Adonis D. Ferreira is currently on a sabbatical for the 2017-18 school year. Adonis assumed the position of Director of Student, Family and Community Life in March 2008. Prior to this position, he served as a fellow for the Harvard University Administrative Fellowship Program. His assignment was in the Office of Student Affairs of the Graduate School of Education. From January 2000 to September 2006, Mr. Ferreira worked for the City of New Bedford as the Cultural Affairs Coordinator. Prior to that position, Adonis served as the Assistant and then Associate Dean for Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of Maine. Adonis came to the United States, from the Cape Verde Islands, in 1977 where he was raised and continues to reside in New Bedford. A graduate of Leadership Southcoast Class of 2007, Adonis is a member of the Greater New Bedford Community Connections Coalition, Common Threads Cape Verdean Community Conferences and is currently the Vice President of the Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford. He earned his B.A. and Ed.M. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.