February 2, 2017

For immediate release

Contact: Esther Watstein 203-332-5052

Housatonic Community College Announces New Director of Communications

Cheryl Forbes
Cheryl Harris Forbes, HCC Director of Communications

Housatonic Community College (HCC) President Paul Broadie has announced the appointment of Cheryl Harris Forbes as the college’s Director of Communications. Ms. Forbes is a graduate of the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and has a Master of Arts degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Emerson College.

In her new role at HCC, Ms. Forbes will oversee internal and external communications activities. Dr. Broadie says, “We are pleased to welcome Cheryl Harris Forbes to Housatonic. As a communications professional, she brings more than 17 years of university and government experience to Housatonic. Her qualifications and experience will advance the college and add significantly to our marketing and communication team.”

Ms. Forbes’ communication and public relations experience is related to higher education, economic development, non-profit organizations, and constituent relations. Prior to coming to HCC, she worked as a consultant, and previously at the Connecticut State Capitol where she drafted initial legislation creating the Connecticut Commission on Health Equity. Ms. Forbes was a member of the Consumer Access and Experience subcommittee of the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange.

The Connecticut Health Foundation recognized Ms. Forbes’ efforts in healthcare advocacy and outreach, and named her a Health Leadership Fellow. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.