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2016 July 20 - 04:27 pm

Professional Notes

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

Montgomery County Community College (Pa.) announced the appointment of David Dimattio as vice president of its West Campus in Pottstown. In his new role, DiMattio will oversee all aspects of MCCC’s West Campus. In addition, he is charged with building business and community partnerships and expanding the college’s outreach to the Greater Pottstown region. Before arriving at MCCC, DiMattio served as dean of Clare College at St. Bonaventure University in New York. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Missouri- Rolla, and a master of science and bachelor of science in physics from St. Bonaventure University.


John D. Gossett has been named president of McDowell Technical Community College. Before coming to McDowell Tech, Gossett served as vice-president of Student Development Services at Mayland Community College. Gossett received his undergraduate degree in business administration, with a concentration in marketing from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He received a master of business administration degree from Appalachian State University. He completed his doctor of education degree in Adult and Community College Education from North Carolina State University.


Ted Hiatt has been hired as the new director of the Long Beach Small Business Development Center, headquartered at Long Beach City College (Calif.). The SBDC, under a federal grant, provides consultation to small business owners, and develops and facilitates small business training and workshops throughout the region. Hiatt holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Arizona and he graduated from the language school Estudio Internacional Sampere in Madrid, Spain.


Mary Davenport has been named interim president of Rochester Community and Technical College (Minn.). Davenport has served Minnesota state higher education for 28 years. Since 2012, she has served Riverland Community College as vice president of academic and student affairs.She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, master’s degrees and a specialist degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and a doctorate from Colorado State University.


Linda D. Rose is the new president of Santa Ana College. Since August 2014, Rose has served as president of Los Angeles Southwest College There, she has provided leadership in the management, supervision, and development of instructional programs, student, and administrative services that support student achievement and progress. She has also overseen the development of activities that involve faculty, staff, and students in consistent planning, accreditation selfevaluation, improvement of instructional programs and student and administrative services.

Rose earned an associate degree in liberal arts at West Los Angeles Community College; a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills; a certificate of completion in rhetoric and composition at CSUDH; an M.A. in English at CSUDH; and an Ed.D. in educational leadership at the University of California, Los Angeles.


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