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2016 April 13 - 10:38 pm

Professional Notes

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

Lone Star College (Texas) has named Amos McDonald and Helen Clougherty as vice chancellors. McDonald will serve as vice chancellor of Government and Public Relations. Clougherty will serve as vice chancellor and chief of staff. McDonald will lead government relations, community and government leadership development, the North Houston Regional Center for Economic Development, the LSC Small Business Development Center, and the LSC Foundation. He has a bachelor’s degree from Texas State University-San Marcos and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Clougherty has been promoted to vice chancellor and chief of staff. She will continue to lead board relations and the Organizational Development Department and adds oversight of the LSC Marketing and Communications Department, charged with the development of LSC marketing, and internal and external communications. She has a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s degree from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Madjid Niroumand has been named vice president of student services at Orange Coast College (Calif.) Niroumand most recently served as the dean of enrollment services at Coast, a role he has been in since 2012. A former student at OCC, Niroumand has worked at the college since 1998 under different roles; he has served as a classified staff, part-time faculty and later as the director of OCC’s International Center in 2005. He also served as the interim associate dean of student services in 2010. Niroumand received his doctorate in business administration from Argosy University, and his masters of business administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Greg Schulz has been appointed president of Fullerton College (Calif.) Schulz has served as interim president of Fullerton College since July 2015, and was previously the provost of the School of Continuing Education at the North Orange County Community College District. He earned a doctorate in education from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Long Beach, a bachelor’s degree in business administra tion/accounting from California State University, Fullerton, and an associate degree in business administration from Fullerton College.

Yavapai College (Ariz.) has named Ron Liss its new vice president of instruction and student development. Liss has had a long career working in the community college sector. Most recently, Liss worked as the western campus president for Cuyahoga Community College (Ohio) from July 2013 to July 2015. He held numerous positions at Montgomery College in Maryland, including dean of business, management, chemistry and information sciences; director of distance learning and academic innovation; and director of academic and student affairs. He spent 15 years at the Community College of Baltimore County as faculty, department chair, division chair and director of instructional technology. He has a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York College at Buffalo; a master’s degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County; and a Pd.D. from American University.


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