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President's Biography

President's Biography

John J. "Ski" Sygielski, Ed.D.


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, Oregon, and president of Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Virginia.

Ski is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges and is a past chairman of AACC’s board. He is chairman of the National Community College Advisory Council, which advises Education Testing Service on their products and services for community colleges. 

He is also a member of Harrisburg Rotary. He serves as a director on the boards of the Community College Council for Resource Development, York County Community Foundation, Pennsylvania’s Workforce Investment Board and WITF.

The only member of his working-class family to graduate from college, Ski is an author, speaker and former adjunct business faculty member. He has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, two master’s degrees, a doctorate and an honorary associate degree. He lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and is a native of Cleveland, Ohio.



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