Harrisburg Area Community College's Edna Baehre named president of Napa Valley College
Napa Valley Register
September 20, 2010
A veteran college administrator from central Pennsylvania will be Napa Valley College’s new president.
Edna Baehre was unanimously selected for the post by the NVC board of trustees. Baehre leads Harrisburg Area Community College in Harrisburg, Pa., where she became president in 1997.
The decision to hire her came on the heels of a months-long, international search incorporating input from college officials, students and area leaders.
Baehre’s official appointment is pending final contract negotiations. She will become acting president in late summer, according to Charles Meng, president of the college’s board of trustees.
“I am, of course, absolutely thrilled and honored to be offered the position as president of Napa Valley College,” Baehre said in an e-mail. “It is great to know that the board and the members of the college community think that we are a good match. I agree wholeheartedly. I am excited to join the team at Napa Valley College and become a member of the valley and its communities.”
Preceding her career at Harrisburg Area Community College, Baehre was vice president for instruction and educational services at Elgin Community College in Elgin, Ill. from 1995 to 1997. She was a dean at several community colleges in Illinois and New York from 1983 to 1994, after teaching at the college and university level from the 1970s through 1993.