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Save the Date
for a Celebration 
President Christina Royal, Ph.D. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
3 to 5 p.m.
Campus Center
Holyoke Community College 

Please join us as we celebrate the leadership of Holyoke Community College President Christina Royal, Ph.D. before her retirement this July. 

Since joining HCC in 2017, Christina Royal, Ph.D. has been dedicated to improving the world around her. She is widely known as an innovator, challenge seeker, and problem solver. Under her leadership, HCC has embarked on bold plans, new initiatives, and innovative practices to continue its legacy of affordable, quality education. Together with countless members of the community, she has affirmed the HCC vision to be a college of academic excellence that is known for helping students overcome barriers to their success. Moreover, she has made clear--and is a living example of--its mission to Educate. Inspire. Connect.

We look forward to you joining us as we say farewell to President Royal and express our gratitude for her leadership.

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  • Christina Royal cuts a ribbon with a group of politicians

    starting new ventures

    We're celebrating the many new initiatives, programs, and endeavors launched by President Christina Royal.

  • Christina Royal poses with HCC student Jasmine

    student support

    President Royal leaves a legacy of elevating students and celebrating their successes. 

  • Christina Royal hands a certificate to a student at PTK graduation

    helping students toward their future

    Start here; go anywhere. President Royal helped countless students move to their next endeavor. 

  • Christina Royal poses with golfers on a course

    hcc foundation golf tournament

    An active supporter of the HCC Foundation, President Royal created the President's Student Emergency Fund. 

  • Christina Royal poses with a group of nurses in white scrubs

    a legacy of excellence

    With nursing graduates at our state-of-the-art Center for Health Education. 

  • Christina Royal acts as dealer at a blackjack table

    doubling down on job opportunities

    President Royal's work at HCC prepared hundreds of western Mass. residents for new job opportunities. 

  • Christina Royal smiles at a student in culinary arts kitchen

    a recipe for success

    President Royal gets face-to-face with culinary arts students at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institue. 

    Hospitality & Culinary Arts

  • Christina Royal poses with former Holyoke mayor Alex Morse

    local leader

    A local leader, President Royal's work at HCC helped to impact and grow the Pioneer Valley workforce. 

  • Christina Royal poses with criminal justice professor Alex Sanchez and MA governor Maura Healey

    Launching new initiatives with criminal justice professor Alex Sanchez and Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey.

    Maura Healey Tours HCC

  • Christina Royal in her office

    the president is in

    President Royal's time at HCC will be remembered as innovative and ground-breaking. 

  • Christina Royal takes a selfie in front of a vision poster


    President Royal led the development of the HCC Strategic Plan. 

    Strategic Plan