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President's Cabinet

Ski
Ski

President
Laurie Bowersox
Laurie Bowersox, M.Ed.
Executive Director,
Lebanon Campus
Aimee Brough
Aimee Brough, M.B.A., SPHR
Chief Human Resources
Officer

Dr. Linnie Carter
Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR
Vice President of College
Advancement
, HACC
Executive Director,
HACC Foundation


Irvin Clark
Irvin Clark, Ed.D.
Vice President,
Harrisburg Campus

Cindy Doherty
Cynthia A. Doherty, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President
of Academic Affairs
Kathy Doherty
Kathleen T. Doherty, Ph.D.
Associate
Provost
John Eberly
John M. Eberly, M.B.A.
Vice President,
Business

Shannon Harvey
Shannon S. Harvey, M.P.A.
Vice President,
Gettysburg Campus


Margie Mattis
Marjorie A. Mattis, D.Ed.
Interim Vice President
York Campus

Lynold McGhee
Lynold McGhee, M.S.
Director, Institutional
Research and Assessment


Robert Messner
Robert H. Messner, M.S.
Chief Information Officer

Victor Ramos
Victor Ramos, M.B.A.
Vice President,
Lancaster and
Lebanon Campuses
Victor Rodgers
Victor Rodgers, M.S.
Associate Provost
for Workforce Development
and Continuing Education

Rob Steinmetz
Rob Steinmetz, Ed.D.
Vice President,
Student Affairs and
Enrollment Management

  Amy Withrow
Amy S. Withrow, M.F.A.
Executive Director, Advancement
and Outreach for
Virtual Learning
  Oren Yagil
Oren Yagil, Ph.D.
Chief of Staff

 
 John J. "Ski" Sygielski, Ed.D, became the seventh president of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, in July 2011. His previous appointments include president of Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Ore., and president of Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Va. He began his professional career as a teacher in a Chicago inner city school followed by a stint as a corporate trainer for Wang Laboratories, Inc. He transitioned to a community college career at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL where he began his community college administration and teaching career.

Ski is the past chairman of the board for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and is a member of AACC's 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges. He is also a member of Harrisburg Rotary and serves on the boards of the Harrisburg Boys and Girls Club, York County Community Foundation, and Pennsylvania's Workforce Investment Board.

He earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy, two master's degrees in business and a doctorate in education, as well as an honorary associate degree.

Ski, a resident of Harrisburg, Pa., is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. An avid bicyclist, he is the only member of his working-class family to graduate from college.

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 Laurie Bowersox is the executive director at the Lebanon Campus. As a campus leader Laurie is involved with community outreach, fundraising, academic support and student enrollment. She joined the HACC family in July of 2014 after serving as an elementary principal for seven years with the Eastern Lebanon County School District. Laurie has also been a sixth grade teacher and dean of students in two other South Central Pennsylvania counties.

Laurie earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a concentration in special education in 1999 and a master's degree in educational leadership with principal certification in 2007, both from York College of Pennsylvania in York, Pennsylvania.

While serving as a principal, Laurie was named an ambassador to the Pennsylvania Elementary Principals Association. In 2012, she was named Junior Achievement Educator of the Year. She is co-author of a social studies textbook about Pennsylvania and is working on a science textbook.

Laurie is a volunteer with the Preservation of Animal Welfare and Safety Inc. in Lebanon. She also volunteers with Junior Achievement, United Way and Quest, Inc. When not at work or volunteering, Laurie enjoys spending time with her family and playing tennis.

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 Aimee Brough became chief human resources officer (CHRO) at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, on Nov. 18, 2013. As CHRO, she oversees the full range of human resources functions, including classification, compensation, benefits, employee relations, training and development, onboarding/separations, and the College's human resources information system (HRIS).

Aimee earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in human resources from Penn State University and a B.S. in human resources management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). She holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification issued by the HR Certification Institute.

