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2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

Professional Notes

Higher-Ed Leaders Who Have Been Recently Appointed or Promoted

Cleveland State Community College’s (Tenn.) President Bill Seymour was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Community Colleges of Appalachia. The CCA is an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges. For member colleges, CCA provides programs and services responsive to the unique cultural, geographic and economic challenges facing the Appalachian Region. Colleges eligible for membership in the Community Colleges of Appalachia are those public institutions that primarily offer a two-year associate’s degree or diploma and are located within the Appalachian region as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission. The Board of Directors is the governing body for CCA and currently consist of 15 members, with each of the 13 Appalachian Regional Commission states represented.


Lone Star College-North Harris (Texas) has named Laura Yannuzzi as vice president of instruction. In her new position, Yannuzzi will oversee academic instruction at LSC-North Harris by providing professional assistance for the faculty and staff. In this role, she is also responsible for student learning and quality of instruction, while promoting LSC-North Harris’ mission, vision and strategic plan. Throughout her career, Yannuzzi has taught as both an adjunct and full-time faculty member. She has also worked as a facilitator for the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program, and has frequently presented at state and national conferences. Yannuzzi holds an Ed.D. in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University, an M.A. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a B.A. in psychology from Marshall University.


Bellevue College (Wash.) has named Katherine Hall as the new director of marketing and community development. In this role, she’ll provide leadership and supervision for all marketing and communications outreach, and develop initiatives to engage the community in campus life. Before arriving at BC, Hall served on the leadership team for Housing & Food Services Communications & Marketing at the University of Washington where she successfully managed the development and execution of integrated marketing plans for the West Campus phase of the Housing Master Plan and the department’s individual units. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s in journalism and received a certificate in business administration from the University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business.

Brian Millner was named president/CEO of the Missouri Community College Association. Millner will lead the association in its efforts to advocate and provide professional development for Missouri’s 12 community colleges and nearly 2,000 members. Millner formerly served as chief of staff at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and as legislative zdirector for the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Millner holds a master of public affairs degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia Truman School of Public Affairs.

Evon Walters, president of Community College of Allegheny County’s Allegheny Campus and Homewood-Brushton Center, has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the American Association of Community Colleges to serve a one-year term on the AACC’s Commission on College Readiness. Walters earned doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degrees at the University of Massachusetts. In 2003, he was nominated and selected as a fellow of the American Council on Education. His previous positions include president of Robert B. Miller College and campus CEO and executive dean of the Eastern campus of Suffolk County Community College. He also served as vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania and as vice president of Student Services at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, N.Y.

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