SULLIVAN, ED. D.
Oakland Road, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Home: (973) 761-5024
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, Raleigh,
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Adult and Community
College Education, 2002 – Present
Teach graduate courses and conduct research
in community college area; develop and deliver leadership training
PEGASUS CONSULTING, Maplewood,
Planning And Technology Consultant, 1999 –
Assist colleges with strategic and technology
planning; conduct professional development workshops.
THE COLLEGE BOARD, New York, NY
Interim Director of Community College Relations, 2001
Developed and implemented marketing strategies
targeting community colleges; coordinated national community college
advisory panel and served as liaison to community colleges around
the country; assisted with training sessions for College Board
staff and professional development conferences for educators; provided
community college perspective for special projects.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY
- ESSEX CAMPUS
(formerly ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE), Baltimore, MD
President, 1996 - 1999
Served as chief executive officer of an
institution enrolling 8,500 credit and 9,000 non-credit students.
Managed a $27,000,000 budget, a staff of over 600 full and part
time employees and a 147-acre campus with eight major
buildings. Provided leadership for 60 degree and certificate
programs and for college relations with the local community and the
college’s privately incorporated foundation. Formulated
policy, as a member of the Chancellor’s Staff, for the Community College
of Baltimore County. In 1997, designed and guided the
reorganization of the student services units of the three colleges in
the CCBC. Interacted with other higher education leaders in Maryland
and with city, state and federal officials.
GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, New Haven,
Interim President, 1995-1996
Led an institution enrolling 5,000 credit
and 3,000 non-credit students, with more than 200 full and part
time employees and two campuses. Managed a $14,000,000 budget and
instructional programs comprised of 48 associate degrees and
certificates, as well as guiding the self-study and accreditation
process during the year as interim president. Conducted
community relations and fund-raising activities, including operation of
the College's privately incorporated foundation. The
College serves the greater New Haven area.
MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Middletown,
President, 1989-1996, on leave 1995-1996
Led an institution enrolling 3,000 credit
and 3,000 non-credit students, with 150 full and part time employees
and 120,000 square feet of facilities. Managed a $9,000,000 budget
and directed 33 associate degree and certificate programs. Other
duties as at Gateway Community College above. The College
serves seventeen municipalities in south-central Connecticut.
HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Jersey
Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1986-1989
Administered all academic programs and
instructional support services in 17 college locations and developed
new programs and curriculums. Supervised and evaluated full and
part-time faculty, library staff and instructional support
personnel. Prepared and administered the academic affairs budget
and served on the president's cabinet. Prepared grant proposals
and implemented funded projects.
ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Suffern,
Associate Dean for Instructional and Community Services,
Assistant Dean, 1983-1984
Administered four academic departments
and six off-campus learning centers. Developed three new technical
degree programs and wrote grant proposals. As a member of the Dean
of Instruction’s cabinet, assisted with budget development and
management. Wrote the institutional long-range plan with input
from across campus.
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION,
Program Officer, Office of Bilingual and International
Prepared grant proposals, provided technical
assistance to institutions with Title VII (Bilingual Education
Act) funded teacher education programs and monitored funded projects.
Wrote proposal funded by FIPSE for a Hispanic Leadership Training
PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Paterson,
Chairperson, Academic Foundations Division and
Assistant Professor of Reading, 1978-1982
Upgraded the Academic Foundations Program
into a division generating over half the student credit hours at
the College. Developed and controlled divisional budget and supervised
full and part-time faculty. Taught developmental reading courses.
Elected Chairperson of the General Faculty, the college governance
MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE, Columbia,
Studies Department and Instructor of Reading and Language
Designed a department structure that integrated
two previously separate programs. Eliminated duplication of
services and streamlined service delivery. Supervised full-time
faculty and taught developmental courses.
ALLEN UNIVERSITY, Columbia,
Instructor of Reading and
Redesigned the reading curriculum on a
diagnosis/prescription basis. Catalogued multimedia materials
collection in Curriculum Lab.
Ed. D., Vocational Education, 1979,
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Ed. S., Adult Education, 1977, University
of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
M.A., Spanish Literature, 1967,
New York University, New York City and Madrid, Spain
B.A., English, 1965, Trinity College,
Presenter, “Curriculum Design in the Form
of Learning Objects.” American Association of Community Colleges
Annual Convention, Seattle, WA (April 2002) and League for Innovation
Conference on Information Technology, Minneapolis, MN (November
Presenter, “What’s the Score? What
Trustees Need to Know About Their College’s Assessment Program.”
Association of Community College Trustees National Convention, San
Diego, CA (October 2001).
Presenter, "Leadership at the
Intersection." National Community College Hispanic Council Fifth
Annual Summer Leadership Symposium, Ft. Worth, TX (July 2001).
Workshop Leader, "Leading and Communicating
in Today's Community College." Collin County Community College
District, Dallas, TX (January 2001).
