By Bronson Peshlakai
Cuyahoga Community College officials announced late Wednesday that Dr. Ron Liss will be the next Western Campus president.
“We look forward to Dr. Liss arriving in Cleveland as Dr. Patricia Rowell’s successor; as we wish Dr. Rowell farewell and the best of luck in her retirement,” said Dr. Belinda Miles, executive vice president of academic and student affairs at Tri-C, in a release.
Liss leaves his job as vice president of academic affairs at Sante Fe Community College in New Mexico, where he’s been since 2007.
His academic background highlights a Ph.D in education leadership and management from American University in Washington D.C., a masters degree in instructional systems design from University of Maryland, and a bachelor of science in education from the State University College of New York at Buffalo.
“We are delighted to have had a rich and diverse pool of talent in the Western Campus presidential search at Cuyahoga Community College and know that the selection of Dr. Ron Liss represented the best choice,” said Jerry Sue Thornton, Tri-C president. “A seasoned educator, Dr. Liss has held academic and administrative positions in three community colleges in two states and knows well the classroom environment, having started his career as a teacher.”
Liss replaces Dr. Patricia Rowell who is retiring in June who has been in her position as president the last seven years.