Three Women Serving as Community College Presidents to Step Down

Karen Vickers, president of Clinton Community College in Iowa, will step down from her post on December 31. Dr. Vickers joined Clinton Community College in 1984 as a career development counselor. She became president in 1996. She has also served as vice chancellor for student development for the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges system.

Dr. Vickers is a graduate of Iowa State University. She earned a master’s degree in counseling from Western Illinois University and an educational doctorate at Iowa State University.

Patricia Gentile, president of North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts, announced that she will retire in July. She has served as the college’s president since 2014. Earlier, she held administrative posts at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, New Jersey. Dr. Gentile currently serves as chair of the Massachusetts Community Colleges Council of Presidents.

Dr. Gentile earned an MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a doctorate in higher educational leadership from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Linda Moley, president of Coffeyville Community College in Kansas will leave her post on December 31. President Moley began her career at CCC in 1994 as the softball and volleyball coach. Later she served as the athletic director, dean of students, and executive vice president of student services and college relations. In 2011, Moley was named president of the college, the first woman to hold the position.

President Moley earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education and recreation from Pittsburg State University in Kansas and a master’s degree in physical education and human performance from Oklahoma State University.

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