New CEOs

Keith Cornille has been named president of Heartland Community College in Illinois, effective July 1. He is currently executive vice president and chief student services officer at Madison College, where he came aboard in 2000 as director of student life. He was also dean for the school of academic advancement. Previously, Cornille was director of campus life at Indiana University Southeast and assistant director of student affairs at College of DuPage in Illinois.

Adrian Douglas has been named the eighth president of Cloud County Community College in Kansas, effective May 9. She is currently vice president of business services at Eastfield College in Texas. Douglas has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and education at community colleges. She was also a full-time faculty member where she taught business courses and has served in various roles in student services.

Georgia Lorenz will serve as the next president of Seminole State College of Florida, effective August 1. She is currently vice president of academic affairs at Santa Monica College (SMC) in California. Lorenz started at SMC in 2005 as director of instructional services. She was named associate dean of instructional services in 2006 and dean of instructional services in 2008, a position she held until becoming vice president in 2014. Lorenz was formerly associate director of the University of Southern California Center for Urban Education.

Steve Robinson is the new president at Owens Community College in Ohio, where he has served in an interim role since 2017. Robinson joined the college 2015 as provost and vice president of academic affairs. He began his career as an English professor at Mott Community College in Michigan, and later served as president of the Mott Community College Education Association, interim dean of social sciences, interim dean of health sciences and executive dean of planning, research and qualitative initiatives.

Maricopa County Community Colleges in Arizona recently announced four new presidents: Greg Peterson at Chandler-Gilbert Community College; Teresa Leyba-Ruiz at Glendale Community College (GCC); Richard Haney at Mesa Community College; and Larry Johnson, Jr., at Phoenix College.

For the last 10 years, Peterson has served as vice president of student services and/or instruction at three minority-serving institutions in California and is currently at Golden West College, where he oversees all instructional programs. Prior to this position, Peterson served at Long Beach City College, where he oversaw student services.

Ruiz has been serving as interim president at GCC for the past 18 months. Previously, she was vice president of student affairs, associate vice president for academic and student affairs, and interim dean of instruction at the college. Prior to GCC, Ruiz taught math for 16 years at the district’s South Mountain Community College.

Haney currently is interim president at the College of Lake County in Illinois, a position he has held since May 2017. Previously, he was the college’s provost and chief academic officer. He joined the college in 1999 as dean of business and industry services, and served as assistant vice president for educational affairs and vice president for educational affairs.

Johnson currently is provost and chief academic officer at St. Louis Community College (STLCC) – Forest Park and the William J. Harrison Education Center. Previously, he was associate dean for academic affairs at Florida’s Broward College-South campus, and division chair for arts and sciences and developmental education at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.


Peter T. Anderson is now vice president for instruction and student services at New River Community College in Virginia. He previously served as dean of business and technologies at the college.

Ted Coutilish is now vice chancellor, marketing and community relations at Oakland Community College in Michigan. He is formerly executive director of university marketing at Eastern Michigan University.

Bill Green is the new executive director of Forsyth Technical Community College’s Foundation and the college’s chief development officer. Green comes to the North Carolina college following a career in banking.

Philips McCarty has been appointed vice president for advancement and executive director of the FIT Foundation at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a college of the State University of New York. McCarty is a senior executive and entrepreneur with a blend of corporate and nonprofit leadership experience.

Emily Peck is the new vice president of student affairs at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. She brings more than 15 years of experience in education, strategic enrollment management, marketing, employee coaching, training and development. Previously, Peck was vice chancellor of admissions and marketing at Daymar Colleges Group in Tennessee.

Lisa Stock has returned to College of DuPage in Illinois in a new role as associate vice president of academic affairs. She previously was dean of learning resources for six years before becoming dean of academic affairs at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa in 2013.


Cassandra Moore, assistant director of admissions and enrollment development at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland, recently was recognized with the 2018 Thomas A. Bliger award. Given by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the award is presented to members who exemplify leadership and service within the organization.

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