MCC Daily Tribune

2018-19 MCC Leadership Program Participants

I am pleased to announce the participants of the President's Emerging Leaders Fellowship (PELF) and Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) programs. MCC has a strategic commitment to talent management practices that include developing, recognizing, and empowering our employees. The PELF supports this commitment through this program modeled on the American Council of Education's long-running and highly successful ACE Fellows program. The PELF members are: Susan Gurak, Kimberly McKinsey-Mabry, Daniel Raimondo, Quent Rhodes, and Aubrey Zamiara.

In addition, the LEAD program offers participants leadership education that is both practical and forward looking. Members will gain a greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing community colleges; the skills needed to achieve a changing environment; a more comprehensive portrait of MCC; and their leadership within the College and clarity about their own future goals. The LEAD members are: Rebecca Babcock, Elizabeth Baxter, Victoria Boese, April Spring-Buckley, Katie Ferguson, Kevin French, Lisa Fluman, Amanuel Malik, Meryll Pentz, Eileen Radigan, Yolonda Steward, and Sarah White.

As the complexity of our colleges--and the challenges we face--increases, MCC will continue to enhance the capacity of our internal leaders to address these issues, design innovative solutions, and see opportunities on the horizon. The PELF and LEAD programs are designed to meet these goals.

Please join me in welcoming and congratulating the 2018-19 participants in the President's Emerging Leaders Fellowship and Leadership Education and Development programs. In the coming weeks, we will launch a website highlighting these leadership programs and other leadership development resources.

For questions regarding PELF, contact Dr. Joel Frater at and for questions regarding LEAD contact Dr. Sheila Strong at

Kress, Anne
Office of the President