Cape Cod Community College names Vineyard coordinator


Cape Cod Community College announced the appointment of Tom Hallahan of Oak Bluffs as Outreach Coordinator for Martha’s Vineyard on Monday.

In the newly created position, Mr. Hallahan will act as a liaison with the main campus, provide academic advising, Accuplacer assessment testing, and general information on financial aid, admissions, and workforce training for Martha’s Vineyard residents enrolling in the College’s programs, according to a press release.

In recent years, the college, working with Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and the Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, has provided on-Island training for nursing students. Currently, licensed practical nurses have the opportunity to become registered nurses (RNs) through courses offered on the Island through the college.

“The College is very fortunate to have Tom join our team,” college president John Cox said. “We’re deeply committed to our Island initiative, and Tom brings great experience as our ‘face’ on Martha’s Vineyard. We’re excited to be moving this project forward toward our fall enrollments.”

Mr. Hallahan, an elected Dukes County Commissioner, is a tenured Professor of Speech Communications at Salem State University where he teaches undergraduate courses in communication sciences and disorders, and social justice, along with graduate courses in inclusive education, language development, and special education practice and policy.

The College’s new outreach coordinator will work from room 209 at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He can be reached by phone at 508-939-3110, or