Aimee joined the College after almost 20 years in public service, most recently as the human resources director for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, a statewide agency with 2800 employees. Prior to this role, she served as the Chief of Classification and Pay in the Governor's Office of Administration, overseeing classification and pay matters for all state agencies under the governor's jurisdiction. Aimee held the title of business process analyst during the implementation of the Commonwealth's enterprise resource planning system, and held several human resources positions within the Department of Transportation. In the early 90's, she served in the US Army Reserve as a second lieutenant specializing in transportation and logistics.

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  Linnie S. Carter is the vice president of college advancement at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, and executive director of the HACC Foundation. She joined the HACC team in March 2012. Linnie serves all five of HACC's campuses. She oversees the HACC Foundation and advertising, alumni affairs, branding, fundraising, grants, graphic design, marketing, photography, public relations, publications, scholarships, special events, sponsorships, videography and website development.

Linnie's previous appointments include vice president of institutional advancement at Halifax Community College in Weldon, N.C.; vice president of college advancement at Lord Fairfax Community College in Virginia and director of institutional advancement at John Tyler Community College, also in Virginia. She served as executive director of the foundations at each of these institutions. In addition, Linnie was an assistant professor of public relations at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C. and adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond. She previously was public relations manager and community affairs coordinator of the Richmond (Va.) Metropolitan Authority Linnie earned a Ph.D. in community college leadership from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. She earned a master's degree in mass communications (media management) and a bachelor's degree in mass communications (public relations), both from VCU. She earned the prestigious Accredited in Public Relations (APR) designation from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Her many professional and community memberships include the Council for Resource Development, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., National Council for Marketing and Public Relations and PRSA. Linnie is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and is involved in several College and community service organizations. She has been happily married to her husband for almost 20 years and is the proud aunt of many nieces and nephews, a loving godmother to seven and a committed mentor to many.

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 Irvin Clark, III serves as vice president of the Harrisburg campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania Community College. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic direction and overall operations of the Harrisburg campus and Midtown centers.

Irvin's previous appointments include vice president of student affairs at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkson, GA; associate vice president of student development at Frederick Community College in Frederick, MD; and director of student services at College of Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick, MD.

Irvin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Relations and Master of Science degree in Adult and Continuing Education from Cheyney University in Cheyney, PA and a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education from Morgan State University in Baltimore MD, where he also completed a doctoral fellowship through the Morris Goldseeker Fellows Program.

A native of Philadelphia, PA, Irvin resides in Harrisburg with his wife Kudiratu, and son Theodore. He is a first generation college graduate.

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 Cynthia Doherty has worked at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, since 1992, beginning as a faculty member in English at the Lancaster Campus and serving over ten years as an academic administrator. Cindy served in leadership roles in the faculty, including the Lancaster faculty representative to Faculty Council, English coordinator for Lancaster, and co-chair of the Middle States Period Review and Self-Study teams.

Cindy moved into an administrative position in 2002 as associate dean of the Communications, Arts and Social Sciences division. In that role, she supervised faculty, handled student complaints and academic appeals, worked with counselors on advisor training for faculty and traveled to campuses to observe adjunct and tenure-track faculty. In 2006, Cindy became dean of Academic Affairs Administration, responsible for the libraries, learning centers, global education, secondary partnerships, new faculty orientation and academic affairs' portion of the College's strategic plan. Cindy also served two years as the interim vice president of the Harrisburg Campus, where she oversaw campus operations, wrote the campus's case for support for fundraising, worked with budget managers to decrease operating expenses, and worked with academic and student affairs deans to implement new organizational structures.

Cindy earned a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in history from The King's College in New York and master's and doctoral degrees in English from the Pennsylvania State University.

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  Kathleen T. Doherty, has served the college as the Associate Provost, Academic Affairs since July, 2014. In this position she works directly with the Department Chairs overseeing curriculum development, assessment, and revision.

