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2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Professional Notes

Higher-Ed Leaders Who Have Been Recently Appointed or Promoted


Butler County Community College (Pa.) has hired Belinda M. Richardson, former assistant dean of academic affairs at Cuyahoga Community College’s Metropolitan campus in Cleveland, as vice president for academic affairs. Her responsibilities include supervising the college’s academic programs and faculty; educational technology and distance education; assessment, research and planning; workforce development and selected grants. Richardson earned a doctorate degree in community college leadership from the National American University Roueche Graduate Center, Austin, Texas; a master’s degree in family and consumer sciences from the University of Akron and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Ohio University, Athens.


R. Douglas Manning has been named dean of kinesiology, health and athletics at Santa Ana College (Calif). With more than 17 years’ experience in teaching and sports management, he previously served as an assistant professor of sport management at the University of Southern Mississippi. In that role, he taught in graduate and undergraduate programs, assisted in curriculum development, provided supervision for interns, advised students and served on college and university committees. Manning earned a B.S. in education and K-12 physical education teaching certification from Florida State University. He also obtained an M.S. in sport management from FSU and a Ph.D. in sport administration from the University of New Mexico.


Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation has announced that Meredith Nassif Doupe as joined as a director of development based on the FSW Collier Campus. Her responsibilities include raising gifts and building relations with strategic partners. Doupe earned her master of social work from Washington University with a specialization in non-profit management and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Miami. Prior to joining FSW, she served as director of the Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University and Care Manager for My Care Manager. In both positions, she was successful advancing the lives of members and developing relations with community leaders.


Harford Community College (Md.) announced the appointment of Jacqueline Jackson to the position of vice president of student affairs and institutional effectiveness. Jackson received a Ph.D. in urban education with a concentration in higher education administration from Old Dominion University and Master and bachelor of science degrees from Western Illinois University in college student personnel and counseling, and psychology, respectively. Jackson was a recipient of the League for Innovation in Community College 2017 Innovation of the Year Award. This award was given to the AACC team of which she was a member for the successful work conducted with faculty teams to address achievement gaps in high-enrollment courses at the college.

At the Henry Ford College Board of Trustees Meeting in June, Celia Nasser was sworn in as its newest member. Nasser, of Dearborn, replaces Mariam Bazzi, who officially resigned from the board in May. Nasser will finish the remainder of Bazzi’s term of office until the next general election on Nov. 6. The Board oversees both HFC and the Dearborn Public Schools. In fact, HFC is the only community college in the state of Michigan to be affiliated with a P-12 school district. She attended the University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn), where she graduated with her undergraduate degree in business administration/management in 2009. From there, she attended the University of Arizona (UA) in Phoenix, where she graduated with her master’s degree in public health in 2011.

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