N.J. - The Mercer County Community College Board of Trustees announces
the appointment of Dr. Patricia C. Donohue, a nationally respected
community college leader, as the next college president.
After an extensive national search, the Board of Trustees will officially
appoint Dr. Donohue at its meeting on Thursday, Dec. 21. She is
scheduled to assume the duties of the presidency on Feb. 1, 2007.
(Skip) Cimino, chair of the college's Board of Trustees said, "We
believe the experience, knowledge, and collaborative management
style Dr. Donohue brings to the position will enable the entire
college community to work together in a new spirit of cooperation.
The college is facing many opportunities and we are confident that
with the leadership of Dr. Donohue we can build on our rich legacy
of educational excellence."
experienced administrator and educator, Dr. Donohue serves as the
president of Luzerne County Community College, PA, and has served
as vice chancellor for education at St. Louis Community College
and as acting president of St. Louis Community College at Florissant
Valley. At Harrisburg Area Community College, Dr. Donohue served
as vice president of external affairs and community development,
interim dean of the Lebanon Campus, and as dean of the School of
Business, Engineering and Technology.
Donohue stated, "I am both honored and thrilled to have been
selected as the next president and have long admired Mercer County
Community College. I look forward to being part of an ambitious
future of quality, distinctiveness and purpose, creating centers
for our community and building success for our students. The college
has a strong history of providing access and opportunity for students
wishing to pursue their educational dreams. Both the West Windsor
and Kerney campuses are known for academic excellence and quality
services. I am looking forward to working with the Board of Trustees,
and the college's superb faculty, staff, and students to continue
to provide outstanding programs and services that meet the needs
of county residents now and in the future."
Donohue holds an A.B. in Mathematics from Duke University. She earned
an M.A. in Mathematics Education and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction,
with emphasis on Education Administration, from University of Missouri
-- Kansas City.