Two Presidents, Vice President Leaving by End of School Year
By Sara Liptak and
At a town hall meetings held at the Cuyahoga Community College Metro and Western campuses March 5 and 6, Associate Vice President of eLearning and Innovation Dr. Christina Royal and Western Campus President Dr. Patricia Rowell announced their intent to leave their positions at Tri-C. These are the latest set of Tri-C executives leaving the college after college President Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton announced her retirement January 24.
Royal has accepted a position as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., a suburb of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolis.
Distance learning enrollment has more than doubled since Royal started working at Tri-C in 2006 as executive director of distance learning.
“During her tenure, Tina was instrumental in the implementation of an online version of the New Student Orientation and, most recently, her efforts contributed to the development of one of the first massively open online courses ever developed for a community college,” a release stated.
The college is in the process of conducting a national search for this position with a target date of filling the position by summer 2013.
The Voice is working on getting more information on Rowell’s departure set as the same time as Thornton’s on June 30.