Albany – The State University of New York Board of Trustees
today approved the appointment of Carole A. McCoy as president of Jefferson Community College,
effective February 1, 2007.
The Jefferson Community College Board of Trustees formed
a committee representative of campus constituencies and conducted a national
search to identify an individual to serve as its next president. Subsequently,
the Jefferson Board of Trustees adopted a resolution appointing Dr. Carole A. McCoy to
the post on Jan. 3, 2007.
“The search committee and the
Jefferson Community College Board of Trustees have recruited to SUNY another experienced,
capable campus leader,” said SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan. “I had an
opportunity to meet with Dr. McCoy and interview her for this presidential post.
She now has the opportunity and privileged challenge of leading the students,
faculty and staff of Jefferson Community
College and we are confident she will
“Dr. McCoy, who comes to us
from Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland, is one of many outstanding
leaders we have attracted to lead our campuses from across the country,” said
State University of New York Board Chair Thomas F. Egan. “I congratulate Dr.
McCoy for becoming the president of Jefferson Community
“I am honored to have the
opportunity to lead Jefferson Community
College and want to thank the Board of
Trustees for its support,” said Dr. McCoy. “I am looking forward to my
move to New York State and to working with the college community and SUNY to
meet the learning needs of the residents of Jefferson County.”
Since 2000, Dr. McCoy has
served as Vice President for Learner Support Services at Anne Arundel Community College
in Arnold, Maryland. As one of three vice presidents responsible for all
of the college’s operations, she has led the delivery of comprehensive learning
support services to more than 60,000 students at 115 sites. Also in this position,
Dr. McCoy managed a budget of more than $15 million and led the development of
the college’s strategic plan, the college’s first comprehensive enrollment
development effort, and a college-wide retention effort.
From 1997 to 2000, Dr. McCoy
held the positions of Chief of Learning Systems and Technology and then Vice
President for Learning Systems and Technology. In these positions, her work
focused on delivering information technology, distance learning, instructional
technologies, and library services. She led the technology strategic planning
efforts and implemented projects across all areas of the college. Previously,
she served as the Director of End User Support and the Director of Research
Computing at The Children’s Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. McCoy holds a Doctorate
in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.
She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Framingham State College,
SUNY is the largest
comprehensive university system in the United
States, educating more than 418,000
students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses.