POSITION: President since 2009 of Monroe Community College (New York), a public institution that is part of the State University of New York (SUNY), serving the City of Rochester and greater Monroe County with two campuses, three centers, and an online virtual campus.
PREVIOUS POSITIONS: Served as provost for academic affairs, associate vice president for information management and education technologies, director, department chair of English, and tenured faculty member in English at Santa Fe College (until 2009 Santa Fe Community College).
AFFILIATIONS: Serves on boards: New York Power Authority and Canal Corporation; SUNY Research Foundation; Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council; New York State Photonics Board; AACC Presidents Academy Executive Committee; League for Innovation in the Community College; Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce; Greater Rochester Enterprise; Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester; M&T Bank Regional Advisory Board. Member: New York Federal Reserve Bank Upstate New York Advisory Council; SUNY Food Insecurity Task Force (co-chair) and Student Success Center; New York State Department of Health Workforce Work Group; Common Ground Health Workforce Consortium.
EDUCATION: Ph.D., Higher Education Administration; M.A., English; B.A., English; B.S.B.A. with honors, Finance; all from the University of Florida.
OTHER: Presentations: Regularly write and present on workforce development and data analytics, student success and guided pathways, leadership, governmental relations, and governance at national and regional meetings of community college leaders and trustees, and data and workforce professionals. Awarded: New York State Senate Women of Distinction; Rochester Women’s Business Council Athena Award; Rochester AAUW Woman of the Year; Rochester YMCA Woman of the Year; Rochester Education Foundation Champion of Education; Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Chairman’s Award; Rochester Business Journal’s Circle of Excellence; Phi Theta Kappa Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction; University of Florida Institute of Higher Education Distinguished Alumni Award.