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Anthony Benoit was named as the College's 12th President on January 1, 2014. Prior to this appointment, Benoit served both as Interim President from June 2013 and as Academic Dean from August 2011.
Before joining BFIT, Benoit was division director for technology programs and professor of environmental technology at Three Rivers Community College in Connecticut. While at Three Rivers, he established an associate degree program to meet regional demand for environmental technicians and created a technology learning community funded by the National Science Foundation that improved recruitment, retention, and placement of at-risk young people. Benoit also served as state-wide director of a Department of Labor funded program spanning six colleges that improved workforce development in advanced manufacturing and related technologies. In addition to 20 years of experience in higher education, Tony also has more than a decade of experience in private industry. For 17 years, he ran an environmental laboratory and consulting firm that supported businesses, individuals and water companies in public health and regulatory compliance. Benoit has a Bachelor’s in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale, an MA in psychology from Connecticut College, and an MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Connecticut.