Pam Y. Eddinger, Ph.D.

Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee

Pam Eddinger

Pam Eddinger is president of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), the largest of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts.  Dr. Eddinger began her tenure at BHCC in 2013, and has served community colleges for more than 25 years in Massachusetts and in California. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Barnard College in New York City and her masters and doctorate in Japanese Literature from Columbia University.

On the state and local level, Dr. Eddinger serves on a number of boards and commissions. She is a Commissioner of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). She served on the education transition team of Governor Baker and Boston Mayor Walsh.  She was appointed by the Governor to the State Workforce Development Board, and by the Mayor to the Boston Employment Commission.  She is on the Board of Directors of the Boston Private Industry Council and the K-12 education reform non-profit EdVestors.

Dr. Eddinger also serves BHCC and the community college movement by engaging in leadership work at the national level.  She is a Board Member of the following:  Achieving the Dream (ATD); the Boston Foundation (TBF); the Special Commission on Leadership of American Association of Community Colleges (AACC); the National Asian and Pacific Islander Council (NAPIC); the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE); and the Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA). Dr. Eddinger was recognized in 2016 by the Obama White House as a Champion of Change, and attended several White House higher education summits.

Dr. Eddinger resides in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, with her son Nicholas.