Newsmakers

New CEOs

Susan Lamb will return to Diablo Valley College (DVC) in California to serve as its president, pending contract approval.  She formerly served as vice chancellor of academic affairs at City College of San Francisco (CCSF). Lamb started her career in 1991 at Contra Costa College where she served for 15 years. She came to DVC in 2006, where she served for five years as vice president of academic affairs. Lamb then served for two years as vice chancellor of academic affairs and two years as interim chancellor at CCSF.

Contra Costa College District Chancellor Fred Wood said Lamb was selected because of her understanding of both DVC and the district, having worked at both in progressively complex administrative roles. “In addition, we will benefit from her leadership experience as interim chancellor/president at City College of San Francisco where she successfully led that college through financially challenging times, the restoration of accreditation, and developed strong partnerships with the community,” he said in a press release.

Interim CEOs

Billy Greer will serve as interim president at Eastern Shore Community College in Virginia, effective January 22. Greer retired as president of Virginia Wesleyan College in 2015, a position he held for some 22 years. Prior to that, he was president of two different small colleges: Brevard College in North Carolina and Andrew College in Georgia.

David Warner will serve as interim president at Hagerstown Community College in Maryland when current President Guy Altieri retires on December 31. Warner is currently the college’s vice president of academic affairs and student services. He has nearly 25 years of experience at HCC, having served as a faculty member from 1986 to 2000, director of instruction from 2003 to 2004, and vice president since 2011.

Kudos

Greg Hamann, president of Linn-Benton Community College in Oregon, has received the first Chair’s Award from the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments. The award recognizes a recipient for his or her outstanding service to the Linn, Benton and Lincoln county regions.

Anita Gordy-Watkins, associate vice chancellor of global development for the Dallas County Community College District, recently received from the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce a 2017 Corporate Executive Diversity Award for her outstanding work on global diversity.

Appointments

Stelfanie Williams, president of Vance-Granville Community College in North Carolina, has been appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound, Basic Education. The commission’s goal is to develop recommendations for specific actions necessary to achieve sustained compliance with the state constitutional mandates related to public education.

Olugbemiga Adekunle is now dean of science, engineering and mathematics at Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts. Previously, he worked at Blue Ridge Community College in Virginia as a computer science professor and more recently as associate dean of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and English.

Shedrick (Rick) Daniels will serve as director of student life and campus inclusion at Oakton Community College (Illinois), effective January 2. He is currently dean of students at Rock Valley College.

Teri Zamora has been named vice chancellor of fiscal affairs at San Jacinto College in Texas, effective January 3. She currently is senior vice chancellor of finance and administration at Houston Community College. Previously, Zamora was vice president of business services at Paris Junior College and also served at Texas State Technical College as executive vice president of financial and administrative serves and associate vice chancellor of institutional research.

New jobs posted: Visit the AACC Job Board to see what community college jobs — from adjuncts to CEOs — are available across the country.

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