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Issue 2006 - 9, December 12, 2006

MCCC Announces Presidential Appointment


WEST WINDSOR, 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.


Anthony (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."

An 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.

Dr. 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."

Dr. 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.

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