CAC Governing Board names Dr. Doris Helmich President

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

As of Oct. 2, 2012, the Central Arizona College Governing Board has  made a choice in its search for a replacement for former President Dennis Jenkins who left the school last year.

 

Dr. Doris Helmich

The Board chose interim President Dr. Doris Helmich over and Dr. Ralph Ford, Vice-President of student affairs at Union County College in New Jersey.

Helmich was appointed interim President in Nov. 2011 after Jenkins announced his retirement. In her submitted résumé, she cites the improvement of employee morale and a re-focused direction as accomplishments in office.

 

Before her appointment, she served as Dean of students and chief student affairs officer for CAC. She received her doctorate in higher education administration from Johnson and Wales University.

 

In an extensive interview video, Helmich said the economic downturn and a decline in state funding means community colleges need to focus specifically on career preparation.

 

“We need to get back to why community colleges started to begin with, which was to train the workforce,” Helmich said. “Career and technical education are absolutely where the college needs to provide emphasis right now.”

 

Helmich said her vision for CAC involves bolstering what happens in the classroom and making the product provided for students as relevant as possible within the realm of economic development.

 

“I sit on two economic development groups to listen to what we’re talking about in terms of economic development for Pinal County,” she said. “The county is about to recruit some high-end manufacturing companies, and the institution needs to stay ahead of all of that.”

admin (7654 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Apply for Backyard Vegetable Garden from 3F

    October 20th, 2014
    by

    The Future Forward Foundation, Inc. [3F for short] has received funding from United Way of Pinal County to plant 10 […]


    State Route 473 to Hawley Lake in White Mountains closing

    October 16th, 2014
    by

    State Route 473, a 10-mile-long highway that provides direct access to the Hawley Lake recreational area in the White Mountains […]


    Panthers make it difficult for Knights

    October 14th, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun For a while last Friday night in Gilbert, the tenth-ranked Superior Panthers gave the fourth-ranked Gilbert Christian Knights all they could handle, jumping out to a 14 –


    Jr. Panthers reach playoffs with win

    October 14th, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun Last week’s game between San Manuel and Superior was equivalent to a pre-playoff game.


  • Stories Just For You

    Zuniga leads Lady Miners to number five ranking

    January 8th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The Miners girls’ basketball team is ranked fifth according to the most recent rankings […]


    Three Miner wrestlers place at Mt. View Duals

    January 8th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner Franky Renteria (106, 2nd), Carlos Salas (120, 6th), and Michael Sanchez (HWT, 6th) all […]


    SMHS Athletes make All-Southern AZ Teams

    January 8th, 2014
    by

    By John Hernandez San Manuel Miner Athletes from San Manuel High School have been selected by the Arizona Daily Star […]


    Cougar grappler has impressive record

    January 8th, 2014
    by

    Mountain Vista School’s wrestling team has an outstanding member (although they all are pretty great). Gilbert Rodriguez from Mrs. Villanueva’s […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin