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 Valerie Roberson 

POSITION: Since 2013, President of Roxbury Community College of Boston, a public institution with a diverse student population in an urban environment.

PREVIOUS: 31 years of administrative experience in community colleges including the following. Served as President, Olive-Harvey College; Vice President, Academic Affairs, Joliet Junior College; Associate Vice Chancellor, Adult Education, City Colleges of Chicago; Vice President, Advancement, Heartland Community College; Dean, Academic Support, Heartland Community College; Director, Adult Education, Heartland and Triton Colleges; adjunct instructor, developmental math; and academic advisor.

AFFILIATIONS: Serves on boards: Boston Workforce Private Industry Council, Executive Committee Member; Strong Women, Strong Girls, Regional Board Member; and served on South Chicago Chamber of Commerce.

EDUCATION: Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, Illinois State University; M.A., Adult Education, Roosevelt University; B.S., Psychology, Bradley University.

OTHER: Presentations: New Challenges for a New Year, A Conversation about Boson’s Education Pipeline, 2017; Difficult Executive Decisions Lead to Improved Student Experience, ACCT, 2016; and many other presentations regarding community college administration at local, regional and national conferences.  Awarded: Women Up Award, Boston Business Journal, 2015.

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