NOMINATED BY: National Council for Instructional Administrators
POSITION: Since June 2015, president of Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange), Middletown, New York, with a branch campus in Newburgh, New York.
PREVIOUS POSITIONS: Vice president for academic services, department chair of natural sciences, and associate professor of chemistry, all at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois.
AFFILIATIONS: Serves on boards: Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council; Orange County Partnership; Orange County Chamber of Commerce; Orange County Citizens Foundation; Newburgh Armory Unity Center; SUNY Orange Foundation; SUNY Orange Association. Previous board service: National Council of Instructional Administrators (2011 – 2015). Member: New York Community College Association of Presidents. Former member: AACC Commission on Economic and Workforce Development (2012-2014).
EDUCATION: Ed.D., Human Resource Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (via U of I’s Community College Executive Leadership Program); M.S. Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.S. Chemistry, Muhlenberg College
OTHER: Publications: “Shared Governance: Towards a Working Model”(book chapter, forthcoming, SUNY Press) with Belinda Miles and Cliff Wood. Presentations: at AACC and ACCT national meetings, most recently, “Saving Auxiliary Services” at 2018 ACCT Leadership Congress. Awarded: North Pocono High School Class Wit and Class Klutz