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2015 October 8 - 05:38 pm


A Summary Listing of Higher-ed Leaders Who Have Been Recently Appointed or Promoted

Skagit Valley College (Wash.) selected Laura Cailloux as vice president of SVC’s Whidbey Island Campus in Oak Harbor, the South Whidbey Center in Clinton, the San Juan Center in Friday Harbor and the Marine Technology Center in Anacortes. Cailloux has worked as a faculty member to dean of workforce education and special assistant to the president. She holds an EdD in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Washington, a master’s of business administration from Portland State University, and a bachelor of arts in religious studies from Lewis and Clark College.

Belinda S. Miles is the new president of Westchester Community College (N.Y.). Miles is currently provost and executive vice president of at Cuyahoga Community College.. Originally from Queens, New York, she attended public schools including the City University of New York’s York College, earning a B.A. in political science. She attained an M.A. in educational psychology and an ed.d. in higher education organization and leadership development from Columbia University Teachers College.

Carol Patterson, associate professor of nursing at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, has been appointed the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing. A former president of the New Jersey League for Nursing, Patterson will be representing the NJLN on the board. Patterson has taught at RVCC for 25 years. She also has served as a Per Diem Nurse at JFK Medical Center, Brain Trauma Unit. Last year, Patterson received the “Divas and Dons Award” from the Institute for Nursing. The award honors a New Jersey nurse who makes an extraordinary impact on the nursing profession and the health community, as well as someone who has demonstrated outstanding achievement.

Michael Nealon has been named vice president for instruction at Washtenaw Community College (Mich.) He comes to WCC from Lansing Community College, where his most recent position was associate vice president of engaged student learning. His previous positions at LCC include dean of the arts and sciences division, chair of the humanities and performing arts department, and lead faculty in the music program. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, a master of arts degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and a Ph.D. in musicology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Paul Willingham has been named as the new chief of police for the Lone Star College (Texas) Police Department. Prior to joining LSC, Willingham served as chief of police at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, a position he held since 2007. Willingham also served in the University of Texas at Houston Police Department from 1991-2007. Willingham received his master of arts in criminology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice from Mountain State University in West Virginia. Willingham also currently serves on the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

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