POSITION: Since 2015, President of Westchester Community College, a State University of New York (SUNY) institution serving more than 26,000 students in one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas.
PREVIOUS: Served Cuyahoga Community College in the Greater Cleveland, Ohio area as provost and executive vice president of Access, Learning, and Success; president of the Eastern Campus; dean of Academic Affairs; and assistant dean of Liberal Arts. Additional prior positions include faculty and administrator roles at LaGuardia Community College, Nassau Community College, and Columbia University with emphasis on integrating liberal education and career preparation for existing and emerging career opportunities.
AFFILIATIONS: Serves on boards and organizations that expand economic and workforce development and increase institutional capacity: Business Council of Westchester; Westchester-Putnam Workforce Investment Board; Westchester Medical Center Healthcare Transformation Workforce Committee; AACC Presidents Academy Executive Committee; AACC Commission on Research, Technology and Emerging Trends; AACC COMBASE; American Association of Colleges & Universities Presidents’ Trust; National Junior College Athletic Association Presidential Advisory Committee; Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Board; and faculty at Lakin Institute and HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College.
EDUCATION: Ed.D., Higher Education Organization and Leadership Development, Columbia University Teachers College; M.A., Educational Psychology, Columbia University Teachers College; B.A., Political Science, York College City University of New York.
OTHER: Highly regarded regional and national presenter on a range of topics including community colleges as a disruptive innovation in academia that contributes to advanced learning, facilitates economic mobility, and fosters an equitable and inclusive democracy. Awards: 2017 914INC Magazine Women in Business; 2016 NAACP Education “Still Standing for Justice;” 2016 United Way of Westchester/Putnam “Spirit of Caring;” among many.