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2016 January 22 - 02:33 pm

Professional Notes

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

Emily Hare, executive director of the Central Carolina Community College Foundation, has been elected president of the N.C. Council of Resource Development Inc. She will serve as president until October 2016. A native of Pinehurst, N.C., Hare received her bachelor in arts (communications) degree from Wake Forest University, her MBA from Pfeiffer University, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in higher education administration at the University of the Cumberlands.

Clinton E. Gabbard has been named president of McHenry County College (Ill.). Gabbard’s most recent role was the vice president of student services at Lake Michigan College (Mich,). During his years there, he provided the strategic vision and administrative leadership to numerous departments, including He earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology and a master of arts degree in counseling psychology from University of Notre Dame, and a bachelor of science degree from Evangel College.

Dianna G. Phillips is the new president of Harford Community College (Md.) Phillips will begin her new job on Aug. 1. Phillips comes to Harford Community College from the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C., where she has served as the chief executive officer of the University of the District of Columbia Community College since 2014. Phillips earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo and received an M.S. in student personnel administration from Buffalo State College. Before attending graduate school, she graduated from National University in San Diego with a B.B.A. in business. Additionally, she earned an A.G.S. degree from Chaminade University in Hawaii while serving as a communications specialist in the United States Navy.

Jacob Fraire has been selected as the new president and CEO of the Texas Association of Community Colleges. “Mr. Fraire is joining TACC at a critical time and we are looking forward to the leadership he will provide,” said Johnette McKown, chair of TACC Board of Directors and president of McLennan Community College. “He is a collaborative leader, skilled at building strong alliances with external partners, funders, and key individuals and stakeholder groups.” Before joining TACC, Fraire spent 17 years at Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG), serving as vice president of philanthropy and as assistant vice president of educational alliances and partnerships. Prior to joining TG, Fraire served as senior legislative coordinator for a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm, which represented higher education institutions. Fraire holds a master of public affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and a B. S. in computer science from St. Edwards University. Additionally, El Paso Community College awarded him an honorary associate degree of applied arts.

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