APPOINTMENTS: Higher-ed leaders who have been recently appointed or promoted
Kevin Pollock has been named president of Montgomery County Community College (Pa.). Pollock currently is president of St. Clair County Community College, where he has served since April 2009. He has more than 30 years of education experience in diverse roles that include college administration, strategic planning, leadership and teaching. Pollock holds a Ph.D. in higher, adult and lifelong education from Michigan State University and a master of arts in education and bachelor of science in Education from Central Michigan University.
Jon Bauer, president of East Central College (Mo.) is the new chair of the Missouri Community College Association. Bauer has been a member of the association’s governing board since he became president of East Central College in 2012. He is a product of Missouri’s community college system, graduating in 1984 from Jefferson College. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, an MBA from Fontbonne University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Leah L. Bornstein has been inaugurated as Aims Community College’s (Colo.) sixth president. She previously served as president of Coconino Community College (Ariz.). Under her leadership there, enrollment increased by 20 percent. A native New Englander, Bornstein’s lifelong commitment to higher education has included serving as CEO of Colorado Mountain College-Summit County Campus. An avid world traveler and outdoors woman, Bornstein has lived in or visited more than 40 countries. She has degrees from Bradford College and the University of Vermont and a doctorate from the University of Denver.
Holly Ayers is the new vice chancellor for academic affairs at Arkansas State University-Newport. Prior to her appointment, she served as the director of institutional effectiveness at asu-newport. Before coming to ASU- Newport in May 2014, Ayers past professional experience included serving as the vice president of learning and assessment consultant at South Arkansas Community College, division chair for math, science and education at Ozarka College, and student success fel low at the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges. She earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education; a master of science in exercise science; a specialist in community college teaching; and a doctorate of education in educational leadership, all from Arkansas State University.
William Tammone has been appointed vice president of academic affairs/provost of the Colorado Community College System. Tammone has a strong background with shepherding the accreditation process while launching new degree credentials. He is also known for his work to advance competency-based education while also focusing on how best to address the workforce development needs of industry and career skills of students. He formerly served as interim president at Illinois Central College. He bachelor of arts and master of science degrees in human biology and medicine from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science from Indiana University Bloomington.