APPOINTMENTS: Higher-ed leaders who have been recently appointed or promoted
Peggy Cartwright has been selected as Riverside Community College District’s (Calif.) associate vice chancellor of strategic communications & institutional advancement. In her new position, Cartwright will oversee district functions in web and administrative services, foundation and external communications and marketing. A graduate of Riverside City College, Cartwright earned her associate degree from the college and went on to earn her undergraduate degree from Cal Poly Pomona and then added a master’s degree from Cal State Fullerton in communication arts.
Florida SouthWestern State College announced the hiring of two deans. Martin McClinton is the new dean of the School of Pure and Applied Sciences and Larry Miller is the new dean of the School of Education. Both will begin at FSW on July 1. McClinton is currently dean of academic affairs at the State University of New York– Adirondack. He previously spent 19 years in the Florida College System at Brevard College and Broward (now Eastern Florida State) College as faculty member, department chair, dean, and district director of academic affairs. McClinton has undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from the University of York (England) and was a Fulbright Scholar (from England) at SUNY-Albany. Miller has a Ph.D. in public administration with a concentration in education finance from Syracuse University. His specialties are in education reform and school funding. He has taught for Syracuse University, University of Washington and Rutgers University.
Sherry Franklin, Rankin Campus career and technical dean since 2013, has been tapped to oversee career-technical education for the Hinds Community College (Miss.) district. She is being promoted to associate vice president for career and technical education and district director of Career and Technical Education, along with her current role as Rankin Campus Career and Technical dean. Franklin holds her undergraduate and graduate degrees in business education from Jackson State University. Before coming to Hinds she taught business and computer technology at the Jackson Career Development Center and then worked with the State Department of Education as program coordinator for business and computer technology. Franklin has been with Hinds since 2004. She was formerly the tech prep coordinator and joined the Rankin Campus staff as director of the Pearl-Rankin Career Center. Her stint at Hinds includes dean of students from 2011 to 2013.
Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay Box has announced the appointment of Scott Williams as the next president of Owensboro Community and Technical College .Williams has 15 years of experience at OCTC and is currently the vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer, a position he has held since 2008. Williams came to OCTC in 2000 as an associate professor and agriculture technology and biotechnology coordinator after 10 years as an associate professor at the University of Georgia. Williams received both a bachelor of science and master’s degree in animal science from the University of Florida. He earned his Ph.D. from Colorado State University.