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45 Community College Administrators on Twitter

on June 5, 2012

Editor's note: Thanks to help from administrators on Twitter, this list has grown to 55 and counting.

Last week, Edudemic posted a list of 50 higher education administrators. But as commenters pointed out, that list didn't include anyone from community colleges.

So we set out to create a list of community college administrators who are active on Twitter and tweet about education. In this list, you'll find 45 people such as IT leaders, distance learning directors and deans of learning technology to connect with.

While most of these administrators come from the U.S., two reside in Canada, and another hails from the UK.

Keep reading to see these administrators' Twitter user names, bios and locations.


IT leaders

  • Sasan Poureetezadi@sasankp
    Vice President of Information Technology, Mesa Community College
    Mesa, Arizona, USA

  • Hostos CIO@HostosCIO
    Varun Sehgal, CIO @ Hostos Community College of the City University of New York
    Bronx, New York, USA

  • Chris Daish @chrisdaish
    Director of ICT, Everest Community College
    Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK

  • Paige Francis @Paige_Francis
    Here to serve! Note: Associate Vice President for IT/CIO. NorthWest Arkansas Community College
    Bentonville, Arkansas, USA

Instructional designers

  • Kevin Forgard @kforgard
    I'm an instructional designer working at Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA for a Title III funded program called Connected College.
    Providence, Rhode Island, USA

  • Tracy Russo @36TRusso
    Researching, If all students can learn, why don't they want to? Time. Risk. Change. Technology, Teaching, Learning, Building, Questioning, Design. Note: Instructional designer at Northwestern Michigan College.
    Traverse City, Michigan, USA

  • The Teaching Place @teachingplace
    Supporting Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Note: This is the feed for Tim Xeriland, an instructional designer in the Dallas County Community College District.
    Dallas, Texas, USA



Distance learning directors

  • Jason Green @jasongreen
    Community College Distance Learning Director and sometime music and French instructor. Postings here are my opinion, not my employer's.
    Arkansas, USA

  • Andy @aduckworth
    I am the eLearning director at Tacoma Community College.
    Tacoma, Washington, USA

  • Jessica Wicks @jwicksmidmich
    An academic, designer, techie, & geek that has fun at work every day with web, multimedia, distance ed. My tweets are solely my own, not my institution's.
    Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA

  • Philip Arnold @philiparnold
    Director of eLearning Systems at who enjoys teaching, learning, technology, fly-fishing, canoeing, travel, & time with family and friends.
    Springfield, Missouri, USA

  • Geoff Cain @geoffcain
    Director of Distance Education at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA. Interested in OER, open textbooks, elearning, social networks & connectivism.
    Eureka, California, USA

Academic, learning technology directors

  • Todd Digby @todddigby
    Director of Academic Technology for the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities.
    Minnesota, USA

  • Jana Ulrich @janau
    Director of Learning Technologies at a community college in NC. Adjunct professor for Western Carolina University graduate school. Moodle enthusiast.
    North Carolina, USA

Library directors

  • Robert Benson @rmbenson
    Director of Library Services @ Roane State Community College. Fascinating time to be a teacher librarian. Wake up every morning ready to build the future.
    Harriman, Tennessee, USA

  • Kenley Neufeld @kenleyneufeld
    Community College Library Director @LuriaLibrary, ordained dharmacharya by @ThichNhatHanh, Father of two with @luckypup, 99% vegan, social web obsessed
    Ojai, California, USA


Marketing, communications and public relations directors/vice presidents

  • Anne Krueger @gcccdpio
    I'm the Communications and Public Information Director for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.
    El Cajon, California, USA

  • Heidi Butler ‏ @nccfan
    Director of Public Information at Northampton Community College
    Pennsylvania, USA

  • Dean Argo @Deanargo
    Government Relations Director for the Alabama Community College System
    Prattville, Alabama, USA

  • Ryan Entz @rentz1
    Just a simple branding guy at Butler Community College with a fixation for great work and an uncompromising aversion to mediocrity. Note: Executive director of marketing communications.
    El Dorado, Kansas, USA

  • Barb Dreger @BarbDreger
    Higher Ed, Marketing Director Fox Valley Technical College, Wisconsin. Christian. Enjoying life, social media, fishing, dogs, wine, sushi. Views here are my own
    Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

