HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, has named a community college president from Oregon as its new leader. Dr. John J. “Ski” Sygielski is slated to take over the leadership of HACC this summer.
Sygielski, a native of Ohio, is currently president of Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), a multi-campus community college based in the Portland, OR, area. He is also chairman of the board of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) – the national association representing the nation’s nearly 1,200 community colleges. At HACC, Sygielski will replace Dr. Edna V. Baehre, who left to take a similar job in Napa, Calif.
Sygielski, known as “Dr. Ski,” will take over the helm at HACC on July 5 at the start of the college’s new fiscal year.
“We are delighted that Dr. Sygielski has decided to join HACC’s team,” said Don Schell, chairman of the HACC Board of Trustees. “He brings multi-campus experience, strong workforce development and academic credentials along with excellent planning and fundraising skills as well as a national reputation to HACC and will help the college continue its excellent progress and growth."