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New Deans Appointed

Release Date: 8/10/2007

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President

Carroll Community College
Announces Two New Dean Positions


As a result of an academic reorganization, two new dean positions have been created at Carroll Community College.

The new dean of Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences is Mr. Steven Geppi. Prior to this promotion, he was chair of the Division of Social Sciences and Legal Studies, a division that has been restructured.

The new dean of Business, Mathematics, and Sciences is Ms. Judith Coen, R.N. Prior to this promotion, she was dean of Mathematics, Sciences, Health and Wellness, a division that was also restructured.

Both new deans report to Dr. James Ball, vice president for Academic and Student Affairs and dean of the faculty.

"I am very pleased with the new supervisory composition of the college faculty," said College President Dr. Faye Pappalardo. "The reorganization reflects a recognition that as the college grows in enrollment, the management of the organization must keep pace with the changing times."

Mr. Geppi has over 25 years of experience in various supervisory positions. In addition, he was assigned to the Maryland State Police Academy for almost eight years, initially as a member of the faculty and finally, as the executive officer.

"I intend to broaden educational opportunities for students by being very familiar with the employment trends, technology needs, and program needs of the community," said Mr. Geppi. "I am especially interested in expanding languages, social sciences and performing arts."

Ms. Coen has been with the college since it was a small branch campus of Catonsville Community College, now called Community Colleges of Baltimore County (CCBC). As the college has grown into its expanding campus, Coen accepted increasing administrative responsibilities after teaching a wide variety of courses. The division she formerly chaired was the largest on campus.

 "In my approach to this new position, I feel it is extremely important mentor department chairs as they grow in the administration of their functions. I also plan to focus on some new initiatives and shepherd new programs," said Ms. Coen.

Additional academic promotions at the college include:

Craig Swanson-promoted from instructor to assistant professor
Michael Stovall-promoted from instructor to assistant professor
Robert Brown-promoted from assistant professor to associate professor
Donald Hoepfer-promoted from assistant professor to associate professor
Kate Demarest, C.P.A.-promoted from associate professor to professor

Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Rd. in Westminster, Md.




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