  • Russell Thomas @rvthomas67
    Dir of Marketing & Communications @ Keyano College, Councillor with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alum and Board member of Leadership Wood Buffalo.
    Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

  • Kyle Schwarm @KyleSchwarm
    Always seems to be on the run, literally and figuratively. Note: Executive director of statewide marketing, Wisconsin Technical College System
    Madison, Wisconsin, USA

  • Heather McDorman @hmcdorman
    I partake in moments of serious optimism -- sometimes wisely, sometimes not. Note: VP for marketing & communications, St. Charles Community College
    St Charles County, Missouri, USA

  • Andy Bartlett @abart01
    Associate director of communications and marketing at @BemidjiState and NW Technical College. I enjoy lasers, super heroes, UFOs and high-quality explosions.
    Bemidji, Minnesota, USA

  • Elizabeth Cox Brand @CoxBrand
    Director of Communications and Research, Oregon Dept. of Community Colleges & Workforce Development.
    Oregon, USA

Other directors

  • Sarah Mills @smillse
    Assistant Director of Orientation at Ivy Tech Community College; Utah/IU alum; #militarybrat #thirdculturekid; car-singer extraordinaire
    Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

  • John Clayton @JohnClaytonOTC
    College Director of Research & Strategic Planning at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, MO
    Springfield, Missouri, USA

  • Erin Edlund @erinedlund
    Taking the dried up hot dish of marketing and public relations and turning it into communications style culinary genius...probably on a stick. Note: Director of Institutional Advancement, Dakota County Technical College
    Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

  • Gordon F Snyder Jr @gsnyder
    Director of the National Science Foundation funded National Center for Information and Communications Technologies at Springfield Technical Community College.
    Springfield, Massachusetts, USA


  • Bill Knapp @ITBill
    Dean of Learning Technologies, Lakeland Community College; Thinking about openness, accessibility, sustainability, usability, design, innovation
    Kirtland, Ohio, USA

  • Charles Cleary  @cccleary
    West Hartford resident, Westie owner. Dean of Administration, Tunxis Community College.
    West Hartford, Connecticut, USA

  • Karla Neill Gregg @karlagregg
    Dean of Students @ Ozarks Tech Community College, loves family, cycling & even my job.
    Springfield, Missouri, USA

  • Michael Amick @Goamick
    Dean of Academic and Technology Services at Central Lakes College
    Minnesota, USA

  • JoAnn Burkhart @JoAnnMar
    Associate Dean of Online Learning, Community College of Aurora
    Aurora, Colorado, USA

  • Andrew Barnette @BarnetteAndrew
    Westmoreland County Community College - Dean of Public Service, Humanities, and Social Sciences
    Pennsylvania, USA

  • Kim Burns @kim_burns
    Associate Dean for K-16 Partnerships at Middlesex Community College
    Massachusetts, USA

  • Kate Schiefen @kmsphd
    Dean of Academic Services at Damon City Campus, Monroe Community College.
    Rochester, New York, USA

  • Dean Dad@deandad
    Academic administrator at a community college. Husband of The Wife, Father of The Boy and The Girl, Scratcher of The Dog.

  • Dr. Mohammad Dakwar @mdakwar
    Dean, School of Business. Great passion for teaching & learning and solid commitment to educational excellence & student success #MATC
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA


Vice presidents for student services, affairs

  • Dr. Susan Gardner @PhDSus
    College administrator, yoga instructor, mom, wife, writer, foodie, lover of literature, politically purple (all tweets are personal posts). Note: Vice president for student services at Kanawha Valley Community & Technical College.
    Charleston, West Virginia, USA

  • VP for SS @pgccvpss
    VP for Student Services. Note: At Prince Georges Community College
    Largo, Maryland, USA

  • Todd Kitchen @ToddLKitchen
    Vice President for Learner Support Services, NorthWest Arkansas Community College. Committed to Leadership development and servant leadership.
    Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

  • Joan Barrett @BarrettJoan
    Senior Student Affairs administrator at fast-growing community college...and all that comes with it! Mom to two and wife to one who soften the landing everyday.
    Springfield, Missouri, USA


