Newsmakers

Newsmakers

CEO retirements E. Ann McGee, president of Seminole State College of Florida, has announced that she will step down as president, effective July 31, 2018. She has served as the college’s leader since 1996 and…


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CEO kudos Hal Higdon, chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC), will receive the 2017 Missourian Award at the 24th annual Missourian Awards ceremony in September. The award honors outstanding Missourians who have made widespread…


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New CEOs Sherry Zylka has been named president of Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Kentucky, effective October 1. She currently is provost of the Wayne County Community College District in Michigan. Zylka has…


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CEO retirement Jack Bermingham, president of Highline College (Washington), has announced that he plans to retire effective in August. For the past several months, Bermingham, 68, has been on leave from the college to recuperate…


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Kudos Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College, was honored recently by the Atlanta Business League as one of Atlanta’s Men of Influence for 2017. The 2017 list reflects the names of black men in…


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Interim president Michael Redmond, a professor of philosophy and religion at Bergen Community College in New Jersey and a former administrator, will serve as the college’s interim president. He joined the college in 1981 and…


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New CEOs Peggy F. Bradford returns to her alma mater as the eight president of Shawnee Community College in Illinois. She will be the college’s first woman president and its first African-American leader. Bradford plans…


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New CEOs Kimberly Beatty will serve as the eighth chancellor of Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City in Missouri. She currently is vice chancellor for instructional services and chief academic officer at Houston Community College (Texas). Prior…


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New CEOs Jay Allen will become the seventh president of Itawamba Community College (Mississippi) on July 1. He is currently president of Hopkinsville Community College in Kentucky. Before he came Hopkinsville in 2014, Allen served…


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New CEOs Jan Yoshiwara will serve as executive director of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, effective next month. She currently is deputy executive director for education at the state board, where…