M.A.S.S. (Mentoring and Supporting Staff) program

NEACRAO’s M.A.S.S. program is designed for mid-level professionals to build relationships outside of their institution, advance skills, and identify paths for professional growth with a seasoned professional.The inaugural year has 14 individuals participating, 7 mentors and 7 protégés.  They will work together monthly throughout the year navigating career competencies, needs, and interests concluding with a recognition ceremony at this year’s 75th annual conference in November 2-4, 2022 . If you would like to learn more about the M.A.S.S. Program, either as a mentor or a protégé, please contact NEACRAO's Director of Membership, Marcia Rosbury-Henne at [email protected].

MASS Mentoring

Virtual M.A.S.S. Mentor Speaker Series

August 3, 2022
Our virtual M.A.S.S. Mentor Speaker Series is proud to welcome Senator Anne Gobi of Massachusetts and her former colleague and mentor, former Massachusetts State Senator Stephen Brewer. 

picture of Senator Gobipicture of Senator Brewer

Senator Gobi currently serves in the Massachusetts State Senate and is the Senate Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Higher Education. Senator (ret.) Brewer served in the Massachusetts Senate from 1997 – 2014, and has served as a mentor to Senator Gobi while in the Senate. Senator Brewer’s lauded career includes time as Senate Chairperson on many committees including the Ethics and Rules Committee, Joint Rules Committee, and Veterans and Federal Affairs, among others. He has also served in both official and unofficial roles as a mentor and assistant to many leaders in New England higher education since leaving the Senate. Together they formed a mentorship that lead to friendship and growth for both of them. They are excited to share their thoughts on higher education, public policy and mentorship with you and the NEACRAO community. 

March 4, 2022

It Takes Two: The Value of Mentoring for Higher Education Professionals  
Dr. Larson is the fifth President of Edison State Community College. She began her second college presidency with her position at Edison State on July 1, 2015 and is the first female president of the College.  Dr. Larson defines her job duties as "face, focus and funding," She has been recognized as one of the "50 Most Powerful Women" in the greater Dayton area in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.  Dr. Larson believes mentoring is an integral part of all roles in higher education and speaks often on the value mentors have had on her career trajectory.