MCC President to serve on Commission on Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity

Manchester, Conn., - (June 12, 2009)… Dr. Gena Glickman, president of Manchester Community College, was recently appointed to serve as a member of the American Council on Education’s Commission on Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity. Glickman will serve a three-year term beginning July 1.

The Commission comprises thirty-five presidents from various academic institutions and provides counsel to the American Council on Education (ACE) and to the Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity (CAREE) on policies, programs, and issues that influence equity, access and diversity in higher education.

CAREE’s signature programs and publications include the Status Report on Minorities in Higher Education, National and Regional Leadership Forums for Administrators of Color, and Summits for Women of Color Administrators in Higher Education. CAREE also works directly with member presidents; interacts with institutions, candidates and search firm regarding academic search and selection; consults with institutions engaged in comprehensive planning to address issues of equity and inclusion on campuses; and produces reports and monographs highlighting significant issues, good practices and/or new opportunities.

Dr. Glickman is the fifth president of Manchester Community College and holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, a masters degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. Glickman was recently awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award from The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association. Additionally, she is a book reviewer for the History of Education Quarterly, a refereed journal; has taught and developed graduate courses for the University of Maryland, College Park; and served as a curriculum consultant for Northern Illinois University’s extension adult education doctoral program.

Her community service includes the Greater Hartford Arts Council and a Corporator for Rockville Bank. In addition, she has presented many times, including at the Elgin Leadership Academy and Rotary organizations, judged for the Daily Herald Student Leadership Awards, and judged for the YWCA Leader’s Award for Racial Justice.

She served as a founding member of the North-West Suburban Chief Academic Officers (CAO) in Illinois; on the Technology Taskforce and the Legislative Taskforce for the statewide CAO group; as co-chair of the Maryland Two- and Four-Year Chief Academic Officers; on the Executive Board of the Maryland Network, Office of Women in Higher Education; as fiscal manager for Maryland Online; on the Executive Committee of the Maryland Association of Higher Education; and as chair of several regional accreditation visits.

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Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The College offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.

News Item Posted On: June 12, 2009
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