Richard E. Neal.