Presenter, “The Gender Challenge: Achieving
Parity, Preserving Equity” and “Partnerships: Building a Community
of Leaders.” American Association of Community Colleges Convention,
Washington, DC (April 2000).
Presenter, "Get Wired: Technology Access
Issues for Hispanics and Other Minorities." American Association
of Community Colleges Convention, Nashville, TN (April 1999); National
Community College Hispanic Council Fourth Annual Leadership Symposium,
San Diego, CA (July 1999).
Host of weekly cable TV show “Conversations,”
a program about people and issues of importance in the Baltimore
area (1996 - 1999).
Presenter, "Priming the Pump - Faculty
Professional Development Institutes as a Stimulus for Institutional
Change," "Powerful Partnerships and the Making of a Learning
College." Third North American Conference on the Learning
Paradigm, San Diego, CA (January 1999).
Presenter, "When You Are Reaching and
They Are Digging In: Reorganizing a College's Student Services
Unit." American Association of Community Colleges Convention,
Miami, Florida (April 1998).
Moderator and panelist, “Transforming
Community Colleges into Learning Communities—Trustee, President
and Faculty Roles.” Association of Community College Trustees Regional
Convention, Baltimore, MD (June 1997).
Keynote Alumna Speaker, “As a Compass—An
Alumna’s Connection to the Trinity Education.” Trinity College
Centennial Reunion, Washington, DC (May 1997).
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS:
the Score: What Trustees Need to Know About Their College’s Assessment
Program.” Trustee Quarterly. Association
of Community College Trustees (Fall 2001), 24-25.
The College Board Community College
Connections newsletter, Editor, 2001 – 2002.
Generations of Community College Leadership." Community College Journal of Research
and Practice. 25, no. 8 (September 2001), 559-571.
College Ready?" (Learning Objects) Community College Journal.
71, no. 6 (June/July 2001), 8-13.
Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Summer
Symposium (September 1999); Proceedings of the Fifth Annual
Summer Symposium (December 2000). National Community College
“I’m Their Leader, Which Way Did They Go?”
Journal of the American Association for Women in Community
Colleges. (1997), 12-17.
"The New Workforce: Not Just Rosie the
Riveter." AAWCJC Quarterly, XVI, 4 (Fall 1992), 1-2,
The American Association of Women in Community
and Junior Colleges Quarterly Newsletter and Annual
Journal, Editor, 1987-1991.
"As a Compass: Inaugural Address."
Communitas 1990. Hartford, CT: Community Technical
"Women in Community Colleges in the 1990's:
Embracing Our Future." AAWCJC Quarterly, XII, 2 (Fall
"Community College Presidency Is Not the
Place for On-the-Job Training." Linkages, National Institute
for Staff and Organizational Development (Summer 1985)
Survey of Students in Post-Secondary
Vocational-Technical Schools to Determine Incidence of Sex Bias
and Sex Discrimination. Fayetteville, University of Arkansas,
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, COMMUNITY SERVICE,
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Boards of Directors:
- American Association of Community
Colleges (1993 -1996; 1999 - Present); Chair, Commission on
- AACC Presidents Academy, Executive
Committee (1998 - 1999)
- National Community College Hispanic
Council, Vice President (1998 - 2000); Secretary (1996 - 1998);
board member (1992 - 2000)
- American Association of Community
Colleges Commission on Learning and Communication Technologies
(1996 - 1999)
- American Association for Women in
Community Colleges, President (1991-1993); Vice President for
- Trinity College, Washington, DC, Vice
Chair (1996 - 1999); board member (1992-1999)
- Baltimore County Workforce Development
Board, Inc. (1997-1999)
- Franklin Square Medical Center and
Hospital, Baltimore, MD (1997-1999)
- Essex-Middle River Chamber of Commerce,
Baltimore, MD (1997-1999)
- Baltimore County Police Department
Minority Advisory Council (1998-1999)
- Baltimore County Women's Commission
Member, Maryland Council of Community College
Presidents (1996 - 1999)
Presidents Academy, American Association
of Community Colleges, Class of 1990
National Institute for Leadership Development,
Class of 1981; Renewal Class of 1989
Accreditation team chairperson, Middle
States Association; New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- Community College Press (2001 -
- Community College Review, refereed
academic journal (1998 - 2001)
- Recipient, 1998 President of the
Year Award, American Association for Women in Community Colleges
- Recipient, Trinity College Centennial
Alumna Award for Academic Excellence (May 1997)
- Leadership Greater Hartford, Class
of 1990 (A unit of a national leadership and service program)
- Trainer, Teen Dating Violence Program,
National Council of Jewish Women, Livingston, NJ, 2000 –
- Reader for the blind, Electronic Information
and Education Service (EIES) of New Jersey, 2000 – Present
LANGUAGES: Fluent Spanish; knowledge
of Portuguese, Italian.
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