Albany -- The SUNY Board of Trustees
today approved the appointment of Ronald C. Heacock as President of Adirondack
Community College, effective July 1, 2007.
The Board of Trustees at Adirondack Community College
adopted a resolution appointing Dr. Heacock as president at its monthly meeting
on March 29, 2007.
“Dr. Heacock comes to SUNY
with a great deal of experience in higher education and particularly in the
community college sector,” said SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan. “I had the
pleasure of meeting Dr. Heacock shortly after the search committee recommended
him for this important post and I am confident that he will be a strong and
effective leader for the campus. I commend the Boards of Trustees at SUNY and Adirondack Community College
for recognizing his talents and placing their confidence in him with this
success and higher education experience in Texas and Maryland will
make him a most effective and capable leader of Adirondack Community College,”
said State University of New York Board of Trustees Chairman Thomas F. Egan.
“Congratulations are well in order for Dr. Heacock and we look to him to work
with the students faculty and staff of the campus to improve all facets of
education, administration and student life.”
am truly honored to have the SUNY Board of Trustees approve my appointment as
of Adirondack Community
College,” said Dr. Heacock. “I am
looking forward with great enthusiasm to serving the residents of ACC's service
area and working with ACC's faculty, staff and students to continue the
positive impact ACC has been making for nearly 50 years."
Dr. Heacock has 24years of
experience in higher education as a faculty member and an administrator. He
has more than 10 years of cabinet level, community college leadership
experience, most recently serving for six months as the Interim Vice Chancellor
for Instructional Programs and Services at San
Jacinto Community College, Pasadena, Texas. In
this capacity, he provided leadership for college instructional programs
serving over 30,000 credit/10,000 non-credit students annually, and developed
college-wide instructional budgetary priorities for an operating budget of $170
From 1998 to 2006, Dr. Heacock
served as Vice Chancellor for Technology and Planning, and previously as Senior
Director Planning/Research/Grants and Information Systems, at the Community
College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland. In this capacity, Dr. Heacock managed a staff of
more than 80 individuals with an annual budget exceeding $9 million. He led a
major college reorganization and restructuring of operations, as well as the
delivery of all administrative and academic technology services. As senior director
of planning, Dr. Heacock was responsible for grant renewal and development.
Prior to his work at the Community College
of Baltimore, Dr. Heacock held positions in planning and research
at Howard Community College, Columbia, Maryland and Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, Maryland. His teaching career spans over two decades and
includes four years as a full-time faculty member at Texas A&M University and
the University of Baltimore.
Dr. Heacock holds a Doctorate
and Master of Arts in Political Science from Michigan State University.
The University of Maryland Baltimore County granted Dr. Heacock a Bachelor of
Arts in Political Science.
Adirondack Community College was founded in 1960 and is a public, comprehensive,
accredited unit of the State University of New York (SUNY). Credit enrollment
for the Spring 2006 semester was 3,500 students.
The State University of New
York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States,
educating more than 417,500 students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs
on 64 campuses.