Today, Clark University President David Fithian ’87 announced the appointment of Joseph M. Corazzini as vice president for government and community affairs. He will join Clark on November 1, 2021.
As a member of the University’s senior leadership team, Corazzini will oversee all government and community relations at Clark as well as outward engagement at the local, state, and federal levels. He will be responsible for sustaining the University’s active partnerships in Worcester and the Main South neighborhood and will work to improve the quality of life for all who live and work here.
“Joe has dedicated his career to strengthening communities, advancing educational equity, and building partnerships to bring about positive change. He has an extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit and relationship-building aptitude to launch and sustain new initiatives,” President Fithian said. “Joe is the perfect leader to continue to build our distinction as a university deeply engaged in our community.”
Since 2012, Corazzini has served as assistant superintendent of equity, diversity, and community development and director of community resource development for the Framingham Public Schools. Previously, he was associate director of community organizing for the United Way of Central Massachusetts’ Main South Promise Neighborhood program, associate director of the Worcester Education Collaborative, and a program director with Dynamy, an internship-based gap year program based in Worcester.
“I am excited and proud to be joining Clark not only because of the University’s strong tradition of consciousness and commitment to making a positive impact in the surrounding region and around the world. This is a homecoming as well, bringing me back Worcester and the Main South neighborhood, which are so special to me,” said Corazzini. “Clark faculty, students, and staff dare to live by compassion and are driven to make the world a better place. That spirit will be a tremendous asset as we harness the University’s great strengths to address issues of critical societal importance.”
Corazzini earned both his bachelor’s in history and master’s in nonprofit management from Worcester State University.