Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College, was honored recently by the Atlanta Business League as one of Atlanta’s Men of Influence for 2017. The 2017 list reflects the names of black men in Metro Atlanta communities who have reached senior positions within their respective professions.


Kimberly Joyce is Cecil College’s new vice president of student services and enrollment management. She previously served at Delaware Technical Community College as associate vice president for academic affairs.

Leonda Keniston has joined Piedmont Virginia Community College as dean of the humanities, fine arts and social sciences. She previously served as director of assessment and planning at Wor-Wic Community College in Maryland.

 Yulian Ligioso is the new vice president for finance and business at Rio Hondo College in California. Most recently, he served for six years as vice president for finance and administration for the Solano Community College District.

Jeff Reinke will serve as executive director of Illinois’ Highland Community College Foundation. He recently served as assistant vice president of major gifts for the Alexian Brothers Foundation and AMITA Health in Chicago.

Bobbie Remias joins Oakland Community College in Michigan as interim vice chancellor for administrative services. Remias, a certified public accountant, previously served Macomb Community College (Michigan) in 2003 as director of financial services and was promoted to director of finance and investments in 2010.

Belinda M. Richardson joined Pennsylvania’s Butler County Community College as vice president for academic affairs. She is the former assistant dean of academic affairs at Cuyahoga Community College’s Metropolitan campus in Ohio.

Eric Rosenthal comes to Northampton Community College in Pennsylvania as dean of student success. He previously was served director of academic advising and counseling and transfer coordinator for 14 years at Harper College in Illinois.

At Portland Community College (PCC) in Oregon, Katy Ho has been named vice president for academic affairs and Robert Steinmetz has been chosen as vice president of student affairs. Ho began her duties in July and Steinmetz starts in August. Ho returns to PCC from Honolulu Community College (Hawaii), where she has served as vice chancellor of academic affairs since 2014 after working as the college’s dean of students. Steinmetz has served as vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Harrisburg Area Community College in Pennsylvania since 2010.

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