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Casper College president Walt Nolte will retire in June 2015
Casper College trustees on Thursday picked Gold Hill Associates, a national firm specializing in community college presidential searches, to help find the college’s next president. d President Walt Nolte, 66, announced this week that he will retire at the end of June. Gold Hill is the same group that assisted Casper College in the search that resulted in...Read More >>

Michael Burke, new chancellor of Riverside CC District in California
In a 5-0 vote, the Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Michael L. Burke, Ph.D., as the next Chancellor of the multi-college system that serves nearly 100,000 students a year in western Riverside County. He is scheduled to start on July 21, 2014. Burke is the current president of the 43,000-student Milwaukee Area...Read More >>

New Carroll Community College President James Ball
Over the past 15 years, Carroll Community College has seen the campus expand, enrollment grow and program offerings increase under the leadership of Dr. Faye Pappalardo. This summer, Pappalardo will retire and a familiar face on campus will become the school's third president. Dr. James Ball acknowledges he has big shoes to fill, but said he is excited at the...Read More >>

Cesar Maldonado lone finalist for Houston CC chancellor position
The HCC Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E., PMP, has been named the sole finalist to lead Houston Community College as its Chancellor. The institution conducted a nationwide search for the next leader of the institution by engaging a professional search firm and convening a diverse external group of 29 leaders, educators and...Read More >>

Leonard McIntyre named president of Denmark Technical College
Denmark Technical College is proud to introduce our eleventh (11th) president, Dr. Leonard McIntyre. Dr. McIntyre comes equipped with a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success in leading educational institutions. During his 27 years of leadership experience he has realized an extensive national and international travel portfolio and has directed...Read More >>

Warren Brown named president of North Seattle College
Warren J. Brown, an administrator with experience at community colleges throughout Western Washington, has been named as the next president at North Seattle College. He will begin his responsibilities at North on July 1, 2014. Brown is currently executive vice president for instruction and student services at Seattle Central College and an adjunct faculty member...Read More >>

New Community College of Philadelphia president Donald Generals
The Board of Trustees today announced that Dr. Donald Generals Jr., a renowned advocate of community colleges who currently serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mercer County Community College in New Jersey, has been appointed as the next President of Community College of Philadelphia. Generals, 57, the 6th President of the College, was appointed...Read More >>

Francisco Rodriguez named chancellor of Los Angeles Community College District
The Los Angeles Community College District has selected a veteran educator to be its next chancellor, officials said Thursday. Francisco Rodriguez, 51, has been president and superintendent of the MiraCosta Community College District in north San Diego County for the last five years. He replaces Daniel LaVista, who announced his resignation in early...Read More >>

Alabama Community College System Chancellor Mark Heinrich
Shelton State Community College has renewed its search for a president after the process was suspended by the chancellor of the two-year system almost a year ago to review the system's presidential hiring policy. A job listing for the Shelton State president was posted on the college's website on Feb. 27. The listing closes on April 4. Alabama Community College...Read More >>

Oakton Community College president Margaret Lee
For the past three decades, Margaret Lee has presided over Oakton Community College, first as vice president of academic affairs before she took over as president of the college 14 years ago. This week Lee announced plans to retire from her lifelong career in college education administration when her current contract expires in June 2015. Lee said she announced...Read More >>

Front Range Community College president Andy Dorsey
A bill calling for benefits and pay increases for part-time community college faculty passed the first legislative hurdle Monday. House Bill 1154 won favor among legislators on the House Senate Veterans Affairs Committee who heard stories of adjuncts who teach with broken limbs because they don’t have health insurance, receive food stamps and work several jobs...Read More >>

Paul Illich named president of Southeast Community College
Southeast Community College’s Board of Governors has selected Dr. Paul Illich to be its next president, effective July 1, 2014. Illich, the vice president for research, planning and information technology at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, was selected by a unanimous vote of the Board to become the school’s next president during a special meeting...Read More >>

Sylvia McMullen, interim president of Blinn College's Brazos campuses
Blinn College has named Sylvia McMullen, a 30-year veteran in educational leadership, business development, project management and marketing research, its interim president of Brazos County campuses, Blinn District President Harold Nolte announced today. McMullen will assume her new duties Sept. 1. As president of Vital Communications, she served as a consultant...Read More >>

