MCC Daily Tribune

Dr. Katherine Douglas Appointed as MCC Interim President

Yesterday, the State University of New York Board of Trustees appointed Katherine P. Douglas, Ed.D., as MCC's interim president. Dr. Douglas' appointment is effective Monday, February 3, 2020 (media release).

Learn more about Dr. Douglas, including her message to the College community online.

As members of the College community, you are invited to join us in welcoming Dr. Douglas at a reception at 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, February 3, in the Main/North Dining area of the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, prior to the MCC Board of Trustees meeting.

In December 2019, reflecting MCC's commitment to shared governance, the MCC Board of Trustees incorporated survey feedback from students, faculty and staff in its determination and recommendation of Dr. Douglas as MCC's interim president.

Dr. Douglas brings more than 40 years of experience in community college education to MCC. Most recently, she served as president of SUNY Corning Community College for eight years until her retirement in June 2019. Dr. Douglas holds doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees, all from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Dr. Douglas is anticipated to serve in the position for approximately 12 to 18 months, at an annual salary of $225,000. Her experience as a community college educator and administrator will ensure continuity during MCC's search for its permanent president.

Thank you for your support of the interim president selection process and for your participation in the upcoming search for MCC's permanent president. We encourage the College community to stay informed of activities and updates using the Presidential Search web pages.

Please contact Kristin Lowe (Human Resources) or Clayton Jones (Government and Community Relations) if you have any questions.

Barbara P. Lovenheim, Ph.D.
Chair, MCC Board of Trustees

Allen K. Williams
Trustee, MCC Board of Trustees

Lovenheim, Barbara
MCC Board of Trustees
01/29/2020