POSITION -- Since 2008, President of Central Community College, a large rural Nebraska public institution with three campuses and four centers serving 25 counties and over 25,000 students annually.
PREVIOUS -- 25 years of community college executive experience as executive vice president, Central Community College; dean of academic services, Central Arizona College; vice president institutional effectiveness, planning, and technology, Community College of Denver; director of planning and research, Colorado Community College System. Also, research scientist, University of Denver.
AFFILIATIONS -- AACC Commission on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; Postsecondary International Network President Elect; Community College Futures Assembly, Chair of CEO Futures Commission; American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment Executive Committee; Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) initiative task force; Greater Nebraska Workforce Investment Board member; Rotary Club member, past president, and Paul Harris Fellow; North Central Association, Higher Learning Commission accreditation reviewer.
EDUCATION -- Ph.D., Experimental Social Psychology, University of Denver. Also, alum of Dartmouth College and Western Illinois University.
OTHER -- Prior service to AACC - Commission on Academic, Student, and Community Development, 2009-2012; Commission on Research, Technology and Emerging Trends, 2000-2003; Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) Working Group on Communications and College Engagement, 2010-2012; AACC representative on the U.S. Dept. of Education’s National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC) Council:1995-2002. For over 30 years have authored scores of articles, technical publications and presentations, most recently at 2012 AACC Convention, “Simultaneous Assessment of Efficiency and Effectiveness in Comprehensive Program Review.”