Interim CEOs

James H. Johnson, Jr., a trustee at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) in Maryland, will serve as interim president at Baltimore City Community College starting July 1. He will be on a four-month leave of absence from AACC and plans to return by November 1. In addition to his 12 years on AACC’s board, including three years as chair, Johnson recently was a visiting professor in the civil engineering department at Morgan State University and is past chair of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges. He retired as dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and is a past director of the National Center for Environmental Research for the Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Tanya Millner-Harlee is now as interim CEO at Manchester Community College in Connecticut. She is also interim dean of the academic affairs and professor of English at the college. Millner-Harlee joined the Manchester staff in 2004 as a lecturer in developmental English, rising through the rank of associate professor, and serving as co-chair of the English department, interim director of business, engineering and technology and in 2017 took on the role of interim dean of academic affairs.


Christine J. Sobek, president of Waubonsee Community College in Illinois, was recent named as one of “Chicago’s Notable Women in Education 2018” by Crain’s Chicago Business. She has served as CEO of the college since 2001.

James Cook, dean of the Center for Transformative Learning at Forsyth Technical Community College in North Carolina, has been elected Central Regional Vice President for the North Carolina Community College Association of Distance Learning (NC3ADL) for a two-year term. Cook was awarded Innovator of the Year last year by the NC3ADL.


Wendy Davis is now vice president for administration and human resources at Cochise College in Arizona. For the past seven years, she had served as the college’s vice president for human resources. Prior to that, Davis was the human resources officer at Central Wyoming College.

Sarah Parker-Clever has been selected as vice president of academic affairs at Washington State Community College in Ohio. She is currently dean of arts, business and sciences at Hocking College in Ohio. Previously, she taught at Wytheville Community College in Virginia.

At Columbia State Community College in Tennessee, Dearl Lampley will serve as vice president for the Williamson Campus and external services, and Ruth Ann (Cissy) Holt will become vice president for student affairs. Lampley is currently dean for of science, technology and mathematics at the college, where he has served as a faculty member since 1998. Holt currently is the college’s dean of access, southern campuses and regional services, and most recently assumed the role of interim vice president for student enrollment, engagement and services.

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