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Awards

May 07, 2017

Aspen Presidential Fellows

These 39 community-college leaders were chosen as Aspen Presidential Fellows for 2017-18 by the Aspen Institute.

Jennifer Berne, dean of liberal arts at Harper College, in Illinois.

Terri Berryman, interim associate vice president for career and technical education and work-force and community development at McHenry County College, in Illinois.

Zarina Blankenbaker, executive vice president for academic affairs and student success at Richland College, in Texas.

Mary Way Bolt, president of Cecil College, in Maryland.

Andy Bowne, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.

David Brand, senior vice president for academics and student services at Fayetteville Technical Community College, in North Carolina.

Jeff Cox, president of Wilkes Community College, in North Carolina.

Kevin David, provost for the west campus and associate vice president for institutional effectiveness at Tulsa Community College, in Oklahoma.

Rachel Desmarais, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Forsyth Technical Community College, in North Carolina.

David Doré, president of the downtown and northwest campuses at Pima Community College, in Arizona.

Stacia Edwards, dean of the Delaware campus and regional learning centers at Columbus State Community College.

Rhonda Epper, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the Community College of Denver.

Karla Fisher, chancellor of Arkansas State University at Beebe.

Melissa Frank-Alston, senior vice president for institutional effectiveness and research at Augusta Technical College, in Georgia.

Ellen Gambino, vice president for academic affairs and student services at Dutchess Community College, part of the State University of New York.

Felicia Ganther, associate vice chancellor for student affairs in the Maricopa County Community College District, in Arizona.

DeDe Griffith, interim vice president for instruction at Lee College, in Texas.

Christina Hart, vice president for enrollment and student services at Indian River State College, in Florida.

Katy Ho, vice chancellor for academic affairs at Honolulu Community College.

Kimberly Lee, vice president for institutional effectiveness at Albany Technical College, in Georgia.

Georgia Lorenz, vice president for academic affairs at Santa Monica College, in California.

John Mosby, vice president for student services at Mission College, in California.

Cynthia Olivo, vice president for student services at Pasadena City College, in California.

Paula Pando, senior vice president for student and educational services at Hudson County Community College, in New Jersey.

Paula Pitcher, senior adviser to the commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.

Keith Pomakoy, interim senior vice president for academic affairs at Raritan Valley Community College, in New Jersey.

Meridith Randall, associate superintendent of instruction and institutional effectiveness at Chaffey College, in California.

Steve Robinson, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Owens Community College, in Ohio.

Amit Singh, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Clark State Community College, in Ohio.

Michele Siqueiros, president of the Campaign for College Opportunity.

Steve Smith, vice president for instruction and work-force education and chief academic officer at El Paso Community College, in Texas.

Mark Weber, dean of the department of trades and engineering technologies at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

Randy Weber, vice president for student success and engagement at Johnson County Community College, in Kansas.

Kristi Wellington-Baker, dean of student success at Walla Walla Community College, in Washington.

Jean Wihbey, vice president for work-force development and provost of the Lake Worth campus at Palm Beach State College, in Florida.

Ashli Wilkins, dean of institutional services and community development at Wallace Community College at Dothan, in Alabama.

Falecia Williams, president of the downtown and west campuses at Valencia College, in Florida.

Vicky Wood, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Marion Technical College, in Ohio, who will become president of Washington State Community College on July 1.

Rebekah Woods, provost of Jackson College, in Michigan.