City – The State
University of New York Board of Trustees today approved the appointment of Dr.
Shaun L. McKay as president of Suffolk County Community College as previously approved
by the Board of Trustees at the college.
Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher said, “Throughout his career, Dr. McKay has
demonstrated significant achievement in campus administration, academic program
development, budget and finance, strategic planning and institutional
assessment. As chief operating officer of SCCC for the past year, Dr. McKay has
proven to be an effective and capable leader. I thank the search committee
for its diligence in recommending Dr. McKay and both the college Board and
the SUNY Board for seeing his appointment through.”
of Trustees Chairman Carl T. Hayden said, “I am pleased to support Dr. McKay’s
appointment as president of Suffolk County Community College. He has served the
college with great vision and leadership over the past year in an interim
capacity and prior to that for several years as executive dean. I am confident
that Dr. McKay will continue to be a strong and effective leader for SCCC and
SUNY and an excellent community partner for Long Island and the state of New York.”
honored by my appointment to serve as the sixth president of Suffolk County Community College. I would like to express my gratitude to the SUNY Board
and to Chancellor Zimpher for their vote of confidence in me,” said Dr.
McKay. “I am looking forward to building upon the College’s first fifty
years of success and accomplishment—fostering our institutional reputation for
excellence and championing the achievements of our students, faculty and
staff. It will be my privilege to collaborate with the college community
and our corporate and community partners, in order to advance this exceptional
of 2009, Dr. McKay has been serving as Interim Executive Vice President of
SCCC. In this role, Dr. McKay is the college's chief operating officer with
authority and responsibility for the planning, policy development,
implementation and assessment of College programs and services. Dr. McKay
joined SCCC in 2005 as Executive Dean for the Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood.
joining SCCC, Dr. McKay served as Director of Planning for the Community
College of Baltimore County and spent eight years in various positions at Morgan State University. Dr. McKay has also taught both undergraduate and doctorate level
courses at several institutions.
national and local organizations, Dr. McKay has received numerous awards for
distinguished service in higher education. In 2009, Dr. McKay was selected
from among an international pool of applicants as one of only 33 community
college senior administrators to attend the prestigious Executive Leadership
Institute sponsored by the League for Innovation. He serves as a Systems
Appraiser for the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) of the Higher
Learning Commission-North Central Association and is a member of the Editorial
Board of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (JSARP). Dr. McKay
is a current member of the Advisory Board of PRONTO of Long Island, a
non-profit community outreach center.
joining the administration of SCCC, Dr. McKay was appointed and served as the
Chancellor's representative of the Community College of Baltimore County to the
University Systems of Maryland/Maryland Association of Community Colleges
(USM/MACC) Solutions Committee, which was responsible for follow-up activities
associated with a capacity study for the State of Maryland.
received his Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration with a specialization in
Community College Leadership from Morgan State University in Baltimore, his
M.A. in Management and Communication from the College of Notre Dame in
Baltimore, and his B.S. in Business Management from the University of Maryland,
Board of Trustees conducted a national search to identify a highly qualified
individual to serve as President of SCCC. A search committee which was
representative of all major constituencies recommended three candidates to the
Board of Trustees of which two were interviewed by the Board of Trustees and
the campus community. Subsequently, the SCCC Board of Trustees offered the
position to Dr. McKay and adopted a resolution appointing him as President, at
a salary of $230,000, effective from March 24, 2010 through March 23, 2013.
download a high resolution photo of Dr. McKay here.
SCCC has a
current enrollment of over 24,000 credit students and 10,500 continuing
education students. It is the largest community college in the SUNY system.
University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating nearly 465,000 students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs
on 64 campuses. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu.
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