Albany - The
State University of New York Board of Trustees today approved the appointment
of Dr. Frederick W. Woodward by the Clinton
Community College Board of Trustees as president of the college. Woodward’s
appointment is effective immediately.
Woodward’s great wealth of experience on SUNY campuses and elsewhere, his leadership
skills and passion for higher education make him a tremendous asset to the
students, faculty and staff of Clinton Community
College and the greater SUNY system,”
said SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Carl T. Hayden. “I congratulate Clinton Community College
for attracting such an able administrator and I enthusiastically welcome
Frederick Woodward back to SUNY.”
SUNY Interim Chancellor Dr. John B. Clark said, “Dr. Woodard has been a
successful president at four colleges, including two SUNY institutions. He has
held numerous higher educational executive positions and has extensive experience
with The State University of New York. I am most confident that Dr. Woodard
will do an excellent job at Clinton Community
College until the search for a
permanent president is completed.”
Clark also thanked Dr. Maurice B. Hickey, who served as the
college’s president from 2005 until October 2007 and Thomas Moffett, who served
as Officer-in-Charge of the campus since October 2007.
Dr. Woodward said, "I
wish to thank the SUNY Board of Trustees for their vote of confidence. Serving
as Interim President of Clinton Community
College is a real pleasure. I trust my
previous experiences will aid the college in the months ahead. The faculty is
excited about new beginnings and the stage is set to move forward to enhance
the educational experiences of the citizens of the northeast corner of the
State as we await the selection of a new president for the college."
College is conducting a presidential
search and Dr. Woodward will not be a candidate in the search. He will serve
as interim president until a permanent president is named at an annual salary
Woodward served as president of Westfield State College in Westfield, Massachusetts
from August 1997 through January 2004. From 1988 through 1997, he was president
of SUNY Morrisville, in Morrisville, New York, which included responsibility for the campuses at
Morrisville, Norwich and the Educational Opportunity Center at Syracuse. He was president of Butler County Community College
in Butler, Pennsylvania from 1985 to 1988 and Interim President at Columbia Greene Community College
in Hudson, New York, from 1983 to 1984.
Earlier in his career, Woodward held the position of Assistant Dean of
Professional Studies at State University of New York at Plattsburgh.
From 1975 to 1977 he was the Director of Inmate Higher Education at Clinton Community College.
He was Assistant Professor of Business and Chair of the Business Division at
CCC from 1970 to 1973.
Woodward has been active in both civic and educational activities throughout
his career. He served as Chair of Massachusetts Council of Presidents, Chair of
the College of Technology Presidents, and Chair of the Pennsylvania Community
College Presidents Association, just to name a few. He has served on the SUNY
Chancellor’s Task Force on Budget and Policy Analysis, the National Think Tank
for college presidents, and was Keynote Speaker for the Leadership Education
Among his many awards and
recognitions, he was named Administrator of the Year in 1989 at SUNY Morrisville,
he is listed in Chancellors and Presidents, AACJC, 1987. He is a member of the
American Management Association Presidents' Council, American Association of
Community Colleges, American Association for Higher Education, American
Association of State Colleges and Universities, National Council of
Instructional Administrators and the State University of New York Council of
Woodward did his post-doctoral study at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, Institute for the
Management of Lifelong Education, in 1993. He earned his Doctor of Education at
the University of Virginia, 1981, and a Master of Science degree at SUNY
Plattsburgh. He completed his graduate work while attending SUNY Albany, and
earned his bachelor’s at Castleton State College, in Castleton, Vermont.
Clinton Community College is located off Route 9 just south of Plattsburgh, New York. The
College is proud of its academic programs, low tuition, small classes,
excellent teachers, and facilities. Approximately 2,200 students attend the
college known for its academically acclaimed programs in nursing, criminal
justice, liberal arts, and technology.
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system
in the United States, educating more than 427,000 students in 7,669 degree
and certificate programs on 64 campuses. To learn more about how SUNY creates
opportunity, visit www.suny.edu