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2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Professional Notes

Higher-ed leaders who have been recently appointed or promoted


Darryl Jones has joined HACC’s York Campus (Pa.) as vice president. Jones’ previous experience includes 12 years at the College of New Rochelle (N.Y.), New Rochelle, New York, where he served in leadership roles in student affairs, academic affairs and campus management. Jones earned his doctorate in higher education leadership from Union Institute; master’s degree in education (counseling and student development) from Howard University; and bachelor’s degree in psychology from North Carolina State University. Jones previously served six years in the United States Marine Corps.

Anton Reece has been named president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Reece is an experienced leader who currently serves as associate vice provost for Academic Affairs and director of the Student Success Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Prior to this position, Reece served in other leadership positions at UT. He also was dean of student affairs and enrollment and minority affairs coordinator at Paducah Community College. Reece earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology and research at UT, a master’s degree in counseling, student personnel services at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting news, also from EKU.

Paula Hite has been appointed to serve as a commissioner on the Midlands Technical College Commission ( S.C.). The Midlands Technical College Commission is comprised of 13 leading citizens from Lexington, Richland, and Fairfield Counties who are appointed by the governor, upon the recommendation of their respective legislative delegations, to serve as trustees for the college. Hite is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Nursing. She is a past board member of Lexington-Richland School District 5, and is the current president of the District 5 Foundation for Educational Excellence.

Bill Pink, vice president and dean for workforce development at Grand Rapids Community College, has been named the college’s new president. Prior to joining GRCC’s leadership team in March 2015, Pink served as vice president for academic affairs at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. He has been an educator for more than 25 years, and has taught or coached in Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Oregon. Pink has an associate degree from York College in Nebraska, a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Christian University, a master’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, and a doctorate from the University of Oklahoma.

Henry Ford College’s Nikole Ford-Kondraciuk was named president of the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. MACRAO, an affiliate of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, is a nonprofit, charitable and voluntary professional education association of institutions of higher education, which exchanges information concerning issues of common interest to contribute to the advancement of education in the state of Michigan. A 13-year employee of HFC, Ford-Kondraciuk currently serves on the College Coordinating Council and is a Six Sigma Green Belt Continuous Process Improvement facilitator. She earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from Michigan State University (MSU), her graduate degree in organizational communications/public relations and her ed.s in educational administration both from Wayne State University.

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