POSITION -- Since 2009, President of Monroe Community College, a public institution with two campuses and two centers in Rochester, New York; part of the State University of New York system.
PREVIOUS -- Served as provost, Academic Affairs, Santa Fe College (FL); also served as associate vice president, director, department chair of English, associate professor and adjunct faculty member in English at Santa Fe College.
AFFILIATIONS -- NATIONAL SERVICE: AACC 21st Century Report Strategic Implementation Team on Redesigning Developmental Education, Council on Foreign Relations Higher Education Working Group, ETS National Community College Advisory Council, Hillside Work Scholarship Connection Board, League for Innovation in the Community College Board, Opportunity Nation Leadership Council. STATE AND LOCAL SERVICE: Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Advisory Council, Greater Rochester Enterprise Board, M&T Bank Rochester Council, New York Community College Association of Presidents, New York Governor's Regional Economic Development Council, New York State Regents Career and Technical Education Assessments Blue Ribbon Committee, Rochester Area College Presidents Alliance, Rochester Business Alliance Board, ROC the Future Cradle to Career Network Board, SUNY Research Foundation Board, and United Way of Greater Rochester Board.
EDUCATION -- Ph.D., Higher Education Administration; M.A., English; B.A., English; B.S. with honors, Finance; all earned at the University of Florida.
OTHER -- PUBLICATIONS: "Using Transcripts in Analyses: Directions and Opportunities" with Linda Serra Hagedorn in New Directions in Community Colleges (2008); NextText: Making Connections Across and Beyond the Disciplines with Suellyn Winkle (Bedford/St.Martin's, 2007); "Identifying What Matters to Students: Improving Satisfaction and Identifying Priorities at Santa Fe Community College" in New Directions in Community Colleges (2006). PRESENTATIONS: Frequently invited speaker/presenter at regional and national higher education meetings (including AACC, ACCT, ACE and AAC&U) on topics such as access, cradle to career networks, developmental education, international education, leadership, social media, strategic planning and assessment, and using labor market information and industry partnerships in workforce development. RECOGNITION: University of Florida Institute of Higher Education Outstanding Alumna, New York State Senate Woman of Distinction, Rochester Athena Award, YWCA-Rochester Empowering Women Award, AAUW-Rochester International Women of the Year Award. OTHER: Adjunct Graduate Faculty at the University of Rochester Warner School of Education.