Dr. Wilfredo Nieves, President Emeritus of Capital Community College, retired after 18 years of service as a community college president in Connecticut, eight of them at Capital. Dr. Nieves came to Capital in July 2010 after serving as President of Middlesex Community College in Middletown. He also served as Interim President of Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury.
Dr. Nieves has been active in the community and region with service on the boards of the National Coalition of Advocates for Students, the Middlesex United Way, Capital Workforce Partners, the Community Renewal Team, The Hartford Stage, Leadership Greater Hartford, Latino Community Services, The Village for Family and Children and The Bradley Home. He serves as a Director for Liberty Bank and its foundation, is a corporator for Middlesex Health Systems and is Past President of the Middletown Rotary Club. He was recognized by the Middlesex United Way and awarded its highest and most prestigious volunteer award, the Community Service Award.
In higher education, Dr. Nieves has served as the Chair of the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, been a Commissioner for the New England Commission for Higher Education and has served as an evaluator for it as well as for the Middles States Commission on Higher Education. He has been a Director on the Board of the American Association of Community Colleges and has chaired the Commission on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, the Committee on Directors and Membership Services and the Committee on Program Initiatives and Workforce Training.
Wilfredo Nieves received his Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and a Master of Education degree in Applied Human Development from Columbia University. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Keene University of New Jersey.
Wilfredo resides in Middletown, Connecticut with his wife Iris Rivas-Nieves and their two sons, Adrian and Davian.