Kathy has been a faculty member at HACC since fall 2000. She has served in a number of leadership roles at the College, including president (2007-09) and vice president (2009-11) of the Faculty Organization, chair of the Psychology Department (2003-13) and a member of the President's Efficiency Task Force (2012). She also represented HACC as co-chair of the Statewide Psychology Program Articulation Committee (2010), establishing competencies for all psychology programs in community colleges and state universities. Prior to coming to HACC, she served on the faculty at Gettysburg College, Wilson College (NC), and was Vice-President of Research for a local market research firm.

Kathy is a first-generation college student, was born and raised in Philadelphia. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and her master's and doctorate degrees in social psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland.

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 John M. Eberly has served as HACC's vice president of finance/chief financial officer since Feb. 25, 2013. In addition, he serves as the treasurer for the HACC Foundation. John was the interim vice president of finance from July 2012 until his current appointment. He oversees the financial affairs for the College, including procurement, risk management, facilities management and auxiliary services, including the bookstore, mailroom and food services.

John joined the College over 19 years ago as coordinator and director of student accounting and cashiering (1996-2000). Since then, he has served as director of general and special accounting (2000-04), assistant controller of accounting services (2004-10) and executive director of business affairs for the Harrisburg and Virtual campuses (2010-12). John led the student and finance implementation teams when HACC converted to Banner, an administrative software application developed specifically for higher education institutions.

In May 2012, John has an APPA Institute for Facilities Management certification and also successfully completed the Bartell Leadership Flight School. He has been a recipient of several HACC recognition awards and was selected as a member of HACC's first Leadership Academy cohort. He has also served as a finance reviewer for three institutions for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and as an adjunct professor of governmental and not-for-profit accounting at HACC.

John previously worked at the Footlocker Corporation in Camp Hill from 1987-96, serving as general ledger and tax department supervisor.

He earned a master of business administration degree and a bachelor's degree in business administration with a major in accounting, both from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pa.

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  Shannon Harvey is the vice president of HACC's Gettysburg Campus. In this role, she is a member of the College's senior leadership team, and is responsible for setting strategic direction for the Gettysburg Campus as well as overseeing all operational and programmatic activities of the campus.

Shannon previously served as both executive and associate campus dean for academic affairs and director of educational services (1998-2013) for HACC's Gettysburg Campus. In those roles, she led or participated in the launch of all academic programs at the campus. Shannon provided the leadership for the launch of the Gettysburg Campus nursing degree program in 2002 and the practical nursing degree program in 2004; the initiation of the campus College in the High School program, enrolling more than 500 high school students in college level courses; the launch of the Hanover Center for Workforce Excellence to provide technical degree opportunities; and the articulation with the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association to provide a college degree pathway for journeyman lineman. Shannon has also been the author of various grant proposals to fund instructional and capital funding projects for HACC, including a Pennsylvania Department of Education Link-to-Learn grant and Technical College grant.

Prior to joining HACC in 1998, Shannon was government relations specialist for the Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) in Harrisburg. She holds a master's degree in higher education administration from the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., and a master's degree in public administration from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pa. She earned her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in political science from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pa.

Shannon serves the community in several capacities. She is a member of the boards of Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital, Rotary Club of Gettysburg, Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and St. Francis Religious Education. She also is a member of the Adams County Business Education Partnership, Adams County Community Foundation Scholarship Committee and Delta Kappa Gamma. Shannon resides in Gettysburg with her husband, Rich and two daughters, Emma and Alison.

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 Marjorie A. Mattis, D.Ed. is currently serving as the Interim Vice President of the York Campus. As the Interim Vice President, she is responsible for the overall operation of HACC's newest campus. Margie serves in a permanent capacity as the York Campus' Dean of Academic Affairs where she provides leadership for the daily operations of the campus' academic programs and services. She began her career at HACC in 2005 and is part of the inaugural team that started the York Campus.

