Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Westfield State University announces appointment of Kevin Queenin ’70 as chair of Board of Trustees and reappointment of Cameron Swan ’19 as student trustee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 24, 2018[

CONTACT: Troy Watkins, twatkins@westfield.ma.edu, 413.572.5523

Westfield—Westfield State University has appointed alumnus Kevin Queenin ’70 as chair and reappointed Cameron Swan ’19 as student trustee on the University’s Board of Trustees.

     

Queenin has served the University’s Board of Trustees for nearly 10 years and previously served as chair from 2009 to 2012. A 1970 Westfield State alumnus, he has also served for 20 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Westfield State Foundation, a partnership established in 1980 to raise funds to support the University.

Queenin is CEO of Specialty Bolt and Screw, Inc. (SBS), headquartered in Agawam, Mass. SBS is an international company focused on engineering and supply chain solutions for larger OEMs. Currently SBS has distribution centers in California, Wisconsin, Canada, Finland, Mexico, and Taiwan.

Active in his hometown community, Queenin also served on the Board of Trustees for Noble Hospital and has volunteered for various civic groups over the years.

“It is a privilege to chair a board comprised of so many dedicated and involved individuals,” said Queenin. “As a board are working with the president, faculty, staff, and administration to further develop the Westfield State Experience program, introduced by President Ramon Torrecilha, to focus on students and insure their success.”

Cameron Swan of Medway, Mass. has served as a student trustee since June 2017 and was reappointed to serve during this academic year. A psychology major who minors in business management and writing, Swan is a member of the University’s Honors Program and the Psi Chi International Honor Society in psychology.

Swan spent the last two summers as an intern for TJX Companies, Inc. in Framingham, first in the buying area in 2017, followed by the planning and allocations division this year. Swan reflects that this most recent internship was “an invaluable learning experience in a real world business setting,” He has accepted a position to work at TJX after he completes his degree in May.

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.edu, www.twitter.com/westfieldstate, or https://www.facebook.com/WestfieldStateUniversity.

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