Newsmakers

Newsmakers

CEO retirements Scott Elliott, president of Meridian Community College (MCC) in Mississippi, will retire this summer after leading the school for 20 years. During his tenure at MCC, the college: more than doubled its annual budget…


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Appointments Charlene Newkirk, president of the Community College of Allegheny County’s South Campus and Washington County Center (Pennsylvania), has been appointed to the Jefferson Hospital board of directors, which comprises volunteers who represent a broad…


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New CEOs Kim Blosser is the next president of Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) in Virginia, effective February 1. She is currently the college’s vice president of academic and student affairs. Blosser began her career…


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New CEOs Marty Cavalluzzi will serve as the next president of Olympic College in Washington beginning in early 2018 and pending contract negotiations. He is currently president of Pierce College Puyallup, which he has led…


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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…


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New CEO Roger Ramsammy has been named the seventh president of Hudson Valley Community College in New York. Ramsammy has more than 30 years of higher education experience, including academic and administrative leadership positions at…


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Retirements Guy Altieri, president of Hagerstown Community College (HCC) in Maryland, has announced his retirement after a more than 45-year career in higher education, effective December 31. Altieri came to HCC in 2002 from Washtenaw…


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Kudos David N. Johnson, president of Johnston Community College (JCC) in North Carolina, is the 2017 recipient of the I.E. Ready Distinguished Leader Award, which is presented annually by North Carolina State University’s College of…


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Interim CEO Cecilia Cervantes has been named interim president of Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico. Cervantes retired as president of Hennepin Technical College (Minnesota) in 2015 and has served as a freelance consultant…


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CEO Jeff Wagnitz, who has been serving as acting president of Highline College in Washington state since December 2016, has been named interim president. He said he is not running for the permanent presidency and…