Fmr. Westfield State President Evan Dobelle Files for State Pension


WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Former Westfield State President Evan Dobelle has formally asked the state for his pension.

John Carlisle, spokesperson for state Treasurer Steve Grossman’s office, says that Dobelle filed his pension application with the Mass. Retirement Board on November 12.

The Retirement Board is overseen by the Treasurer’s office.

Carlisle explains that Dobelle will receive anywhere between $82,000 and $95,000 in an annual pension, based on his salaries from work at Middlesex Community College and Westfield State, as well as the state’s Commissioner of Environmental Management and Resources.

The amount of his annual pension will depend on what pension option he exercises, Carlisle notes.

Dobelle announced his retirement from Westfield State on November 8, just weeks after the University’s Board of Trustees placed him on paid administrative leave as the Board continued to investigate Dobelle’s spending.