Big Names On Campus

Getting to know the new presidents at two area colleges

Dr. Belinda S. Miles

Is the new president at: Westchester Community College

Which has: 26,000 students

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And offers: 60+ different associate’s degrees and certificate programs

She became president in: January 2015

Making her: the third president of WCC

She was previously: provost and executive vice president of access, learning, and success at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland

She’s been distinguished with: the Ohio Diversity Council’s Woman of Power and Influence Award, the Education Award from the Ohio Coalition of the National Council of Negro Women, and the YMCA’s Woman of Professional Excellence award 

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Her future plans include: “making it easier for students to enroll, thrive in their classes, and earn credentials as a foundation for moving on to jobs in the local workforce, or bachelor’s or more advanced degrees elsewhere.” 


Timothy L. Hall 

Is the new president at: Mercy College

Which has: 11,000+ students

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And offers: 90+ different undergraduate and graduate degrees 

He was inaugurated on: April 17, 2015

Making him: the 12th president of Mercy College

He was previously: president of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee

He’s also been: a litigation associate in private practice and a judicial clerk to the Honorable Will Garwood, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

His future plans include: “ensuring that Mercy keeps knowing students one by one. I also want to see our students accumulate more than college credits or college debt, so we will focus an enormous amount of attention on creating the conditions that support the success of our students.” 

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