Presidents and provosts

  • Dr. Vicki Martin @DrVickiMartin
    EVP/Provost of large, urban, comprehensive 2-year college. Focused on access, student success, excellence & innovation in education.
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  • Mark Frison @markfrison
    President of Assiniboine Community College @accmb; unapologetic Caper; proud father of two prairie kids; hitched to @edithfrison; tweets are usually my own.
    Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

  • Jack Moes @jackmoes
    An administrator at Assiniboine Community College, tweeting/posting on news of interest from a leadership and learning perspective.
    Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

  • Dr. Karen Stout @drkastout
    College leader passionate about extending the reach of Montgomery County Community College and building awareness of community colleges nationally.
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

  • Kevin Boys@ssccpresident
    President, Southern State Community College
    Ohio, USA

  • Kindred Murillo @kindredmurillo
    Superintendent/President Lake Tahoe Community College
    South Lake Tahoe, California, USA

  • Charlene M. Dukes@pgccpres
    Dr. Charlene M. Dukes is the eighth and first female president of Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) in Largo, Maryland.
    Largo, Maryland, USA

  • Ronnie Nettles@RonnieNettles
    President of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Campuses in Wesson, Natchez, and Simpson County, Mississippi. Love my family and my job.
    Mississippi, USA

  • David A Sam @dasam
    President, Germanna Community College
    Locust Grove, Virginia, USA
  • Anne Kress@MCCPresident
    President of Monroe Community College, part of the SUNY system
    Rochester, New York, USA

  • Eloy Ortiz Oakley @EloyOakley
    Superintendent-President of the Long Beach Community College District, Community College reform advocate.
    Long Beach, California, USA

  • Margaret McMenamin @DrMcM
    President of Union County College (NJ)
    New Jersey, USA



  • Cliff Davis @CliffDavis104
    Vice Chancellor for Advancement | Workforce Development at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, MO
    Springfield, Missouri, USA

  • Chancellor Hyman @Chancellor_CCC
    The official Twitter for the Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, Cheryl L. Hyman.
    Chicago, Illinois, USA

  • Steven Murray @sfmurray1950
    Chancellor, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
    Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, USA

  • Dan Troy @cccbudgetnews
    Vice Chancellor for Fiscal Policy, California Community College Chancellor's Office
    Sacramento, California, USA

  • ChancellorJackScott @DrJackScott
    California State Senator Dr. Jack Scott became the 14th chancellor of the California Community Colleges on May 8, 2008.
    Sacramento, California, USA

  • Jim Henderson @BPCCChancellor
    Chancellor of Bossier Parish Community College
    Bossier City, Louisiana, USA

  • Hal Higdon@HalHigdon
    Chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College System in Springfield, MO
    Springfield, Missouri, USA

Thanks to Jessica Wicks and Ryan Entz for giving us some recommendations. If you know of others who should be on the list, leave us a comment below or tweet @convergemag, and we'll add them. 

You can find the Twitter list on our @convergemag account and follow everyone with one click if you choose.

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Tanya Roscorla

Tanya Roscorla covers education technology in the classroom, behind the scenes and on the legislative agenda. Likes: Experimenting in the kitchen, cooking up cool crafts, reading good books.



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on Jun 6, 2012
Add Superintendent-President of Long Beach City College, Eloy Ortiz Oakley, to the Twitter list, @eloyoakley
on Jun 7, 2012
If you would like, you can add me to the list. The College of New Rochelle (I'm Director of eLearning) is a mid-size liberal arts institution and our School of New Resources has five campuses in the NYC metropolitan area. The School is for adult students and many of them transfer in from the area community colleges or are similar students in terms of skills and goals. I'm active on Twitter at @emorycraig
on Jun 7, 2012
@eloyoakley We just added you. Thanks! @emorycraig We're trying to just stick with public community college administrators in this list, but we'll keep you in mind for future ones! Thanks for letting us know about what you do!
on Jun 7, 2012
Add Paige Francis, Associate Vice President for IT/CIO. NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, AR. Twitter @Paige_Francis
on Jun 8, 2012
@Paige_Francis You've got it!
on Jun 8, 2012
Add Margaret McMenamin @DrMcM President of Union County College (NJ) New Jersey ·
on Jun 8, 2012
@Maureen Thanks for the recommendation!
on Jun 24, 2012
on Sep 13, 2013
Hi Tanya... If you do this list again, feel free to add me. I'm new to Twitter. The focus of my tweets are comments on leadership and success. Thanks!