Cuyahoga Community College
Cuyahoga Community College President Jerry Sue Thorton accepting the 2013 Emerging Leadership Award.
Since she began her presidency in 1992 at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton has placed a high priority on a deep organizational culture of leadership and professional development.
“My style of leadership has been to hire the best people we can, continue to develop them and give them opportunities to lead,” Dr. Thornton said.
The opportunities are numerous. Monthly College-wide Cabinet meetings bring together more than 90 college leaders to discuss common issues. Staff is also engaged in the Annual President’s Retreat and the Annual Support State Conference.
Dr. Thornton “has truly built an exemplary system of leadership and professional development at Cuyahoga Community College,” said David W. Whitehead, chair of the Tri-C Board of Trustees.