LEILA GONZALEZ SULLIVAN, ED. D.

20 Oakland Road, Maplewood, NJ 07040
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EXPERIENCE:

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, Raleigh, NC
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 sessions.

PEGASUS CONSULTING, Maplewood, NJ
Planning And Technology Consultant, 1999 – present

Assist colleges with strategic and technology planning; conduct professional development workshops.

THE COLLEGE BOARD, New York, NY
Interim Director of Community College Relations, 2001 - 2002

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, CT
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, CT
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 City, NJ
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, NY
Associate Dean for Instructional and Community Services, 1984-1986
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, Trenton, NJ
Program Officer, Office of Bilingual and International Education, 1982-1983

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 Institute.

PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Paterson, NJ
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 council.

MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE, Columbia, SC
Chairperson, Developmental Studies Department and Instructor of Reading and Language Arts, 1972-1974

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, SC
Instructor of Reading and Consultant/Cataloguer, 1971-1972

Redesigned the reading curriculum on a diagnosis/prescription basis. Catalogued multimedia materials collection in Curriculum Lab.

EDUCATION:

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, Washington, DC

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

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 2001).

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:

What’s 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.

"Four Generations of Community College Leadership." Community College Journal of Research and Practice. 25, no. 8 (September 2001), 559-571.

"Is Your 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 Hispanic Council.

“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, 14-15.

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 Colleges, 1990.

"Women in Community Colleges in the 1990's: Embracing Our Future." AAWCJC Quarterly, XII, 2 (Fall 1988), 4-5,7.

"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, 1978. (Dissertation)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, COMMUNITY SERVICE, HONORS AND AWARDS:

Boards of Directors:

  • American Association of Community Colleges (1993 -1996; 1999 - Present); Chair, Commission on Research (2001-2002)
  • 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 Communications (1987-1991)
  • 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 (1998-1999)

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

Editorial Boards:

  • Community College Press (2001 - Present)
  • Community College Review, refereed academic journal (1998 - 2001)

Honors:

  • 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)

Volunteer activities:

  • Trainer, Teen Dating Violence Program, National Council of Jewish Women, Livingston, NJ, 2000 – Present
  • 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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