Friday, April 9, 2010

HCCC vice president awarded doctorate in
educational leadership

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) vice president for North Hudson Center and Student Affairs Paula P. Pando (pictured, below) was awarded her doctorate in educational leadership from Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J. She is the first student to complete the Rowan University Educational Leadership doctoral program's community college leadership initiative.

In her dissertation, Pando focused on the loss of experienced upper-level community college administrators and faculty to retirement.

"There is a crisis of leadership of sorts in the community college sector," she said in a statement. "Given the changing times and challenges confronting our institutions, perhaps one of the greatest challenges facing community colleges in this millennium is filling the leadership pipeline with individuals who possess the necessary skills and traits to be successful, and who are committed to upholding the community college core values and mission."

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