About the President

Since 2009, Anne M. Kress has served as president of Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York.  She is proud to work and advocate for such an impactful, innovative, and inspiring college.  Kress is particularly focused on the role MCC plays in assuring meaningful access to educational and economic opportunity in the region and MCC’s nationally recognized leadership on issues central to community college student success.

Kress currently serves as Co-Chair of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council, as a Trustee of the New York Power Authority, and on the Upstate Regional Advisory Board of the New York Federal Reserve Bank and the SUNY Research Foundation.  Locally, she serves on the boards of the Greater Rochester Chamber, Greater Rochester Enterprise, and the Memorial Art Gallery.  Nationally, Kress serves on boards, commissions, and councils for organizations including the League for Innovation in the Community College, the American Association of Community Colleges, the Community College Humanities Association, and the Council on Foreign Relations.       

Kress holds a doctorate in higher education administration, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in English, and a bachelor’s degree with honors in finance all from the University of Florida.  In 2011, she was named a Woman of Distinction by the New York State Senate, and in 2012, she was named an outstanding alumna by the University of Florida’s Institute of Higher Education.  Kress has also been honored by Rochester’s Women’s Council, the Rochester Children’s Scholarship Fund, AAUW, YWCA, and the Rochester Business Journal.

You can follow her on Twitter @MCCPresident.