About HACC

President's Cabinet

Laurie Bowersox
Laurie Bowersox, M.Ed.
Executive Director,
Lebanon Campus
Aimee Brough
Aimee Brough, M.B.A., SPHR
Chief Human Resources
Dr. Linnie Carter
Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR
Vice President of College
Advancement, HACC
Executive Director,
HACC Foundation

Cindy Doherty
Cynthia A. Doherty, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President
of Academic Affairs
Kathy Doherty
Kathleen T. Doherty, Ph.D.
John Eberly
John M. Eberly, M.B.A.
Vice President,
Shannon Harvey
Shannon S. Harvey, M.P.A.
Vice President,
Gettysburg 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
Rob Steinmetz
Rob Steinmetz, Ed.D.
Vice President,
Student Affairs and
Enrollment Management
Dory Uhlman
Dory Uhlman, M.Ed.
Interim Vice President,
Harrisburg Campus
Amy Withrow
Amy S. Withrow, M.F.A.
Executive Director, Advancement
and Outreach for
Virtual Learning

 Laurie Bowersox joined HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, as campus executive director at the Lebanon Campus in June 2014. Bowersox 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.

Bowersox has held a variety of positions in public education, including elementary teacher, dean of students and principal in three Central Pennsylvania counties. While serving in her most recent position as a principal in the Eastern Lebanon County School District, Bowersox was named an ambassador to the Pennsylvania Elementary Principals Association.

Bowersox is a volunteer with the Preservation of Animal Welfare and Safety Inc. in Lebanon. She is co-author of a social studies textbook about Pennsylvania and is working on a science textbook.

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 Aimee Brough became chief human resources officer at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, on Nov. 18, 2013.

Brough joined the College after almost 20 years in public service, most recently as human resources director for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. For this agency of approximately 2,600 employees, she oversaw human resources programs and services including employee relations and safety, employee development, classification and pay, and placement and recruitment.

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  Linnie S. Carter was named vice president of college advancement at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, by the Board of Trustees in March 2012. In addition, she was named executive director of the HACC Foundation in May 2012.

As a member of the College's leadership team, Dr. Carter works directly with HACC President John J. "Ski" Sygielski, Ed.D., and other members of the Cabinet in strategic planning and budgeting of College resources. Also, 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.

Dr. Carter'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 (2005-09) and director of institutional advancement at John Tyler Community College, also in Virginia (2000-04). She served as executive director of the foundations at each of these institutions.

In addition, Dr. Carter was assistant professor of public relations at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C. (2010-11) and adjunct faculty member in the School of Mass Communications at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond (2000-01). She previously was public relations manager and community affairs coordinator of the Richmond (Va.) Metropolitan Authority (1998-00).

Dr. Carter earned a Ph.D. in community college leadership in 2009 from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. She earned a master's degree in mass communications (media management) in 1998 and a bachelor's degree in mass communications (public relations) in 1992, both from VCU. She earned the prestigious Accredited in Public Relations (APR) designation in 2000 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.

Dr. Carter 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, Kevin, for more than 18 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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 Cynthia Doherty has worked at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, for 21 years, including 10 years in the classroom, 10 years in academic affairs administration and the last year as the interim vice president of HACC's Harrisburg Campus.

Doherty 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. Doherty started teaching English full time at HACC's Lancaster Campus in 1993 and moved into an administrative position in 2002 as associate dean of the Communications, Arts and Social Sciences division. In that role, Doherty 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, Doherty 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. She also worked closely with department chairs and deans across the College. Doherty also served a year as the interim vice president of Academic Affairs.

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  Kathleen T. Doherty, 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.

She has been a faculty member at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, 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.

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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. Eberly 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.

Eberly joined the College 17 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). Eberly led the student and finance implementation teams when HACC converted to Banner, an administrative software application developed specifically for higher education institutions.

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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.

Harvey 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. Harvey 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.

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 Lynold McGhee became director of institutional research and assessment at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, on July 1, 2013. 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).

McGhee 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 chief information officer in June 2013.

During his previous 14-year tenure at Delaware Technical and Community College in Dover, Del., Messner 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.

Messner was a member of Delaware Tech's Strategic Planning Council, the State of Delaware's Information Resource Management Advisory Council and many local technology and information security advisory boards. Messner is an adjunct instructor for Wilmington University, New Castle, Del., where he teaches advanced technology courses at both the bachelor's and master's degree levels.

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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.

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 Rob Steinmetz serves as vice president of student affairs and enrollment management at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. 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 and intermural and intramural athletics. In addition, Steinmetz is the enrollment manager for the College and leads the creation and implementation of the strategic enrollment management plan.

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 Dory Uhlman is serving as the interim vice president for the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. Her community college experience spans more than 20 years and includes leading both academic and student affairs operations and strategic planning initiatives.

Uhlman has served the past 14 years in a number of roles for HACC. She joined the College in 2000 as the associate dean of academic affairs for the Lebanon Campus. In 2004, she was promoted to dean of retention services. She led HACC's retention initiatives and served as the central administrator for the judicial affairs, counseling/advising/transfer, career, disability, student life and KEYS programs. Her most recent position was dean of academic affairs for the Gettysburg Campus, where she provided leadership in the planning, administration and evaluation of instructional programs. During her tenure at HACC, Uhlman has continued to teach as an English adjunct faculty member.

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  Amy Withrow is executive director of advancement and outreach in Virtual Learning at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College.

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 (poetry) 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.

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