Newsmakers

New CEO

Cheryl C. De Vonish is now CEO of Norwalk Community College (NCC) in Connecticut. Since 2015, De Vonish has served in several leadership roles at NCC and as an adjunct faculty member. Previously, she was the college’s chief operating officer. Other positions she has held at the college include chief diversity and equity officer, and special advisor to the president’s office. Prior to joining NCC, De Vonish was an attorney for New York City and served on the Department of Youth and Community Development Advisory Board.

Appointments

Lori Berquam is now executive vice president of academic and student affairs at Mesa Community College in Arizona. Previously, she held a fellowship through the American Council on Education, serving in the office of the provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Arizona (UA), Tucson. Berquam, who has more than 25 years of higher education leadership experience, has served as an adjunct faculty member at UA and the University of Wisconsin.

At County College of Morris in New Jersey, John Marlin is the new vice president of academic affairs. He previously was dean of instruction at Hudson County Community College in New Jersey. Patrick Enright has been appointed to vice president of professional studies and applied sciences. He previously served at the college as dean of professional studies and applied sciences and associate vice president for workforce development.

Kudos

Rose Galloway, associate vice president for workforce and continuing education at Richland College in Texas, is a 2019 fellow to the National Community College Hispanic Council Leadership Development Program. Galloway has been in her role at the college since 2015, and she has worked to enhance the success of the college’s career and technical education programs and continuing education through her strategic leadership.

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