David Ferreira, Ed.D.

Provost & Chief Academic Officer

Charter Oak State College

Dr. David Ferreira has been the Provost at Charter Oak State College since June 2021. In this capacity, he serves as the Chief Academic Officer and is responsible for academic quality and innovations. Recent accomplishments include expanding revenue through successful grant applications in areas such as workforce development, reducing equity gaps in gateway courses, and expanding academic program offerings at the college using stackable credentials.

Prior to Charter Oak, Dr. Ferreira was the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs at Northwestern Connecticut Community College where he grew enrollment by increasing the proportion of full-time students and implementing Guided Pathways. He has an established career in higher education, providing academic and student affairs leadership for online, urban, suburban, and rural public college students in Connecticut, Maryland, South Carolina, and Florida. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from Southern Connecticut State University, an M.A. in Political Science from American University, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Northcentral University.

In his spare time, Dave enjoys traveling with his wife and kids, and lounge time with his English Bulldog, Gronk.