March 25, 2004
Shannon Harvey of Gettysburg has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs, for the Gettysburg Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC.)

In her new role, Harvey will serve as the chief academic officer of the campus. She will have primary responsibility for development of the schedule for credit classes, direct the assignment of faculty, provide leadership in assessment of learning outcomes, and direct professional development of the faculty.

Prior to taking her new position, Harvey was director of education services at the campus - a job she has held since 1998.

When Harvey began at HACC six years ago, the Gettysburg Campus enrolled fewer than 600 students. By the spring semester of 2004, enrollment had more than doubled to 1241 students.As a result of the burgeoning enrollment, Harvey orchestrated an increase in the number of credit classes offered to the current total of 289. In addition, she helped increase the number of faculty to the current total of seven full-time faculty members and almost one-hundred part-time adjunct instructors.

"When HACC's nursing program was initiated at the Gettysburg Campus in December of 2002, Shannon was instrumental in pulling together various components which enabled us to implement the program within a very short time frame," said Jennifer Weaver, dean of HACC's Gettysburg Campus.

Harvey has been the author of various grant proposals to fund instructional and capital funding projects for HACC. Her proposal in 2001 for the state Link-to-Learn program resulted in a $106,000 grant to provide wireless computers and distance learning equipment for the delivery of college courses to high schools and businesses.

Her article on "Bridging the Digital Divide, How Technology Can Change Higher Education Delivery for High School Students," was published in the January 2004 edition of The Community College Journal of Research and Practice.

Harvey earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Bloomsburg University, a master's degree in public administration from Shippensburg University and a master's degree in higher education administration from the University of Maryland at College Park. All of her degrees were conferred Magna Cum Laude.

In addition to her work at HACC, Harvey serves as a board member for Leadership Adams Hanover, the Pennsylvania Council of Alumni Associations, the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Alumni Board, and she is a former board member of the YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County. She resides in Gettysburg with her husband, Rich and daughter, Emma.

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