The first in her family to graduate from college, Margie is a graduate of Mount Aloysius Junior College in Cresson, Pennsylvania where she earned an Associate of Science Degree in Liberal Arts. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Arts in History and a Master's Degree in Education both from Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Margie also earned a Doctorate of Education in Administrative and Leadership Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining HACC, Margie served as the Associate Dean for Student Development and faculty member at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College in Johnstown where her duties included oversight and leadership of the campus' student affairs offices.

Margie and her family reside in Dover Township where she is very actively in animal welfare initiatives.

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 Lynold McGhee is the Executive Director for Institutional Effectiveness and has been at HACC since July 2013. His responsibilities include planning, institutional research/reporting, assessment, and serves as the MSCHE accreditation liaison officer.

His previous positions include director of institutional research at Lebanon Valley College in Lebanon, Pa.; assistant provost for institutional research and system development at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pa., and director of executive information systems at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Lynold received a master's degree in human resources management/industrial relations from Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pa.; a master's degree in biology from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pa., and a bachelor's degree in biology from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa.

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 Robert Messner joined HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, as the chief information officer in June 2013 to lead the Office of Information Services and Technologies (OIST). OIST is comprised of four departments: Enterprise Applications, Computing & Media Support, Systems & Network Infrastructure, and Academic Technologies.

Bob holds a master's degree in information systems technologies from Wilmington University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He earned a bachelor's degree in information resource management from Wilmington College (now Wilmington University) and an associate degree in computer information systems from Chesapeake Community College, Wye Mills, MD. Bob also holds industry certifications from Microsoft as a systems engineer (MCSE), systems administrator (MCSA) and AccessData as a forensic examiner.

During his previous 14-year tenure at Delaware Technical and Community College in Dover, DE, Bob served as the manager of educational systems, department chair for computer information systems and chief technology officer. Through his leadership, the college achieved multiple top 10 national rankings among peer institutions for innovations with technology. Bob was a member of Delaware Tech's Strategic Planning Council and the State of Delaware's Information Resource Management Advisory Council. Bob also worked as a technology consultant for Salem County Community College (Carney's Point, NJ). Bob is an adjunct instructor for Wilmington University, New Castle, DE, where he teaches online advanced technology courses at both the bachelor's and master's degree levels.

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 Victor Rodgers was named associate provost for workforce development and continuing education at HACC in September 2014. In this position, Victor oversees all departments under workforce development to include healthcare, adult education, industry skills and services, public service center, and continuing education and corporate training.

Previously, he was the assistant director for continuing education and workforce development at Guam Community College (GCC). Active in both the community and workforce development, he instituted the WorkKeys program island-wide, and created several innovative training programs and partnerships, including a nationally recognized program for Guam National Guardsmen returning from Afghanistan. He was selected as the 2013 Guam SBA Veterans Champion, and hosted a weekly radio talk show devoted to the islands veterans and their issues.

Prior to GCC, Victor held the position of direct services director of the Mid-East Commission, where he was responsible for managing workforce investment programs in Beaufort County, NC, and Older Worker retraining programs in an additional 23 counties. Committed to the community, Victor was the first African American chairman of the Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce and the Beaufort County United Way. He has also served on foundation boards for hospitals, colleges as well as boards for various community and professional organizations.

Victor, a U.S. Navy veteran, also served as a manager and HR specialist focused on training and professional development activities earning a prestigious award for excellence in human resource programming.

A native of New York who grew up in North Carolina, Victor earned a master’s degree in business administration and a master of arts in business communications and holds a bachelor of science in human resources management.

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 Victor Ramos serves as vice president of the Lancaster and Lebanon campuses of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic direction and overall operations of the two campuses; the achievement of enrollment projection goals; the provision of student support services and programs; and the development of partnerships with business, education and government entities.

Victor joined HACC in June of 2014, after serving 20 years in a variety of positions at his alma mater St. John's University, New York. Some of his past posts at St. John's included Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement, Campus Director of the Staten Island and Manhattan Campuses and Integration Director for St. John's University/The College of Insurance merger. Victor earned a B.S. in Finance and M.B.A. in Accounting from the College of Business Administration of St. John's University.

