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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
Major: Communications
Minor: Business Management

Mott Community College – Flint, MI
Major: Liberal Arts

Professional Experience

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.