President Joseph Hankin retiring from post at Westchester Community College
The nation’s longest serving community college president, Westchester Community College President Dr. Joseph Hankin, who has led the State University of New York institution since 1971, has announced his retirement. It can truly be said that Dr. Hankin is Westchester Community College. His work ethic and visionary leadership have resulted in one of the...Read More >>

Joe LeBlanc, president of the Massachusetts CC Council
The state's community colleges need more full-time professors in the faculty, according to a new report, which cites them as factors in student success. The review of public community college data -- including Berkshire Community College's -- indicates that "state legislation, regulations, tuition and fee structures, staffing practices and public funding policies...Read More >>

Fort Scott Community College president Clayton Tatro
Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees seated three new members Monday night at the board's monthly meeting. In addition to looking over a proposed budget, the board agreed to add a new welding program, renewed insurance and technology agreements, and looked at a proposed design for locating the School of Cosmetology on campus. New board members John...Read More >>

Jarvis Harris, new board of trustees chairman at Guilford Technical CC
Jarvis Harris, an attorney with the Greensboro firm of R. Steve Bowden & Associates, has been named chairman of the board of trustees at Guilford Technical Community College, according to an announcement. Harris, who succeeds outgoing chairman Coy Williard Jr. of High Point, is both the youngest board chair in GTCC's history at the age of 41 and the first...Read More >>

Joliet Junior College board chairman Andy Mihelich
The Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees approved a funding strategy at their July 30 meeting to finance the construction of priority projects which include a new multipurpose building on the college’s Main Campus and the expansion of the existing Romeoville Campus. The funding strategy comprises a $45 million bond issue and a $4 capital assessment fee...Read More >>

Butler County Community College president Nicholas Neupauer
A new six-year contract between Butler County Community College and its faculty is being characterized as a document that lends "stability" to the institution and the community that supports it. The labor agreement, which follows about 18 months of negotiations and almost a year without a contract, calls for salary increases but also boosts family health care...Read More >>

Long Beach City College president Eloy Oakley
Nearly 200 students, community activists and labor union members marched from the Pacific Coast Campus of Long Beach City College all the way to City Hall Wednesday in an effort to inform the community about a student-led recall of four trustees in the wake of several vocational and trade programs being discontinued at the start of the year. Before making the...Read More >>

Khan Academy founder wants to work closer with community colleges
SAN FRANCISCO - "Walter, I want to work with community colleges." That's what Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, told Walter Bumphus, president of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), following his keynote at the opening session of the annual AACC convention. It's a message Khan shared during his keynote at the opening session and wanted...Read More >>

Two colleges share 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program announced today that Santa Barbara City College (CA) and Walla Walla Community College (WA) are co-winners of the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The two winners, along with the two finalists-with-distinction, were selected from the nation’s more than 1,000 public community colleges. Santa Barbara...Read More >>

Harford CC president Dennis Golladay awarded new contract
Members of Harford Community College's Board of Trustees recently voted unanimously to extend the contract of college President Dennis Golladay. Golladay, 71, was hired by HCC in the summer of 2010 and was signed to a three-year contract, scheduled to end in late July. His new three-year contract will begin Aug. 1 and includes two additional one-year options...Read More >>

Mt. Hood Community College President Michael Hay
Mt. Hood Community College's funeral service education program began in 1969 with only male students, and it remained that way for decades. Now the school, the only one of its kind in Oregon, is mirroring drastic changes seen nationwide. Two-thirds of the students in the MHCC program are female -- much like the trend nationwide, where more than half of mortuary...Read More >>

Solano Community College president Jowel Laguerre
Even before any hammer is nailed on new campus projects, the Solano Community College Measure Q bond is generating considerable interest among labor organizations, students and faculty. Solano Community College board members Wednesday got some nuts and bolts on how the $348 million bond funds might be spent, and also heard wide-ranging concerns about possible...Read More >>

