Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs candidate Dr. Ron Liss to visit today, Mon., March 14

As a reminder, this week, finalist candidates for the Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs (EVP-ASA) will be interviewed on campus on Monday, March 14; Tuesday, March 15; Thursday, March 16; and Friday, March 17. All Campus Forums on each of those days will occur in the Automotive Showroom from 3 to 4 p.m. Please plan to attend and participate

If you are unable to attend, DVDs of each EVP-ASA Campus Open Forum will available in the Library on the day of a candidate’s Forum.

  • Viewing of the DVDs will occur in the Library and will not be available for check-out.
  • Feedback forms (on paper) will be available for those viewing the DVDs to complete.  (A lockbox in which to place completed feedback forms will be in the Library.)
  • The deadline for viewing DVDs and submitting feedback forms is 5 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016.

Today’s EVP-ASA candidate is Dr. Ron Liss:

liss HeadshotDr. Ron Liss was the Western Campus president for Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) from July 2013 to July 2015 reporting to the college president. In this position he was the chief academic and administrative officer for a comprehensive campus and the Brunswick University Center totaling 11,000+ students per semester. The Brunswick University Center, owned by Tri-C, has partner universities on site offering upper level coursework. He then assumed the role of Vice President & Special Advisor for Workforce, Community, and Economic Development. He works with the Executive Vice President in this role.

He came to Tri-C from the position of vice president for academic affairs at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) in N.M., where he served since 2007. During his time in Santa Fe, Dr. Liss was a member of the High School Redesign Committee for the local school district, developed an early college charter school and served on the Quality New Mexico Board of Examiners and on the executive team for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. He left there with a distinguished service award, the only award presented by the college Board of Trustees.

Prior to his work at SFCC, Dr. Liss held numerous positions at Montgomery College in Maryland, including dean of business, management, chemistry and information sciences; director of distance learning and academic innovation; and director of academic and student affairs. He spent 15 years at the Community College of Baltimore County as faculty, department chair, division chair and director of instructional technology. He started his career as a high school teacher.

Dr. Liss holds a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Management from American University in Washington, D.C., a master’s degree in Instructional Systems Development from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a bachelor’s degree in education from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.

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