Jefferson Community College (JCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Maryrose Eannace to the position of Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Eannace began working at JCC on July 1, 2020 and collaborated with the outgoing Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mr. Thomas J. Finch, for a seamless transition of their roles upon Finch’s retirement on August 31, 2020.
Dr. Eannace served as Vice President for Learning and Academic Affairs at Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) from 2008 until her retirement in 2018. Prior to her work at MVCC, she served as Academic Dean at Skagit Valley College in Washington State. Her earlier work includes teaching English, Speech and Theatre at Cazenovia College, where she also served as the Director of Theatre and as Division Chair for Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Education.
She served on the Executive Board of the National Council of Instructional Administrators and as a Commissioner on the Academic, Student and Community Commission—both affiliates of the American Association of Community Colleges. She also served on the Board of the Student and Business Alliance (SABA), a BOCES program. Upon Eannace’s retirement, she was awarded Emerita status and elected to the MVCC Hall of Fame.
As interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at Jefferson, Dr. Eannace is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of all academic programs and for the overall supervision of instructional personnel. She will chair the College’s academic council, an integral role in both strategic planning and development as well as meeting accreditation. Additionally, she will serve as the liaison to the Office of the Provost at the State University of New York (SUNY).
College president, Dr. Ty A. Stone states, “We have found a great leader in Dr. Eannace, who understands fully the role of community colleges—specifically operating in upstate New York, within the SUNY system, and maintaining Middle States standards. We look forward to working with Maryrose.”
Originally from Utica, Dr. Eannace earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Hollins College (now University) in Virginia, her Master of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Denver and her Ph.D. in English from SUNY Albany.
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