Dean Susan Miller named Interim VP of Academics & Student Affairs at Cape Cod Community College

Schatzberg's recommendation wins unanimous approval

Susan Miller of Sandwich, MA has been named Interim Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Cape Cod Community College, succeeding Phillip Sisson who has become the Provost of Middlesex Community College in Bedford, MA. After an extensive review and interview process, President Kathleen Schatzberg made the recommendation to the College’s Board of Trustees, who unanimously approved the appointment at their Wednesday February 23, 2010 meeting.

Ms. Miller is a long-time member of the College community, first joining it as an Associate Professor of Nursing and then advancing through a series of academic and administrative positions, moving to Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, and Human Services in July of 2008. Her recent service to the institution has been extremely diverse, providing strategic leadership for the Health Science Department and the Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences and Human Services Departments. Additional responsibilities included overseeing the Health Services Center, Life Fitness Center, Academy for Lifelong Learning, Computers for Seniors, and the Workforce Education Resource Center (WERC), the College's contract and workforce training arm.

As she moves into her new role, she will remain Project Director for a three-year American Association of Community College “Plus50” Grant to promote education options, retraining, and success for adult students over 50 years of age. She and her team have been called to present nationally on the success of their program that links “boomers” with traditional-age CCCC students in a highly successful communications project. Students document the “Plus 50” life-stories through extensive interviewing that builds strong intergenerational relationships.

A highly respected healthcare and academic professional she’s been called by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) to serve as an accreditation team visitor. She was asked to present on adult learner and “Plus 50” topics by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), and the National Institute for Staff Development and Organizational Development(NISOD), and to travel to Beijing, China to present at the US Conference on Community Colleges sponsored there by AACC.

Her publications include articles in the Community College Journal, Essentials of Psychiatric Nursing, and Essentials of Pediatric Nursing. She was named a Fellow of the Massachusetts Community College Leadership Academy where she undertook a study of the feasibility of student housing on a community college campus.

She has long been a community volunteer. Currently she is a past president and member of the Bourne-Sandwich Rotary Club, works with The American Red Cross, serves on the Board of Incorporators of: Cape Cod Cooperative Bank, and of Cape Cod Healthcare, and on the Board of Directors of RHCI, the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands.

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