Senator Stan Rosenberg

(D- Amherst)

was named President of the Massachusetts Senate, on Jan. 7, 2015, becoming the first senator in the state's history to hold this leadership position. This appointment came after he served seven years in other leadership posts: four as Assistant Majority Leader and three years as the first western Massachusetts legislator to chair the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. Stan is a 1977 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he worked for eight years, first as the founding Director of the Arts Extension Service and then as Director of the Community Development and Human Service Programs in the Division of Continuing Education.