POSITION: Since 2016, president of Lorain County Community College, a comprehensive community college in Elyria, Ohio, serving 14,000 students annually enrolled in associate and bachelor’s degree programs and recipient of the 2018 American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Award for Excellence in Student Success.
PREVIOUS: Served as vice president/provost, at Lorain County Community College; vice president of strategic and institutional development at Lorain County Community College; vice president, Lorain County Community College Foundation; director of marketing, student recruitment and media relations, at Lorain County Community College; director of media relations at Cuyahoga Community College.
AFFILIATIONS: Boards: Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing – a National Network of Manufacturing Innovation; Jobs for the Future’s Policy Leadership Trust for Student Success co-chair; Jobs for the Future Career Connection co-chair; AACC Expanding Community College Apprenticeships; AACC Commission on Student Success; Ohio Association of Community Colleges; TeamNEO; Team NEO Talent Development Council co-chair; Western Governor’s University Ohio; Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network; Fund for our Economic Future; El Centro de Servicios; Lorain County Community Corrections Board; Lorain County Chamber of Commerce; Lorain County Workforce Investment; Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Ohio; University Hospitals’ Elyria Medical Center; and Northwest Bank.
EDUCATION: Ph.D. in Higher Education – Community College Leadership, Walden University; M.B.A., Kent State University; B.A., Journalism, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
OTHER: Awarded Aspen Institute Presidential Fellowship 2016; evaluator for Aspen Rising Fellowship; AACC Pathway Institute coach. Presentations: Frequent national presenter on student success, guided pathways, strategic planning, and fundraising at AACC, Achieving the Dream, American Community College Trustees, and Jobs for the Future conferences. Statewide leadership role co-chairing transfer and articulation for all public 2- and 4-year colleges, as well as member of Performance Based Funding Presidents’ Consultation; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Frontier Set member.