– The State University of New York Board of Trustees today approved the
appointment of Dr. Katherine P. Douglas as president of Corning Community
College (CCC), as previously approved by the Regional Board of Trustees at the
college in February.
Douglas currently serves as vice president of Academic Affairs at Sussex County
Community College in Newton, NJ. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2011.
Douglas comes to SUNY with more than 30 years experience in community college
teaching and administration,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Her
leadership is certain to serve SUNY, the Corning campus, and the local
community well. It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Douglas to the SUNY family and
I thank the Board for confirming her appointment today.”
Chairman Carl T. Hayden said: “The Board is pleased to confirm Dr. Douglas’
appointment. We are most confident in her ability to lead the campus and look
forward to working with her in the coming years. I would also like to sincerely
thank Dr. Floyd F. Amann for a decade of exemplary service to the college, and
for his years prior at Jamestown, Finger Lakes, and Monroe Community Colleges
to thank SUNY Chancellor Zimpher, Chairman Hayden, and members of the SUNY
Board of Trustees for their support of my candidacy to serve as the sixth
president of Corning Community College,” said Dr. Douglas. “I am humbled and
honored to join the SUNY community of educators, scholars, and learners.
upon the leadership and vision of current CCC President Dr. Amann and Thomas E.
Blumer, chairman of CCC’s Regional Board of Trustees, our college is positioned
well to meet the educational and workforce development needs of our students
and region,” Dr. Douglas added. “I look forward to learning the people,
programs, and culture at Corning Community College as we create the next
chapter in our history."
behalf of the Corning Community College Regional Board of Trustees, I would
like to extend our appreciation to members of the SUNY Senior
Administration and Board of Trustees for endorsing the appointment of Dr.
Katherine Douglas," said Chairman Blumer. "We look forward
to working with Dr. Douglas in her new capacity."
Regional Board of Trustees conducted a national search to identify an
individual to serve as president The search committee, which included
representatives of all major college constituencies as well as stakeholders in
the community, recommended three candidates to the Board of Trustees.
with all three candidates, the Regional Board appointed Dr. Douglas as CCC
president at an annual salary of $160,000. Dr. Douglas will reside in a
campus-owned house and a car will also be provided. Her predecessor, Dr. Amann, Ph.D.
has served as CCC’s president since May 2001.
Dr. Katherine P. Douglas
recently, since 2008, Dr. Douglas was Vice President of Academic Affairs at
Sussex County Community College in New Jersey, which institution serves over
4,000 students. She oversaw an annual budget of more than $15 million and was
responsible for the faculty and staff in the academic divisions as well as in
the library, learning center, media center, scheduling office, instructional
design and two health science programs in collaboration with neighboring county
colleges. Among her many other responsibilities, she chaired the development of
and was responsible for the implementation of an academic master plan
(2009-2014) which was tied to the college strategic plan and facilities master
to that position, Dr. Douglas was Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at
Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts from 2005-2008. Some of her
responsibilities included maintaining the academic integrity of the social
science curricula through the recruitment, evaluation, retention, and
development of faculty and she was charged with the development and maintenance
of the quality of curriculum and programs of study in collaboration with the
1978 to 2005, Dr. Douglas was at Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts.
Beginning her career as an Associate Professor in Recreation and Leisure
Studies, she rose through the ranks of academic leadership serving as Professor
and Chair of the Outdoor Leadership Program (1991-1998), and Associate Dean in
the Division of Behavioral Sciences (1998-2005).
addition to her academic positions, Dr. Douglas served as an executive coach
and training consultant. She was also a trainer and the founding partner of
PlayWorks, which company, assessed, designed, and delivered action-learning
programs for therapeutic, educational, and corporate clients.
Douglas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Leisure Studies and
Services/Outdoor Education with a concentration in Sociology; a Masters of
Education degree in the Education Policy, Research and Administration Program;
and a Doctor of Education with a concentration in Community College Leadership.
All her degrees are from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Corning Community College
in 1956 by the Corning-Painted Post School District, CCC began modestly in a
scattering of old buildings in the city of Corning. Today, it encompasses a
550-acre main campus on Spencer Hill with a complex of eight buildings and an
observatory and planetarium. CCC also provides services at a variety of
off-campus sites throughout Steuben, Chemung and Schuyler counties.
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