Judith Ehresman Appointed Dean of Arts and Communication


Judith Ehresman of Churchville, PA, has been appointed Dean of the Division of Arts and Communication at Mercer County Community College. A faculty member and administrator at the college since 1985, Ehresman served as acting dean since January of 2004. The division oversees the college’s associate degrees and certificate programs in the visual and performing arts, radio, television and communication programs.

During her years at Mercer, Ehresman coordinated and expanded several college programs, including Office Systems Technology, Medical Office Assistant, and Microcomputer Systems Administration. After establishing the Medical Office Assistant program, she developed a cooperative program with the Mercer County Vocational Technical School’s Medical Assistant program. As a result, students in this adult Vo-Tech program are now able to earn a college credit certificate from Mercer, as well as the diploma from the Vocational Technical School.

Ehresman also offered the college’s first distance learning courses and wrote a monograph “Distance Learning: What About Instructional Design?” which she presented at a League for Innovation national conference. She also presented on behalf of Educational Testing Service (ETS) at several national conferences as part of their launching efforts for new assessment software.

In her new position Ehresman will be taking on the leadership of the college’s theatre and art gallery, and the off-campus ARTWORKS facility in Trenton, where the college began offering an array of visual arts courses last September. She plans to increase her division’s outreach to the surrounding visual arts community and to strengthen links with the James Kerney Campus youth groups to enlighten them regarding educational opportunities available within the division’s programs. She is also negotiating with four-year colleges to develop more transfer opportunities for Mercer’s graduates.

Ehresman’s previous experience includes serving as program administrator at the Bradford Business Schools in Philadelphia, and as business department chairperson at Archbishop Carroll High School, Radnor, PA. She has a B.A. in English and Economics from Holy Family University and an M.Ed. in Business Education from Temple University.

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