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2015 December 2 - 12:38 am

Professional Notes

APPOINTMENTS: Higher-ed leaders who have been recently appointed or promoted

Terri Brown is the new coordinator of the Small Business Center operated by Central Carolina Community College (N.C.). She formerly owned a travel agency for 22 years and is familiar with the challenges and triumphs that start-up and existing small businesses owners experience. The center is part of a network of small business centers throughout North Carolina and the U.S. Brown received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, and went on to earn an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2011.

Sharon Buck has been named vice president of instruction at Peninsula College (Wash.). She currently serves as the dean of instruction, transportation and applied technologies at Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland. Buck received her doctorate degree in Community College Leadership from Oregon State University in 2004, a master of science degree in forest resources management from the University of Washington, and a bachelor of science degree in agriculture form California State Polytechnic University.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has reappointed Joseph A. Marshall to a second year as chair of the Bristol Community College (Mass.) Board of Trustees. Marshall is the president and CEO of J. Marshall Associates, a financial planning firm in Fall River. He is a member of the college’s class of 1978. The news came out on a day when the College was officially opening its Veterans Educational Services Center, a project championed by Marshall and College President Jack Sbrega. Both Marshall and Sbrega are veterans themselves and have worked together to expand services to veterans at the college.

The Washtenaw Community College (Mich.) Board of Trustees selected Dilip A. Das to serve out the term of former board member Pamela J. Horiszny, who resigned. Das is assistant vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Michigan. Das earned his Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Tole do. He has been assistant vice provost at U-M for ten years, serving on key campus committees and task forces with U-M students, faculty and staff.

The Rancho Santiago Community College District (Calif.) has appointed Rosio Becerra as associate dean of student development at Santa Ana College. Becerra oversees staff that provides programs and services through student activities including the Associated Student Government and the Inter-Club Council, Summer Scholars Transfer Institute, Cross Cultural Center, and annual Commencement Ceremony. Becerra earned a B.A. in public relations from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and an M.A. in educational counseling from CSU, Dominguez Hills. She holds a certificate of completion as a Title IX coordinator/investigator and a certificate in volunteer management and recruitment from the Long Beach Non-Profit Partnership Program.

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