Since 2009, Anne M. Kress has served as president of Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. Her career spans more than 20 years in higher education with special interests in topics relating to student access and success, global education, workforce development, technology, and the intersection between traditional liberal education and essential 21st century learning outcomes.
Kress currently serves on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council and has been involved in state higher education policy in New York and Florida. Locally, she serves on the boards of the Rochester Business Alliance, Greater Rochester Enterprise, United Way of Greater Rochester, and the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection. Kress has been honored by the New York State Senate as a Woman of Distinction, by the Women's Council of the Rochester Business Alliance with its Athena Award, and by the Rochester YWCA with its Empowering Women award. Nationally, she serves on boards, commissions, and councils for organizations including the League for Innovation in the Community College, AACC, ACE, ETS and the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a frequent presenter at national conferences and meetings.
She earned 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 2012, Kress was named an outstanding alumna by the University of Florida's Institute of Higher Education.
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