POSITION: Since 2014, President of Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) near Pittsburgh, PA, a public comprehensive community college with three sites; nationally renowned programs in Aviation Sciences, Nursing and Allied Health, Process Technology and High School Academies.
PREVIOUS: Executive Dean and CEO, Venango College of Clarion University (2002-14); Chief Advancement Officer (1998-2002) and Chief Student Affairs Officer/Affiliate Assistant Professor of Education (1987-1998), Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Chief Continuing Education Officer, Lakeland Community College (1984-87).
AFFILIATIONS: Commissioner, AACC Commission on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity; Achieving the Dream (Leader College); ACCT; Middle States Commission on Higher Education; Chair, Tristate Energy and Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) Consortium for PA, OH and WV; Allegheny Conference on Community Development; Beaver County Chamber of Commerce (Board); Beaver County Partnership for Community and Economic Growth (Founding Board); Beaver County Quality Education Council (Founding Chair); Beaver County Educational Trust (Board); Beaver Area Higher Education Consortium (Founding and Current Board); Beaver County Junior Achievement Campaign (Chair); Beaver County March for Babies Campaign (Chair); Rotary International (Pau l Harris Fellow); Pittsburgh North Chamber of Commerce.
EDUCATION: Ph.D., Higher Education, University of Pittsburgh; M.A., College Student Personnel Association, Bowling Green State University; B.A., Latin, Dickinson College; Postdoctoral Certificate, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.
OTHER: Numerous publications and presentations on community college best practices, leadership, workforce development, accreditation, career and educational pathways, advancement/fund-raising, sexual harassment, student affairs/development and others. Named “Top 100 Person in PA” by Pennsylvania Business Central in recognition of leadership for workforce and economic development (2017); Paul Harris Fellow (2017 and 2009); Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Theta Kappa.