Andrea Wade named president of Monroe Community College in New York
Monroe Community College
August 23, 2015
Andrea Wade, new president of Monroe Community College
Andrea C. Wade, an award-winning professor and academic administrator, has been appointed provost and vice president for academic services at Monroe Community College.
Wade comes to MCC with an extensive background in teaching and academic leadership, including 18 years of increasingly responsible roles at SUNY Broome Community College, culminating in her position as associate vice president and dean. As such, she was responsible for seven academic departments as well as the college’s professional development, distance education and adult learner initiatives.
Wade brings to MCC extensive experience in online learning and educational technologies; under her leadership, Broome Community College is a member of the inaugural Open SUNY cohort and Wade received a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant to develop a massive open online course (MOOC) designed to introduce students to the home health aide field, a high demand labor market.
According to MCC President Anne M. Kress, Dr. Wade’s health sciences background and leadership experience− she chaired the Health Care Project Work Group of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council− gives her the perfect skill set to lead MCC during significant transitions in health education programs and an increasing emphasis on STEM programs. In addition, “Her grounding in liberal arts education provides the foundation needed to support these essential disciplines,” said Kress.
Wade earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in microbiology from the University of Notre Dame. She holds a B.S. in biology/medical technology from the Catholic University of America.