University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
Doctorate of Philosophy: Higher Education Administration
Master of Arts: Community College Administration
Oakland University – Rochester, MI
Bachelor of Arts
Minor: Business Management
Mott Community College – Flint, MI
Major: Liberal Arts
President - (2007 to Present)
Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, New York
Vice President for Learning and Academic Affairs - (1999 to 2007)
Adjunct Faculty (Information Technology) - (Fall 2004)
Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska
Dean of Educational Support (1997-1999)
Registrar/ Director of Research & Planning - (1996-1997)
Director of Institutional Research & Planning - (1994-1996)
Adjunct Faculty (Information Technology) - (Spring/Fall 1998, Spring 1999)
Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, Colorado
Research Analyst - (1992 to 1994)
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Post-Graduate Training & Development
Strategic Horizon Network - (2001-2006; 2008-Present)
Bi-annual colloquium focused on strategic thinking
Harvard University - Cambridge, MA (Fall, 2016)
Seminar for Experienced Presidents
Community Vision Award (2015)
Recipient of annual award from NAACP- Utica chapter for community leadership efforts.
Shirley B. Gordon Award (2012)
Recipient of national award from Phi Theta Kappa for presidential support of local student honor society.
Community Visionary Award (2011)
Recipient of annual award from Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency for community leadership efforts.
Educator of the Year Award (2009)
Recipient of annual award from the Asian-American Council for international education partnership efforts
Metropolitan Community College Heart of Hearts Award (2003)
Recipient of peer–nominated annual college award as the employee who best demonstrates the “heart” of the College.
Norman C. Harris Award (2002)
Recipient of University of Michigan School of Education faculty nominated award for outstanding accomplishments in the community college field.