New Bedford, Massachusetts – Mayor Jon Mitchell has nominated a Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School alumna and Hall of Famer to the high school’s district committee.
Carol Pimentel, in addition to her induction into GNB Voc-Tech’s Athletic Hall of Fame, has also been honored with the high school’s Career Achievement Award. She has had an extensive career in public service for the City and financial management for the University of Massachusetts higher education system. Her career highlights include serving as City Auditor from 1986-89; director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Development from 1989-92; senior auditor for the President’s Office of the University of Massachusetts from 1992-93; and budget director and internal audit director roles for UMass-Dartmouth from 1993-2010.
“Carol is a distinguished alumna of what was then New Bedford Vocational High School, and has had an equally successful career in financial management, municipal service and higher education,” Mayor Jon Mitchell said. “Her professional experience as well as several decades of community service make her eminently qualified to serve on the District Committee.”
“Carol Pimentel is an experienced and dedicated public servant who will do an outstanding job of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion on the GNB Voc-Tech School Committee. I’m confident that my colleagues, along with the community, will be just as impressed as I am with her passion, energy and commitment to our students and their families, the faculty and staff, and the Greater New Bedford area,” said City. Councilor Shane Burgo.
Pimentel’s community service includes roles as commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and for the Schooner Ernestina; extensive involvement with the YWCA and YMCA; vice president of the Cape Verdean Universal Development Association; treasurer of the New Bedford Women’s Center; and membership on several UMass entities, including the African American Conference Committee and the Council on Cultural Diversity and Pluralism.
Pimentel’s appointment is subject to City Council approval.