Dr. Patricia Donohue Appointed President of MCCC


Dr. Patricia C. Donohue

The sixth president of Luzerne County Community College, Dr. Donohue previously served as vice chancellor for education at St. Louis Community College and as acting president of St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. While 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. She also served as director of institutional research and planning at Lakeland Community College. In addition to her administrative career, Dr. Donohue has teaching experience in high school level mathematics, and at the university level in curriculum, elementary school mathematics, practicum, and supervising student teachers.

Dr. Donohue holds an A.B. in mathematics from Duke University, an M.A. in mathematics education, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction, with emphasis on education administration, from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Among her many awards are the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber's ATHENA Award, the Central Penn Technology Council's Outstanding Service Award and the Outstanding Leadership Award from the American Association of University Women, Harrisburg. She is a member and former president of the National Council for Workforce Education, the League for Innovation Alliance, the President's Academy of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Phi Delta Kappa, and Delta Gamma Fraternity.


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