Washtenaw Community College president Rose Bellanca
Although Washtenaw remains firm in its mission to work with, not compete against nearby four-year universities, many community colleges across Michigan applaud the recent passage of a law allowing them to offer four-year programs in designated fields. “The proximity of several highly regarded baccalaureate-granting universities within our community to which WCC...Read More >>

Montgomery County Community College introduces new mascot
An immediately recognizable face (not to mention mane, tail and hoofs) will now attend Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) sports games and special events. “We haven’t had a mascot before,” Bruce Bach, MCCC Athletic director, said. “He is a celebrity.” Debuting at the home opening game of the MCCC Mustangs Men’s Basketball team, Jan. 29, the...Read More >>

John Hendrickson named interim president of Cabrillo College in California
A retired chancellor at Saratoga-based West Valley-Mission Community College District will take over Feb. 1 as interim president of Cabrillo College, serving in the role for up to six months as the search for a permanent replacement continues. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Lafayette resident John Hendrickson at Monday's board meeting, after the...Read More >>

Vivian Mathews Presley led Coahoma Community College for 20 years
Dr. Vivian Mathews Presley, president of Coahoma Community College for more than two decades, and the first woman to head a community or junior college in the state of Mississippi, has announced her retirement effective June 30, 2013, according to Johnny McGlown, chairman of the CCC Board of Trustees. McGlown said her retirement was accepted officially at the...Read More >>

Berkshire Community College president Ellen Kennedy
Like moths to a flame, students can’t help but be drawn into the newly renovated Hoffmann Environmental Center at Berkshire Community College. Unlike other buildings on campus, the building now has a bright yellow exterior with green trim, and a new greenhouse standing alongside it. "During the first few days we re-opened, we had a couple of kids who have...Read More >>

Pamela Faris resigned from Mott Community College board
The Mott Community College Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to replace Pamela Faris on the board. Faris announced her resignation this week. She has been elected 48th District state representative and by law can no longer serve on the MCC board. Faris was appointed by the board to her seat in 2010 and elected to a full term in 2011. Her resignation takes...Read More >>

Fred van Hartesveldt, president of Grand Rapids CC faculty association
Union leaders at two Grand Rapids-area colleges expect Michigan’s new right-to-work law to thin their ranks, but by how much remains to be seen. “It’s definitely going to affect us like everybody else,” said Fred van Hartesveldt, president of Grand Rapids Community College’s faculty association, which consists of about 250 full-time instructors and 600...Read More >>

Salem Community College athletics director Karen Freed
Salem Community College will be cutting three sports programs from the college starting in the next academic year to help trim costs from its operating budget, college officials said. SCC will no longer field teams in men’s soccer, softball and golf, following a decision from the college board of trustees to reduce operating costs at the college while trying to...Read More >>

Brevard Community College president Jim Richey
Brevard Community College’s new name will soon become Eastern Florida State College. The BCC Board of Trustees unanimously voted in the name Monday morning, reflecting the college’s new, expanded mission that includes four-year degrees. The college’s name will transition July 1. “It’s a good name,” trustee Myra Haley said. In addition, trustees...Read More >>

Pasadena City College president-superintendent Mark Rocha
Many colleges seek donations for new construction or scholarships. Pasadena City College, however, has an additional goal that was unthinkable before California's budget crisis forced community colleges to slash course offerings. The school is seeking donations from alumni and others to restore some of the 570 classes it planned to cut this academic year. The...Read More >>

College of Marin president David Wain Coon
With community colleges throughout the state decimated by state budget problems in recent years, College of Marin has fared better than many. However, the school is increasingly feeling the effects of a financial squeeze that has led to cuts in course offerings, higher student fees and a drop in enrollment. Hit by declining state funding and stagnant property...Read More >>

Erik Skinner, interim chancellor of California community college system
The governing board of California’s community colleges Wednesday announced the appointment of an acting chief to replace retiring Chancellor Jack Scott. The search for a permanent successor is underway. Erik Skinner, who now serves as executive vice chancellor for programs, will take over for Scott when he leaves office Friday after serving for three years at...Read More >>

