Higher-Ed Leaders Who Have Been Recently Appointed or Promoted
David Beer has been appointed to the position of assistant dean for Business and Career Technologies at Waubonsee Community College (Illinois). His new position is a promotion, as he has previously been serving as Career and Technical Education Analyst for the college. Beer earned a doctorate of education degree in Community College Leadership and a master’s degree in management, both from National-Louis University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University after earning his associate degree from Triton Community College. He has nearly 23 years of higher education experience, including 19 years at Triton Community College and four years at Waubonsee.
Ivy Tech Community College (Indiana) has selected Kathleen Mote as interim chancellor of its Columbus/Southeast Region. The Columbus/Southeast Region has campuses in Batesville, Columbus, Lawrenceburg and Madison and has an enrollment of nearly 5,000 students. Mote began her career with Ivy Tech as an adjunct professor of general education in 2009. In 2011, she became assistant professor and chair of the regional criminal justice program. Prior to Ivy Tech, Mote practiced criminal law as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Marion, Jackson, and Jefferson counties. Mote holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and Spanish from Indiana University. She also studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She was a visiting student at the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis and earned her Juris Doctor in 2005 from the Maurer School of Law at IU.
MiraCosta College (Calif.) announced the hiring of Dilcie Perez as its new dean of student life and judicial affairs. In her new role Perez will oversee the college’s areas of student activities, athletics and intramurals, health services and student discipline. Perez comes to MiraCosta College from CSU San Marcos, where she most recently served as the dean of students and led the growth of student life at the university. While at CSU San Marcos, she also served as director of student life and leadership, where she launched a multicultural program for the university. Perez is also an alumna of CSU San Marcos, having earned a bachelor's degree in political science. Last spring, she earned a doctorate from San Diego State University in educational leadership with a concentration in community college leadership.
Tulsa Community College (Okla.) has named Mark McMullen as chief financial officer. s. As CFO, McMullen will oversee Oklahoma’s largest community college and an annual budget exceeding $140 million with more than 2,000 employees. He was named interim CFO earlier this year and previously served as controller and director of finance. Since joining TCC in 2010, he helped facilitate the further automation of the college’s Purchasing Department. He has a master’s degree in accounting and financial analysis and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northeastern State University. McMullen is also a Certified Public Accountant.
The Midlands Technical College (S.C.) Commission officially named Pete Sercer as Commissioner Emeritus upon his retirement from the MTC Board of Trustees. With 27 years of service on the board, Sercer is the longest-serving commissioner in the college’s history. Sercer has devoted his life to his community, developing citizens of character dedicated to serving their community and nation. Sercer was chair of the MTC Commission from 1995-1997, and from 2003- 2005. Since 1995, Sercer has been an active member of the Association of Community College Trustees. His membership includes time spent as director and chair for the ACCT’s Southern Region and the ACCT Corporate Council Subcommittee. In 2007, he was elected to the national post as ACCT Secretary- Treasurer. In 2010, he was elected ACCT National Chair.