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 Rob Steinmetz serves as vice-president of student affairs and enrollment management at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). In this capacity, he provides vision, leadership, and strategic direction in the areas of admissions; behavioral intervention/student judicial affairs; career and transfer services; college pathways (2+2+2); counseling and academic advising; disability support services; financial aid; military and veterans affairs; records; recruitment; registration; retention; safety and security; student and academic success (retention); and student life, including minority and multicultural student support, student activities, intermural athletics, and intramural athletics. In addition, Rob is the enrollment manager for the College, and leads the creation and implementation of the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) plan.

From 2008-2010, Rob served as the associate dean of enrollment management and college registrar at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Alabama. The largest community college in Alabama, Calhoun has two campuses (Decatur and Huntsville), and Rob was responsible for the areas of admissions, advisement, counseling, orientation, recruitment, records, retention, student success courses, and testing. Rob was also the enrollment manager and custodian of student records at the College. During his tenure, the College experienced large enrollment growth and he implemented many new processes to improve the student experience; including advisement/registration streamlining, implementation of degree audit, probation/suspension and other new processes in the Datatel student information system, and innovations, such as providing enrollment services at storefronts in the service region.

Previous to that from 2002-2008, Rob served as coordinator of student life and orientation, and later as director of recruitment, retention and enrollment services, at Chattanooga State Technical Community College in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Rob became passionate for community colleges at Chattanooga State where he was first a student from 1996-1998. He credits his community college experience with providing a strong foundation which allowed him to be successful in what he does today. His goal, every day, is to work to ensure that students get to have the same opportunities that he was lucky enough to have when he began his college career.

In addition to an Associate of Science from Chattanooga State, Rob has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, as well as a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Alabama.

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  Amy Withrow has served as the executive director of advancement and outreach for Virtual Learning at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, since March 2012. Withrow earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, in 1992. After spending several years in the workforce, she returned to school and earned a master's degree in English from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, in 1997. During graduate school, she was selected as one of the recipients of a competitive graduate assistant program. While teaching for the university during her graduate schooling, she developed a passion for education, particularly education at the college level. This passion combined with her previous work experience in database programming resulted in Withrow's progression from traditional classroom education to the world of online education.

During her ten-year tenure at HACC, Withrow has developed and taught a variety of online English courses. She also has participated in a wide range of College service projects, including chairing a three-year strategic goal initiative that developed Centers for Innovation and Teaching Excellence at the College's campuses, serving as a member or chair of nine additional college strategic goal initiatives and chairing two department assessment committees. Withrow was the keynote speaker at the fall 2011 Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony and was selected for the College's Leadership Academy. She is currently a member of Executive Women International and the Pennsylvania Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Board. Additionally, she serves as the chair of the Pennsylvania Online Education Affinity Committee.

Withrow's goals are to position HACC's Virtual Learning as an international model in providing high quality, innovative online educational programming and services that meet the current and emerging educational, career and technical needs of regional, national and international learning constituencies. Virtual Learning provides services in association with faculty and through an investment in online educational support and learning infrastructure that facilitates partnerships with public and private sector institutions. Virtual Learning endeavors to provide transfer, career and technical learners with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the academic and employment arena of the 21st century.

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  Oren Yagil joined HACC in March 2015 as the new chief of staff to president Ski. As the chief of staff, Oren provides strategic support and consultation to the president and the cabinet on a variety of issues including shared governance, legislative issues, community relations and more.

Oren holds a bachelor's degree in Geomorphology and Environmental Studies and a master's and doctorate degrees in Education Leadership and higher Education. An experienced leader in higher education, Oren has held leadership positions including Academic Affairs Specialist, Special Assistant to the President, and Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Partnerships at four-year public and private institutions where he launched many new initiatives to support institutional goals and address community needs. Prior to coming to the U.S., Oren worked in higher education administration in Israel for several years in administrative and student affairs related positions.

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