Mark Heinrich named chancellor of Alabama Community College system
The man credited with restoring the reputation of an Alabama community college after scandal will soon be overseeing the state's entire community college system. The State Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to hire Shelton State President Mark Heinrich of Tuscaloosa as chancellor over the other finalist, Blake Flanders, vice president of workforce...Read More >>

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick names new Roxbury CC trustees
In a further shake-up of the leadership at Roxbury Community College, Gov. Deval Patrick plans on Thursday to appoint six new members to the college's board following questions raised over crime reporting, financial aid distribution and the former president's stewardship of the school's educational mission. The six new board members are Kathy Taylor, who will take...Read More >>

Iris Weinshall, CUNY facilities planning and management vice chancellor
The new North Hall and Library at Bronx Community College had scarcely been open a day when Dorian Whyte, 21, and Jang Sung Soo, 22, sat down last week to study physics on the light-filled balcony wrapping around an enormous central reading room. Neither had any books in front of him. But they were evidently enjoying the place. “Having this come into the Bronx...Read More >>

North Central State College president Donald Plotts plans March retirement
After four years of service, Donald Plotts announced today he will retire as president of the North Central State College in March. Plotts' letter of resignation will be accepted by the school’s board at its regular meeting Wednesday. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve North Central State College for the last seven years and as president of North...Read More >>

Pennsylvania Highlands CC president Walter Asonevich
Police said they have busted an embezzlement scheme at a local community college. Police said it was the colleges' bursar who orchestrated the entire thing by altering computer programs to make it appear cash was deposited into Pennsylvania Highlands Community CollegeRead More >>

Roxbury Community College president Terrence Gomes steps down
The embattled president of Roxbury Community College agreed to step down today after meeting with the school’s board of trustees, according to chairwoman Anita Crawford. Terrence Gomes, who had led the 2,000-student school for nine years, retired in the wake of a series of questions about his leadership including alleged underreporting of campus crime, lengthy...Read More >>

ACCT VP Narcisa Polonio leads search for Alabama system chancellor
The deadline for applying to be Alabama's two-year college chancellor has been extended two weeks to July 13. The State Board of Education voted Thursday to push back the deadline at the request of a consultant who is helping with the search for a chancellor. The vice president of the Association of Community College Trustees, Narcisa Polonio, said the June 29...Read More >>

City College of San Francisco board president John Rizzo
Officials who oversee the state's community college system are urging City College of San Francisco to stop paying trustees for the meetings they fail to attend - a practice the state authority says is illegal. But the City College lawyer says the college has no plans to stop the payouts. The college is still reviewing the matter, City College attorney Scott...Read More >>

New Peralta Community College District chancellor Jose Ortiz
The new chancellor of the Peralta Community College District will make a base salary of $260,000 his first year -- and if that's not enough, his compensation package comes with a number of sweeteners. Jose Ortiz, whose three-year contract is expected to be approved by trustees Tuesday, will receive a raise of at least $20,000 -- or 7.7 percent -- if he "meets...Read More >>

New League for Innovation award will be named after John Roueche
The long community college tradition of celebrating and sharing practices in outstanding teaching and leadership is being championed by the League for Innovation in the Community College (League) through two new awards and publications announced today by League President and CEO Gerardo E. de los Santos. The League will recognize outstanding community college...Read More >>

New Jersey state comptroller Matthew Boxer
The compensation paid to New Jersey’s community college presidents varies greatly from one institution to the next, with several colleges paying their president more than $300,000 a year, according to a report released today by the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC). Analyzing data from 2010, the OSC report found that community colleges padded their...Read More >>

Ivy Tech east central chancellor Gail Chesterfield retires in August
Ivy Tech Community College has established a search committee for the leadership position of its East Central region. Gail Chesterfield, the current Chancellor of the East Central Region, is retiring effective August 31. The committee plans to make its final selection by August. Joseph Russell, Regional Trustee, will serve as committee chair. Additional committee...Read More >>

Angeline Godwin named president of Patrick Henry Community College
Dr. Angeline D. Godwin, a Mississippi businesswoman who has experience in both higher education and economic development, has been named the new president of Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC). Godwin was one of three finalists to be interviewed by the college’s board and to meet with students, faculty, staff and the public during recent open forums. Her...Read More >>
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