JCC Board of Trustees Appoints Presidential Search Committee
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JCC Board of Trustees Appoints Presidential Search Committee

Published: October 25, 2022

In a resolution passed on October 5, the Jefferson Community College Board of Trustees appointed thirteen individuals to serve on the Presidential Search Committee.

Over the course of the next several months, the Presidential Search Committee will assist and advise in the national search process and work of selecting a new president of Jefferson Community College.  In September, the Board of Trustees retained Dr. John Hutchinson and Mr. Thomas DaRin, senior consultants, along with Paul Doeg, president, of R.H. Perry & Associates to assist with the search.

Board of Trustees Chair Judith Gentner and Trustee Nathan Hunter will co-chair the ad hoc presidential search advisory committee.  Retired in 2011 from the position of Deputy Garrison Commander at Fort Drum, Ms. Gentner has been a member of the College’s Board of Trustees since 2016 and is in her second term as Board Chair.  Mr. Hunter is a distinguished alum of Jefferson Community College and serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Accounting & Finance at Northern Credit Union.  He has been a member of the Board since 2015 and served as Board Chair from 2018-2020.

Committee members include:

Gianna Donahue
Student – Allied Health Concentration, Natural Sciences
Student Trustee, Board of Trustees
Jefferson Community College

Dawn Bartlett
Associate Professor – Humanities
Jefferson Community College

Corey Campbell
Vice President for Student Engagement & Retention
Jefferson Community College

Michelle Capone
President - JCC Foundation Board of Directors
Development Authority of the North Country

Katie Corbin
Coordinator of Student Employment & Internships
Jefferson Community College

Kevin Jordan
Community Member
Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County

Shawn Maloney
Senior Building Maintenance Mechanic II
Jefferson Community College

Eleanor Minnick
Secretary – School of STEM and Health Professions
Jefferson Community College

Michael Montigelli
Legislator – District 5
Jefferson County

Hunter Murphy
Student – Business Administration Major
Student Government President
Jefferson Community College

Stephen Todd
Community Member
District Superintendent, Jeff-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services

The Board of Trustees and the search committee are working toward a goal of concluding the presidential search in late spring 2023, with a new college president taking the helm in July 2023.

Established on November 7, 1961, Jefferson Community College was the area’s first institution of higher education. Supervised by the State University of New York (SUNY), Jefferson offers 50+ associate degrees, certificates and microcredentials for career preparation or transfer; local access to bachelor’s and advanced degrees through partner institutions; lifelong learning through workshops and seminars; business and industry training; community-based research and provides a forum for the productive discussion of ideas and issues of significance to the community through the Center for Community Studies; and cultural enrichment opportunities for the entire Watertown/Fort Drum region. Jefferson is accredited by the Middle States Association and currently serves approximately 2,500 students, including a significant number of service members and their families.



Story by:

Gillian Maitland

Additional Information:

Public Relations Department, Jefferson Community College, (315) 786-2392, Email Public Relations

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